Job: Position as Senior lecturer in music at the University of Skövde, Sweden

The University of Skövde is a modern university with highly relevant programs and socially beneficial research. Our students and staff have the prerequisites for success through our innovative thinking, openness to strategic collaborations with the surrounding world and because we take good care of our students and employees. The University has approximately 500 employees and about 11 000 students and is an important asset in the development of the district.

The School of Informatics is looking for a

Senior Lecturer in Music

Ref nr HS 2014/399

The position refers to the area of Music, which at the University of Skövde is defined as the study of music from a theoretic, practical, creative, technical and business perspective.

The University of Skövde has nearly 550 students studying computer game development at different educational levels, approximately 50 teachers and researchers, and at Gothia Science Park there are about 20 computer games companies that employ around 140 developers and a dozen business developers within the Game Incubator. Sweden has a prominent position in the world regarding computer games and Skövde offers a unique and geographically concentrated growth environment for game development. In total, well over 700 people are connected to the computer games business in the area around the University of Skövde and Gothia Science Park, where Sweden Game Arena works as a common platform.

Within this area the University of Skövde offers undergraduate study programs, where “Computer Game Development Sound/Music, 180 ECTS”, is on example. The position also includes teaching related to the Master programs in Media, Aesthetics and Narration/Serious Games. The study programs include music from a theoretic, practical, creative, technical and business perspective. In the research team Media, Technology and Culture, research is carried out in areas such as narration in different media forms in a contemporary as well as a historical perspective, game development, game studies, cultural heritage and game technology as well as sound- and image narration.

The University is currently expanding, with an increased number of student applications, very successful students and innovative faculty. Applicants for this position are expected to have a drive for active development of the area, as researcher and as teacher. You will contribute to further development of our study programs and the research within the School and the area of Music.

Employees of Swedish governmental agencies have well-regulated work hours, vacation and parental leave benefits, pension agreements etc. As an example, all employees have more paid vacation days per year than the statutory 25 (amount is age-dependent).

The position includes research and teaching within the area, development of the subject of Music together with the subject representative and supervision of students within the computer games area. The position also contains administration connected to these tasks. Additional assignments might be included in the position.

The qualification requirements are:

 PhD in Music or other applicable subjects, or have the equivalent scientific qualifications, or other professional skills, which are of interest with respect to the subject matter and the tasks to be included in the position

 proven pedagogical proficiency

 proven scientific proficiency.


In addition to the qualification requirements, the bases of evaluation for this position are:

 The degree of proficiency that is required for the employment (see the qualification requirements).

 Documented experience in teaching Music in higher education.

 Documented experience of music- and sound production.

 Documented ability to contribute to organizational development.

 Good administrative proficiency.

 Ability to collaborate well.

 Good ability to establish relationships and networks.

 Good ability to share knowledge with others and to keep abreast of developments within the area.

 Good ability to plan and organize work tasks.


For this position special emphasis will be placed upon proven scientific proficiency.

The University of Skövde strives towards ethnical and cultural diversity and equal gender distribution within all employment categories. As the majority of the employees in the subject area are men, the University especially invites

women to apply for this position.

The position is a full time (100 %) permanent employment. The University applies a probationary period of 6 months.

Information about the position is provided by Ulf Wilhelmsson, Head of Division, and Jan Zirk, Subject representative. Union information is provided by Anders Johansson (SACO-S), Rosa Christiansen (ST) or Helen Jern (the Swedish Teacher’s Union). These persons may be reached through the University’s switchboard, 0046-(0)500-44 80 00. Your application must be marked with ref nr HS 2014/399 and provided to the Registrar, University of Skövde, Box 408, SE-541 28 Skövde, Sweden or by e-mail to no later than November 14th, 2014. The application must be submitted with an attested list of qualifications, certificate of degree, a brief written account of scientific, pedagogical and other activities (including future work plans and development within respective activity), work referred to, no more than five scientific publications (a minimum of two published during the last three years) and no more than five work intended for documenting the pedagogical proficiency including a list of (all) publications. Information about employment at the University is provided in our Terms of Employment (Anställningsordning). All documents (if applying by regular mail) must be submitted in three sets (in three identical folders) that may be provided to expert evaluators without further treatment. (Documents should – to the extent possible – be in English which enables evaluations by foreign experts.)

According to the regulations of the National Archives the University is obliged to keep application documents for two years after the appointment of the position. Applicant requesting documents to be returned will have them returned after the two years, otherwise they will be eliminated.


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