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.

We welcome your application for the position of Professor in Performing Arts or Opera for the Profile Area Bodily and Vocal Practices

This position is located at the Research Department and the Profile Area Bodily and Vocal Practices. Please read more about the Profile Area at:

We are looking for someone with the desire to conduct research and provide teaching and supervision. 

As a professor, you are a leader in your artistic area, the quality of activities is at the highest international level and you have a deep and broad-based knowledge of your artistic area.

Your job description includes

  • Developing the profile area Bodily and Vocal practices as an active, interdisciplinary platform within the artistic research environment at Uniarts.
  • Developing and contributing to national and international collaboration and networks that strengthen the artistic research environment at Uniarts.
  • Teaching and supervising at second and third cycle level within your artistic area.
  • Work on reinforcing the connection between research and education at Uniarts.
  • Initiating, developing and running artistic research projects internally and externally, at national and international level.
  • Actively participating and representing Uniarts in national and international artistic research communities.

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. The position includes time for artistic research as agreed.


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. 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 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.
  • Teaching skills – proven teaching skills in an artistic context within or outside a university context.
  • Experience in initiating, developing and leading artistic research projects.
  • Experience of interdisciplinary research.
  • Experience of developing international collaboration and outcomes in your artistic area.
  • Wide experience in a variety of teaching and examination forms; the ability to develop, lead and implement education at second and third cycle level.
  • Experience of teaching in English.

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 it is a fixed period of five years, after which the period of the employment must be renewed. However the total period of the employment may not exceed more than ten years. Employment to commence at the earliest date September 2020.  

Please submit your application no later than November 15, 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 2019/523/2.2.1.

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

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1 September 2020 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2019/523/2.2.1
  • Cecilia Roos, Vice-Rector of Research, +46 8 494 00 863
Published 18.Sep.2019
Last application date 15.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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