APPROVED by the decision Nr 159. by the Board of the Institute of Fine Arts dated 27.10.2011. JOB DESCRIPTION OF DOCENT OF ART HISTORY AT THE ART EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF THE INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS 1.General The main competence of Art Department of Tallinn University is to give a profound knowledge in general education, knowledge and skills in specialty studies on BA level, carrying out MA art studies, linking contemporary art with art didactics, organizing art events, supervising BA and MA thesis. The primary task of Docent of Art History is to develop students’ ability to observe and impart, to help perceiving integral whole through art theoretical subjects. One of the purposes of Docent of Art History is helping to develop skills in discussions on contemporary art, to create prerequisite in fixing knowledge about building up a research work and about links between contemporary art and art teaching. Competence of Docent of Art History includes creation of in-service training courses on the above mentioned themes to Art Teachers. 2.Competences Candidates must be aknowledged specialists in referred-to specialty. In their portfolio they should have internationally recognized scientific and development activities, scientific publications; positive response to specialty work from professionals, experience of giving talk on conferences and participating in specialty boards. Candidates are expected to have experience in the field of teaching at the university, be active in developing curriculum. Candidates must have PhD degree or a degree, equalled to it. Docent of Art History should be competent to carry out teaching on all levels of higher education (incl. supervising doctoral studies' students), to supervise BA and MA works on Art Education. 3.Field of Docent of Art History The field of Docent ofArt History is covering the problems of art history, contemporary art and art theories. On BA level the field of teaching include contemporary art and recent art history subjects. 20-21st Century Art Estonian 20th Century Art Contemporary Art Seminar On MA level: 20th Century Theories of Art Master Seminar 4.Tasks (With full-time work) teaching an average of 224 hours of contact studies annually. to be active in scientific work. to supervise BA, MA and PhD works in referred-to specialty. to examine students according to curriculum. to teach and plan studies within Art Department and with other departments. to support students' scientific activities. to participate in evaluating graduation works. to participate in administrative work of Art Department. 5.Rights to plan freely the studies and creative work in the frames of taught specialty, coordinating them with the needs of fellow teachers and students of Art Department. to participate on all meetings where Art Department questions are discussed. to elect or be elected to position in Tallinn University according to regulations.
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