Stockholm University of the Arts

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.

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. Through innovative arenas for tomorrow's leading artists, researchers and educators, we contribute on an artistic basis to an active dialogue with the surrounding society. Together we carry a culture with a strong sense of we that is characterized by responsibility, trust and commitment where differences are utilized.

The position is placed at the Department of Dance. Read more about institution for dance:

We welcome your application for the position of Assistant Professor of Choreography with the responsibility for the MA programme in choreography.

We are looking for someone with the desire to teach, conduct research, supervise at all levels within choreography. 

The Master programme in Choreography is a two-year programme held in English. It started in 2008 and has played an important role in the development of dance and choreography in Sweden and abroad, especially with regards the interaction between theory and practice. After a phase of critical reflection and evaluation, the programme is now ready to continue under new direction.

We are looking for a person who can re-examine and develop the programme, while building upon the programme's former profile, which has been based on a definition of choreography at the intersection between art, society and politics. The successful candidate actively follows artistic and theoretical developments in choreography understood as a field of knowledge and research and translates relevant concepts and methods to the study program on a MA level; furthermore, the person should be able to apply a critical perspective on existing norms and canons that define the field of choreography to date. You will work with a team of colleagues and administrators at the School of Dance and Circus (DOCH) at Stockholm University of the Arts.

As an Assistant Professor, you must have both extensive artistic work experience as well as deep theoretical understanding of your art field. You are expected to engage in and run artistic research work and be able to critically reflect on the artistic processes that are part of your teaching.

Your job description includes

  • Leading, planning and development of the Master’s programme in choreography.
  • Teaching, supervision and research.
  • Development of artistic, theoretical and educational perspectives in collaboration with the Head of Department and in dialogue with existing educational and research activities at Stockholm University of the Arts and other stakeholders, based on an integrated perspective.
  • Programme administration, with tasks such as scheduling, engaging guest teachers and budget work.
  • Actively contributing to the development of choreography as a knowledge and research area at the University, and other social development work of importance for the work at the University.

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 artistic practice within choreography as a choreographer, curator, dramaturge or other, with clear artistic perspectives and extensive international knowledge.

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.
  • Knowledge of critical norm-breaking perspectives and knowledge that can lead to the development of canons in choreography.
  • Knowledge and critical perspectives on existing norms and canons that define the field of choreography to date.
  • International knowledge, outlook and contact network.
  • Experience of management and coordination, staff, students, guests and programme-related production and communication processes.
  • Experience of administration and budget processes.
  • Good English, Swedish is a merit.

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 sixty percent of a full-time position and is limited to five years, whereupon employment may be renewed. However, the total period of employment may not exceed 10 years. Employment to commence by February 2020.

You are employed as an Assistant Professor in Choreography. The assignment as the responsibility of program is independent of the employment and can be terminated with two months' notice by both parties.

Please submit your application no later than 31 of August 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.

In addition to what should be included in your application according to the document " What should be included in my application “, you should also attach a document where you describe your artistic and research related interest in relation to the master in choreography, max 600 words.

Please ensure that all documents are marked with the reference number 2019/509/2.2.1

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,

At the picture Hokuto Kodama, former student of MA in Choreography

Photo: José Figueroa

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 201X-XX-XX eller enligt överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 60%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2019/509/2.2.1
  • Anna Efraimsson, 08-494 00 843
Published 18.Jun.2019
Last application date 31.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CEST

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