Associate Professor | 3D Modeling and Animation | Fixed | 100% | Norway

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The Department of Art and Computer Science is part of the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. Our campus is located in Hamar, Norway near the beautiful lake Mjøsa, and will be in 2018 connected to an industry-standard motion capture studio and a state-of-the-art VR Centre.

Job description
The position will entail work linked to teaching, supervision and research in 3D modeling, 3D animation and related areas within the study programs. The teaching assigned to the position will comprise teaching and supervision mainly for bachelor’s degree students, but there might also be teaching of master’s degree students. Other research and teaching duties linked to projects and commissions may arise.

The preferred applicant must have taken part in productions and carried out 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 businesses and commercialization, as well as teaching experience.
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.
Preferred experience, development and/or research in 3D modeling/rigging and animation within:
• Videogames (serious games, entertainment, edutainment, VR and AR, engineering, education)
• Production and project management
• Interactive design

A doctoral degree or equivalent qualification in the subject area is required for employment as Associate Professor. Qualifications in accordance with the prevailing regulations are required for employment as Senior Lecturer. Applicants with a master’s degree may have their work and experience evaluated in relation to the criteria for Senior Lectureships. This must be expressed in the application. In addition, documentation of relevant practical pedagogical competence based on education or teaching and supervision is required.

The application should include:

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

We offer
The position is remunerated according to code 1011 and 1198, salary level 60-70 on the Norwegian State salary scale, currently NOK 509 100 – 613 500 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.

Deadline for application: