University lecturer in drama and theater
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Art and Media Studies

At the Department of Art and Media Studies, there is a vacancy that

university lecturer in drama and theater


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About the position

The position is linked to the Department of Art and Media Science, which currently holds 28 permanent scientific positions. The positions are divided into the fields of drama / theater, film and video production, film science, media science and art history. Within the drama / theater field, two professors, one lecturer, four associate professors, two producers (120% position) and a university lecturer in scenograph in 30% position are currently employed.

The 100% substitute in drama and theater for the period 01.01.2020 to 01.08.2021 is now announced.

The Drama / Theater subject at the Department of Art and Media Studies is a theater science study with a practical-theoretical profile. The section's activities are particularly related to teaching and research in applied theater, dramaturgy, non-European theater and Norwegian theater history. The bachelor program includes teaching in both text- and group-based (devised) theater production and applied theater. The Master's program has a theoretical and a practical-theoretical variant. In the practical-theoretical variant, the students apply artistic and / or art pedagogical research methods and develop products within a wide range of performative, scenic expressions.


The substitute will be particularly associated with the bachelor's program and teaching theater production and improvisation and role play. The position is part of a team of subject teachers in scenography and departmental engineering (lighting, sound and stage technique).  

eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the position must have:

  • minimum master's degree in drama and theater or highest professional education in acting and / or directing.
  • educational education or other documented art pedagogical experience.
  • good oral and written ability in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. 

Relevant practical-pedagogical competence on the basis of education or teaching and supervision must be documented.

Wanted qualifications:

  • relevant experience from teaching and supervision in practical-theoretical learning processes
  • relevant experience from planning and teaching art education teams
  • relevant experience from assessment of practical-theoretical exams
  • relevant experience from collaboration on the organization of practical-theoretical teaching

We refer to the Regulations on employment and promotion in teaching and research positionsfor general criteria for the position. NTNU commits to following research quality evaluation criteria according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.


Personal characteristics

Communication skills and personal fitness will be given great importance. We are looking for a person who is committed, efficient, flexible, independent and cooperative and who can contribute to a good working environment.

When assessing the best qualified, emphasis should be placed on education, experience and personal fitness, as well as motivation for the position. The most relevant applicants will be called to interview and test educational skills.

We offer

  • exciting and evolving tasks in a strong and international academic environment

  • open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues

  • favorable terms in the Government Pension Fund

  • employee benefits and benefits

Salary and terms

The person who is hired is obliged to participate in the implementation of teaching and evaluation programs according to approved study plans as well as in the work on professional-pedagogical further development within the scenographic subject area. The scope of teaching follows the norm for the university lecturer, where 20% of the position is related to academic updating.

Language of instruction and supervision is Norwegian, Swedish or Danish.

It is a prerequisite that the person who is employed settles so that he / she can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis.

The position as senior lecturer code 1009 is normally paid from gross NOK 464 800 - 524 200 per employee. years depending on qualifications and seniority. 2% of the statutory contribution is deducted from the salary to the Government Pension Fund.  

Employment is carried out in accordance with the principles of the State Employment Act, and legislation governing the export of knowledge, technology and services. After employment, you must expect that changes may occur in the work area.

General information

A good working environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, ability or cultural background. According to public law, information about the applicant can be published even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the applicant list.  

Further information about the position can be obtained from the study program director Vigdis Aune, tel. 73591501, e-mail:, or Trond Einar Garmo, tel.

Questions about the application process are addressed to HR advisor at the Faculty of Humanities Åse Marit Skarholt, tel. 73597673, e-mail:

Applications with CV, diplomas and certificates are sent electronically via Applicants invited for interview must bring certified copies of testimonials and diplomas. The application is marked with reference number: 19-034   
Application deadline: 15.09.2019


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September 15, 2019

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