LEDIG STILLING VED NORD UNIVERSITET

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in Compositing

Deadline: 13.12.2021

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Nord University

Through research, education and social engagement, Nord University contributes to the creation of a sustainable future.


In cooperation with society, business and industry in Northern and Central Norway, our 11,500 students and 1,350 staff promote innovative solutions and knowledge-based practice, both locally and internationally.


Nord University has four strategic focus areas: blue and green growth, sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship, societal security, and health, welfare and education.


The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV) educates social scientists and professionals who meet society’s need for innovation in welfare, development and communication. The Faculty offers a PhD in Sociology. The Faculty of Social Sciences has 2 300 students and 200 employees. The professional community is organised into the following divisions: Welfare and Social Relations; History, Culture and Media; Management and Innovation; and International Relations, the Circumpolar North and Environment.


Read more: www.nord.no/fsv

About the position

At the Faculty of Social Sciences there is a vacancy for a 100% position at our campus in Levanger, and we are seeking an Associate Professor/Assistant Professor to support the CG Art and Animation programme.

If there are no qualified applicants for the position of associate professor, the faculty may decide to hire at the assistant professor level. In this case, the incumbent will be expected to qualify as associate professor within a period agreed with the dean.

The position is located in Levanger. Nord University faculties are distributed over several campuses, so co-operation between faculty regardless of geographical location is important.

The position may involve tasks at Nord University’s other campuses.

Position description:

Nord University has a strong position within education in the creative field with bachelor degrees within Film and TV Production, CG Art and Animation, Games and Entertainment Technology, Music, Theatre Production and Acting.

Our international media studies are located at our campus in Levanger and are delivered in English. As such, the position requires good oral and written English language skills.

We seek an Associate Professor/Assistant Professor to design and deliver curriculum content and courses to our students and increase our artistic research within the area of CG Art and Animation.

Personal Qualities

Successful candidates will be expected to play a prominent role in the development and delivery of the University’s study programmes, and to undertake high quality artistic research leading to national and international distribution and/or publication. They will also be expected to positively participate in University activities, proactively contribute to the development of the University’s profile in teaching and research, to engage with industry and to undertake administrative, management and leadership duties related to the position.

The profile of the study programs and the research is artistic work. This requires a close cooperation with financing bodies, researchers from other fields, departmental managers and relevant industry. We therefore need a candidate with good communication skills including behaviour and team building qualifications.

Duties and responsibilities

  • The position entails teaching and supervision on the Bachelor in CG Art and Animation.
  • The position involves research and development, including dissemination.
  • Participation in the development of externally funded research projects will be expected, as well as furthering research collaborations with national and international partners.
  • It is assumed that the appointee will contribute to the development of the academic community in the faculty, together with other colleagues

Qualification requirements

Associate Professor

  • For employment as an associate professor (research-oriented førsteamanuensis in the Norwegian system) , a Norwegian doctoral degree is required, within the relevant field of study or an equivalent doctoral degree from abroad that is accepted as a Norwegian equivalent, or competence at a similar level documented by academic publication of the same scope and quality.
  • For appointment as associate professor (teaching-oriented førstelektor in the Norwegian system) the applicant must document comprehensive research and development work which in quality and scope corresponds to the amount of work towards a doctoral degree is required.
  • Teaching experience from university/college and skills in respect of planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision. Due to an amendment in Regulations from 1 September 2019, Nord University have implemented supplementary provisions on educational competence. For further information please refer to Nord University’s website. Any applicants who are unable to provide documentary proof of adequate professional educational competence when employed must acquire such competence over the course of a two-year period. Nord University offers such a course om University Pedagogy which covers this requirement.

Assistant Professor

  • For appointment as assistant professor ((teaching-oriented universitetslektor in the Norwegian system) a master's degree from a university, university college or equivalent is required, within the relevant field.
  • Teaching experience from university/college and skills in respect of planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision. Due to an amendment in Regulations from 1 September 2019, Nord University have implemented supplementary provisions on educational competence. For further information please refer to Nord University’s website. Any applicants who are unable to provide documentary proof of adequate professional educational competence when employed must acquire such competence over the course of a two-year period. Nord University offers such a course om University Pedagogy which covers this requirement.

For all scientific positions:

Good oral and written presentation skills in English and Norwegian (or possibly another Scandinavian language)

For applicants who do not have one of the Scandinavian languages as native speakers, oral and written language skills must be documented.

Or:

For employment in a permanent position, applicants must be able to teach in Norwegian/Scandinavian language. Temporary employment for two years can be considered in order to obtain ability to teach in Norwegian/Scandinavian language.

Qualified applicants will be ranked according to the following criteria:

  • Research and development relevant to the position.
  • Publications from the last five years will be given special emphasis.
  • Experience with international research networks and externally funded projects
  • Experience in teaching and supervision at Bachelor and Master levels from higher education institutions
  • Pedagogical qualifications
  • Relevant teaching experience
  • Good skills in communicating and collaborating with students and colleagues
  • Personal qualities which can contribute positively to the academic environment

We offer

The position is compensated according to Norwegian government regulations, code 1011 for associate professor, and code 1009 for assistant professor. Salary by agreement.

  • Advantages within the Government Pension Fund for borrowing, insurance and pension.
  • Creative and collegial working environment
  • A workplace with steady progressive development
  • Flexible working hours
  • Active university sports team

General information

The person who is appointed must abide by the applicable laws, agreements, and directives. The responsibilities and duties associated with the position may change with future reorganization at Nord University.

The public sector workforce is expected to reflect the diversity of the population in general. Nord University therefore encourages qualified candidates with disabilities, gaps in their CV, immigrant backgrounds or different life experience to apply. Nord University practices moderate allocation according to gender quotas in accordance with the Basic Agreement for State Employees.

If applicants indicate they have disabilities or gaps in their CV, their details may be used anonymously for the purposes of governmental annual review

Contact information

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting:

Application process

Applicants will be evaluated by an expert committee. Short-listed applicants will be called for an interview and trial lecture. These will be decisive for the appointment.

Application

Applications must be submitted online by the closing date of 13.12.2021

The electronic application must contain:

  • Cover letter
  • Complete CV summarizing education, positions held, teaching and research experience, publications, administrative experience and other qualifying activities
  • Copies of diplomas, transcripts and certificates
  • Complete copies of up to 10 of the most relevant publications / academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered, along with a list of those submitted. The list should include five publications that the applicant believes to be most important, along with the reasons why. The doctoral dissertation should be included
  • Pedagogical CV and reflection note in accordance with supplementary provisions for educational competence
  • Documentation of other activities which the applicant considers relevant to the position and desires to be considered in the assessment.
  • Contact information for 2-3 referees

All documentation to be considered is to be uploaded as attachments to the application.

Complete documentation in electronic form must be submitted by the closing date for applications.

After the application deadline has expired a list of applicants will be published. Note that, in special cases, the identity of particular applicants to a position may be made public even when that applicant has requested that their application be processed confidentially. Applicants requesting an exemption from publication of their identity must explain their reasons for doing so in their application. In this case, advance notice will be given in the event of a decision to make public any information about the applicant.

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