Compositor / Effects Artist / Environment Artist

Norway (NO)
30 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

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Compositor / Effects Artist / Environment Artist

Nord University

Through research, education and social engagement, Nord University contributes to the creation of a sustainable future.

In cooperation with society, business and industry in Northern and Central Norway, our 11,500 students and 1,350 staff promote innovative solutions and knowledge-based practice, both locally and internationally.

Nord University has four strategic focus areas: blue and green growth, sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship, societal security, and health, welfare and education.

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV) educates social scientists and professionals who meet society’s need for innovation in welfare, development and communication. The Faculty offers a PhD in Sociology. The Faculty of Social Sciences has 2,300 students and 200employees. The professional community is organised into the following divisions: Welfare and Social Relations; History, Culture and Media; Management and Innovation; and International Relations, the Circumpolar North and Environment.

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About the position

The Faculty of Social Science are recruiting for an associate professor (senior lecturer) at our campus in Levanger to be part of our teaching team within the creative media programmes. The faculty would be prepared to recruit an assistant professor (lecturer), with the expectation that the candidate would actively work towards qualification as associate professor. The position would be a permanent full-time position and be based at our Levanger campus. Nord University’s faculties are distributed over several campuses, and co-operation between the wider university is important. As such, occasional travel might be required.

Nord University is highly recognized within education in the creative disciplines and offers degrees in: Film and TV Production; CG Art and Animation; Games and Entertainment Technology; Music; and Theatre Production and Acting. Our international creative media programmes are delivered in English. As such, the position requires good oral and written English language skills.

We seek a Compositor / Effects Artist / Environment Artist to design and deliver courses to our students and contribute to research within related topics.

Duties and responsibilities

The position involves:

  • Teaching and supervision on the creative media programmes
  • Research and development work, including dissemination
  • Contribution to externally funded research projects and applications
  • Collaboration with local, national and international partners

Personal Qualities

The position will serve a prominent role in the development and delivery of the creative media study programmes. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the University’s strategic objectives through research, education, cooperation with business and society. Research activities should contribute to delivering national and international funding and/or publication. The position will also include relevant administrative, management and leadership duties. Continuous professional development initiatives, and participation in peer-group activities, are also encouraged. 

Qualification requirements

Assistant Professor (Lecturer)

Experience in relevant higher-education practice, based on teaching and supervision, and either:

  • Having a Norwegian Master’s degree (or a corresponding foreign postgraduate degree recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian Master’s degree) in a relevant subject area or,
  • Can edvience artistic activities or development work, research activity, or professional practice at a high international level, judged to be equivalent to a postgraduate degree, in the subject area concerned.

All applicants:

Applicants who do not speak Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language), will be expected to complete language courses up to and including level B2 under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) within a timeframe agreed upon appointment.

  • Good oral and written presentation skills in English and Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language) 
  • Applicants who do not speak Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language), will be expected to complete language courses up to and including level B2 under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) within a timeframe agreed upon appointment.

Qualified applicants will be ranked according to the following criteria:

  • Formal qualifications
  • Research and development work relevant to the position
  • Artistic portfolio or showreel
  • Teaching and supervision experience in higher education
  • Contribution to funded research and development projects
  • Membership of recognised international networks

We offer

The position is compensated according to Norwegian government regulations, code 1009 for assistant professor. Salary by negotiation.

  • Advantages within the Government Pension Fund for borrowing, insurance and pension.
  • Supportive and collegial working environment 
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working hours 
  • Active university sports team 

General information

The person who is appointed must abide by the applicable laws, agreements, and directives. The responsibilities and duties associated with the position may change with future reorganisation at Nord University.

The public sector workforce is expected to reflect the diversity of the population in general. Nord University therefore encourages qualified candidates with disabilities, gaps in their CV, immigrant backgrounds or different life experience to apply. Nord University practices moderate allocation according to gender quotas in accordance with the Basic Agreement for State Employees.

If applicants indicate they have disabilities or gaps in their CV, their details may be used anonymously for the purposes of governmental annual review

Contact information

Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting :

Application process

Applicants will be evaluated by an expert committee. Short-listed applicants will be called for an interview and trial lecture. These will be decisive for the appointment.


Applications must be submitted online by the closing date of 31.07.2022.

The electronic application must contain: 

  • Cover letter
  • Complete CV summarising: education, work experience, teaching experience, research and development work, academic administrative experience and pedagogic experience.
  • Copies of diplomas, transcripts and other relevant certificates.
  • Artistic portfolio or showreel.
  • Documentation of other activities which the applicant considers relevant to the position and wishes to be considered in the assessment.
  • Contact information for 2-3 references.

All documentation to be considered is to be uploaded as attachments to the application.

Complete documentation in electronic form must be submitted by the closing date for applications.

After the application period has expired a list of applicants will be published. Note that, in special cases, the identity of particular applicants to a position may be made public even when that applicant has requested that their application be processed confidentially. Applicants requesting an exemption from publication of their identity must explain their reasons for doing so in their application. In this case, advance notice will be given in the event of a decision to make any information about the applicant public. 30127100