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 at the Department of Dance Pedagogy

Learn more about the Department of Dance Pedagogy:

We welcome your application for the position of Assistant Professor of Dance with a Specialization in Contemporary Dance

We are looking for a candidate who wants to teach and supervise at first-cycle and second-cycle levels in the Teacher Education Programme in Dance - in Upper Secondary Education and the Bachelor Programme in Dance Pedagogy. You will also work on developing existing and new courses and programs. Your tasks will also include course administration, participation in the department’s development work and both internal and external cooperation. Monitoring developments in your own subject discipline and society as a whole that may impact on your work at the university is an additional part of your duties.

As an assistant professor, you must have a broad artistic practice as well as a deep theoretical understanding of your artistic area. You are expected to engage in and lead artistic research work and be able to critically reflect on the artistic processes that are part of your teaching.

Job description

Your work tasks also include:

  • Planning and developing teaching in contemporary dance.
  • Teaching dance with a specialization in contemporary dance.
  • Supervising students in artistic and dance education work.
  • Contributing to ensuring that the education and teaching have good links to research.   

As an assistant professor you will have an important role in the work of building a common culture of openness and collaboration at SKH, as well as in the creation of a good work environment. You may be offered assignments or responsibility for study programmes or specialisations, board appointments, and be afforded the time and opportunity to pursue artistic research.


In order to be eligible for the position of assistant professor in the artistic discipline you have to demonstrate both artistic and teaching expertise within the field of contemporary dance. We are looking for a candidate who has experience of teaching contemporary dance at an advanced level and who is interested in developing methods in dance education and dance didactics.

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.

The work tasks require experience of artistic practice within dance with a specialization in contemporary dance. 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:

  • Teaching skill in artistic contexts within or outside the University.
  • Documented experience of teaching dance at advanced level.
  • Artistic skill; broad and in-depth knowledge of your artistic area within dance and with a specialization in contemporary dance.
  • Proven ability to develop and conduct high-quality teaching.
  • Ability to describe your teaching and your educational approach.
  • Documented good cooperation skills.
  • Good knowledge of English. Experience of teaching in English.

The following skills are a plus

  • Knowledge and experience of university education.
  • Experience of teaching dance didactics.
  • Practical experience of working with digital tools.

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 50 percent of 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 January 15, 2021.

Please submit your application no later than October 13, 2020!

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 2020/588/2.2.1.

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 2021-01-15 eller enligt överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 50%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2020/588/2.2.1
  • Pia Muchin, prefekt, +46 8-49 400 511
Published 16.Sep.2020
Last application date 13.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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