Job: Professor / Associate Professor in game technology at Gjøvik University College (Norway)

The Media Technology Laboratory, the Faculty of Computer Science and Media Technology, has an opening for a research and teaching position in game development as Professor/Associate professor in Game Technology.

We seek candidates with Industry related experience and a PhD degree in a related field to join our expanding game technology group. The position has responsibility for curriculum development, self directed research, teaching, supervision, raising funds for research projects, and networking and collaboration with industry, public institutions and other universities and research environments.

Applicants will have backgrounds in the areas of Game or Simulation Development and a thorough understanding of game development and computer programming. The successful candidate will be proficient in industry standard productivity and workflow tools, version control systems, and at least one game specific API. Candidates will have excellent written and oral communication skills, have a working knowledge of game history, game design and game production, and a broad range of experience working with game development in Serious Games or Mobile Computing.

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The international focus of the course requires that the teaching of game content is in English. Applicants must possess exemplary communication skills in English.

Applicants need to have experience in teaching or formal pedagogical competence.

The University College has a high ability to responds quickly to change, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to influence both research and teaching activities, and to develop the profile of the group. Currently, the taught courses at undergraduate level relate primarily to the development of games for entertainment, while at the Masters level students are expected to work on interdisciplinary games which go beyond entertainment.

The Media Technology Laboratory works with a wide range of technical and design-related aspects of development and production of digital and analogue media. The laboratory is closely associated with the Norwegian Information Security Laboratory and Center for Universal Design. The Media Technology Laboratory offers several Degree programmes at Bachelors level, three at Master´s level and expects to start a PhD programme in Computer Science this Autumn. The areas covered by the educational programmes are Media Design, Media Production, Media Technology, Media Management, Game Programming, Software engineering and Computer Science. The Laboratory has high-profile research within colour technology and image processing, video processing, intelligent systems, game technology, “internet of things” and mobile applications.

The public workforce strives to reflect the diversity within the population as far as possible. It is therefore a personnel policy to acquire a balanced age and gender composition and to recruit persons with immigrant background.

Salary according to agreement. The positions are located in the position codes 1013 Professor, 1011 Associate Professor or 1198 Assistant Professor.

Informal queries related to the position may be directed to either Prof. Dr. Rune Hjelsvold (Faculty Vice Dean of Education, ), or Laboratory Director Terje Stafseng (Head of the Media Technology Laboratory, ).

Applications should be sent electronically to

Application documents will not be returned.

Application deadline: 11.08.2011

Gjøvik University College has approx. 2,600 students and 290 employees from more than 25 different countries. Student numbers have increased by 43% since 2006. The College is organised according to subject areas; the Faculty of Health, Care and Nursing, the Faculty of Computer Science and Media Technology and the Faculty of Technology, Economics and Management. The College offers a wide range of Bachelor and Masters degrees, as well as a doctorate programme in Information Security, and a wide range of continuing education courses.

The College values and emphasises being connected and dynamic, close to the students and working life, and dynamic in its education nationally and internationally.

Gjøvik is a lovely town in picturesque surroundings alongside the western bank of Lake Mjøsa. Gjøvik and the immediate region, with a population of approx.70,000, is well-known for its enterprise in industry and its rich cultural life. The College is located in central Gjøvik. It works closely with Lillehammer and Hedmark University Colleges and regional industry to develop a combined Inland University in 2015.

The College has been awarded for being a good employer. Gjøvik is approx. 2 hours drive from Oslo, 1.5 hours drive from Gardermoen International Airport and 40 minutes from the inland towns of Lillehammer and Hamar.

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