Karlstad University / Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences / Department of 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) is part of the Department of Artistic Studies at Karlstad University, located in Arvika.  MHI is a renowned school of music and popular among aspiring musicians. Music teaching degrees are awarded for secondary education and extra-mural arts and music schools. 

MHI and Karlstad University also award Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Music. The Fine Arts/Music Programme started in 2016 and the Music Production Programme in 2018.  The ambition is to create a centre for research on aesthetic forms of expression at MHI.

Music pedagogy is an interdisciplinary subject area comprising all forms of knowledge development and learning of music including various social, cultural and practical dimensions of learning.  The subject area has a bearing on education and teaching and constitutes an important foundation for the current programmes of study offered at Ingesund School of Music (MHI).

We are seeking a senior lecturer in music pedagogy with an emphasis on music education at MHI. For more information, see: https://www.kau.se/en/ingesund-school-music


Duties primarily include teaching courses in music pedagogy but also teacher education core courses, as well as supervising and examining degree projects, course development and research.  In the first year of employment, 30 per cent of full time (60 per cent) is allocated to research.  Duties include active participation in advancing pedagogical and subject-specific education research in the faculty and external cooperation.  

Workplace location is at the Ingesund School of Music in Arvika.

Qualification requirements

The requirements for this senior lectureship are a doctorate in music pedagogy or equivalent research qualifications or other professional expertise of relevance to the duties and content of the position, and demonstrated teaching expertise or equivalent qualifications, and completed course in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. In special circumstances, this course may be completed within two years of employment as part of the professional development commitment.

In the ranking of candidates, equal weight is given to teaching expertise and to research expertise.

Assessment criteria

Special weight is given to demonstrated teaching and research expertise in the area of music pedagogy and music education. Special weight is given to experience of teaching in upper secondary education and extramural arts and music schools, especially regarding instrumental and ensemble instruction. Special weight is also given to a degree in music education. Considerable weight is given to experience in teaching music pedagogy at higher education  level and to experience of supervising and examining degree projects. Considerable weight is given to organisational ability to plan and manage different tasks with flexibility, responsibility and power of initiative.

Weight is given to ability to disseminate information on research and development projects, to experience of applying for external research funding and experience of entrance test panel service, expert appointment, examination and participation in national/international research networks.  

Weight is given to ability to cooperate with colleagues and external communities.

The language of instruction is primarily Swedish and good command of Swedish and English is required.

Karlstad University aims at even gender distribution and values ethnic and cultural diversity

Terms of employment

This is a part time non-fixed term employment ( 60%) with starting date at the earliest convenience. A probationary period may be used.


Application should include well documented qualifications. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair and qualitative assessment of all aspects. For more information on application and procedures, see “Application Guidelines” and Karlstad University’s regulations on recruitment and promotion of teaching staff, available on: Information om lediga anställningar.

All documents and publications should be attached to the electronic application. Do not provide links to them. Three copies of documentation that cannot be submitted electronically (books, publications, CD, etc) should be sent to: Karlstads universitet, Registrator, 651 88

Application should include:

  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • Account of pedagogical and research/artistic activities
  • Certificate of completed course in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education or equivalent
  • Brief account of experience of leadership, administration and cooperation
  • Plans for future activities
  • Copies of diplomas and other certificates of qualifications
  • List of publications (specify contribution to co-authored works)
  • Maximum of ten research publications, including doctoral thesis
  • Maximum of five works designed for instruction such as text books, educational software or popular science articles (specify contribution to co-authored works)

The assessment process will include trial teaching.

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

We look forward to your application!

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment At the earliest convenience
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 60 %
City Arvika
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2020/76
  • Carina Hauge-Rouass, prefekt, 0570 - 385 01
  • Ragnhild Sandberg Jurström, universitetslektor, 073 964 7520
  • Göran Lindskog, proprefekt, 0570-38503
Union representative
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714
  • Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, 054 700 1404
Published 16.Mar.2020
Last application date 01.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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