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OPEN POSITIONS Junior lecturer in Fine Art

Type of employment: Time-limited employment, HF, 3 years

Scope: 80%

Location: Valand Academy, Gothenburg


The University of Gothenburg meets the challenges of society with diverse knowledge. 37,000 students and 6,000 employees make the university a great and inspiring workplace. Strong research and attractive programmes attract researchers and students from all over the world.

HDK/Valand at the University of Gothenburg is centrally located in Gothenburg and is closely linked to the city's cultural life - and includes collaborations with, among others, L’Internationale Online, Gothenburg Konsthall, Hasselblad Center, Roda Sten Konsthall, Platform for Artistic Research Sweden (PARSE), Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) and many other cultural initiatives.

Valand Academy is recruiting an Adjunct/Junior lecturer in Fine Art. The appointment is for three years and will consist of teaching at first-cycle (undergraduate) BFA and second-cycle, (postgraduate) level MFA, within the newly merged Fine Art/Craft unit at HDK/Valand.

Job Description:

Candidates are expected to be able to evidence teaching experience at both undergraduate and especially postgraduate levels, including the development, delivery and administration of educational materials and curricula.

Both the BFA and MFA Fine Arts programmes are concerned with contemporary modes of artistic practices and sites, situations and contexts in which artists may now operate; the according forms they develop and how these manifest in public and with/for differing publics. The MFA: Fine Art Programme is also introductory to research-based approaches to art production. Your teaching practices will, therefore, foreground concerns of the public sphere and of art’s systems, and also be able to support research-based pedagogy. Accordingly, your artistic practice will investigate questions of the public sphere and interrogate the role of the artist whilst being informed by current discourse regarding art’s systems. Candidates must be able to teach relevant theory and practice alike; and be able to use lecture, seminar, workshop and artistic critique formats.


Formally, teaching instruction on the BFA is in Swedish and the MFA: Fine Art programme is taught in English. Candidates are expected to have written and oral fluency in English and experience of teaching at postgraduate level in English. A successful candidate who cannot teach in Swedish is expected to be able to do so within three years of taking up the position. The successful candidate will be supported to undertake language training in Swedish.

The Appointment Scheme for teachers at the University of Gothenburg, requires that, during their first year of employment, teachers complete or are credited for a course or courses in teaching and learning in higher education totalling 15 credits.


Fine Art at HDK-Valand has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and artistic research.

For further information on the MFA programme see:


Assessment of Applications:

Particular importance will be paid to pedagogical skills including demonstrated interest in curriculum development and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.



The eligibility for employment as a teacher is given in Chapters 3 to 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and the University of Gothenburg's employability scheme for teachers.


Essential Skills and Qualifications

- Documented experience in teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate level

- Demonstrated ability to teach students practice-oriented enquiry and theoretical contextualisation;

- Demonstrated interest in teaching in international or cross-cultural contexts

- Documented experience of teaching related to diverse artistic practices

- Fluency in English


We will primarily consider who, after a comprehensive assessment of documented qualifications and skills, is expected to have the best prerequisites for the position as junior lecture.

For further information:

- Regarding the position please contact Head of fine art, Sarah Tuck (

- Regarding the appointment procedure, please contact Märta Jakobsson, Human Resource Officer (


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

The application is to be written in English.

The following documents are to be attached:

  • Resume / CV and data
  • Degrees and diplomas, certificates or other documents
  • Letter of intent of maximum one A4 page, where you state what you want to work with if you are offered the employment
  • Presentation of educational credentials containing educational training, a list of the (maximum) 10 pedagogic / teaching materials cited and concise statement of educational activities and reflection. Qualitative reviews, course evaluations or equivalent should be included or referenced in the appendices.
  • References, if you want to - you can wait with the references until we ask for them.

Closing date: 2019-12-13


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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