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April 22, 2020

Seeking Professor of Fine Art with focus on Painting and Professor of Fine Art with focus on Sculptural Processes

Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm

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Located in the middle of Stockholm, the Royal Institute of Art is Sweden’s largest and oldest centre for education in the fine arts. Currently, the university is undergoing a strong development phase in order to build the future’s next form of art education. We are now seeking a professor of fine art with a focus on painting as well as professor of fine art with a focus on sculptural processes.

The Royal Institute of Art offers undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate level courses in fine art, as well as postgraduate courses in architecture. It is an interdisciplinary environment that promotes the exertion of and encounter between different artistic expressions through experimentation and risk-taking. Within the school’s five-year programme (at the bachelor’s and master’s level), each student participates in a mixed-level tutoring group, and everyone designs their own academic course-plan under the guidance of a supervisor. The university offers a wide range of courses, projects, and exhibitions, and gives students the opportunity to develop their artistic practices in studios and workshops as necessary. The environment is an international one, and is in step with the current developments in contemporary art. Here, the future of art finds its newest form under the guidance of a multi-talented faculty.

Professor of Fine Art with a focus on Painting
As a professor of fine art with a focus on painting, you will guide a group of 20 students and plan the teaching of the tutoring group together with your immediate supervisor. The tutoring group consists of students who work in all forms of fine art, and you are expected to mentor and teach students regardless of their artistic medium of expression. The position’s focus on painting means that you will be responsible for the development of painting as subject matter and practice at the university. This is done in close collaboration with other teachers in your subject area. Painting has held a prominent place at the school and has done so since the institution’s founding in 1735. As a professor of fine art with a focus on painting, you will carry that tradition forward, and into the future.

Professor of Fine Art with a focus on Sculptural Processes
As a professor of fine art with a focus on sculptural processes, you will guide a group of 20 students and plan the teaching of the tutoring group together with your immediate supervisor. The tutoring group consists of students who work in all forms of fine art, and you are expected to mentor and teach students regardless of their artistic medium of expression. The position’s focus on sculptural processes applies to artistic practitioners who – by means of their sculptural processes, and in interaction with relevant technical, technological and material developments – explore the field of sculpture through experiments and spatial designs. The professorship is part of the university’s 3D area, which includes a number of sculptural workshops, techniques, and technologies. Based on the focus of the position, the hired candidate is expected to contribute to the development of education and research at the university.

Artistic merit and pedagogical skills
Both positions are based on artistic merit, in particular for those who have demonstrated artistic skill in painting and sculptural processes respectively, as well as demonstrated pedagogical skill. Proficiency in Swedish is not required for employment, but the applicant is expected to learn Swedish within two years, and to then master both spoken and written Swedish.

The Royal Institute of Art wants to take advantage of the quality added to the work environment by an even distribution of gender, as well as by ethnic and cultural diversity, and welcomes all applicants who contribute to this goal.

Read more and apply here.

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