The University of Bergen Seeks Associate Professor in TV Production

Associate professor

The Department of Information Science and Media Studies has a vacant permanent position as Associate Professor in TV Production. The position is a part of the Department’s commitment to Media City Bergen (MCB).

The Department of Information Science and Media Studies is an interdisciplinary, research-intensive academic environment consisting of research groups and study programmes within Media and Communication, Information Science, Journalism, Interaction Design and TV Production. The Department currently has 35 permanent academic positions and 25 PhD Candidates and Postdoctoral Fellows. There are approximately 1000 students enrolled in the Department’s BA and MA programmes.

MCB is an internationally leading knowledge cluster in the fields of Media Production and Media Technology. The Department is co-located with media companies such as TV 2, NRK, Bergens Tidende, Bergensavisen and ITV Studios, along with a wide range of leading media technology companies. Media City Bergen offers an international environment for innovation and knowledge development within media which excels on interaction between research, education and industry. The Department offers six study programmes within Media Production and Media Technology at MCB and leads several research and innovation projects. The Department manages modern facilities for TV and Media Production, including studios, mobile equipment and labs for post-production and sound. The Department hosts Centre for Investigate Journalism (SUJO).

Work tasks/research field and teaching areas:

The candidate must be able to strengthen the Department’s research and teaching within Media Production and audiovisual media, predominantly undertake teaching duties at the BA programme in TV Production, and facilitate cooperation with other study programmes at the Department. The academic environment in TV production extensively cooperates with broadcasters and productions companies, and the successful candidate is expected to contribute to further development of this cooperation.

We are seeking a candidate showcasing a high level of competence on industrial, technological and aesthetic aspects of television. We are particularly looking for research competence within one or several areas listed below:

  • Production studies, predominantly within TV
  • Multimedia storytelling
  • Audiovisual technologies, e.g. AR and VR
  • Documentary productions broadly defines, including reality TV and entertainment formats
  • TV and social media

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • PhD in TV and/or Media production, Media Studies, or other relevant disciplines
  • Documented ability to publish research relevant to the position on an international level
  • Teaching experience, preferably within TV and media studies
  • Relevant experience in TV and/or media production is advantageous
  • Ability to work independently and structurally, work in interdisciplinary teams and run seminars and workshops
  • Proficiency in English, both written and verbal

The successful applicant must be willing and able to teach compulsory courses at both graduate and undergraduate level at the department. The teaching language will normally be Norwegian. The successful applicant must be able to teach in Norwegian or one of the other Scandinavian languages within two years of his/her appointment.

Pedagogical competence

Basic teaching training and experience in the supervision of students at university level is a requirement for the position as associate professor. This implies completed formal pedagogical training, as well as basic skills in planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision. Relevant courses in combination with actual teaching experience could replace a university pedagogy program. Should the successful applicant not have such competence at the time of appointment, he/she will be required to document such training within two years of the date of appointment.

Pedagogical training must be documented in a pedagogical portfolio which should include a documented overview of practical experience and competence as well as a brief reflection statement. The statement should primarily describe the applicant’s own teaching philosophy and an evaluation of own teaching in relation to his/her knowledge of students’ learning at a higher education level.

We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 68 – 75 (code 1011/ Pay range 24) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 615 900 – 704 900 before taxes. Further increase in salary will depend on seniority. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits
  • The city of Bergen – a welcoming and well-connected European city with a unique mix of vibrant life and extraordinary nature

Your application must include:

  • A cover-letter indicating motivation for applying as well as a summary of planned research activities and initiatives
  • CV
  • Five publications to be considered in the assessment, with information about where this work was published. The evaluation of the applicant’s scientific work will focus primarily on research published the last five years
  • Complete list of publications
  • Declarations of co-authorships
  • Pedagogical portfolio
  • Certified copies of diplomas and certificates
  • The contact details of two references

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at www.jobbnorge.no.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting the Head of the Department, Professor Leif Ove Larsen, e-mail: leif.larsen@uib.no  phone: +47 55 58 41 16

Practical questions about the application process should be directed to Adviser – HR, Bodil Hægland, e-mail: bodi.hagland@uib.no 

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

Further information about the recruitment process here.