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Stockholm University of the Arts

Professor of film and media with the assignment as responsible for the profile area Art, Technology, Materiality

Stockholm University of the Arts (SKH) welcomes your application for the position of Professor of Film and Media with the assignment as responsible for the profile area Art, Technology, Materiality. Deadline for applications 2023-06-30.

We are looking for someone who wants to work with artistic research as well as teaching and supervising. The position is currently located at the research center where you work together with the profile professors and the vice chancellor for research, to whom you also report. You work mainly with postgraduate education and can also be active in other teaching across SKH. You will develop the research conducted at SKH, as well as pursue collaborations within your profile area and conduct your own artistic research.

You actively participate and represent SKH in the national and international artistic research environment. As a professor, you are a leader in your artistic field and the quality of your activities must be at the highest international level.

Job description

Your work tasks include:

  • Develop the profile area Art, Technology, Materiality as an active interdisciplinary platform within the artistic research environment at SKH.
  • Teach and supervise
  • Work to strengthen the link between research and education at SKH
  • Develop and contribute to collaborations and networks that strengthen the artistic research environment at SKH.
  • Engage in the relationship between artistic research and contemporary arts practices and discourses of intersectionality.
  • Initiate, develop and manage artistic research projects internally and externally at national and international level.
  • Actively participate in and represent SKH in the national and international artistic research community.

As a professor, you will play an important role in building a shared culture of openness and collaboration at SKH and be involved in creating a good working environment. The position includes research time as agreed.


In order to be eligible for the position of professor in the artistic discipline you have to demonstrate both artistic and teaching expertise within the field of Film and Media.

Learn more about entry requirements for artistic and teaching expertise on our website.

Detailed information regarding qualifications and assessment criteria for teaching appointments is stated in Chapter 4 Sections 3 and 4 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance.

This requires a deep understanding of and extensive experience within your field. In addition, you have those personal abilities required to competently fulfil the appointment and to be able to represent the university in a manner beneficial to the organization. Good written and spoken English skills. Candidates who do not speak Swedish are expected to have acquired sufficient language skills within two years to be able to work in a Swedish-speaking teaching environment.

Assessment criteria

Assessment criteria when appointing a professor shall include the degree of proficiency required to be eligible for the position. When appointing a professor, consideration shall also be taken regarding the applicant’s ability to develop, lead, and implement very high quality courses and programmes, artistic research, or research and development work.

The following criteria will be assessed, in this order of priority:

  • Artistic skills; excellence within your artistic field, demonstrated by active artistic practice. The quality of your activities is to be at the highest international level
  • Documented ability to develop, lead and implement education at doctoral level
  • Proven ability to initiate, develop and manage artistic research of highest quality
  • Applicant's plan for developing the profile area Art, Technology, Materiality nationally and internationally
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a national and international context
  • Experience of equity, diversity and inclusion work

As an employee of Stockholm University of the Arts, you belong to a positive, collegial environment that promotes and supports equality, diversity and inclusion. Emphasis is placed on open communication that engages students and staff and encourages their contributions. We place a great deal of importance on your personal attributes.

You have undergone training in teaching in higher education, or expect to do so within the next three years, or have in some other documented manner acquired equivalent knowledge.

About the position

The scope of employment is full-time and is time-limited to five years. However, the total period of employment may not exceed ten years. Entry January 2024 or by agreement.

The assignment as responsible for the profile area Art, Technology, Materiality is for five years with a mutual notice period of two months.

How do I apply and what form will the recruitment process take?

Applications should be submitted in English as they may be reviewed by international experts. You can register your application and upload documents in our recruitment system. Please ensure that all documents are marked with the reference number SKH 2023/331/2.2.1.

Detailed information on what to include with your application can be found in the document “What should be included in my application?”.

Please submit your application no later than 2023-06-30!

Contact person

Cecilia Roos
Vice chancellor for research
+46 8 49 400 863

Julia Rydén
+46 8 49 400 539

Read the full application here.


Stockholm University of the Arts (SKH) provides education and conducts research in the fields of circus, dance, dance pedagogy, film, media, opera, performing arts and acting. Through our pioneering educational programmes and research, we aim to strengthen the power and ability of art to interact with and respond to challenges of society today. Our artistic research environment offers unique opportunities for in-depth studies, as well as for creating interdisciplinary artistic projects.




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