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 100% in Interior Architecture
There is a vacancy as a full-time professor in Interior Architecture at the Department of Design. The successful candidate should ideally be able to take up the post on 1/08/2018.
The Department of Design is part of the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at the University of Bergen, a leading professional community offering research-based training at bachelor, master and PhD level. The faculty has around 600 students and 174 staff.
Duties/area of research
We are looking to appoint a professor who will be able to teach and engage in artistic research in a multidisciplinary environment. The role is relatively flexible in terms of own professional design profile.
The successful applicant must have a wide professional design background and be motivated and qualified to work in cross-disciplinary contexts and projects. The appointee will also be actively involved in developing curricula at bachelor, master and PhD level.
We are looking to appoint a person who has the will to research and expand the limits of interior architecture. The person employed in the position must be able to cover different parts of the subject of interior architecture and work in both an experimental and a result-oriented way. Emphasis will be placed on concept development where functionality, aesthetic design etc. create a totality.
The Department of Design
We wish to prepare and develop the field of design for a complex future full of challenges and possibilities. Our professional environment attracts national and international students, lecturers and researchers in design, who, with a critical approach, will reflect, discuss, examine and work in a contemporary age with more questions than answers.
This education is the highest in this field in Norway. We offer studies within the areas of visual communication and furniture and room design/interior architecture, and we emphasise that the students can make individual choices during their study programmes. The relationship between theory and practice and production and reflection is central in our design education and artistic research. Artistic research is comparable to scientific research and having employees who are practising designers both nationally and internationally is a prerequisite for an education and research environment that is full of life.
At the Department of Design, you will find an innovative education and research environment, where the faculty’s wide spectrum of workshops is essential for experiments and exploration. Our professional environment is anchored in a clear social commitment, and prioritises the development and implementation of major research projects, also including external finance.
Qualifications and personal qualities
• Substantial artistic practice at the highest level and to international standards, as well as relevant scope and specialisation in the subject or discipline at the highest level.
• Basic education in pedagogics is a requirement for the position. The successful applicant will be offered training in this respect if this requirement is not met at the time of appointment.
The applicants’ professional competence will be assessed by an expert panel. The best qualified applicants will be invited to an interview and a trial lecture with an internal interview group.
Other important qualities are
• reflected approach to and visions for artistic development
• ability to see the field in a broader societal and theoretical perspective
• good teamworking skills with focus on dialogue and inclusive professional communication
• a perspective on higher design education
• organisational skills and experience
The teaching language is normally Norwegian, but English may also be used. It is a criterion that the successful candidate must be able to teach in Norwegian/Scandinavian language within two years of taking up the post. Applicants who are unable to document having a basic teaching qualification before taking up the post will be offered training.
We can offer
• A position as professor (code 1013) at salary grade 74 - 84 (currently NOK 673,800 - 882,900) on the government salary scale. A higher salary may be considered for particularly well qualified applicants.
• A good, professionally challenging working environment.
• Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.
• A position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)
• Good welfare benefits
The appointment requires the successful candidate to work at the University of Bergen and be involved in the running of the department. The appointee must comply with the prevailing guidelines applicable to the position. Working hours are distributed as described in the annual, individual work schedule drawn up in consultation with the employee and head of department. The head of the department is responsible for co-ordinating all the study programmes in the department.
Your application must include
• Proof of artistic research and practice
• List of appendices that document your pedagogical qualifications
The applicant must provide an account of their qualifications in light of the requirements for the position. It is important that the applicant clearly sets out their view on the position and possibilities.
Applications should be submitted electronically by the stated deadline using the “APPLY” link. Please upload all your attachments as separate files. Any files bigger than 15 Mb must be compressed before they can be uploaded.
The state workforce shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. It is therefore a personnel policy aim to achieve a balanced age and gender composition and to recruit individuals with immigrant backgrounds. 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. Applicants will be notified if such a request is declined.
The faculty can offer an interesting and demanding position in an environment with a high level of activity, professional and academic challenge and good conditions for working relationships.
Further information about the position can be obtained from: Head of Department Mona Larsen on Tel. + 47-55 58 73 00 - Mona.Larsen@uib.no
About this job
- DeadlineWednesday, January 31, 2018
- EmployerUniversity of Bergen
- Place of serviceBergen
- Jobbnorge ID145810
- ScopePermanent 100%
- Applications on this job are registered in an electronic form on jobbnorge.no
- You must complete: Standard CV
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