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HDK/Valand at the University of Gothenburg is centrally located in Gothenburg and is closely linked to the city’s cultural life – and includes collaborations with, among others, L’Internationale Online, Gothenburg Konsthall, Hasselblad Center, Roda Sten Konsthall, Platform for Artistic Research Sweden (PARSE), Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) and many other cultural initiatives.
Valand Academy is recruiting an Adjunct/Junior lecturer in Fine Art. The appointment is for three years and will consist of teaching at first-cycle (undergraduate) BFA and second-cycle, (postgraduate) level MFA, within the newly merged Fine Art/Craft unit at HDK/Valand.
Candidates are expected to be able to evidence teaching experience at both undergraduate and especially postgraduate levels, including the development, delivery and administration of educational materials and curricula.
Both the BFA and MFA Fine Arts programmes are concerned with contemporary modes of artistic practices and sites, situations and contexts in which artists may now operate; the according forms they develop and how these manifest in public and with/for differing publics. The MFA: Fine Art Programme is also introductory to research-based approaches to art production. Your teaching practices will, therefore, foreground concerns of the public sphere and of art’s systems, and also be able to support research-based pedagogy. Accordingly, your artistic practice will investigate questions of the public sphere and interrogate the role of the artist whilst being informed by current discourse regarding art’s systems. Candidates must be able to teach relevant theory and practice alike; and be able to use lecture, seminar, workshop and artistic critique formats.
Formally, teaching instruction on the BFA is in Swedish and the MFA: Fine Art programme is taught in English. Candidates are expected to have written and oral fluency in English and experience of teaching at postgraduate level in English. A successful candidate who cannot teach in Swedish is expected to be able to do so within three years of taking up the position. The successful candidate will be supported to undertake language training in Swedish.
The Appointment Scheme for teachers at the University of Gothenburg, requires that, during their first year of employment, teachers complete or are credited for a course or courses in teaching and learning in higher education totalling 15 credits.
Fine Art at HDK-Valand has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and artistic research.
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For further information on the MFA programme see: https://akademinvaland.gu.se/english/education/programmes/K2FRI