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Position for Professor / Associate Professor of Metalwork and Jewellery

Open call  /  Professional Practice  /  19 Feb 2016  -  29 Mar 2016
Published: 19.02.2016
Position for Professor / Associate Professor of Metalwork and Jewellery.
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Management:
Ellen Aslaksen
DEADLINE: 29/03/2016
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Intro
The Department of Arts and Crafts, Oslo National Academy of the Arts is now accepting applications for Professor / Associate Professor of Metalwork and Jewellery. This is a full time, fixed term position of 6 years with the possibility of an extension for a further period after public announcement.
 
The Art and Craft department, Oslo National Academy of the Arts caters to students specializing in textile art, graphic art and drawing, ceramic art, metal and jewellery art. Students choose to specialize in one of these fields, but also have opportunities to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to medium- and material-based art.

The department seeks to explore and increase knowledge about the relationship between art and life, issues relating to art materials, the relationship between design and architecture, and artistic practice in a social and political context. The department emphasises creative research in crafts in the broadest sense and in an expanded field, the use and integration of art in public spaces, discipline-specific and interdisciplinary artistic practices, and the workshop as venue for artistic activity and research. The department has access to advanced and well-equipped workshops.

More information about the Department please visit: http://www.khio.no/en/studier/kunst-og-handverk


Professor / Associate Professor of Metalwork and Jewellery:
The Department of Arts and Crafts, Oslo National Academy of the Arts is now accepting applications for Professor / Associate Professor of Metalwork and Jewellery. This is a full time, fixed term position of 6 years with the possibility of an extension for a further period after public announcement.
The Metal and Jewellery Craft section researches process oriented work methods with the possibility of work with a wide range of materials used in jewellery and corpus / object / sculpture. The technical facilities at the Department provide opportunities to develop prototypes using 3D technology and to work in excellently equipped workshops, which are unique among European and international academies.

Main tasks:
In this key role, the successful applicant will be responsible for the academic and educational coordination, related to the process of the Metalwork and Jewellery programme development, with particular focus on quality, innovation and critical reflection. The Programme considers both the history of metalwork and jewellery and their cultural presence in the contemporary art scene. The Academy expects that the successful applicant will contribute to artistic debates and help promote the activity of the Department nationally and internationally.
The successful candidate has to initiate and lead the artistic research, work with all areas of learning, teaching and assessment of students, as well as carrying out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the department. It is expected that teaching will be closely connected to the candidate`s own artistic research and practice.


The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:
  • Extensive artistic activity at a high international level in the area of metalwork and jewellery. Originality and - innovative thinking will be given more significance than quantity
  • Education at the highest level within a relevant field from Norway or equivalent education from abroad.
  • Documented expertise in relevant educational theory and practice based on training or teaching and supervision
  • Interest and ability in administrative tasks (mainly resource management and planning)
  • High level of expertise in terms of metal and jewellery working processes, techniques and materials
  • Experience in combining theoretical knowledge with critical reflection and artistic practice
  • The candidate must be fluent in oral and written English
  • Knowledge of Norwegian / other Scandinavian language, at least on a basic level, is an advantage
 
Applicants are required to describe and document their entire range of qualifications and criteria set out in the announcement of the position with concrete examples.

Conditions

Personal qualities:
  • Ability to establish a connection between artistic research and own artistic practice Good communicative skills
  • Ability to build international networks
  • Pedagogical skills and disposition to inspire students
  • Ability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration at the Academy
Applicants must submit a clear overview of their artistic activities (artistic portfolio) and other activities relevant to the position (e.g. exhibition catalogues, reviews, video). Candidates are also welcome to upload all professional websites. Applicants are also encouraged to include their teaching philosophy.

The successful candidate must respect the laws and regulations that apply for the governmental and the higher education sector in Norway, and should be prepared for organizational and work related changes at Oslo Academy of the Arts.

An expert committee, appointed by the Academy, will assess the applicants. The Committee will only consider applications and documentation that is submitted by the application deadline.
The Appointment Committee for professional positions is the appointment authority. The applicant may be asked to hold a trial lecture / trial tutorial.

Applicants must submit a clear overview of their artistic activities (artistic portfolio) and other activities relevant to the position (e.g. exhibition catalogues, reviews, video). it is also possible to upload a link to candidates`s professional websites. The application is to emphasize the candidates’ motivation for the position and their educational philosophy.

We offer:
  • A stimulating local and international working environment
  • Recently renovated buildings with workshops with  the highest  technical standards
  • Salary according to "Professor SKO 1013 ", pay grade 69-77, NOK 602 800 to NOK 711 800 per year or Associate professor (Førsteamanuensis SKO 1011) pay grade 62-69 (NOK 529 800 to NOK 602 800).
  • 2% of the salary will be withheld and deposited in the Government Pension Fund. Pension in Statens pensionskasse (State Pension)
The teaching languages at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts are Norwegian and English. The person appointed to the position is expected to be able to gain basic skills in Norwegian within a limited time from starting the employment.
In accordance with the Oslo National Academy of the Arts equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

According to Norwegian Law "Offentlighetsloven §25.2 ledd", information about the applicant can be published although the applicant has requested not to be included in the public list of applicants.

For questions regarding the position contact Dean Ellen Aslaksen, phone +47 92637078.

Application deadline: 29 March 2016
Location: Oslo
Starting date: upon agreement, the position is vacant from 1 August 2016
 
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