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Executive Officer for the Creative Computing Hub Oslo Project

Deadline: 17.02.2022

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Department of Musicology teaches musicology at all levels and participates in research within a number of different fields, with a particular focus on music history and aesthetics, popular music and cultural analysis, and music cognition and technology. The Department has approximately 50 employees, including PhD and postdoctoral students, and admits a total of 90 bachelor- and master students each autumn.

Department of Musicology

About the position

Would you like to help make Oslo the capital of Creative Computing? The Creative Computing Hub Oslo (C2HO) project at the University of Oslo is looking for a project consultant to help set up a new university-wide network. The 40% position as higher executive officer/ senior executive officer (førstekonsulent SKO 1408/seniorkonsulent SKO 1363) is available for three years.

The project is hosted at the Department of Musicology (IMV) of the University of Oslo (UiO), in partnership with the Department of Informatics (IFI), the Department of Media and Communication (IMK), the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion (RITMO), the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC), and the University Center for Information Technology (USIT).

C2HO: Creative Computing Hub Oslo - Department of Musicology

Creative computing is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection between computing and creative arts, such as sonic and visual arts. It refers to a meta-technology to blend knowledge in computing and other disciplines. Creative computing is also a tool for learning and discovery, which has recently gained popularity in both research and pedagogy.

Creative computing practitioners come from different backgrounds, from computer science and engineering to the arts and humanities. We recognize that at UiO and in the Oslo region, there are several pockets of fragmented expertise scattered across departments and organizations, as well as a vibrant community of independent practitioners.

In C2HO, we aim to systematically map expertise, develop a cross-domain understanding, gather relevant resources, and build a network that fosters collaborations and cross-contaminations. Furthermore, C2HO seeks to deploy an e-infrastructure that facilitates knowledge-sharing and networking between researchers and practitioners. Relevant resources will be consolidated in an online interactive portal developed during the project and maintained after its conclusion.

Job description

  • Support the project leader in coordinating the project
  • Organizing events, such as talks, workshops, hackathons, and seminars
  • Engage with the local community, supporting establishing a network of creative-computing practitioners.
  • Contribute to develop the community online portal

Qualification requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (but an advantage with a master's degree).
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in both English and Norwegian.
  • Good computing and ICT technical understanding.

It is an advantage if you have one or more of the following:

  • A portfolio of creative computing works (e.g., art-tech/art-science).
  • Experience in organizing and running public events.
  • Familiar with cloud technology and experience with cloud-based projects.

We are looking for candidates with:

  • A genuine interest in the project
  • A proactive attitude
  • A independence
  • Good communication and documentation skills
  • Are effectively collaborating and coordinating with project stakeholders

We offer

  • Salary NOK 461 300 – 524 900 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as higher executive officer (førstekonsulent), position code 1408
  • Salary NOK 499 500 – 574 700 per annum depending on qualifications in a position as / senior executive officer (seniorkonsulent), position code 1363
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Attractive welfare benefits

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter summarizing applicant’s interest and relevance to the position.
  • Curriculum Vitae summarizing education, skills, and working experience.
  • Diplomas, certificates, and a list of 2-3 references (name, relationship with applicant, e-mail, and phone number).

Please note that the application must be written in English and all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, jobbnorge.no.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Formal regulations

Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, demographic information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.

See rules and regulations technical-administrative staff (only in Norwegian).

The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

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