[spectre] Oslo Academy of Fine Art seeks dean for four-year renewable term contract (Until June 19th. 2011)

Jesper James Alvær JespAlva at khio.no
Mon Jun 13 19:45:54 CEST 2011


The Oslo Academy of Fine Art is the department of fine art within the larger institution Oslo National Academy of the Arts, which includes the academy of fine art, and the faculties of design, theater, craft, dance and opera. The Oslo Academy of Fine Art is over 100 years old, and is one of Scandinavia’s most important institutions for higher education in fine art. The academy has recently merged into one purpose built, state of the art building located in central Oslo.

We are seeking a leader with great professional commitment and very good collaboration and communication skills. The person must be able to fill the role as head of the department in relation to students and employees, and be a positive asset to the academy as an organization. The dean will lead and have responsibility for all the activities at the Oslo Academy of Fine Art and has special responsibility to see that academic and financial resources are used efficiently. The dean reports to the Rector in academic affairs and director of financial–administrative matters. The dean is included in the entire academy management team and thus has a real influence on the academy development.

The successful candidate is expected to have a clear vision for the development of the fine art department and the ability and willingness to motivate and engage faculty, staff and students, and to achieve the academic goals set for the academy. Furthermore, the dean shall promote research and dissemination, to facilitate collaboration with community and professional life, and to promote the academy through international networking and exchange.

The field of visual arts is constantly changing, and the discourse around the education of artists is in continuous development. It is assumed that the dean has a high degree of understanding of contemporary art practice and developments in higher arts education, can participate in public debate, and will develop the art academy’s international network.

The position requires higher education, and relevant artistic, curatorial or philosophical practice at a high international level. The successful candidate will have leadership skills, the ability for strategic thinking, experience in research and development, and economic and administrative experience. It is desirable to have an insight into the organization and operation of higher education institutions. The person should master a Nordic language, both written and oral. However, especially well-qualified applicants might seek temporary dispensation while adopting to this linguistic category.
The appointment is a four-year term with an option to extend up to two times after public announcement.

The position is remunerated by the state pay scale as dean, stillingskode 1474, salary grade 72–78 (NOK 604,200–692,800). For especially well-qualified applicants a higher pay scale will be considered. A 2% premium to the pension fund is deducted from the salary.
Application, statement of intent, CV, and certificates should be electronically submitted BEFORE JUNE 19th. 2011. (Extended deadline)

For full text and application form:
The application can also be sent via normal post to the following address:
National Academy of Oslo, PO Box 6853 St. Olavs plass, 0130 Oslo, v / faculty coordinator.

More information:
rektor Cecilie Broch Knudsen
mob: +47 93445103


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