Associate Professor in Film Studies

Trondheim, Norway
02 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2018
HF 17-057
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a 100% permanent position at the Associate Professor level in Film Studies at the Department of Art and Media Studies (IKM) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. The post of Associate Professor of Film Studies will primarily support the Department’s BA program in Film Studies and the Film Studies pathway of its MA program in Film and Media Studies.

The Department

The Department of Art and Media Studies is a part of the Faculty of Humanities at NTNU, situated at the Dragvoll Campus in Trondheim. The Department currently employs 29 permanent academic staff within the fields of Film Studies, Film and Video Production, Media Studies, Art History and Drama and Theatre. For further information:

Within the field of Film and Media Studies, the department offers studies at BA, MA, and PhD level, with program options in Film Studies, Film and Video Production, and Media Studies, respectively. The Department has a humanistic approach to teaching and research in the aforementioned fields.



Applicants must hold a PhD in film studies or equivalent qualifications.

In addition

The successful applicant will be expected to support and extend the research profile of the Department by engaging in its ongoing research groups, or initiating new groups and collaborative activities. In order to facilitate assessment of potential for contributing to the development and visibility of Film Studies research at NTNU, applicants must submit a statement of future research plans alongside their application.

The successful candidate is expected to have a core competence in Film Studies.

Applicants must have, and be able to document, relevant pedagogical qualifications and teaching experience at higher-education level, ideally including academic supervision.

Relevant teaching experience together with pedagogical competency will be taken into consideration. Both the quality and scope of pedagogical qualifications and experience will be emphasized in the evaluation of the applicants. Pedagogical competency is assessed by pedagogical education, teaching experience, and experience of academic supervision at both MA and PhD level, other educational experience and clarity and accessibility of written work. All employees are expected to participate in the development and delivering of courses in Film Studies, and must have an interest in developing new methods of teaching and evaluation.

Employment conditions

As employee you are, together with your colleagues, expected to lecture, supervise and evaluate according to current syllabus and regulations. You are also expected to contribute to further development of BA and MA programs in Film Studies.

Academic staff without a formal pedagogical qualification in university-level teaching, and who are unable to document equivalent qualifications, are required to successfully complete a recognized course that provides a pedagogical qualification in university-level teaching within two years of taking up the appointment. The university offers such courses. Documentation of extensive practical- pedagogical competency may give exemption from this requirement.

Newly employed staff in academic positions who are not already fluent in a Scandinavian language, must within three years obtain knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language at an equivalent standard to level three in the "Norwegian for Foreigners" courses provided by the Department of Language and Literature. The University will make it possible for the person appointed to attend such a course.

It is a condition for employment that all staff at NTNU move to Trondheim, to take up residence and be available for the institution.

The position as Associate Professor is placed in code 1011 in the State salary regulations, and is remunerated according to the State salary scale, range 24, salary levels from 57 to 77, with gross salary at present from NOK 490.900,- to NOK 722.400,- per year. Two percent of gross salary is deducted and paid into the State pension scheme.

The appointment will be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State employees and civil servants.

It is policy within the State sector that employees should come from backgrounds that reflect as fully as possible the diversity of the population at large. The State has accordingly set the goal of a workforce whose composition reflects that of the population at large with regard to age and gender. It has also set itself the goal of recruiting employees with an immigrant background, and such individuals are encouraged to apply for this post.

You may request to have your name withheld from public access. If you wish to do so, you must explain why your application should be treated as confidential. If you request that your name be withheld from public access, your request will be considered in relation to the Open File Act § 25. If your request to have your name kept from public access is denied, you will be so informed and you will be given the opportunity to withdraw your application.


The application must be sent electronically through the website Jobbnorge (, and be marked with HF 17-057, which is the file number for the position.

Please note:

Applications that are not sent through Jobbnorge and/or are sent after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration.

The application must include:

  • An updated CV, including three references with contact information
  • A complete list of publications with bibliographical references
  • A description of your most significant academic work that the evaluation committee should pay particular attention to, including but not necessarily limitet to the maximum 5 works referred to below. Joint work will be evaluated. If it is difficult to identify your contribution in a joint work, please enclose a short descriptive summary of your contribution
  • Details of pedagogical qualifications in accordance with the relevant guidelines ("Documantation of an applicant's pedagogical qualifications") which can be accessed here:
  • Certified copies of exams, certificates and testimonials from former employers
  • Other relevant information


Please do not attach copies of your academic work to your application. Following the application deadline, a shortlist of applicants will be drawn up. All applicants will be informed whether or not they are shortlisted.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit samples of their academic work that are relevant for the evaluation of the necessary qualifications by the evaluation committee. These applicants have the opportunity to submit 4 identical sets of material consisting of no more than 5 works. If invited to do so, please send four sorted, identical sets of submitted works directly to NTNU - Faculty of Humanities, att. Åse Marit Skarholt, Dragvoll, 7491 Trondheim, Norway, marked with HF 17-057.

Applicants who make the final round will be invited to demonstrate their pedagogical ability, usually by means of a trial lecture, and to participate in an on-campus interview.

Applicants unfamiliar with the appointment system in Norway are advised that the assessment of applicants is based upon submitted academic work, published or unpublished, and that shortlisted applicants who submit no such work will not be found qualified for the position.

For further information: Associate Professor Svein Høier, phone: +47 73 59 64 52, e-mail: or Head of Office Trond Einar Garmo, phone: +47 73 59 65 69, e- mail:

For information about the application process, please contact HR advisor Åse Marit Skarholt at the Faculty of Humanities, phone: +47 73 59 76 73, e-mail:

Application deadline: 15.01.18 About this job

  • Deadline Monday, January 15, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service NTNU Dragvoll
  • Jobbnorge ID 145083
  • Internal ID HF 17-057
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Permanent

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