Mandate for Heads of Postgraduate Studies
The Heads of Postgraduate Studies have an overall academic coordinating responsibility for the institutes’ PhD candidates and the Medical Student Research Programme. The Heads of Institute are employed at the institutes and report to their Institute Heads. They act as a link between academic communities, institutes and faculty so that collaboration on research education is strengthened.
The job as Head of Postgraduate Studies is a full-time (100%) permanent scientific position (associate professor with supervisory experience or professor) at one of the faculty’s institutes. The Head of Postgraduate Studies reports to the Head of Institute. The position presupposes that equal time is spent between function as Head of Postgraduate Studies and own research. The Head of Research has academic coordinating responsibility for the research education and the Medical Student Research Programme at his/her institute. In addition, the Head of Postgraduate Studies must contribute to build and maintain the research education at the faculty by being a member of the faculty’s Council for Research Education.
- contribute to academic and strategic development of the faculty’s PhD education and the Medical Student Research Programme in collaboration with academic communities, faculty and UiO
- strengthen interaction of the PhD education internally at the institute and between academic communities – institute – faculty
- quality assure admission of candidates to the PhD programme and the Medical Student Research Programme
- facilitate a good learning environment
- ensure good follow up of the PhD candidates on the PhD programme and the Medical Student Research Programme, including follow up of mid-term evaluations and any deviations found in other reports, as well as evaluation of extensions and educational components, if needed
- contact person for the institute’s PhD candidates, students on the Medical Student Researach Programme and their supervisors in academic questions related to the PhD programme or the Medical Student Research Programme
- develop and maintain the faculty’s course portfolio at the institutes in collaboration with the faculty
- contribute to the implementation of the qualification framework
- arrange information meetings at the institute to update the academic communities of news and changes in the research education, if needed
- facilitate and contribute with teaching at the introductory course