Associate Professor in Music Performance - Vocal University of Bergen Department of Music Norway

Associate Professor in Music Performance - Vocal


The Grieg Academy - Department of Music has a vacancy for a associate professor (100%) in music performance - vocal, for a four-year term. The successful candidate should ideally be able to take up the post on 1 August 2019


Work obligations/research area:


We seek an Associate Professor for research, vocal teaching on BA and MA study programmes in Music Performance (or Composition), and supervision of Ph.D doctorates. Furthermore, we ask for a person with expertise within soloist practice, chamber music and scenic experience, and with wide-ranging genre and repertoire experience. We expect the colleague to contribute to artistic development, artistic research, and teaching in a broadly oriented vocal department with emphasis on developing the healthy voice as versatile instrument.


Teaching will primarily be linked to the field of study for classical music, but the employed should be open for teaching assignments that include students from other genres and study programmes. Teaching will mainly include work with main instrument and possibly second instrument within studies of music performance as well as in ensemble and chamber music.

Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Documented and active artistic practice or development work on high international level, solistically and/or as ensemble singer.
  • Documented relevant pedagogical competence based on education, teaching practice and supervision. The successful applicant will be offered training if this requirement is not met prior to employment


The applicants must show experience with development of young voices and additional competence within voice anatomy and care, language, diction and stage performance preparation.


The applicants’ professional competencies will be assessed by an expert panel. The best qualified applicants will be invited to an interview to be conducted by an in-house interview panel and will also be asked to give a mock lecture to the department’s staff and students.


Other important qualities are:

  • Reflected approach to and visions for artistic research
  • Ability to see the field in a broader/societal and theoretical perspective
  • Good teamworking skills with focus on dialogue and inclusive professional communication
  • A perspective on higher music education
  • Organisational skills and experience


The teaching language will normally be Norwegian. The successful applicant will be required to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years of being appointed.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 64 - 72 (code 1011/ Pay range 24, minimum alternative 8) in the state salary scale. This currently amounts to an annual salary of NOK 565.500 - 658.300 before taxes. Further increase in salary will depend on seniority. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • CV
  • Diplomas and references
  • Proof of artistic research and practice
  • List with appendices documenting your teaching qualifications


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


General information:


Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Head of Department Prof. Randi Rolvsjord, telephone number +47 55587300/+47 97514878.


The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.


The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.


Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.


For further information about the recruitment process, click here.


About The University of Bergen


The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad. 


There are three departments at Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design. Read more about the faculty and departments. 





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