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Professor in Game Technology (Computer Science) - Computational Sciences

School/Institution:Høgskolen i Innlandet, Norway, Lillehammer

Discipline: Computational Sciences

Employment Type:Full-time

Posted:2021-06-30

Contact Person:If you wish to apply for this position, please specify that you saw it on AKATECH.tech

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences has an increased strategic focus on new technology and simulation. Department of Game development, the Game School strengthen the academic team to better meet increased activity and high quality demands for research, education and network, and search for:

Professor in Game Technology (Computer Science)

About the department and the position

About the department

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

The Games School has 27 enthusiastic employees supported by an faculty administration and a growing number of contract employees. It is an international and cross-disciplinary environment.t We have an international vision and putting students at the heart of what we do. In 2018 3 students from the Games School won best student production at The Game Awards in Los Angeles. We offer industry focused courses in Game Technology and Simulation, Animation and Game related Digital Art, Virtual and Augmented Reality and Gamification. The department currently has 280 students enrolled in Bachelor’s Degree in Game Technology and Simulation, Animation and Digital Art and an Add-on program in Virtual and Augmented Reality. A new Master degree within Game Development is under development.

We encourages an interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on industry standards and professional practice, in order to prepare students for extensive collaborative productions.

Besides education, the Game 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 250 participants. There is also a vibrant exchange with numerous local indie game start-ups having their roots in our educations.

VR/AR and game companies are important for the region. The university is receiving significant support from local and regional authorities as well as private companies. In May 2018 the University, together with public and private sector opened PARK, an interactive digital centre for VR, digital knowledge transfer and motion capture.

About the position

Responsibilities and tasks

The position will entail work linked to:

  • Research within Game Technology and Simulations
  • Research groups
  • Active membership in national and interntional academic networks
  • National and international research projects
  • Teaching and supervision of students at BA, MA and PhD-level within game- and/or XR development
  • Quality development at the Department and Faculty
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Department Head

Other research and teaching duties linked to projects and commissions may arise.

Additional info:

  • The position is permanent, 100%
  • Application deadline: July 9, 2021

Contact info:

Department leader Marit Berg Strandvik, Phone: 62517784, Cell phone: 91555773, email: marit.berg@inn.no

Head of studies Bård Gunnerud, Phone: 62517236, Cell phone: 97009147, email: bard.gunnerud@inn.no

Qualifications

Formal expertise

  • Associate degree in computer science, game development or related areas required
  • Master’s degree in computer science, game engine programming or related areas required

Pedagogical competence

  • Documented practical-pedagogical education and experience, preferably aimed at higher education, cf. Regulations on employment and promotion in teaching and research positions.

    Applicants who cannot document pedagogical competence during employment are obliged to complete INN University's course in University pedagogy or equivalent within two years from the date of appointment.

Experience expertise - required and desired

  • High competence in computer science (programming, mathematics, databases) required
  • Previous teaching experience from higher education within game development and/or related fields required
  • Extensive publication list with International publications in high quality journals required
  • Competence in advanced AI desired
  • Knowledge of immersive (XR) technologies desired
  • High-level work experience from industry desired
  • Industry knowledge desired

Language skills

  • Good presentation abilities in English, both written and oral
  • Good presentation abilities in Norwegian (Scandinavian language), both written and oral
  • The working-language is Norwegian and English.

Personal competence

Personal suitability for the position is important, and especially independence, relational and communicative skills, good communication skills.

  • For more information on the formal qualification requirements, see Regulations on employment and promotion in teaching and research positions

  • If no applicant who meets the competence requirements for permanent employment has applied for the position, temporary employment in a lower position can be offered for up to three years, cf. §6-5 of the Universities and University Colleges Act.

  • Determination of which candidate is best qualified for the position is made after a comprehensive assessment of education, experience and personal compatibility and other qualification requirements as formulated in the vacancy text, as well as motivation for the position.

How to apply

Application and CV are to be registered electronically via "apply for position"

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • Comprehensive C.V.
  • Technical competence/qualifications
  • Research specialization/research area (if applicable)
  • PHD content
  • Past and present papers/articles
  • Pedagogic education (if applicable)
  • Pedagogic production and praxis
  • Teaching method/experience
  • Overview of externally funded projects
  • Networks
  • List of publications
  • Works for assessment

If you have any questions about uploading an attachment or other technical matters regarding the application, Jobbnorge customer service can be contacted. Contact information is provided as a link in the application form.

Relevant applications will be considered by an expert committee. Comprehensive CVs, certified copies of diplomas and certificates, publication lists and documents/works to be considered must be submitted as electronic attachments or links to the application.

Qualified applicants will be invited to an interview and a test of practical teaching skills.

Requests for exemptions from the public applicant list must be clearly justified and stated via the electronic application form. Applicants will be contacted if INN University cannot comply with the request (cf. § 25 of the Freedom of Information Act).

The state workforce should, as far as possible, reflect the diversity of the population. It is therefore a personnel policy goal at INN University to achieve a balanced age and gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background. If necessary, the working conditions are adapted for persons with disabilities. If applicants declare in their CV that they have a disability, this information may be used for registration purposes in connection with the target employment numbers.

We offer

  • An exciting and challenging job at a developing institution, dedicated colleagues and a supportive working environment

  • The position’s salary follows position code 1013 PROFESSOR in the state's wage regulations, determined according to competence and experience

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

About Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University) is home to over 14,000 students and 1,300 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 202.

Our vision is "Stronger Together".

Contact:

Department leader Marit Berg Strandvik, Phone: +4762517784, Cell phone: +4791555773, email: marit.berg@inn.no


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