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Lecturer in Fine Arts with a specialization in Public Art

The Royal Institute of Art conducts education and research in Fine Arts and Architecture, with a teaching staff of influential Swedish and multinational artists, theoreticians and architects. With its 230 students and 75 employees, the Royal Institute of Art offers a five-year program in Fine Arts and a two-year master’s degree in Fine Arts, as well as postgraduate courses for professional artists and architects. The Institute is at present in a stage of far-reaching evolution aimed at shaping the arts education of the future.  In endorsement of this educational development, the Royal Institute of Art will establish a new organization with two departments starting 1 September 2021: the Department of Program Education in Fine Arts and the Department of Research and Postgraduate Education in Architecture and Fine Arts. Our workplace is located on Skeppsholmen, in central Stockholm.

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Description of the subject area and postgraduate course in Public Art

The course in Public Art comprises 60 credits at the advanced level and extends over one academic year. It aims to examine and cultivate the significant role of  artistic strategies and methods in the design of our common spaces. The subject area addresses everything from large-scale projects in planning and building common environments to socially engaging projects in urban development, as well as exploratory working methods at the intersection of architecture, art, cultural heritage and planning. The course in Public Art is aimed at professionals operating in the fields of art, architecture or adjacent areas.

Key Accountabilities

The position is 50% and involves planning, organizing, coordinating and teaching a postgraduate course in Public Art together with the course coordinator. Accountabilities include syllabus planning, scheduling, contact with lecturers and coordination of seminars, public events, study visits and travel. The position involves contact with students and engagement, both pedagogical and practical, in teaching situations. External monitoring and networking within the subject area are also important, as well as working for common issues at the Royal Institute and collaborating with the Department of Research and Postgraduate Education in Architecture and Fine Arts.


Eligible as lecturer in Fine Arts includes those who have:

  • long professional experience and a master’s degree in art, architecture or related fields or knowledge that the employer deems equivalent
  • completed higher-level pedagogical training or equivalent
  • demonstrated pedagogical skills

Pedagogical skills include:

  • a good ability to develop and deliver quality teaching at foundational and advanced levels
  • a good ability to stimulate and develop student learning

For this position, the following points of assessment have been included:

  • Experience in the fields of public art, public space, architecture and contemporary art.
  • Suitable skills in spoken and written English.
  • Competencies in administration, planning and coordination.
  • Competencies in digital platforms and tools.
  • Practice in working both independently and in teams.


The scope of employment, as defined by HF 4 kap 10 §, is a period of five years at 50% of full-time, with the possibility of an extension of no more than five years. Access is by agreement.

For more information, contact Cecilia Sagrén, 070-75 35 190.

Union representatives Carl Johan Erikson (SACO) and Göran Svenborn (ST) can be reached at 08-614 40 00.

We welcome your application no later than 30 june 2021. Your application shall include a cover letter and CV in English, and be marked with the registration number: 2.4.1/2021:119.

The Royal Institute of Art aims to make the most of a workplace promoting gender equality and ethnic and cultural diversity.