Universite de Bergen (Norvège) , poste de professeur en histoire de l’art et théorie de l’art contemporain

Associate professor (100%) in art history and contemporary art theory

At the Art Academy – Department of Contemporary Art, there is a vacancy for a position as Associate Professor (100%) in art history and contemporary art theory.

Work tasks/research field:

We are looking for an associate professor with an academic, curatorial or other relevant academic background. Potential candidates must be able to develop and teach a range of introductions and lectures on theoretical issues related to the art field. We are seeking applicants with a broad knowledge of contemporary art, philosophy, politics, and history.

Together with colleagues in the area called ‘Reflection’ at the Art Academy, our new associate professor will develop and teach theoretical courses for both the BA- and the MA-program in Fine Art. The teaching format is mainly lectures, supplemented by seminars and reading groups.

The position requires a critical commitment to support students’ artistic developments as well as the research environment of the Art Academy. The position includes 46% of research-time for academic research. Relevant applicants must have an interest in developing the research activities of the Art Academy – Department of Contemporary Art.

The applicant must have an extended professional network, both locally and international. Additional experience in academic and curatorial writing and editing as well as PhD-supervision will be valued.

Work tasks:

  • Teaching and supervision in art history and art theory
  • Shared responsibility for learning resources in the specialist field
  • Research, project development, external funding and project leadership.
  • Recruitment of BA, MA and Ph.D. students
  • Presentation/Dissemination of results
  • Organisation and facilitation of these work tasks
  • Administrative and other management duties

Qualifications and personal qualities:

The position as associate professor requires a completed PhD in art history/ art theory or in other relevant academic fields or disciplines, or competence at the corresponding level documented by academic work of the same scope and quality as a PhD.

Basic teaching training and experience with the supervision of students at university level is a requirement for the position as associate professor. This implies completed formal pedagogical training, as well as basic skills in planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision. Relevant courses in combination with actual teaching experience could replace a university pedagogy program. Should the successful applicant not have such competence at the time of appointment, he/she will be required to document such training within two years of the date of appointment.

Pedagogical training must be documented in a pedagogical portfolio which should include a documented overview of practical experience and competence as well as a brief reflection statement. The statement should primarily describe the applicant’s own teaching philosophy and an evaluation of own teaching in relation to his/her knowledge of students’ learning at a higher education level. You will find more detailed information about the documentation of pedagogical competence here.

University of Bergen emphasizes educational qualifications for appointment to scientific positions.

The applicants’ academic competence will be assessed by an expert committee. The most highly qualified applicants will be called in for interview and trial lecture by an internal interview team.

Emphasis will also be placed on the following: 

  • University level teaching experience
  • Good team-working skills, with the emphasis on dialogue and inclusive professional communication
  • Organizational skills and experience
  • Emphasis will be placed on personal qualities. Ambitions and potential will also be considered when assessing candidates

The teaching language is Scandinavian or English. The successful applicant must be able to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years of being appointed.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 64 – 72 (code 1011) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 593 500 - 689 100 before taxes. Further increase in salary will depend on seniority. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter/CV
  • Scanned versions of original or certified copies of all academic diplomas and transcripts
  • Pedagogical portfolio and reflection statement (more information here)
  • Information about and documentation of administrative experience and earlier work
  • A complete list of publications (may be attached). Up to five publications (which may include dissertations, other monographs, or articles) to be included in the assessment.
  • Name and contact information of three reference persons. One of these should preferably be the applicant’s current or previous superior.

The applicant must clearly show how his or her qualifications relate to the position’s requirements and priorities, e.g., by describing his/her intentions and goals for the period of employment. It is important that the applicant clarifies his/her thoughts and explains his/her views about this academic field’s position and opportunities.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge.

General information:

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Head of Department Johan Sandborg, johan.sandborg@uib.no, tlf. +47 55 58 74 31, mob +47 918 22 598

The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.

Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

pour plus d’information : https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/229695/associate-professor-100-in-art-history-and-contemporary-art-theory

Date limite 1er septembre 2022

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