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Assistant Professor / Associate Professor - 3D modelling and digital art

Deadline: 18.12.2020

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University) is home to over 14,000 students and 1,000 employees, and has campuses in Lillehammer, Hamar, Elverum, Rena, Evenstad and Blæstad.


INN University aspires to build strong and enduring academic and research environments that will spearhead regionally, nationally and internationally.

We are developing a new and better institution with high academic and pedagogical quality, aiming at achieving university accreditation by 2020.


Our vision is "Stronger Together".

About the position

Job description

The position will entail work linked to teaching, supervision and research in 3D modeling, 3D visualization, motion design, fine arts, game productionand related areas within the study programs.

This will mainly comprise of teaching and supervision of bachelor’s degree students, but may also extend to some teaching of master’s degree students.

The person employed shall contribute to the further development of the department’s study programs, research profile and academic community, in addition to entering extensive research/development projects.

Other research and teaching duties linked to projects and commissions may arise.

Contact info

About the department

The Department of Game Development – Game School is part of the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. Our campus is located in Hamar, Norway, near the beautiful lake Mjøsa, and is connected to an industry-standard motion capture studio and a state-of-the-art VR Centre.

The Games School employs more than 14 enthusiastic teachers supported by a growing number of contract employees. We have an international vision, putting students at the heart of what we do. We offer industry focused courses in Game Technology and Simulation, Animation and Game related Digital Art, Virtual and Augmented Reality and Gamification. The department currently has 280 students enrolled in our Bachelor’s Degree in Game Technology and Simulation, Animation and Digital Art and an Add-on program in Virtual and Augmented Reality. The School encourages an interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on industry standards and professional practice , in order to prepare students for extensive collaborative productions. In 2018 3 students from the Games School won best student production at The Game Awards in Los Angeles. Besides education, the school plays a major role in fostering an agile game community through its events and activities. These include the Global Game Jam Hamar, attracting over 250 participants in 2019. There is also a vibrant exchange with numerous local indie game start-ups having their roots in our education programs.

VR/AR and game companies are important for the development of the region. The university is receiving significant support from our local authorities as well as private companies. In May 2018 the University, together with EON Reality Norway and other companies opened PARK, an interactive digital centre for VR and motion capture.

Qualifications

The preferred applicant must have practical experience, either through industry practice and/or the creation of their own productions. Expertise and knowledge about the production pipeline in the contemporary videogame industry will be regarded as positive. It is also desirable that the applicant has professional experience in videogame development and is able to transfer this competence into new contexts.

Emphasis is on the applicant’s ability to reflect around his/her subject areas, experience in applied research, collaboration with the games and/or animation industry, business and commercialization, as well as teaching experience.

Preferred experience, development and/or research within some of the areas below:

  • Videogames (serious games, entertainment, edutainment, VR and AR, engineering, education)
  • Production and project management
  • Interactive design
  • VR/AR/MR
  • Motion Capture
  • Concept Art
  • Motion design
  • UX design
  • Game Engines
  • 3D modeling and rigging

A doctoral degree or equivalent qualification in the subject area is required for employment as Associate Professor. Applicants with a master’s degree may have their work and experience evaluated in relation to the criteria for Assistant Professor. For more information about formal qualification criteria, see Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts. In addition, documentation of relevant practical pedagogical competence based on education or teaching and supervision is required. New members of staff in teaching and research positions have to attend a compulsory internal course in higher education pedagogy (15 credits) if they do not already have adequate pedagogical education. The person employed must have professional working proficiency in English, both oral and written. The teaching and working language within the Games School is conducted in both English and Norwegian, however, international employee’s lectures and teaching can be held in English. The add-on program in Virtual and Augmented Reality will be taught in English.

Personal qualities

Personal suitability is important, especially good abilities in creating, taking part in and carrying out processes and academic development.

The candidate must also contribute to collaboration with both internal and external partners. Special qualifications in teaching and pedagogical activity are desirable.

  • For more information on the formal qualification requirements, see Regulations on employment and promotion in teaching and research positions
  • If no applicant who meets the competence requirements for permanent employment has applied for the position, temporary employment in a lower position can be offered for up to three years, cf. §6-5 of the Universities and University Colleges Act.

Determination of which candidate is best qualified for the position is made after a comprehensive assessment of education, experience and personal compatibility and other qualification requirements as formulated in the vacancy text, as well as motivation for the position.

How to apply

Application and CV are to be registered electronically via "Apply for position"

The application must include:

  • Professional statement, including the reason why applying for the position
  • Comprehensive C.V.
  • Artistic productions (portfolio, demo reel or similar)
  • List of works contained in the portfolio, including working links, websites, production year and context Creative productions/collaborations
  • Technical competence/qualifications
  • Research specialization/research area (if applicable) PHD content (if applicable)
  • Education
  • Past and present papers/articles (if applicable)
  • Pedagogic education (if applicable)
  • Pedagogic production and praxis
  • Teaching method/experience
  • Current position
  • Other relevant praxis

You are welcome to write the application in Norwegian if you prefer.

If you have any questions about uploading an attachment or other technical matters regarding the application, Jobbnorge customer service can be contacted. Contact information is provided as a link in the application form.

Relevant applications will be considered by an expert committee. Comprehensive CVs, certified copies of diplomas and certificates, publication lists and documents/works to be considered must be submitted as electronic attachments or links to the application.

Qualified applicants will be invited to an interview and a test of practical teaching skills.

Requests for exemptions from the public applicant list must be clearly justified and stated via the electronic application form. Applicants will be contacted if INN University cannot comply with the request (cf. § 25 of the Freedom of Information Act).

The state workforce should, as far as possible, reflect the diversity of the population. It is therefore a personnel policy goal at INN University to achieve a balanced age and gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background. If necessary, the working conditions are adapted for persons with disabilities. If applicants declare in their CV that they have a disability, this information may be used for registration purposes in connection with the target employment numbers.

We offer

The position is remunerated according to code 1011/1198 Associate Professor or 1008 Assistant Professor, salary level 60-70 on the Norwegian State salary scale, currently NOK 535 200 - 643 000 per year. Previous work experience will be taken into account when deciding placement on the salary scale. For especially qualified candidates higher remuneration may be considered. Personal insurance is included. A percentage of the salary will be deducted each month as an obligatory premium to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

For more information about INN University as an employer, please see here

About Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University) is home to over 14,000 students and 1,000 employees, and has campuses in Lillehammer, Hamar, Elverum, Rena, Evenstad and Blæstad.

INN University aspires to build strong and enduring academic and research environments that will spearhead regionally, nationally and internationally. We are developing a new and better institution with high academic and pedagogical quality, aiming at achieving university accreditation by 2020.

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