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 2017-2020.
|Members of the board||Deputy members|
|Karen Gammelgaard||Head of Department / Chair|
|Tina Skouen||Deputy Head of Department|
|Julián Cosmes-Cuesta||Representantive academic staff||Atle L. Wold (1st deputy)|
|Hans Petter Helland||Representantive academic staff||Inger B. Østenstad (2nd)|
|Gjertrud Flermoen Stenbrenden||Representantive academic staff||Kristin Bech (3rd)|
|Silje S. Alvestad||Representantive temporary staff|
|Tor Erik Johnsen||Representantive administration||Kristin B. Eide (1st), Kirsti Sellevold (2nd)|
|Jon Arild Olsen||External representantive||Kristin Tangen (1st)|
|Trine Skogset Ofitserova||Representantive students||Håkon Thyness Reutz (1st)|
|Eugenia Alexandersen||Representantive Students||Løvetann T. Ripoll (2nd)|
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 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.