Associate / Assistant Professor in Interactive Media
Noroff University College seeks to appoint new academic staff in the area of Interactive Media. Based at the Kristiansand campus, within the Department of Interactive Media, you will deliver courses on the University’s Interactive Media bachelor degree program across the Games and/or Animation specialisation tracks. You will join a team of staff with whom you will be expected to work in very close collaboration. As such, evidence of prior collaboration within academic teams is essential.
Examiners for Norwegian Literature
The IB Diploma Programme Language A: Literature course introduces students to the analysis of literary texts and is a comprehensive exploration of literature from a variety of cultures, genres and periods. The course encourages students to appreciate the artistry of literature and to develop an ability to reflect critically on their reading. The study of works in translation is especially important in introducing students to other cultural perspectives while appreciating their own cultures and works associated with them.
Associate Professorship, English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
The EAP unit is organized within HiOA’s Learning Centre and Library. Our main role is to support the current institutional strategy of promoting, enabling and expanding the international research activity of its staff, as well as functioning as a unit of expertise in multilingual teaching and learning in higher education. Additionally, we are responsible for carrying out research related to our activities. The EAP unit is currently involved in developing a Unit for Academic Language and Practice in collaboration with HiOA’s Learning Support Unit and the Diversity in Pedagogical Practices Unit.
PhD research fellow in Biophysics and nanomedicine
The PhD student will work on the project “Acoustic Cluster Therapy (ACT) for improved treatment of cancer and brain diseases” funded by the Research Council of Norway. This project is in collaboration with international universities and two companies Phoenix Solutions who developed a platform for ultrasound activated targeted drug delivery and Cristal therapeutics who developed a pioneering approach to transform drugs into tailor-made nanoparticles. A major challenge in cancer therapy is to obtain adequate delivery of the therapeutic agents to cancer cells, and limit the systemic exposure. The explored concepts utilize an acoustic activated cluster (microbubble/ microdroplet) system and nanoparticles to deliver a drug payload at the targeted pathology. The biodistribution of (novel) biologicals will be assessed using (fluorescence) microscopy other imaging modalities in healthy animals and disease models. In vivo MRI, ultrasound, near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging, ex vivo analyses, and histological examinations will be used to investigate the in vivo distribution and behavior of the nanoparticles.
Doctoral research fellowship in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies
The project may for instance explore the role of cultural heritage in: definitions of indigeneity; the definition and transmission of indigenous knowledge; the politics of the past and the (re)writing of history from a post-colonial perspective; indigenous environmental activism; and indigenous cultural revitalization in the 21st century. Also relevant are investigations of specific practices of display, preservation, interpretation or knowledge production – relating to indigenous heritage – and their connection with indigenous identities. Other topics may also be relevant.