February 3, 2016

Seeking applications: Professor of Architecture with focus on Social Justice

Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm

Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. Photo: Karin Alfredsson.

The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm seeks a full time Professor of Architecture with focus on Social Justice. The candidate should demonstrate a leadership role on issues concerning architecture, contemporary social practices and social justice that may include expertise on issues of post-colonial studies, globalization, community building, spatial and relational cultural practices. This is a multidisciplinary position that seeks candidates who have a proven track record in working in complex social environments where conflict, race, gender inequality and diversity are part of the urban context. The position is a full time position with a provision for research time and commences in spring 2017. The appointment is for five years and may be extended for five years by RIA without being re-advertised.

Faculty responsibilities will include teaching studio courses and seminars at a post professional level within the applicant’s area of expertise, graduate advising, contributing to a cross-disciplinary dialogue and critique with faculty and students. The candidate will illustrate a commitment to promoting diversity and cultural invigoration, which includes developing collaborative projects with other faculty and across institutions nationally, regionally and internationally.

A Masters in Architecture, PhD or equivalent required. Preference will be given to interdisciplinary scholars who can complement the education and research of RIA, have an active research agenda in the area and are experienced in engaging diverse communities.

Candidates must have a proven teaching experience at the college or university level.

Full-time faculty are additionally expected to contribute service to the institution and participate in faculty governance.

Applicants should submit the following materials by March 14:
–Letter of motivation providing teaching philosophy and research goals
–Curriculum vitae
–Contact information for three references
–Examples of course work, professional practice, research and research publications and/or public research, and personal creative work
–Professional statement

Applications are submitted digitally here. It is possible to submit physical copies of books, leaflets and other printed material. Items must be individually marked with the applicant’s name plus the Royal Institute of Art’s registration number: 2.4.1-180-2015 and be sent by mail to:

Royal Institute of Art
Box 16315
SE-103 26 Stockholm

For further information, please contact Ulrika Ledmyr, Director of Human Resources. Union representatives are Ulrika Gustafsson Rosengren (SACO-S) and Göran Svenborn (ST). All can be reached on telephone number T +46 8 614 40 00.

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.


About the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm
The Royal Institute of Art is a leading art institution of higher education located in Stockholm that offers both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Fine Arts and post-master studies in Architecture. For more information about the institution and its faculty please visit the website.

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