Evaluation of applications for academic positions
UiA’s recruitment policy is based on national legislation, encompassing the Civil Service Act and the Basic Collective Agreement. Furthermore, we build our policy on The Working Environment Act and the Gender Equality and Discrimination Act. These acts help us to systemise the evaluation criteria, which are also communicated to all our applicants and candidates through our announcements, and implemented by the Human resources personnel at the University of Agder.
A committee in charge of evaluating the applications is appointed by the faculty. The committee usually consists of three people, and there should be gender balance. As soon as the committee has been appointed the applicants will be informed of its members. The committee will produce an evaluation report.
Interviews, reference-checks and trial lectures
Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews and a demonstration of their teaching competency, usually in the form of a trial lecture. With permission from the applicant the university also will conduct a reference check before appointment.
Information during the recruitment process
Criteria for educational competence at UiA relating to employment in Professor and Associate Professor positions.
The committee usually spends three months before reaching a conclusion. Applicants are to be informed of any delay in the recruitment process. Since a thorough and extensive evaluation is required, the recruitment process is usually longer for academic positions than for non-academic positions. It may take from 5 to 12 months. University of Agder is striving to make these recruitment processes less time-consuming.