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Iceland University of the Arts

Open faculty position - MA program in Fine Art at Iceland University of the Arts

The Iceland University of the Arts announces an open position for a teacher in fine art. The position involves teaching in and shaping the fine art department‘s MA study line in fine art. The position is in accordance with the IUA‘s policy of academic positions. The open position is full-time, commencing on August 2024.
Education, experience, and academic competence
Applicants‘ academic competence is evaluated according to the IUA's rules on academic positions. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the policy in preparation for the application (see further in link below)
Professional experience, academic vision for MA studies in fine art, collaboration skills expected from the applicant, and how experience, knowledge and competence can contribute to the IUA are among the factors which the hiring committee will focus on. Performance in interviews will be decisive in the process.
We are seeking applicants who meet the following criteria:
  • Master’s degree in fine art. According to the policy on the granting of academic positions, in exceptional cases, extensive experience may be evaluated as an equivalent of formal education.
  • Work experience in the field of fine art
  • Strong professional vision regarding fine art education at the university level
  • Teaching experience
  • Good collaboration- and communication skills
  • Organizational skills and accountability
  • Good competence in mediating material in written and verbal form
Application process
Application materials shall be handed in no later than the 8th of March 2024 to the email address marked: University teacher in fine art
Regarding academic competence it is beneficial that applicants acquaint themselves with the in-effect policies regarding the granting of academic positions, guidelines regarding CV along with guidelines for how to summarize biography.
For an application to be valid, it must include the following:
  • CV, in accordance with guidelines. See guidelines in link.
  • A summary of artistic practice, research, teaching and academic work and management in accordance with guidelines. See guidelines in link.
  • Official (signed) copies of academic qualifications.
  • Written reflection on the applicant‘s professional vision, approach and focus regarding the position, maximum 2 pages
  • Two examples of courses previously taught by the applicant
  • Names and contact of two referees
  • Additionally, applicants are permitted to submit additional documents to support their application.
Further information
Information on the position is given by Bjarki Bragason, Head of Fine Art Department, and Eva María Árnadóttir, Dean of Architecture, Design and Fine Art,
Applications and inquiries are treated confidentially.
The Iceland University of the Arts reserves the right to reject all applications.
Work environment
The work environment of the IUA is a generative and energetic community of students working under the guidance of academic faculty who are skilled and qualified practitioners in wide ranging subjects in art and theory. The IUA is a leading institution for creative practice, dissemination, and mediation of knowledge in the arts and is a vital institution for academic development in the arts.
Studies in Fine Art at the MA level at the IUA are in English.

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