Associate Professor in Media Studies

Trondheim, Norway
21 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
15 May 2018
HF 18-011
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a 100% permanent position at the Associate Professor level in Media Studies in 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 Media Studies will primarily support the Department’s BA program in Media Studies and the Media 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.

Within the field of Film and Media Studies, the department offers studies at BA, MA, and PhD level, with program options in Media Studies, Film Studies, and Film and Video Production, respectively. The Department has a distinct humanities approach to teaching and research across these fields. Further information on the department can be found here:



Applicants must hold a humanities-based PhD in media studies, or equivalent qualifications.

In addition

The successful applicant is expected to have a broad set of qualifications across media studies. The department would particularly welcome applications from candidates whose research and/or teaching profile includes perspectives from visual culture, art history, media theory and philosophy, screen studies, media aesthetics, digital humanities, or cultural history and theory. It may also be relevant to consider applicants with a background in game studies.

The assessment process will emphasize both extent and quality of documented research activities. The successful candidate will be expected to support and extend the research profile of the Department, and a statement of future research plans should be submitted as part of the application. It will be an advantage if candidates are able to engage in ongoing research groups in the department, or demonstrate plans to initiate a new research group.

Relevant teaching experience together with pedagogical competency will be taken into consideration. Both the quality and scope of pedagogical qualifications and experience will be evaluated. Pedagogical competency is assessed by documented pedagogical qualifications, teaching experience, experience of academic supervision at both MA and PhD level, and other pedagogical experience, as well as the clarity and accessibility of written work. Experience of planning and delivering courses in Media Studies will be especially valued. It is further expected that applicants demonstrate 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 Media 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.

The working language of the department is Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. Teaching and supervision is mainly carried out in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, but staff may be expected also to teach in English. It may therefore be an advantage to be able to teach both in Scandinavian and in English. 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 at NTNU to take up residence in the Trondheim area, in order to carry out campus-based duties and generally 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.

Please note that lists of applicants for positions within the State sector are public information in Norway. 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 18-011 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 limited 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 ("Documentation of an applicant’s pedagogical qualifications") which can be accessed here: 
  • Certified copies of exams, certificates and testimonials from former employers
  • Other relevant information, including a statement of future research plans 


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, FAO. Åse Marit Skarholt, Dragvoll, 7491 Trondheim, Norway marked with HF 18-011.

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 about the position, please contact:

Programme leader for Media Studies, Professor Nina Lager Vestberg, phone: +47 73 55 06 01, email:
Head of Office Trond Einar Garmo, phone: +47 73 59 65 69, email:

For information about the application process, please contact Åse Marit Skarholt at the Faculty of Humanities, phone: +47 73 59 76 73, email:

Application deadline: May 15th 2018

About this job

  • Deadline Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service NTNU Dragvoll
  • Jobbnorge ID 149869
  • Internal ID HF 18-011
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Permanent

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