February 21, 2018

Seeking Senior Lecturer in Fine Art specialised in Painting

Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm

Ludmilla Hrachinova, 2017. Photo: Jean Baptiste Beranger.

Kungl. Konsthögskolan/The Royal Institute of Art (KKH) is an institution for higher education in art and architecture in Stockholm, with an international faculty of leading artists, theoreticians and architects.

KKH has a little over 200 students and a staff of about 60. The Royal Institute of Art offers a five-year Programme and a Master Programme in Fine Art, one-year Post-Master courses in Fine Art and Architecture, and boasts a research environment comprising a PhD Programme and a variety of research projects. KKH also run an active international program with lectures, exhibitions and publications. The Vice Chancellor of the Royal Institute of Art is Sara Arrhenius.

The education in painting at the Royal Institute of Art has traditionally enjoyed a prominent position and is an important part of the Institute’s educational environment. The position involves teaching all aspects of painting, formulating, planning and running courses, and, in collaboration with professors and a junior lecturer, further develop the teaching of painting.

The main focus of the position is to teach and supervise students, individually and in groups, on all levels, from basic to advanced level. The position also includes participation in the Institute’s common work, such as contributing to the joint planning of the study programme, participating on the Institute’s boards, committees and working parties and developing the Institute’s national and international network. Teaching and administrative tasks will take up four days a week.

The successful applicant must have:
–An artistic PhD degree, or equivalent knowledge, or artistic or professional expertise relevant for the position
–Demonstrated teaching skills

KKH 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 and implement teaching of a high quality at basic and advanced levels
–an ability to stimulate and develop student learning

Additional assessment criteria:
–extensive, solid and up-to-date knowledge of painting
–advanced administrative skills and excellent planning and collaborative skills
–an ability to develop collaborations and run projects
–an excellent ability to interact with the community at large
–international experience

The position requires an advanced knowledge of spoken and written English; knowledge of Swedish is not a requirement.

This is a full-time five-year contract. KKH may renew the contract for a further term of five years without additional competition. The position includes participating in the Institute’s common work and some administrative work. 20% of the working hours may be devoted to artistic research and artistic development work.

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.

Please read more about the position and apply at our webpage:

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