Stockholm University of the Arts

Stockholm University of the Arts (Uniarts) conducts education and research in the fields of circus, dance, film, media, opera and performing arts. With our unique combination of education and artistic research, we want to create new opportunities for tomorrow’s societal and knowledge development. Our artistic research environment offers unique opportunities for in-depth studies, as well as for creating interdisciplinary artistic projects.

Would you like to make your own contribution to an attractive study, research and work environment? Here at Stockholm University of the Arts, you will be an important part of this critical and inclusive environment. Together we will create dynamic meeting places for independent artists, researchers and educators to pursue a dialogue with the society in which we live and work. We value a diversity of participation and perspectives, and we therefore strive to achieve a broad recruitment of staff and students.

The employment is at the Department of Circus. Learn more about the Department of Circus:

We welcome your application for the position of Assistant Professor in Circus with the responsibility for the bachelor programme

We are looking for someone with the desire to teach, conduct research, supervise and at all levels of circus. 

As an Assistant Professor, you will need have both considerable artistic practice experience and a deep theoretical understanding of your chosen artistic discipline. You will be expected to engage in and drive artistic research and be able to critically reflect on the artistic processes incorporated in your teaching.

Your job description includes

  • Leading, planning and developing circus education at the bachelor level. This includes for example scheduling and staffing of the teacher’s in the programme. Teaching may be included in the position.
  • Developing the programme in both pedagogical and artistic areas in collaboration with the head of department and colleagues.
  • Being responsible that the teaching within the programme has a good connection to education and research that are conducted at Uniarts.
  • Working to develop existing and new courses as well as study programmes in relation to other specialisations at the department.
  • Performing course administration, participating in the department’s development activities and collaborating both internally within the SKH and with external stakeholders in Sweden and abroad.
  • Actively participating in the development of the discipline of circus and general societal development of significance to the work of the university.
  • Contributing to the development of Uniarts education and research and working to integrate these two areas.

You will have an important role in the work of building a common culture of openness and collaboration within Uniarts, as well as in the creation of a good work environment. You may be offered assignments such as study programme or specialisation coordinator, board appointments and be afforded the time and opportunity to pursue artistic research.


The successful candidate will have demonstrated both artistic and teaching expertise.

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

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.

A prerequisite for fulfilling the duties of the position is that you have an active practice at a high artistic level in circus. 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 organisation.

Assessment criteria

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

  • Artistic expertise; breadth and depth of knowledge in the area of artistic specialisation and a good ability to develop and implement artistic research and development activities of a high quality.
  • Teaching expertise; demonstrated pedagogical skill in artistic contexts.
  • Experience of leading and planning higher education and/or productions.
  • Experience of administration in higher education and as well as budget processes.
  • Good knowledge in English, Swedish is a merit.
  • Documented good collaborative ability.

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

About the position

The scope of employment is a full-time position and until further notice. Employment to commence at the earliest date.

Please submit your application no later than January 31 2019.

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 documentation in our recruitment system. Please ensure that all documents are marked with the reference number 2018/967/2.2.1

Detailed information on what to include with your application can be found in the document ”What should be included in my application?)” on our website:

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to the agreement
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2018/967/2.2.1.
  • Walter Ferrero, prefekt för institutionen, 08 494 00 906
Published 05.Dec.2018
Last application date 31.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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