AR/VR tenure track

About the position

We have a vacancy for a position as tenure-track Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science (IDI).

We are recruiting in the core area of Extended Reality XR (Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality), as part of the Visual Computing area of Computer Science (CS) and the core technology’s application related to simulation, training, and serious games within various fields. The position will support both the Trondheim and Gjøvik part of IDI to extend the activities within this area, although the main workplace will be in Gjøvik.

During the tenure track period of six years, the successful applicant will be given professional guidance, training, and advice by mentors appointed by the department to build a successful academic career. The applicant will be subject to a mid-career assessment after three years, and a final tenure assessment after no more than six years. It is expected that the applicant will qualify for a full professorship at the end of the tenure-track period.

The position reports to Head of the department.

Main duties and responsibilities

The associate professor is expected to play a leading role in research and research-based education related to the research field in close collaboration with existing staff at IDI.

The successful applicant is expected to engage extensively in applications for external funding, e.g. from the Research Council of Norway, European research and educational agencies, the industry sector and other available sources.

The associate professor will contribute to the department’s educational profile and an excellent learning environment in collaboration with colleagues, students and external stakeholders. He/she should supervise BSc students, MSc students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows.

In addition to research and education, the associate professor is expected to disseminate relevant parts of his/her research to a wider audience (public outreach).

The associate professor will also participate in the management of research, education and other relevant academic activities in agreement with the Head of Department.

Be responsible for the VR/AR lab at IDI Gjøvik.

Qualification requirements

Associate Professor:

The position of Associate Professor requires university education at doctoral level in computer science or equivalent, and demonstrable scientific competence at least at doctoral level is required in the relevant subject area. The Ph.D. should have been awarded in the last five years.

Emphasis will be placed on ability and experience in initiating and leading research and development of the field of area. Strong emphasis will be placed on publication of research results in recognized international journals within the subject area. Particular focus is placed on academic work during the past five years, excluding statutory leave (depending on the disciplinary tradition).

The candidate must:

hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in computer science or a closely related area

have a strong background and expertise in extended reality (VR/AR/MR)

have a strong background and expertise in applied computer science

be able to teach courses in our bachelor and master programs (computer graphics and game related courses)

have experience and potential in teaching, research and scientific output

be able to lead, conduct, consult and collaborate in research projects within applied computer science


Other requirements:

The successful applicant will be expected to deliver high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and undertake supervision of Masters and Doctoral candidates. Evaluation of these skills will be based on documented experience and relevant teaching qualifications. Applicants with teaching experience at university level are preferred. Quality and breadth of the teaching qualifications will be evaluated.

Those who do not have formal qualifications in teaching at university level and who cannot provide documentation of equivalent qualifications must complete an approved pedagogical development programme within two years of appointment.

It is a prerequisite that within three years of appointment, new employees who do not speak a Scandinavian language can demonstrate skills in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language equivalent to level three in the course for Norwegian for speakers of other languages at the Department of Language and Literature at NTNU.


Please see the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts for general criteria for the position. NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

Personal characteristics

Good communication skills, both oral and written in English

Good teamwork skills

Flexible mindset to work on both fundamental and applied research

Ability to work structured

Solution and result orientation

Interest and ability to work with students

In the assessment of the best qualified applicant, education, experience and personal suitability will be emphasized, as well as motivation for the position.

We offer  exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international academic environment an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund employee benefits

Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position of Associate Professor code 1011 is normally from NOK 523 200 – 704 900 before tax per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criterias in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

The person appointed must live in a location enabling him/her to be present at and available to the institution.

About the application

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

The application must include:

CV, certificates and diplomas

Academic works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 10 works)

Name, address and contact information of three referees

Research proposal/plan for the first five years of employment within visual computing and extended reality (maximum 5 pages)

Details of teaching qualifications based on « Documentation of applicant’s teaching qualifications in connection with appointment to an academic position at NTNU »

Details of the projects you have managed, with information about funding, duration and size

Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

When the application deadline has passed, a shortlisting committee will evaluate all applications. The best qualified applicants will then be considered by an external appointments panel and the most suitable applicants will be invited to interview and to deliver a lecture to students.

General information

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. NTNU wishes to increase the proportion of women in its academic positions, and women are therefore encouraged to apply.

Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

Questions about the position can be directed to group-leader Professor Marius Pedersen, email:, or Head of the Department Professor John Krogstie, email:

Submit your application with your CV, diplomas and certificates via Applicants invited for interview must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas. Mark the application with reference number: 2019/37077.

Deadline for applications: 15.01.2020

Catégorie(s) : Emploi et carrière, Offres d'emplois

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