The Iceland Academy of the Arts calls for applications for the position of a university lecturer in fine art. The position includes administration and development of education at the MA level in fine art, teaching, research, and policy. In addition, university lecturers actively take part in the development of the department under the supervision of the dean, and are expected to take an active part in the academic and professional community fostered by the Academy. This is a full-time position.

Each applicant's qualifications will be assessed in accordance with the IAA’s regulations regarding academic appointments. Further details here.

The appointment will be based on the applicant’s apparent potential for cooperating with others, and how the applicant’s qualifications may contribute to the Academy. The performance of qualified applicants in interviews is of great importance.

Educational and Qualification Requirements:

  • Master degree in fine art or an equivalent education
  • Comprehensive experience as an active artist, curator, or academic
  • Artistic and professional knowledge in the field of contemporary art
  • Teaching experience and experience of developing education at the university level
  • Knowledge of research environment in the field of fine art
  • Very good English skills.

The application must include the following documents:

  • A comprehensive CV
  • A statement on the applicant’s vision regarding the position, expressing a stance on higher education in the field of fine art, and a vision for the future
  • Certified certificates of diplomas
  • The names of parties who may be called on for references
  • Other information the applicant may want to submit.

Please hand in all application materials, aside from additional further information, in digital format.

Applications shall be handed in with the following inscription: „Application for the position of university lecturer in fine art art - MA” at the Academy’s main office in Thverholt 11, 105 Reykjavik, no later than 3pm on Wednesday 13 April.

Further information: Sigrun Inga Hrólfsdóttir, Dean of the Department of Fine Art (

All applications and inquiries will be treated as confidential. The Academy reserves the right to reject all applications.

Work Environment

The work environment is a productive and dynamic community of students, who study under the guidance of outstanding artists and other professionals. The Department of Fine Art employs an average of 15 permanent staff members, in addition to numerous part-time lecturers and guest.

The Iceland Academy of the Arts is a leader in the creation and mediation of knowledge in the arts, encourages professionalism, and is at the forefront of the development of comprehensive educational policy in the arts.

The Iceland Academy of the Arts is a self-governing institution and an acknowledged HEI in the academic field of arts The Academy is divided into five departments; Fine Art, Design and Architecture, Music, Performing Arts, and Art Education. The Academy is spread over four locations in Thverholt, Sölvhólsgata, Austurstraeti, and Laugarnes in Reykjavik.