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Professur i fri konst med specialisering inom fältet teckning/måleri i ett utvidgat fält

Christopher Long, MA 20I8-I9. Foto: Jean-Baptiste Béranger.
Christopher Long, MA 20I8-I9. Foto: Jean-Baptiste Béranger.

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 development across its Department of Program Education in Fine Arts as well as the Department of Research and Further Education in Architecture and Fine Arts. Our workplace is located on the island of Skeppsholmen, in central Stockholm.

This position specializes in drawing/painting practices set in dialogue with aspects of hybridity and translation of materialities.

Job description

The main focus of the position is to teach and supervise Fine Art’s students on all levels – from undergraduate to PhD. The position also includes developing the study program, the research, and the public program of drawing/painting at the Royal Institute of Art together with your colleagues in the 2D area. The employment’s focus on drawing/painting means that you are responsible for the development of this subject and practice at the Royal Institute of Art. An important element of the position is the post-holder’s own research and artistic development work. The position also includes participation in the institute’s departmental work, such as contributing to the joint planning of the study programme, participating in boards, committees and working groups and developing the institute’s national and international network.


The successful applicant must have:

  • Artistic expertise, particularly in the field of drawing/painting.
  • Demonstrated teaching skills.

Assessment criteria

The Royal Institute of Art places particularly strong emphasis on artistic expertise. The applicant’s artistic practice must be well-documented, independent, individual and of a high level.

Teaching expertise involves:

  • An excellent ability to develop, lead and implement teaching of a high quality at all education levels
  • An ability to stimulate and develop student learning
  • An excellent ability to carry out educational development efforts

The concept of teaching expertise also includes a commitment to education and learning, a well founded view of education as a concept and a vision for learning.

Additional assessment criteria:

  • An excellent ability to conduct and develop education in free art, especially with regard to the subject area of drawing/painting
  • An excellent ability to create, lead and develop artistic activities of a high quality
  • An excellent ability to cooperate with the world outside of the higher education institution
  • Administrative expertise and the capacity for overall management planning
  • Excellent cooperation skills, a strong sense of responsibility and leadership skills
  • International experience and relevant networks
  • An ability to develop partnerships and manage projects

The position requires advanced knowledge of English, spoken and written, knowledge of Swedish is not a requirement


The application must be completed in English, and can be accessed through the university’s recruitment tool, Varbi. The application must be done within the application period. It is your responsibility as an applicant to document your qualifications in a way that allows for a fully measurable and qualitative assessment. The application must consist of:

  • Introductory cover letter, stating the applicant’s special knowledge in the subject area, as well as research interests (max. 3 pg. A4, 12pt. font)
  • A proven track record clearly displaying range of artistic skill and experience as educator.
  • Image-based portfolio in digital form, presenting 4-6 artistic works (max. 20 pg. A4)
  • Description of the applicant’s educational outlook and examples of a relevant course that the applicant would like to develop (max. 2 pg. A4, 12pt.)
  • Three references including contact information, at least one of which relates to the applicant’s pedagogical skill

The position

This is a full-time five-year contract. The Royal Institute of Art may renew the contract for another term of five years without additional competition. The position includes participating in the Institute’s common work and some administrative work. 45% of the working hours may be devoted to artistic research and artistic development work.

Additional information is available from Björn Larsson 076-850 12 36.

Information on general terms of employment is available from acting Human Resources Manager Linda Aalto 079-063 12 05.

Trade Union representatives are Carl Johan Erikson (SACO) and Göran Svenborn (ST). All can be reached at tel.: +46 (0)8-614 40 00

Your application are welcome before 31 October 2021 at the latest, marked with registration number: 2.4.1/2021:179

The Royal Institute of Art wishes to take advantage of the qualities that an equal gender distribution and cultural diversity add to its activities and we welcome applicants who can contribute to this.