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Research Fellow Job in Artistic Research, UiB, Norway – Oct 2021

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Research fellow (100 %) in artistic research at the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, within the area of experimental sound practice – UiB, Norway, Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: Research Fellow
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: October 31, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: Not Mentioned
Salary: NOK 491.200 per year

Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design
University of Bergen (UiB)

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Qualification Details

  • Applicants must hold a master's degree in sound art, sound studies, music composition or performance, or similarly relevant education. The degree must be completed within the application deadline.
  • Applicants must have experience in artistic practice and production at a relevant level.
  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and have the ability to cooperate with others.
  • Applicants must have good written and verbal skills in English.
  • Emphasis will be placed on personal qualities. Professional ambitions and potential will also be considered when assessing candidates.

The following conditions apply for the appointment:

The successful candidate will be enrolled in the PhD program of the Faculty of fine arts, music and design. The appointment is for a fixed-term period of four years of which 25 per cent comprises required duties. The required duties may be in the form of teaching, exam work or supervision, according to the needs of the department.

The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a recruitment position. The educational content of the PhD program in artistic research has two parts: one obligatory (20 ECT points), and one individual part (10 ETC points). The obligatory part is organised by the Norwegian Artistic Research School.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are looking for a PhD candidate to conduct artistic research in an interdisciplinary environment within the area of experimental sound practice. The position is aimed at practitioners whose work actively crosses material and theoretical methods and inquiries, and that seeks to forge new directions in the areas of sound practice and sound studies.

The faculty presents a unique environment for research in experimental sound practice, integrating artistic, musical and design-based approaches and expertise, and we anticipate the candidate to actively contribute to this interdisciplinary environment. The research proposal should engage in experimental approaches to sound, including for example: Social and political interrogations of sonic environments, sound as a relational device for community work, new directions in experimental composition, or inquiries into voice, gender and more-than-human entanglements.

The successful candidate must be able to document experimentation and conceptual breadth in his/her artistic background and must be motivated and qualified to work in interdisciplinary contexts. The candidate should demonstrate a firm knowledge of contemporary sound practices, as well as an engaged understanding of sound studies.

The PhD education is intended to qualify for artistic research of an international standard, and for other work in society where great demands are made to artistic insight and competence, in accordance with good academic practice and ethical standards.

Applications will be assessed in light of the criterias in the ph.d program description as well as the artistic practise and research competence at the faculty. Applicants are requested to familiarize themselves with the artistic research profile at the departments and faculty, and incorporating it in the design of their project, please see:

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

Your application must include:

  • Project description of maximum 5 pages or 20000 signs
  • Documentation of relevant artistic production in the form of audio and/or video recordings
  • Documentation (diplomas and confirmations) of formal professional competence
  • Progress plan
  • Budget (see our website)
  • Proposed supervisor

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

About the Project

The project description should place the project in a subject/research field, and present the theme, issues, context, methods, and choice of work- and presentation forms. The project description shall present the project's position in, and relevance to, the academic environment at the department, and account for the specific needs for professional and material resources, as well as any legal and ethical issues. You must inform of any potential collaborating institutions and cooperation partners. We also request a separate progress plan for different parts of the work. As a PhD student, you will develop a research project that works across material and theoretical investigations, and that can lead to new knowledge, insight and experience in sound practice.

We encourage applicants to contact a potential supervisor at the faculty to consider the relevance of the project idea for the research environment and possibilities for supervision.

About the Employer: University of Bergen (UiB)

Note or Other details

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

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Contact details

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Vice Dean Jostein Gundersen, e-mail, phone +47 971 67 781.

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