February 14, 2018

Associate Professor in Fine Art specialising in photography

Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at University of Bergen

Courtesy University of Bergen.

The Department of Fine Art has a vacancy for an Associate Professor (50%), specialising in photography, on a 6-year fixed term contract. This position will become available with effect from August 1, 2018.

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.

The Department of Fine Art is part of the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) at the University of Bergen, a leading professional community offering research-based training at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level. The Faculty has around 600 students and 180 employees.

Duties/field of research
We are looking for an Associate Professor with a high level of expertise in photography who will be keen to develop and explore the boundaries of artistic practice in this field and who will be interested in other artistic forms of expression and any possible links between the two. The position requires both technical knowledge about photography and an ability to convert such technical knowledge in artistic practice.

The successful candidate must have both comprehensive artistic experience and a good theoretical understanding of this field of art. Our new Associate Professor must be able to engage in artistic development work and to document critical ideas about artistic processes which could be included in his/her teaching work.

Photography is an integral part of the overall tuition offered by the Department. The successful applicant must be able to provide guidance at all levels and serve as the main supervisor for students who are working with other media/forms of expression.

–Teaching and guidance
–Shared responsibility for learning resources in the specialist field
–Artistic development work and research
–Main supervisor for MA and BA students
–Recruitment of BA and MA students
–Presentation of results
–Organisation and facilitation of these duties
–Administrative and other management duties

In this position it is important to be in contact with educational institutions and other relevant collaborative partners. The successful applicant must provide input that strengthens academic debate at the Department and Faculty and must participate in promoting the Department externally—including the development of local, national and international academic networks. The position requires collaboration with the other employees of the Department of Fine Art and with employees in other environments at the University of Bergen.

The Department of Fine Art
The Department of Fine Art has an active international educational environment in which the focus is on the students’ own artistic practice. We have competence at international level in eight focus areas: painting and drawing, sculpture and installation, ceramics and clay, time-based art and performance, new media (audio/video), textiles, graphics and photography. Our Bachelor’s programme attracts students from all over Scandinavia. Our Master’s programme in Fine Art and Curator Practice recruits students from all over the world.

The Department has good workshop facilities that are used for both teaching and artistic development work. These workshops have a definite academic basis. We have a great diversity of academic staff who are active in artistic circles both nationally and internationally. This is essential for promoting a living teaching environment at the Department. Artistic development work and research are a key part of the Department’s activities and form the basis for teaching. Our collaborative partners include the Bergen Assembly, Bergen Kunsthall and the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.

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