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Linnaeus University, Sweden

Associate Professor Visual Arts Education

Linnaeus University is a modern international university. We draw our inspiration from Carl Linnaeus, with our roots in Småland and the world as our working environment. Linnaeus University is founded upon the spirit of Linnaeus as a scientist, entrepreneur and teacher. 

The Department of Music and Art is part of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and comprises three subject environments: art, drama and music. The department offers a large number of courses, both as programmes and as individual courses. Within the field of art, we offer the following programmes: Cultural leadership and Teacher training with a focus on art. The art environment is divided into two main areas: art education and art science. Within the department, we work to develop our courses and research on both an artistic and scientific basis. 

Scope of the position
100 % 

Subject area for the position 
Art Education 

Form of employment
From (incl.) 15/08/2017 until further notice 


Job description

The position includes tuition, course responsibility, course administration and examination in art education. The teaching role involves (among other things) supervision of exam projects at both basic and advanced levels, primarily within the field of teacher training. The role includes the development of courses. 

Tuition is primarily conducted in Swedish, but some courses may be held in English. 

Planning and course development work is mainly carried out as part of a team. Tuition takes place in both Växjö and Kalmar (with an emphasis on the above-mentioned location). It is mainly conducted during the daytime but may also take place during evenings and weekends. Part of the tuition may be distance-based. 

The position also requires active participation in the department's internal and external work, the development of the scientific environment, own research and competence development within the subject area, and any other additional social development that is relevant to the teacher's work at the university. There is also a responsibility to develop international cooperation and the exchange with preschool-teacher training in other countries. During the autumn term of 2017, time allocated to own research represents 40% of the total working time. 


To be employed as a lecturer in art education, the applicant must have:

• PhD in art education or another equivalent qualification;
• Demonstrated scientific expertise or other professional expertise with relevance concerning the subject content of the employed position and the work duties included in the position.
• University teaching qualification or otherwise-acquired equivalent competence;
• Relevant proven experience within the area of work described in the work description, and a demonstrated interest in the ongoing development of his/her competence within this area;
• Educational skills;
• The ability to collaborate;
• Administrative competence. 

Assessment criteria

Eligibility is primarily assessed based upon the extent of the possession of the above-listed qualifying skills. Additional merits include:

• Experience of teaching and educational planning in art education with a focus on upper-secondary schools within higher education/university;
• Experience of teaching in the subject of art in primary and lower-secondary schools and upper-secondary schools.
• Collaboration with the local community;
• International work within art-teacher training with a focus on primary and lower-secondary schools and upper-secondary schools;
• Experience of working with distance-based education.
• Experience of teaching art in primary and lower-secondary schools and upper-secondary schools, and art education with a focus on upper-secondary schools within higher education/university; 

Additional criteria for assessment are outlined in Linnaeus University's employment procedure. Employment procedure for teachers - Linnaeus University -

For information, please contact: 

Head of Department Dan Alkenäs, Tel. +46(0)731-808703, email:

Subject Representative Eva Cronquist, Tel. +46(0)70-310 76, email:

Teacher-Training Co-ordinator Maria Stam, Tel. +46(0)480-44 64 60, email:

Personnel Consultant Jessica Drott, Tel. +46(0)470-708950, email:

Trade union representatives can be contacted via the University's telephone exchange, Tel. +46(0)772-28 80 00.

Art teacher at upper-secondary schools, Art teacher at primary and lower-secondary schools, Art for teachers working in primary education (school years 4-6), in extended schools (after-school recreation centres) and for those in preschool-teacher training.

The closing date for applications is 31 January.

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the "Apply" button at the bottom of the ad. Your application should be designed according to the Template for application which can be found in the Guide to Appointment procedures under important documents below the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. Other documents, including various types of scientific works, must be submitted digitally along with the application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 on the closing day.

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Linnaeus University is one of Sweden's newest higher education institutions. The university was formed when the University of Kalmar and Växjö University merged in 2010.

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