University of Bergen

Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

Associate professor position at the department of information science and media studies

There is a vacancy for a permanent associate professor position at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies within Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).


The Department of Information Science and Media Studies ( was established in 2004 by merging the former Department of Information Science and Department of Media Studies. The staff counts about 80 people, including 30 permanent faculty members and approximately 23 PhD and postdoc positions. The Department offers separate Bachelor- and Master-programs in both information science and media studies. There are also Bachelor programs in Film and TV-production, Journalism and media- and interaction design. The Department is partner in Media City Bergen, a media-cluster that opened in 2017 and facilitates research and education in the practices of media and media-technology.

The information science research at the department has three research groups: Interaction Research Group (IRG), Semantic and Social Information Systems (SSIS), and Logic, information and interaction. (LLI) The Interaction Research Group specializes in HCI, focusing on learning technology (Technology Enhanced Learning), health technology, and media technology. The group collaborates with SLATE - Center for the Science of Learning and Technology ( and has, amongst others, project collaborations with the media technology company Vizrt.


Work tasks/research field:

  • The hired candidate will be part of the Interaction Research Group and is expected to acquire external funding for research projects.

  • Further, the hired person will have responsibility for teaching courses on Interaction Design, HCI and front-end programming at Masters and Bachelor level, but should also be able to contribute teaching other subjects in information science.


Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • The applicant must have a doctoral degree within information science, computer science or equivalent qualifications.

  • Ability to publish research results within HCI at a high international level. In assessing the scientific work research from the five latest years will be emphasized.

  • Research plans and ambitions for teaching will be emphasized.

  • Experience from front-end programming, prototyping and evaluation of interactive technologies will be an advantage.

  • Work independently and in a structured manner, and have the ability to collaborate with others.

  • Experience from research management will be an advantage.

  • Basic pedagogical training is a requirement for teaching positions. Applicants should document pedagogical experience and training. If the successful candidate does not have pedagogical training it will be offered after employment.

The teaching language will normally be Norwegian. The successful applicant will be required to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years of being appointed.


We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment
  • Salary at pay grade 65-70 (code 1011/ Pay range 24 in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 568.600,- - 623.500,- 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
  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
  • Good welfare benefits

 Your application must include:

  • Cover Letter with motivation for the position, research plans, and ambitions for teaching

  • CV

  • Diplomas (document education)

  • References (list of three persons with contact information)

  • List of teaching experience with appendices that document your pedagogical qualifications

  • Complete list of publications (mark up to10 of these scientific publications that should be considered in the assessment of quality of work)

  • Scientific work (up to 10) shall be submitted. Scientific work from the five latest years will be emphasized.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge.



General information:

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge.


The closing date is January 31, 2018

The application has to be marked with: Reference 17/13918


General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Head of department, Professor Leif Ove Larsen, telephone: + 47 55 58 41 16, e-mail:


Information about the Interaction Research Group can be obtained by contacting group leader Associate Professor Frode Guribye, e-mail:, phone: +47 55 58 41 84.


Practical questions about the application process should be directed to Senior officer Bodil Hægland, e-mail: or phone +47 55 58 90 53.


The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. 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.


The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times. Reference is made to the general University regulations that stipulate that, as part of the normal duties of the position and within his/her academic field, the successful applicant may also be required to teach, supervise and carry out examination related tasks outside the organisational unit to which the position belongs.

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