Application closing date:
March 12, 2012
Umeå University—with its 36,700 students and over 4,200 employees—is an organization in constant change and development. Umeå University conducts groundbreaking research in many areas—several in which it is among the best in the world—and others in which it is regarded as a leader in Sweden. We are one of Sweden's largest providers of education and offer a broad and attractive range of courses and programs. Our campus constitutes an inspiring environment for everyone that studies and works here.
The Academy of Fine Arts in Umeå was founded in 1987 and is an institution within the Faculty of Arts. The Academy has about 70 students in the Fine Arts program. The program has two degree levels, Bachelor of Fine Arts (3 years) and Master of Fine Arts (2 years). During the current academic year, a postgraduate program in Fine Arts has begun with three PhD students. Courses are also given in Aesthetics.
The education is oriented towards contemporary art. The Academy of Fine Arts has about 20 employees and hosts substantial activity with visiting artists, critics and curators all of whom give lectures, workshops and seminars. For further information about The Academy of Fine Arts, see www.art.umu.se
The Academy of Fine Arts moved to new premises early 2012 and will form an independent institution within the Umeå Arts Campus, which also houses Bildmuseet, the School of Architecture, the Institute of Design and HUMlab X.
The appointment as Professor of Fine Arts requires qualified artistic and pedagogical skills. On appointment of the above positions, the assessment of teaching skills will be given as much importance as the assessment of artistic skills.
The appointment as Professor of Fine Art 100% reference number 311-1174-11, is above all linked to the bachelor level with participation in separate courses in aesthetics, education at the master level as well as in the postgraduate program.
The position is appointed for three years and is renewable for a further three years if there is such a need. The position includes one's own artistic work/research at 40 per cent. Good language skills in English and Swedish are required.
The appointment as Professor of Fine Art 50% reference number 311-1172-11, is above all linked to the master level with participation in separate courses in aesthetics, education at the bachelor level as well as in the postgraduate program.
The position is appointed for two years and is renewable for a further two years if there is such a need. The position includes one's own artistic work/research at 50 per cent. Good language skills in English is required.
For eligibility requirements and assessment criteria refer to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 4. 3 §.
Enclose in quadruplicate:
1. A brief written statement of artistic activity.
2. Verified CV and description/list of artistic works referred to.
3. A brief written statement of pedagogical experience.
4. Copies of certificates and documents referred to.
Description and documentation of qualifications must be structured in accordance with Umeå University's employment procedures. www.umu.se/om-universitetet/lararrekrytering
Candidates called for an interview are required to give a lecture at the Academy of Fine Arts. Application date approx. late May.
Additional information is provided by Dean Roland Spolander, +46- (0)90-786 68 68 or Asst. Dean Per Nilsson, +46-(0)90-786 68 62.
Union information is available from SACO, +46-(0)90-786 53 65, SEKO, +46-(0)90-786 52 96 and ST, +46-(0)90-786 54 31.
Documents sent electronically should be in MS Word or PDF format.
Your complete application, marked with corresponding reference number, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (state the reference number as subject) or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive March 12, 2012 at the latest.
We look forward to receiving your application!
Monday, February 6, 2012
Professors of Fine Art - Umeå University