Bergen National Academy of the Arts seeks professor in Time Based Art

Bergen Academy of Art and Design

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Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHiB) in Norway has a vacancy for a professor/associate professor (100 %) in Time Based Art including Performance and Video for a fixed term of six years.

The Academy offers an interesting and demanding job in a highly active environment, professional challenges and excellent working conditions. This is a unique possibility to combine artistic practice, teaching and R&D with contemplation in spectacular surroundings!

Job description
KHiB is looking for a Professor with extensive experience in the field of Time Based Art with ambitions to expand and test the limits of what artistic practice can be, with an interest in, and a critically inquisitive mind towards, other forms of artistic expression and possible linkages between them. Time Based Art can include performance, video, site specific practices, contextual practices in public space or network-based projects. Applicants should have extensive practical experience, a strongly contextualised practice and a theoretical understanding of the artistic field including its historical, esthetic, social and political development and context.

Further, applicants should have a strong focus upon and be working with research and development and demonstrate an ability to reflect critically upon artistic processes that can also be integral to teaching practices. Curatorial experience would also be seen as an advantage. Time Based Art is an integrated aspect of the Department’s curriculum. The successful applicant will be expected to supervise students at both Bachelor’s, Master’s and fellowship level and will also be expected to provide tutorial guidance to students working within other media.

The duties of a professor/associate professor include teaching, supervision, responsibility for teaching schedules, initiation of student projects, development work and research in the subject area, dissemination, organising and adapting these tasks, along with possible management and administrative tasks. In organisational and preparatory work, and in daily tasks, it is important to approach and use the department’s and institution’s overall resources in a flexible manner. As a member of the academic staff, the successful applicant will share responsibility for the daily management of the subject area and take active part in discussions concerning the subject area/department’s identity and programmes. Development of the subject area is expected to progress in consultation with departmental colleagues and students and in collaboration with other subject areas/departments at the Academy.

Applications must be submitted by 31 January 2011. Fixed-term appointments are drawn up in compliance with the Norwegian Ministry’s provisions on these matters. The Position will begin 1. August 2011.

For a full position description and online application information, please visit:

http://www.khib.no/index.php/khib/Om-KHiB/Administrasjon/Personalenheten/Ledige-stillinger/Professor-associate-professor-in-Time-Based-Art-including-Performance-and-Video

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