August 23, 2013

Call for applications:Professor/Associate Professor in Art and the Public Sphere

Oslo National Academy of the Arts
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The Visual Art Department
The Visual Art department derives from the early Arts and Craft movement and the German Bauhaus’ vision of integrating art in everyday-life. The department seeks to elaborate on the relationship between art and life, on matters of materiality (production, sustainability, the global), on design and architecture, and on artistic practice in social and political contexts in a contemporary perspective. As part of this ambition, the department will start up with a new MA program in Art and Public Space in the autumn of 2014.

Master of Art and Public Space
The Master of Art and Public Space is a new, two-year, in-depth programme, which focuses on how art and artistic practices operate in, use and relate to different public spaces beyond the traditional art institutions. The core of the programme consists of developing and creating public art projects, as well as analysing and exploring art in the context of different public spaces, reception contexts and social structures. The study programme will provide practical and theoretical insights into public art as a diverse and complex area, and is intended to contribute to innovative approaches and artistic research and development within the area of art and public space.

Job description
We are seeking a Professor/Associate Professor for a 70% position, who will have the artistic and pedagogical responsibility for the development of the new Master of Art and Public Space programme. The position will involve building an academically attractive study programme based on a clear vision of the potential and challenges associated with public art. The Professor/Associate Professor should also promote greater reflection around the area of public art in general and the MA in particular.

The applicant must be fluent in both spoken and written English. It is a pre-requisite for the position that the applicant is either competent in Norwegian or will acquire basic Norwegian language skills. The position is for a fixed term of six years, with the possibility of extending for a further six years. In special circumstances, a shorter contract period may be considered.

The position of Professor will be remunerated according to pay grade 68-77 (572 700 – 689 200 NOK per annum) and the position of Associate Professor LR 24 alt. 5 will be remunerated according to pay grade 61-69 (503 300 – 583 800 NOK per annum) according to the regulations for public employees. For exceptionally qualified applicants a higher salary may be considered. A 2% statutory contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the salary.

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To apply: Application, CV and documentation should be submitted via our electronic recruitment resource Easycruit. Any other documentation that cannot be uploaded electronically may be posted in four copies. All the application materials must be submitted before the application deadline. Label any postal deliveries with «Personalseksjonen» and «Prof/Førsteam. Kunst og Offentlige Rom».

Applicants must submit an extensive and documented overview of their artistic practice and any other activities relevant for the position. CV, references and transcripts etc. should be attached to the application. A list of all the attached documentation should also be included. Applicants will only be assessed on the basis of the materials they submit. No documentation will be accepted after the deadline for applications has passed.

For further information about the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, please visit the website

Application deadline: October 1, 2013.

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