Professor/Associate in design with an emphasis on form at UiB Norway
Apply by May 28, 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.
Professor/Associate (50%) in design with an emphasis on form
A position is available in the Department of Design at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) as Professor/Associate (50%) in design with an emphasis on form for a fixed term of six years. Appointment preferably starting from 1 August 2018.
KMD is a powerhouse for artistic development, scientific research and education, founded on long traditions in art, music and design education in Bergen.
The faculty has about 600 students and 180 employees. The Faculty comprises three departments (art, music and design) with a joint administration.
The department has research fellows affiliated with the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (PKU) and UiB’s PhD programme. UiB is also working to establish an Artistic PhD programme that will involve a further bolstering of the research environment in the Faculty.
The academic environments for art and design are located in a new building designed especially for Snøhetta activity. The University of Bergen is working to establish a building for the Grieg Academy, the Department of Music in the neighbouring area of Møllendal.
KMD cooperates with prominent local, national and international institutions.
Form has a central place in the department’s study programme, which encompasses visual communication and furniture and spatial design/interior architecture. The programme emphasises development of aesthetic/visual forms of expression through experimentation in a diversity of traditional and new techniques and materials. Work will be done with a broad range of representations, including everything from physical models to digital simulations.