Nina Malterud has been working as a ceramic artist since 1975, in Oslo and later in Bergen.

Rector at Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHiB) 2002-2010 and Professor in Ceramics at KHiB 1994-2002. Responsible for the conference and publication series Sensuous Knowledge at KHiB 2004-2009.

Member of the Steering Committee of the Norwegian Programme for Artistic Research 2003-2014.

Engaged part time as Senior Adviser, mainly on artistic research and accreditation issues, at Bergen Academy of Art and Design and Oslo National Academy of the Arts from 2012, and from 2017 at Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at the University of Bergen, where the former KHiB now is located.