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Associate Professor – Professor of contemporary art at The Oslo National Academy of Fine Art / Deadline: 1 September 2015

Por aaaaarte | 28.6.2015

Oslo National Academy of the Arts  – The Academy of Fine Art

Oslo National Academy of the Arts is the country’s largest educational institution for artists and designers.Oslo National Academy of the Arts consists of six departments : Academy of Dance, Design, Academy of Fine Art, Art and Craft, Academy of Opera and Academy of Theatre, and offers a variety of educational programmes at bachelor and master level within these fields.The academic community is active in research, artistic development and dissemination.

Oslo National Academy of the Arts is located in new premises at Seilduksfabrikken on Akerselva’s riverside.

The Academy of Fine Art currently has a faculty of 18 staff members , over 80 guest teachers from Norway and abroad, and 105 students across the bachelor and master programmes. We currently have four fellows connected to the national programme for artistic research. The Academy of Fine Art collaborates with a series of national and international institutions. For further information, please see of Fine_Art/

Associate Professor /Professor of contemporary art at The Academy of Fine Art
Two 50 – 100% fixed – term positions
Oslo National Academy of the Arts is responsible for education, research and artistic and design related development work, as well as dissemination within themain areasof visual arts, performingarts and design.

The Academy of Fine Art offers a three-year bachelor degree and a two-year master degree programme as well as a three-year fellowship programme for artistic research.

Artistic practice is at the core of the Academy of Fine Art’s activities and we aim to offer a stimulating platform for its development amongst students and teachers. We work across media, disciplines and approaches, dealing with formal and material concerns as much as post-conceptual, social or political issues.


Two fixed-term positions as associate professor/professor of contemporary art are available at the Academy of Fine Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts. The positions can be divided into 50-100% and are fixed-term positions for 4-6 years with the possibility of extension for a further period after public announcement.

We are seeking an artist with an artistic practice on the highest level and a distinct interest in art education.

A central task will be to participate in efforts to create a vision and direction to the Academy’s profile and research in contemporary art practice, together with the dean, programme coordinators and academic staff.

The work tasks will include include teaching, research, production of exhibitions and events, evaluations, jury and committee work, as well as participation in administrative tasks relating to the Academy as a whole and his or her field of responsibility.

The associate professor/professor reports to the dean.

The employee is expected to actively participate in the department’s strategic development and contribute to a flexible use of the department’s overall resources.

The position might be subject to change due to future development of the study programme.

It is expected that the employee contributes to academic debates, both internally and publicly, and helps to promote the institution externally, among other through maintaining and developing professional networks locally, nationally and internationally.

Requirements for applicants to the position

-documented artistic practice on the highest level in the field of international contemporary art

-indepth knowledge of current developments within the nordic and international contemporary art scene

-extensive international networks and experience in collaborating with similar institutions as the Oslo National Academy of the Arts

-experience with and interest in innovative teaching methodologies , art education, and artistic research

-good oral and written skills in English

-it is expected that the candidate has basic knowledge in Norwegian/another Scandinavian language, or will acquire this within short time

-pedagogic skills with the abilitiy to give guidance and teaching to a varied group of students

Personal qualities

-good collaborative skills

-independence and reliability

-ability to inspire trust, enthusiasm, reflection and critical thinking with students

-ability to contribute to a stimulating learning environment and social climate at the Academy

We offer:

-a stimulating local and international working environment

-recently renovated buildings with workshops of highest technical standard

-Salary on level 64-71 (549 400-628 200 NOK per year) for associate professor (SKO 1011) and level 69-76 (601700-693 200 NOK per year) for professor (SKO 1013), depending on qualifications. For an especially qualified applicant a higher salary may be considered. 2% of the salary will be withdrawn and deposited in the Government Pension Fund.

-Pension in Statens pensionskasse (State Pension)


The application letter, a CV and accompanying documentation must be submitted via our electronic application website Jobbnorge. Additional documentation may be sent by mail.

The applicant must submit a documented and comprehensive overview of their professional activities with in art or other activities of relevance for the position. In the application, the applicant’s motivation for the position and his or her educational philosophy should be described.

A CV, certificates and diplomas, etc. should follow the application.

All documents not uploaded via our electronic application website must be submitted in 3 copies, and these must be received before the application deadline.

Applicants are referred to the general qualification requirements as stated in the regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research, especially 1-2 and 1-4 No. 3: Documented relevant practical-pedagogical competency based on education or teaching and guidance. If the candidate does not fulfil the requirements for practical pedagogical competence, he or she may be required to follow a course giving basic competence in higher education pedagogy.

The applicant may be asked to give a trial lecture.

General requirements

The successful candidate must comply with the laws and regulations that apply at any time for government operations in general, and universities and colleges in particular, and must be prepared for organizational and work-relatedchanges.
The national labor force should to the greatest extent possible reflect the diversity of the population. Applicants with ethnic minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Please note that the applicant’s name may be announced even if the applicant requests not to be listed on the list of applicants (see Offl. §25). The applicant will then be notified and given an opportunity to withdraw the application.
Contact persons
Questions about the position can be directed to dean Vanessa Ohlraun (academic questions), tel. +47-945 23278, or personnel advisor Svetlana Trofimova (technical
questions about electronic application website) , tel.+47-409 113 53, email