University of Bergen

Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design

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.

Artistic Research Fellowships

The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) at the University of Bergen (UiB) has vacancies for Artistic Research Fellowships (100 %). The faculty has approximately 600 students and 180 staff. It offers research-based programmes at bachelor, master and PhD level.

The Faculty contributes to knowledge through academic and artistic research, and in an ambitious, quality focused, international environment it educates artists, designers, musicians, composers, music therapists, music and art teachers, musicologists and curators. We collaborate with relevant local, national and international institutions.

The following applies to the research fellowships:
The fellowships are for a fixed term of four years, including 25% mandatory duties. The mandatory duties can consist of teaching, exam work or supervision, depending on the Faculty's needs.

The fellowships will be affiliated to the department most relevant to the project, Department of Design, the Department of Fine Art or the Grieg Academy - Department of Music.

Research Fellows are as well to be affiliated to the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, which is the National Artistic Research School and researchers' training programme. UiB is working on establishing a new PhD programme in artistic research, which will further strengthen the research environment at the faculty.

Applicants are requested to familiarise themselves with the artistic research profile of the departments and the Faculty when drawing up their projects, see:

The project description:
The project description should place the project in a discipline/research field and describe the topics, context, method, research questions /themes and choice of work methods and form/s of dissemination. The project description should address the project's position in and relevance to the institution's academic environment, and describe any special needs for artistic or material resources, as well as any legal or ethical issues, and provide information about potential institutional partners and collaborators. We also request that you submit a separate progress schedule for the different parts of the work. You will find more information on our website:

The current guidelines for the position are available here: f, and you can read more about the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme here:


  • Applicants must have a master's degree in art, music or design, or an equivalent education from abroad. The degree must be completed before the final date for applications.

Personal qualities:

  • We are looking for open-minded, ambitious candidates with good communication and cooperation skills. You must have the ability to build good relations, cooperate and communicate.

We can offer:

  • Salary in pay grade 50 on the pay scale for state employees upon appointment. That corresponds to an annual salary of NOK 436,900. Further salary increases are based on length of service in the position.
  • Good facilities for a wide range of expressions and practices.
  • Joint Norwegian Artistic Fellowship Programme/Research School.
  • A good academic and social environment with artistic research and teaching of high quality.
  • Membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
  • Work in an inclusive workplace enterprise (IA Enterprise).
  • Good exercise and welfare facilities.

The application must include:

  • A project description of maximum 3,000 words.
  • Suggested supervisor
  • Documentation of relevant artistic practice.
  • Documentation of formal academic qualifications.
  • Progress schedule.
  • Budget (one detailed and one in KMD template. See more detailed information on our website: )

Applicants must upload their application and attachments, with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language, to Jobbnorge via the link on this page 'Apply for this job'.

We will not be able to consider your application if attachments are lacking. Only attached documents will be included in the expert assessment. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

General information:
If you have questions relating to academic aspects of the fellowship, you can contact the Head of the department you are applying to. Department of Design: Mona Larsen (+47 55 58 74 40 /; Department of Fine Art: Aashild Grana (+47 55 58 74 85 /; Department of Music - Grieg Academy: Randi Rolvsjord (+47 975 14 878 / randi.rolvsjord  

For more detailed information about technical aspects of the application, please contact HR Adviser Eli Winther (+47 55 58 73 09 /

The persons appointed will be admitted to the faculty's researcher training programme. For more information about the programme, see:

Questions about the researchers' training programme can be addressed to:


Recruitment to state jobs:

State employees shall as far as possible reflect the diversity of the population as a whole. It is therefore a personnel policy goal to achieve a balanced age and gender distribution and to recruit people from immigrant backgrounds. People from immigrant backgrounds and people with functional impairments are encouraged to apply for the positions.

UiB practises the principle of enhanced access to information in connection with appointments to academic positions.

Information about an applicant can be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be included on the list of applicants. If such a request is not complied with, the applicant will be notified.

The persons appointed must comply with the guidelines for the position that apply at all times.


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  • Deadline
    Thursday, February 1, 2018
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    University of Bergen
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