Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media

13 February 2012

Professor/ Associate Professor in Painting

Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Norway

Applications by March 1, 2012


Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHiB)

Vacancy as professor/associate professor in Painting at Bergen National Academy of the Arts

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.

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. The successful applicant will therefore have a special responsibility for artistic development work within their subject area.

The Academy offers an interesting and demanding job in a highly active environment, professional challenges and excellent working conditions. For further information on the position, don't hesitate to telephone Dean Cecilia Gelin or Rector Paula Crabtree on: + 47 - 55 58 73 00.

Application deadline
Applications must be submitted by 1 March 2012.

About Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHiB)
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 300 students and around 100 staff members. Bergen National Academy of the Arts (short in Norwegian: KHiB) offers a three year BA and two year MA study programme in the Subject Areas Visual Communication, Furniture- and Spatial Design/Interior Architecture, Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Textiles and Visual Arts. KHiB also participates in the national Research Fellowship Programme in the Arts (PhD-level).

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