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Assistant Professor in Film and Video Production

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The Department of Art and Media Studies has a vacancy for an Assistant Professor Assistant Professor in Film and Video Production 

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NTNU is a broad-based university with a technical-scientific profile and a focus in professional education. The university is located in three cities with headquarters in Trondheim.

At NTNU, 9,000 employees and 43,000 students work to create knowledge for a better world.

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About the position

A full-time permanent position as Assistant Professor in Film and Video Production is currently available in the department of Art and Media Studies. The position is primarily connected to the film production courses of the bachelor and master programmes in Film and Video Production at the department.

The hiring process will involve a comprehensive assessment of the applicant’s qualifications in relation to their overall disciplinary profile and competencies, led by the Film and Video Production division of the department. In the event that no qualified applicants are selected for a full-time position, the position may alternatively be divided into two 50% (part-time) permanent positions.

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Faculty of Humanities emphasize the opportunities within interdisciplinary approaches, and the Department of Art and Media Studies has long traditions in cross-disciplinary and practical-theoretical approaches to teaching research and practises within artistic research. For applicants that are particularly qualified, promotion to a position at senior competence level may be applied for after hiring. A statement of proposed artistic research and/or academic research may be attached to the application. 

Desired start date: January 1st, 2024.

The position formally reports to the Head of Department.

Duties of the position

  • Carry out teaching, supervision, course management, and assessments in accordance with current program specifications.
  • Contribute to furthering the development of the disciplinary field, the programmes, and teaching strategies in collaboration with department colleagues.
  • Contribute to the development of the psychosocial learning environment of the students.
  • Facilitating, supervising, and mentoring students
  • Fulfill administrative duties at the department and/or faculty level
  • The position is mainly a teaching position, but with research and development work within its subject area to the extent that a university lecturer position opens up. Normally, 20% of the time in the position of Assistant Professor can be used for research and development work, including academic updating. 

Required selection criteria

Assistant Professor:

The position of Assistant Professor within (subject area) requires that you meet the criteria in the regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts section 1-6.

The applicant for the position of Assistant Professor must be able to document:

  • comprehensive and relevant practical film production experience
  • competencies within film and video production
    •  through professional practices equivalent to a master’s degree in scope and breadth 
    •  and/or a master’s degree or equivalent academic production within the field of film and video production
  • in accordance with NTNU’s Regulations and local procedures for academic staff you must document relevant basic competence for teaching and supervision at university/higher education-level:
    •  Completed programme in higher education teaching (minimum 200 hours) / relevant courses and practical teaching experience, and acquired basic skills in planning, executing, evaluating and developing teaching and supervision activities (basic teaching and supervision competence at higher education level. If you do not fulfil the criteria at the time of the appointment, you will be required to complete an approved course in university teaching within two years of commencement. NTNU offers qualifying courses.
  • relevant language skills. New employees who do not speak a Scandinavian language by appointment is required, within three years, to demonstrate skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language equivalent to level three of the course for Norwegian for speakers of other languages at the Department of Language and Literature at NTNU.
  • The applicant must have relevant experience within film and video production, and be able to document skills and competencies within one or more of the following areas of film production:
    •  Cinematography and/or camera operating
    •  Film and video editing
    •  Digital post-production / VFX
    •  Production design
    •  Production management and/or producing

The extent and quality of the applicant’s film production portfolio and professional practice will be emphasized in the assessment of the application. In the overall applicant evaluation, personal qualities and / or suitability will also be given weight (listed below).   

Preferred selection criteria

Relevant teaching and tutoring experience, as well as practical-pedagogical competence will be given merit in the assessment of the application. The assessment of the applicant’s teaching and pedagogical competencies will be based upon their amount and breadth of experience within:

  • Teaching, supervision, assessment, and outreach within the field 
  • Development of courses, tutoring, and teaching schemes for practical film production
  • Practical-pedagogical education and/or training

An interest in developing new frameworks for teaching and assessment in the field of film and video production is desirable. 

Personal characteristics

  • Dependable
  • Independent
  • Solution oriented
  • Cooperative
  • Proactive
  • Motivated to contributing to a good work environment

Emphasis will be placed on personal and interpersonal qualities.

We offer

  • exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • employee benefits 

Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position of Assistant Professor (code 1009) is normally salary grade 55-67 from NOK 540.000,- to NOK 615.000,- per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. 

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

It is a prerequisite that you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis.

About the application

Please note that your application will be considered based solely on information submitted by the application deadline. You must therefore ensure that your application clearly demonstrates how your skills and experience fulfill the criteria specified above.

The application must include: 

  • CV, certificates, transcripts and diplomas
  • A list of your previous works, with details on where they have been shown or published.
  • A description of the academic/artistic works that you regard as most relevant and that you in particular want to be taken into account in the assessment. In collaborative works, the applicant must briefly describe their participation in the work
  • Relevant academic/artistic works must be included with the application. The applicant may submit up to 5 articles/video productions
  • A teaching portfolio, in which your teaching competence is compiled and presented systematically, (See guidelines for applicants: Documentation of teaching qualifications in applications and appointments to academic positions at NTNU)
  • Name and contact information of three relevant referees
  • Other relevant information

In the assessment of the best-qualified applicant, we will emphasize education, experience and personal suitability as well as your motivation for the position. You will be expected to deliver high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and undertake supervision. Evaluation of these skills will be based on documented experience and relevant teaching qualifications. Applicants with teaching experience at university level are preferred. Quality and breadth of the teaching qualifications will be evaluated.

Your application will be considered by an expert committee and the most suitable applicants will be invited to an interview and to deliver a teaching demonstration. 

General information

NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally diverse population and we continuously seek to hire the best minds. This enables NTNU to increase productivity and innovation, improve decision making processes, raise employee satisfaction, compete academically with global top-ranking institutions, and carry out our social responsibilities within education and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender identity, ability status, periods of unemployment or ethnic and cultural background.

NTNU is working actively to increase the number of women employed in scientific positions and has a number of resources to promote equality. 

As an employee at NTNU, you must continually maintain and improve your professional development and be flexible regarding any organizational changes.

A public list of applicants with name, age, job title and municipality of residence is prepared after the application deadline. If you want to reserve yourself from entry on the public applicant list, this must be justified. Assessment will be made in accordance with current legislation. You will be notified if the reservation is not accepted.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Asbjørn Tiller, epost [email protected], or Head of Department Tore Kirkholt, email [email protected]. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Hege Kissten, e-mail: [email protected] 

If you think this looks interesting and in line with your qualifications, please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates attached. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Upon request, you must be able to obtain certified copies of your documentation.  

Application deadline: August 15, 2023

NTNU – knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Art and Media Studies

We conduct research and teaching in media studies, film studies, film and video production, art history and drama/theatre. Teaching in film and media studies and research at the department have a clear humanities profile. The Department of Art and Media Studies is one of six departments in the Faculty of Humanities.

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