Stockholms konstnärliga högskola

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 position of employment is based in the Department of Performing Arts.

Learn more about the Department of the Department of Performing Arts here:

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

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.

The Lighting Design specialisation is one of nine specialisations in the performing arts programmes, which include scenography, costume design, technical coordination of production, playwriting/dramaturgy, directing, production management, sound design, and make-up and wig design. To ensure a close connection with the other artistic practices within the field of performing arts, you must have a keen interest in teaching and supervising all students at the department, both within your subject and in collective processes. You will therefore have an important function in the pedagogical work of the department’s teachers.

Your duties include:

  • Responsibility for the students’ education in Lighting Design for Performing Arts.
  • Working to develop new and existing courses and programmes in relation to other specialisations at the department.
  • Working with course administration, assisting in the departments’ development work and collaborating both internally and with external parties.
  • Actively contributing to the development of Lighting Design for Performing Arts and generally following societal developments that are relevant to the work at the university.
  • Contributing to the development of SKH’s education and research and promoting integration between these 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.

Your duties require you to have active artistic practice in the field of Performing Arts with specialisation in Lighting Design. In addition, you should have the personal qualities necessary to fulfil your role well and to represent the university in a way which is beneficial to its activities.

You are proficient at communicating in Swedish and English, both orally and in Writing.

Assessment criteria

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

  • Artistic skills; broad, in-depth knowledge of the specialisation for your artistic field (Lighting Design) and a solid ability to develop and carry out artistic research and development work of a high standard.
  • Teaching expertise; demonstrated pedagogical skill in artistic contexts.
  • You are expected to be active in the area of lighting design and well-acquainted with the subject’s theoretical basis, the associated technical equipment and the craft, and to have analytical skills, experience in teaching and a keen interest in design issues, audience and society
  • Experience of working with a norm-creative perspective both in teaching and artistic practice.
  • Experience of working in a leading function in the technical organisation at a theatre and a reflective approach, preferably formulated in writing, to your own practical knowledge
  • Broad and in-depth knowledge of the field of performing arts in general.

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 position is part-time (75%) and is for a set term of 5 years, after which your contract may be renewed. The total length of the employment period may not, however, exceed ten years. Employment commences in autumn 2019 or as agreed.

Please submit your application no later than 2019-03-31.

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 2019/36/2.2.1.

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 Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment Hösten 2019 eller enligt överenskommelse.
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 75%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2019/36/2.2.1.
  • Fredrik Nyberg, 08-494 00 749
Published 08.Feb.2019
Last application date 31.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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