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Linnaeus University, Sweden

University Lecturer in Music Education

Welcome to Linnaeus University! A place for knowledge, ideas and development. For growth potential and a belief in the future. In Småland and in the world.

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 music, we offer the following programmes: Cultural leadership, Music and sound design, Music production and Music teacher training[1]. The music environment can be further divided into three main areas: music, music teaching and music 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: Music Education

Form of employment: From 01/07/2017

Location: Växjö 

Job description

The position includes tuition, course responsibility, course administration and examination in music education, including (among other things) a focus on aesthetic teaching processes in primary/lower secondary schools, reception-year classes, extended schools (after-school recreation centres) and preschool. The role includes, for example, the teaching of methodology and didactics and the supervision of exam projects at both basic and advanced levels, primarily within the field of teacher training[2]. The role also includes the development of courses on basic and advanced levels. 

Tuition is conducted in Swedish and 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 teacher training and preschool-teacher training in other countries. 


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

• PhD in music 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;
• 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 the theoretical and practical application of aesthetic teaching processes in teacher training;
• Teaching experience, preferably in the aesthetic forms of expression or rhythm, from primary/lower-secondary school, preschool or extended school;
• Own research relevant to music teaching, preferably within primary/lower-secondary school, preschool or extended school;
• Collaboration with the local community;
• International work relevant to music-teacher training;
• Experience of working with distance-based education. 

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 Olle Zandén, Tel. +46(0)70-5281353, email:

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

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

 The closing date for applications is 31 January.

[1] Subject teachers in music for upper-secondary schools and primary and lower-secondary schools, and music for teachers working in primary education (school years 4-6) and in extended schools (after-school recreation centres).

[2] See the above footnote.

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.

Linnaeus University

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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