The Department Board is the department's hightest authority, with responsibility for setting the the department's main objectives, priorities and strategies. The current board is elected for the period 2021-2024.
|Members of the board||Deputy members|
|Christine Meklenborg Nilsen||Head of Department / Chair||Anne Birgitte Rønning (Deputy Head of Department)|
|Atle L. Wold||Representantive academic staff||Diana Santos (1st deputy)|
|Eva Sarfi||Representantive academic staff||Inger B. Østenstad (2nd)|
|Kathrine Asla Østby||Representantive academic staff||Geir Flikke (3rd)|
|Marlene Andresen||Representantive temporary staff||Nora Dörnbrack (1st), Kaja Helchie Sletten Østmo Evang (2nd)|
|Kristin B. Eide||Representantive administration||Sarah Eiene (1st), Kirsti Sellevold (2nd)|
|Brit Holtebekk||External representantive||Knut Skansen (1st)|
|Torje Hommedal Knausgård||Representantive students|
|Veronica Dahlby||Representantive Students|
Head of Department, three representatives for the academic staff, one for the temporary staff, one for the administrative staff, one external representative and two student representatives.
The Administrative Head of Department acts as secretary for the board.
The board is chaired by the Head of Department and the board members sit for a term of four years.
The student representatives and representative for the temporary academic staff are elected for one year at a time.