Inland Norway University
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University) is home to over 14,000 students and 1,000 employees, and has campuses in Lillehammer, Hamar, Elverum, Rena, Evenstad and Blæstad.
INN University aspires to build strong and enduring academic and research environments that will spearhead regionally, nationally and internationally. We are developing a new and better institution with high academic and pedagogical quality, aiming at achieving university accreditation by 2020.
Our vision is "Stronger Together".
About the position
The Department of Game Development – Game School is part of the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. Our campus is located in Hamar, Norway near the beautiful lake Mjøsa, and is connected to an industry-standard motion capture studio and a state-of-the-art VR Centre.
At the Department, we are more than 14 enthusiastic teachers supported by a growing number of contract employees. We have an international vision, putting students at the heart of what we do. Our Department offers industry focused courses in Game Technology and Simulation, Animation and game related Digital Art, Virtual and Augmented Reality and Gamification. The department currently has 280 students enrolled in our Bachelor’s Degree in Game Technology and Simulation, Animation and Digital Art and an Add-on program in Virtual and Augmented Reality. Based on an interdisciplinary approach the study program forms a comprehensive craft-centric unit, preparing students for extensive collaborative productions. In 2018 the University got the best student production at The Game Award in Los Angeles. Besides education, the school plays a major role in fostering an agile game community through its events and activities. These include the Global Game Jam Hamar, attracting over 250 participants in 2019. There is also a vibrant exchange with numerous local indie game start-ups having their roots in our education programs.
VR/AR and game companies are important for the development of the region. The university is receiving significant support from our local authorities as well as private companies. In May 2018 the University, together with EON Reality Norway and other companies opened an interactive digital center for VR and motion capture called PARK.
Marit Berg Strandvik, Head of Department, Phone: +47 91 55 57 73
Bård Gunnerud-Åhlen, Cell-Phone: +47 97 00 91 47
As a project Manager you will work with marketing, coordination, supervision, support and facilitation of student productions, cross-disciplinary R&D-projects with partners, partner collaboration, administrative project-support and facilitate and arrange relevant events/activities for students.
You will be responsible for managing and guiding projects from conception through to delivery and you will be interacting and working with students, teachers, researchers and external partners within both public and private sector.
Other research and teaching duties linked to projects and commissions may arise.
The preferred applicant should have experience in practice and carried out their own productions. Expertise and knowledge about the production pipeline in the contemporary videogame industry will be regarded as positive. It is also desirable that the applicant has professional experience in videogame development and is able to transfer this competence into new contexts.
Emphasis is on the applicant’s ability to reflect around his/her subject areas, collaboration with the game, AR/VR and/or animation industry, business and commercialization, as well as teaching/presentation/dissemination experience.
- Relevant higher education with minimum a BA-degree
- Videogame market (serious games, entertainment, edutainment, VR and AR, engineering, education)
- Production and Project Management
Professional working proficiency in English, both oral and written. The teaching and working language will be in both English and Norwegian.
- Good abilities in creating, taking part in and carrying out processes and academic development
- Strong ability to interact with all varieties of people
- Good organizational skills
- Strong communication and collaborative skills
- Structured and service oriented
How to apply
The application should include:
- Professional statement, including the reason why applying for the position
- Comprehensive C.V.
- Productions (portfolio, demo reel or similar)
- List of works contained in the portfolio, including working links, websites, production year and context Creative productions/collaborations
- Technical competence/qualifications
- Research specialization/research area (if applicable) PHD content (if applicable)
- Past and present papers/articles (if applicable)
- Pedagogic education (if applicable)
- Pedagogic production and praxis
- Teaching method/experience
- Current position
- Other relevant praxis
You are welcome to write the application in Norwegian if you prefer.
Applications should be addressed to Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. Please send your application via jobbnorge.no (IDsearch 169554).
The position is remunerated according to code 1434 advicer. Previous work experience will be taken into account when deciding placement on the salary scale. For especially qualified candidates higher remuneration may be considered. Personal insurance is included. A percentage of the salary will be deducted each month as an obligatory premium to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.