Bergen National Academy of the Arts looks for a professor/associate professor in Painting

Bergen National Academy of the Arts (short in Norwegian: KHiB) is a central arena for education and development in the fields of art and design. The institution cultivates new expressions in art and design, promotes a high degree of competence in selected fields and contributes to innovation and professional development. KHiB has 300 students and around 100 staff members. Bergen National Academy of the Arts is one of two national institutions vested with a special responsibility for higher education in the field of Art and Design in Norway.

KHiB has a vacancy for a professor (100 %) in painting for a fixed term of six years. Fixed-term appointments are drawn up in compliance with the Norwegian Ministry’s provisions on these matters. Tenure will begin 1.  August 2012.

We are searching for a Professor with extensive experience in the field of painting 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. 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 artistic research and development and demonstrate an ability to reflect critically upon artistic processes that can also be integral to teaching practices. Painting 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 levels and will also be expected to provide tutorial guidance to students working within other media.

The duties of a 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.

A portion of the working hours of academic staff at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts is set aside for Research and Development work and for this reason considerable resources are made available for this aspect of the post.  Find out all the information on KHiB website.