Karlstad University / Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences / Artistic Studies

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 20 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Ingesund School of Music (MHI) forms part of the Department of Artistic Studies at Karlstad University and constitutes the university’s second campus in Arvika. MHI has a good reputation and is popular among students. We offer degrees in secondary education with specialisation in music and aim to train artistic pedagogues who can teach in secondary and upper-secondary schools as well as primary, music and culture schools. Since 2016, MHI and Karlstad University have offered a bachelor programme in music, and since 2018, a music production programme is also offered. We further aim to establish a centre for artistic research. 

Music pedagogy is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on all kinds of knowledge development and learning in music, taking into account various social, cultural and practical dimensions of learning. The field has bearing on teaching and education and, as such, it forms an important foundation of the courses and programmes offered at MHI.

We are seeking a senior lecturer in music with specialisation in music pedagogy and located at Ingesund School of Music. 

For more information, see our homepage: https://www.kau.se/en/ingesund-school-music/about-ingesund-school-music/about-us/mhi-facts/welcome-ingesund-school-music 

Duties include teaching, in particular of general music pedagogy, but also of the general education courses in the teacher training programme. Further duties include supervision and examination of degree projects, course development and research. During the first year of employment, the research component comprises 30% of the effective working time. 

The successful applicant is expected to participate actively in and support the development work done by the department and faculty in the areas of the pedagogy/education, research and development work and community cooperation. Duties are performed at Ingesund School of Music in Arvika.

Qualification requirements
The eligibility requirement for appointment as senior lecturer is a doctorate in music pedagogy or an equivalent qualification or professional experience relevant to the duties and contents of the position. Documented teaching expertise is required, as is a completed course in higher education pedagogy, or an equivalent qualification. Under special circumstances, this course may be completed within two years of employment as part of the professional development commitment.

In the assessment and ranking of candidates, equal weight shall be given to teaching expertise and the other qualification requirements detailed above.

Assessment criteria
Special weight is given to documented teaching expertise in the field of music-specific education and music pedagogy. Special weight is given to teaching experience at upper-secondary school level and in music and culture schools, and particularly to experience of teaching instruments and ensembles, as well as other music courses at different levels.

Considerable weight is given to higher education teaching experience in the area of music pedagogy. Considerable weight is further given to experience of supervision and examination of degree projects in higher education as well as to a music education degree. 

Special weight is further given to documented research expertise in the field of music pedagogy and music-specific education. We value good ability to communicate research and development projects and experience of applying for external research funding. Weight is also given to experience of assignments such as serving as a jury member, external expert and examiner, and participation in national/international research networks.

Considerable weight is given to administrative skills in relation to the planning and administration of different work duties. We also value the ability to cooperate with colleagues and the community, as well as flexibility and the ability to take responsibility and initiative.

A large part of teaching is offered in Swedish and work duties require good knowledge of Swedish and English.

Karlstad University strives to maintain gender balance and values ethnic and cultural diversity.

Terms of employment
This is a 50%, non-fixed-term position, which may be increased in scope later, with starting date at the earliest convenience or as per agreement. A probationary period may be required.

The application should include:

  • application letter
  • documented CV with the contact details of references
  • descriptive account of teaching and research/artistic expertise
  • certificate of course in higher education pedagogy, or account of equivalent qualifications
  • account of experience of leadership, administration and cooperation with other actors
  • future teaching and research plans
  • list of publications (indicate your own role in cases of co-authorship)
  • a maximum of ten academic publications, including your doctoral thesis
  • a maximum of five works designed to convey knowledge, such as textbooks, educational software, or popular science articles (indicate your own role in cases of co-authorship)
  • copies of certificates, transcripts and degrees

A trial lecture will be arranged.

More information is available in the document “Application Guidelines” on our homepage, https://www.kau.se/en/work-us/work/vacancies, where you can also find the university’s regulations for the appointment and promotion of teaching staff and more information on the recruitment process.

Applications are made electronically via the university’s web-based recruitment tool Varbi and must be submitted by 11 August 2019. Documents and publications should be attached to the electronic application (do not provide links only). Three copies of each document that cannot be submitted electronically, such as books, publications and recordings, should be sent to:

Karlstads universitet

State ref. no: REK2019/144

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and declines any contacts from advertising or recruitment agencies. 

We look forward to receiving your application.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment By agreement
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 50%
City Arvika
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2019/144
  • Carina Hauge-Rouass, prefekt, 0570 - 385 01
  • Ragnhild Sandberg Jurström, universitetslektor, 073 - 964 7520
  • Göran Lindskog, proprefekt, 0570 - 385 03
Union representative
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714
  • Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , 054-700 1404
Published 27.May.2019
Last application date 11.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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