Professor in Artistic Research in Music Malm Academy of Music

Applications are invited for a professor position in visual arts to join Lund University, Sweden. The funds for this fellowship are available for five years. The deadline for applying is November 04, 2018.

The Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts is one of eight faculties within Lund University and includes Malm Art Academy, Malm Academy of Music and Malm Theatre Academy, also Inter Arts Center and Choral Centre South. The Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts offers Bachelor and Master programmes in visual art, music and drama, and various courses of different extent. The Faculty also runs third cycle (postgraduate) studies and research in the artistic field and music education.

The Academy of Music educates musicians, composers, organists and music teachers and offers a doctoral programme in Music Education and in Music. The Academy includes 800 students, 200 employees. The Academy has an extensive contact network with the wider music and cultural scenes and schools. This includes close contact with both concert venues and various institutions and organisations.

The Performance Programmes in Music has a vacancy for a position as

The position is for a fixed term of five years.

Scope of employment: 75%.

Starting date: 1 March 2019 or according to agreement.


Artistic Research in Music.

Subject description

Direction and development of Artistic Research in Music and the doctoral programme in Music at Malm Academy of Music.

Work duties

The position as professor of Artistic Research in Music entails

- planning, coordinating and directing Artistic Research and Third Cycle Studies in Music at Malm Academy of Music,

- responsibility for the development of the research environment,

- planning and organizing the supervision of PhD candidates, PhD seminars, part time seminars and dissertations,

- supervising PhD candidates,

- teaching in 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle programmes and developing the Bachelor and Master thesis at the Performance programmes,

- planning and carrying out seminars and conferences,

- representing artistic research at Malm Academy of Music by participating and strengthening the Academy in national and international research networks,

- cooperating with research programmes in Lund University and other universities, nationally and internationally,

- strengthening the collaboration between undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels and between the research programmes in Music and Music Education at the department,

- initiating boundary-crossing and transdisciplinary collaborations within Lund University and with other universities,

- initiating new research applications and projects,

- conducting research in the area of artistic research in Music,

- publishing academic and artistic outputs.

Qualification requirements

For the position as professor in Artistic Research in Music, the following qualification requirements apply

- Master degree in Music or other higher education in Music,

- a PhD in artistic research in Music or other equivalent discipline,

- docent qualification or equivalent competence,

- documented pedagogical skills from higher education level,

- documented artistic skills at international level,

- substantial amount of academic and artistic publications,

- leadership experience,

- excellent language skills in English, both spoken and written,

- documented experience of supervision and teaching at PhD level,

- five week course in teaching and learning in higher education or documentation of equivalent experience.

Assessment criteria

The following assessment criteria apply for a professor in artistic research in Music

- Research and artistic activity, output and experience on a very high level, nationally and internationally. International merits are evaluated with respect to both the applicant's profile and the character and tradition in the field of Artistic Research in Music. Artistic excellence of international standing and a clear relation between the academic and artistic practices constitutes a very important component in the assessment.

– Excellent pedagogical skills, which involves the capacity to conduct, lead and develop the research programme and other pedagogical activities at different academic levels and with varying methods. – Experience and good ability to supervise PhD candidates up to dissertation, and students at Bachelor and Master levels to artistic independence. - Leadership capacities, which involves leading and developing the research programmes and other activities. This requires skills in communication and cooperation in combination with capacity to strengthen the subject of Artistic Research in Music at the department.

- Good ability to interact and communicate with the surrounding society. This involves the experience of national and international networks of artistic activities and research.

-Excellent capability of working independently.

Good collaborative skills, commitment and independent initiative count as important qualifications. Based on experience and competence, the successful applicant is expected to continue to strengthen Artistic Research in Music at the department and contribute to its future development, nationally and internationally.

Further qualifications

Experience of working with artistic research/transdisciplinary networks nationally and internationally is an asset.

Preparedness to acquire proficiency in the Swedish language during the first two years, or knowledge of the Swedish language.


Regular attendance at the workplace is a requirement.

Design and content of the application

Applications are to be submitted using the academic qualifications portfolio, see link below. Upload your documents as PDF files in the recruitment system.

Applicants are encouraged to download the Academic qualifications portfolio in word-format and use as template. Please, follow the headlines in the template.


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