Lunds universitet, Konstnärliga fakulteten i Malmö, Teaterhögskolan i Malmö

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts is one of eight faculties within Lund University and includes Malmö Art Academy, Malmö Academy of Music and Malmö Theatre Academy, also Inter Arts Center and Choral Centre South. The Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts offers Bachelor and Master programs in visual art, music and drama, and various courses of different extent. The Faculty also runs third cycle (postgraduate) studies in artistic research and music education.

Malmö Theatre Academy needs to strengthen its expertise in the areas of performing arts as critical practice, performing arts with a focus on social engagement, and performative practice. The department’s new international Master’s programme, which starts in January 2023, has its theoretical as well as practical basis in theatre, performance and socially engaged art. The programme aims to explore the performing arts as a platform for the formation of knowledge. In the task of conducting this programme, the department needs a programme director with a strong international network in the area of performing arts as critical practice. Due to the growing number of doctoral students at the department there is also an increased need for supervisory expertise in third cycle studies. Thus, the Malmö Theatre Academy sees a long-term need to strengthen the staff with a senior lecturer in the subject area of performing arts as critical practice. For more information about the new international Master's programme, please visit Malmo Theatre Academy's website. 

The position includes the role of programme director and teaching, supervision and assessment in Malmö Theatre Academy’s new Master’s programme. An important part of the work concerns leading and developing the second cycle study programme and courses as well as supporting and developing the existing partnerships with regional cultural institutions involved in the programme.

The duties also include involvement in the admission of students to the programme in the autumn of 2022 and supervision of individual doctoral students as well as other participation in the department’s third cycle education. The position also involves administrative work.

Qualification requirements
A person qualified as a senior lecturer in the performing arts has demonstrated teaching expertise, has been awarded a PhD in fine, applied or performing arts or equivalent, has demonstrated artistic expertise or has some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties it will involve.  

The requirements for the position are:

  • teaching expertise and the ability to promote involvement and interest in the subject, and the ability to engage and inspire students in their own learning
  • very good subject knowledge in the area of performing arts as critical practice with a social focus
  • documented experience of development work in artistic programmes and courses
  • international professional activities of relevance to the position and the duties involved.

In addition, there is a requirement for the applicant to have very good communication skills in English, orally and in writing. There is a requirement that the applicant has completed at least five weeks of training in teaching and learning in higher education, or equivalent. If special reasons apply, for example if the applicant in their previous position has due to circumstances not been able to obtain such knowledge, an appointment can be made nonetheless. The employee is then to undertake training in teaching and learning in higher education within the first two years of employment, in order to fulfil the requirement for training in teaching and learning in higher education.

Assessment criteria
The assessment criteria for appointment as a senior lecturer shall be the degree of the expertise required as a qualification for employment. As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching expertise as to the assessment of other qualifying criteria.

For appointment to senior lecturer, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • a good national and international standing as a researcher or artistic practitioner/researcher. The requirement for international experience shall be assessed with consideration to the character and traditions of the subject
  • good teaching ability, including a good ability to conduct, develop and lead educational activities on different levels using a variety of teaching methods
  • an ability to supervise doctoral students to achieve a PhD or students on arts programmes to achieve artistic independence
  • an ability to engage with wider society and communicate their activities
  • a good general ability to lead and develop activities

In the selection process for qualified candidates, equal importance will be given to artistic and teaching expertise. Particular importance will be given to teaching and artistic qualifications in performing arts as critical practice with a social focus. Consideration will also be given to good teamwork skills, experience of administrative work in the higher education sector, independence in artistic work, how the applicant, through their experience and expertise, is deemed to strengthen ongoing innovation in the department, and the ability to contribute to future development.

Other information

The interview and teaching test are planned for the weeks 5 and 7, 2022

Instructions for applicants

The academic qualifications portfolio is to be used in the application, see link below. Upload your documents as PDF files in the recruitment system.

Link to the academic qualifications portfolio: 

Deadline: January 1, 2022.


Scope: 100% of full-time

Location: Malmö

This is a fixed-term appointment for 3 years, with the possibility of renewal, in accordance with chapter 4, section 10 of the Higher Education Ordinance. 

Start: 1 October 2022

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/3392
  • Ditte Bjerg, +4640325595, e-mail
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 01.Nov.2021
Last application date 01.Jan.2022 11:59 PM CET

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