Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in 3D Modeling and Animation
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences will build strong and enduring academic and research environments that will make an impact regionally, across Norway, and internationally.
We will develop a new and better institution, with a high academic and pedagogical quality, aiming at achieving university status by 2020.
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences is home to over 13 000 students, 1000 employees, and has campuses in Lillehammer, Hamar, Elverum, Rena, Evenstad and Blæstad.
100% permanent position as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in 3D Modeling and Animation
Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in 3D Modeling and Animation
Campus Hamar – Department of Art and Computer Science
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.
At the Department of Art and Computer Science, we are more than 13 enthusiastic teachers supported by a growing number of contract employees. We have an international vision, putting students at the heart of what we do.
Our department offers industry focused courses in Game Technology and Simulation, Animation and game related Digital Art, Virtual and Augmented Reality and Gamification. The department currently has over 220 students enrolled in our Bachelor’s Degree in Game Technology and Simulation, the Bachelor’s Degree in Animation and Digital Art and our new Virtual and Augmented Reality program. Based on an interdisciplinary approach the study program forms a comprehensive craft-centric unit, preparing students for extensive collaborative productions.
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 200 participants in 2017. There is also a vibrant exchange with numerous local indie game startups 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 2018 the University, together with EON Reality Norway and other companies, will establish an interactive digital center for VR and motion capture.
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. 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 master English, oral and written. The teaching and working language will be both in English and in Norwegian. For international employees lectures can be held in English. The add-on program in Virtual and Augmented Reality will be taught in English.
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 internal interaction and interaction with external collaboration partners. Special qualifications in teaching and pedagogical activity will be given great emphasis.
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)
- Past and present papers (if applicable)
- Pedagogic education (if applicable)
- Pedagogic production and praxis
- Teaching method/experience
- Current position
- Other relevant praxis
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.
You are welcome to write the application in Norwegian if you prefer.
Applications should be addressed to Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. In the advertisement on the college’s web site, www.hinn.no/stilling-ledig, there is a link to the application data-base which the applicants should use. Applicants for permanent position have to enclose documents as certificates, confirmations and publications into the application data-base. That is because this applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee.
Reference no. for the position: 17/04606
Marit Berg Strandvik
Head of Department
+47 62 51 77 84