Associate professor of interior design (100%) at the Department of Design

University of Bergen
June 05, 2023
Offerd Salary:Salary at an annual payrate of NOK 660 000 - 720 000
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Associate professor of interior design (100%) at the Department of Design UiB - Knowledge that shapes society

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Associate professor

At the Department of Design, there is a vacancy for a position as associate professor (100%) in interior design. The position is available immediately.

Work tasks/research field:

We are looking for an associate professor to take on teaching and artistic research within the broader field of interior design.

The relationship between theory and practice and between production and reflection is central both in education and in artistic research (research through design). Interior design is part of the program option "Furniture and Spatial Design/Interior Architecture".

We are seeking applicants with a broad design professional background as an interior designer. Potential candidates must be motivated and qualified for work in interdisciplinary contexts and projects.

We are looking for applicants with a willingness to explore and expand the boundaries of interior architecture. The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of a broad range of perspectives on interior architecture and related disciplines, working both experimentally and result oriented. Applicants should demonstrate their abilities in concept development, focusing on merging function, aesthetics, and spatial qualities with shape, colour, and materials to form holistic design solutions.

Work tasks

  • Teaching and supervision
  • Shared responsibility for learning resources in the specialist field
  • Artistic research, project development, external funding and project leadership.
  • Main supervisor for BA, MA and PhD. students
  • Recruitment of BA, MA and Ph.D. students
  • Presentation/Dissemination of results
  • Organisation and facilitation of these work tasks
  • Administrative and other management duties
  • Qualifications and personal qualities:

    The position as associate professor requires completion of an approved artistic research doctoral program in the relevant field or documented evidence of high international-level artistic (design) activities or artistic research (research through design), with specialization relevant to the academic field or discipline.

    Basic teaching training and experience with the supervision of students at university level is a requirement for the position as associate professor. This implies completed formal pedagogical training, as well as basic skills in planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision. Relevant courses in combination with actual teaching experience could replace a university pedagogy program. Should the successful applicant not have such competence at the time of appointment, he/she will be required to document such training within two years of the date of appointment.

    Pedagogical training must be documented in a pedagogical portfolio which should include a documented overview of practical experience and competence as well as a brief reflection statement. The statement should primarily describe the applicant's own teaching philosophy and an evaluation of own teaching in relation to his/her knowledge of students' learning at a higher education level. You will find more detailed information about the documentation of pedagogical competence here.

    The University of Bergen emphasizes educational qualifications for appointments to scientific positions.

    The applicants' academic competence will be assessed by an expert committee. The most highly qualified applicants will be called in for interview and trial lecture by an internal interview team.

    Emphasis will also be placed on the following:

  • Practical design experience within interior design
  • University level teaching experience.
  • Good team-working skills, with emphasis on dialogue and inclusive professional communication.
  • Organizational skills and experience.
  • Personal qualities. Ambitions and potential will also be considered when assessing candidates.
  • The teaching language is Scandinavian or English. The successful applicant must be able to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years of being appointed.

    We can offer:
  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at an annual payrate of NOK 660 000 - 720 000 before taxes. (Code 1011) in the state salary scale. Further increase in salary will depend on seniority. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well- qualified applicant.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits
  • Your application must include:
  • CV
  • Diplomas and references
  • Material documenting artistic research (design research) and design practice/ professional design projects.
  • Documentation of educational experience and qualifications: Please fill out this form.
  • The applicant must clearly show how his or her qualifications relate to the position's requirements and priorities It is important that the applicant clarifies his/her thoughts and explains his/her views about this academic field's position and opportunities.

    The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge.

    General information:

    Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Head of department Mona Larsen, phone.: +47 905 00 972, e-mail: [email protected]

    The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. 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. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

    For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

    About The University of Bergen

    The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.

    There are three departments at Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design. Read more about the faculty and departments.


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