Professor / Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer in Game Technology and Artificial Intelligence

Deadline: 27.05.2024

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University) is home to over 16,000 students and 1,500 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 2025.

Our vision is "Stronger Together".

Do you want to be part of our team? The Game School has three permanent vacancies as Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Game Technology and Artificial Intelligence

About the positions

The Faculty of Audiovisual Media and Creative Technologies at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN), the Game School has three permanent vacancies as Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer within the subject areas Game Technology and Artificial Intelligence that we invite you to apply for.

The faculty consists of The Norwegian Film School, the TV School and the Game School, as a newly established, combined faculty with effect from 1 August 2024. The merger will create the best possible framework conditions for further development of the audiovisual professional environments in the University, and ensure the national responsibility for art and creative technology educations at the highest level within games, film and TV.

About the Faculty and the Department of Game Development

The Faculty of Audiovisual Media and Creative Technologies, Department of Game Development - The Game School is part of Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. Our department is located in Hamar, Norway, close to beautiful Mjøsa lake.

The Game School has 30 enthusiastic employees supported by a faculty administration and an increasing number of contracted employees. It is an international and interdisciplinary community. We have an international vision and make sure that students are at the heart of what we do. We offer industry-focused courses within the fields of game technology and simulation, animation and game-related digital art, virtual and augmented reality, cloud development, AI and gamification. The Department has approximately 300 students divided into the international programs BA in game technology and simulation, BA in animation and digital art, and an add-on education in VR and AR. In August 2024 the Department start a new bachelor’s degree in Artificial intelligence – development and applications in collaboration with the other faculties at the University. Alongside the new AI-program, the University has a main focus on building up relevant research around AI for both application and development. More educational and research programmes are under development.

We encourage an interdisciplinary approach with emphasis placed on industry standards and professional practice to prepare students for extensive collaborative production. The Game School has an industry standard Motion Capture studio and is part of the business cluster VRINN for XR development. In addition to education, The Game School plays an important role in promoting a flexible game community through its events and activities. These include annual events like Global Game Jam Hamar, which attracts over 250 participants and Game School expo. It also facilitates a lively exchange with many local indie game startups that have their roots in our educational programmes, XR-companies and e-sport.

VR/AR and game development companies are important for the development of the region. The University receives significant support from local and regional authorities as well as private companies.

Read more about us here: Faculty of Audiovisual Media and Creative Technologies, Department of Game Development - The Game School.

About the positions

The positions are affiliated with the Department of Game Development - The Game School

Responsibilities and tasks:

  • Teaching and academic supervision of students at BA and MA levels and lifelong learning programs within the fields of computer game- and/or AI development
  • Active involvement in syllabus and programme of study evaluations and changes
  • Take part in quality development at the department and faculty
  • Conduct research and take part in research application processes
  • Dissemination of R&D
  • Other relevant tasks may be added, such as continuing and further education courses, projects etc.


Formal qualifications - Education/academic expertise

Professor/Associate Professor:

  • Doctoral qualification in informatics, AI-development, game engine architecture, system development (programming) or related areas is required.

Senior Lecturer:

  • Master’s degree in informatics, AI-development, game engine architecture, system development (programming) or related areas and professional work of the amount of a ph.d is required.


  • Knowledge about areas within programming (C++ / Python), cloud development, AI development, game engine architecture, mathematics and/or 3D programming is required.
  • Experience with research projects, - applications and network is required
  • Previous teaching experience from higher education within the fields of informatics, computer engineering, game development/technology or related areas is an advantage
  • Knowledge about XR technology is an advantage
  • Experience from industry-related projects is an advantage
  • Experience and knowledge of the game industry is an advantage

Pedagogical competence

Documented practical-pedagogical education and experience from teaching and supervision at university and college level, cf. Regulations on employment and promotion in teaching and research positions. Applicants who cannot document pedagogical competence upon employment are obliged to complete INN University's course in university college pedagogy or equivalent within two years from the date of appointment.

Personal qualities

Great emphasis is placed on personal suitability regarding the position, especially independence, relational and communicative skills, and good dissemination ability.

  • ICT expertise
  • Very good IT skills, broad expertise.


The applicant must master Norwegian or another Scandinavian language and English, both in writing and orally. International applicants outside of Scandinavia must master English and be prepared to learn Norwegian at a certain level within three years. Support will be provided. The working languages are Norwegian and/or English.

For more information on the formal qualification requirements, see Regulations on employment and promotion in teaching and research positions. The assessment of which candidate is best qualified for the position is made after a comprehensive evaluation of education, experience and personal compatibility and other qualification requirements as formulated in the vacancy text, as well as motivation for the position.

If relevant: If we haven't received applicants who satisfy the competence requirements for permanent employment, a temporary appointment may be made for a maximum period of three years in a lower position, cf. the Universities and University Colleges Act §6-5.

The position and associated tasks must be carried out in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations for government employees, including also the Act on Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology, etc. Candidates who, after assessment of the application and attachments, come into conflict with the criteria in the latter act, will not be able to take up the position at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. Necessary approvals must be maintained throughout the employment relationship.

How to apply

Regsiter your application and CV electronically via "Apply for this job" on the job portal Jobbnorge

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter (Can be written in Norwegian, English or a Scandinavian language)
  • CV with comprehensive overview of education, diplomas, work experience, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, accreditation work, coordination experience and other qualifying activities
  • Documentation of pedagogical qualifications in a systematic, comprehensive presentation, including an overview of formal pedagogical education, pedagogical practice (e.g. teaching/supervisory experience), experience of educational quality development, development of teaching plans, programme descriptions, etc.
  • Publication list
  • Work to be assessed

If you have any questions about uploading attachments or other technical matters regarding the application, please contact Jobbnorge customer service. Contact information can be found as a link in the application form.

Relevant applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Supplementary CVs, confirmed copies of diplomas and certificates, publication lists and documents/work to be assessed must be added as electronic attachments or links to the application.

Relevant candidates will be summoned to an interview and testing of pedagogical skills.

Requests for exemptions from the publicly available list of applicants must be clearly justified and specified via the electronic application form. Applicants will be contacted if the University is unable to comply with the request (cf. Section 25 of the Freedom of Information Act).

The state workforce shall to the greatest extent possible reflect the diversity of the population. It is therefore a HR policy goal of INN University to achieve a balanced age and gender composition and recruit people with an immigrant background. If necessary, working conditions will be adapted for people with disabilities. If applicants state that they have a disability or gap in their CV, this information may be used for registration purposes in connection with the target figure.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

For more information about the position, please contact: 

  • Marit Berg Strandvik, tlf: +4791555773 , epost: marit.berg@inn.no

We offer

  • An exciting and challenging position at a developing institution
  • Position is paid and placed in position Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Lecture in the Government Salary Scale
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension, with among other things, good pension and insurance schemes.

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

General information

HINN believes that there is strength in inclusion and diversity. We desire employees with different competencies, professional combinations, life experiences and perspectives to contribute to an even better way of solving problems. We will facilitate for employees who need assitance to realise their goals. Relevant adaptations can be, for example, technical aids, adapting furniture or adjusting routines, work tasks and working hours.

If there are qualified applicants with disabilities, gaps in the CV or immigrant background, we shall call at least one applicant in each of these categories for an interview. In order to be considered as an applicant in these groups, the applicants must meet certain requirements. You can read more on this here.

We encourage applicants to tick in Jobbnorge if they have a disability, a gap in their CV or immigrant background. The ticks in the jobseeker portal form the basis for anonymised statistics that all state-owned enterprises report in their annual reports

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