Professorship for Artistic Research (three years) at the
International Centre of Knowledge in the Arts / Center for Kunstnerisk Viden og Udvikling, Copenhagen
Acting on behalf of the Ministry of Culture’s seven institutions of higher artistic education within the fields of visual arts, film, music and performing arts, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts is looking for a professor who will spearhead the planning, directing and development of a newly established International Centre of Knowledge in the Arts (in Danish: Center for Kunstnerisk Viden og Udvikling).
About the International Centre of Knowledge in the Arts
The new centre of knowledge will facilitate artistic research (KUV in Danish), which may also extend to basic research into other knowledge found within the realm of art.
The International Centre of Knowledge in the Arts is tasked with defining, developing and qualifying research methods that take their starting point in artistic knowledge. The centre will facilitate the establishment of a research environment with an international outlook and critical profile, one capable of further developing the knowledge base underpinning art education today.
The centre’s work will cut across the various disciplines covered by the institutions of education found under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture in Denmark. It will strengthen cooperation between the institutions’ research and development areas and integrate these into an international context.
About the position
The new Professor of Artistic Research (Kunstnerisk udviklingsvirksomhed) at the International Centre of Knowledge in the Arts will hold the overall responsibility for planning and directing the establishment of the new centre. The professor will refer to the rector of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Schools of Visual Arts and will maintain an ongoing dialogue with the centre’s steering committee.
The professor will hold overall responsibility for the academic/professional work conducted at the centre and for directing the academic/research profile of the Knowledge Centre internally and externally.
The position includes work with artistic research (KUV) and interdisciplinary knowledge work.
Duties and responsibilities
The professor’s main tasks are:
The successful applicant must have carried out substantial and documented original artistic research and/or academic research on art, ideally supplemented by other academic/scientific work at a high international level. This may include, but is not restricted to, further development of disciplines related to artistic research.
The future professor must also have practical experience with initiating research and development projects and with undertaking research management, including management of interdisciplinary research projects, international research and development projects as well as research and development projects that cut across the institutions of artistic education involved.
Prospective applicants will ideally have carried out documented special initiatives within the field of teaching, preferably leading to new developments.
Furthermore, it is assumed that the professor has excellent, proven communication and collaboration skills.
Please submit your written application to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Schools of Visual Arts no later than 22.11 2019.
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