Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
16. 08 2018
Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design seeking Professor in Craft with a focus on craft history and craft theory

Application deadline: August 31, 2018


Duties and responsibilities of the position
The Professor’s work tasks and responsibilities include:
–Together with other professors, having overall responsibility for the contents of the master’s degree study programme.
–Contributing to development of subject area, within the particular field.
–Developing and leading courses within the subject area.
–Tutoring and examine of students, including providing academic supervision to doctoral students.
–Contributing to the further development of Konstfack’s research environment, based on the particular subject area.
–Participating in Konstfack’s overall work, such as being a Chair/member/alternate in preparatory and decision-making bodies or a representative in various working groups.


The position
The position is 60% of full-time, for a maximum of five years. There is the possibility of a renewal of the employment contract for an additional five years.


Time allocated for research is included in the position. Our goal is to have an equal opportunities workplace with equal rights, obligations and possibilities in the work for all staff members. Access as soon as possible.


Qualifications and prerequisites
In order to qualify to be employed as a professor within the field of arts, crafts and design, the following is required:
–Proven skills in the field of arts, crafts or design, as well as proven teaching skills.
–The same attention will be given to the examination and evaluation of the pedagogical skills with as the examination and evaluation of the artistic skills and expertise.
–Especially skills in the particular field of ​​that directly relates to the position.
–Higher education courses in pedagogical skills in university teaching, or that it can be shown in other ways that an equivalent knowledge has been acquired. An applicant who is otherwise deemed have the background and be qualified, but who lacks a formal training in pedagogical skills in teaching will be required to take teacher training courses (7.5 credits/ECTS) and acquire the lacking skills within five years from the commencement of the employment.


Assessment criteria
The following bases of assessment are used for reviewing the application:
–An established and internationally comparable practice within the particular field.
–Having earned a doctoral degree relevant to the particular field.
–Documented pedagogical skills in teaching and experience in academic supervision at the higher education level.
–An exceptional capability to develop, lead and implement high quality education.
–An exceptional capability to develop, lead and conduct research.
–An excellent ability to express oneself in English, in speech and writing.
–An excellent ability with leading and motivating development work within the subject and pedagogical development work, together with professor colleagues and teaching teams.
–An excellent ability to conduct a problematised and reflective dialogue concerning norm-critical perspectives the educational programme.
–A well-developed network in the field that are of relevance to the educational programme and research.
–Excellent organisational skills and administrative capability, plus good interpersonal skills.


​And then subsequently
​Experience with curatorial practices in professional networks and institutions.


Experience with writing articles that have been published in scientific publications and/or texts published in newspapers, magazines, or the professional press.


Experience in supervising graduate students.


Good ability to interact with the surrounding community as well as participate in public discussions concerning issues relevant to the field, both nationally and internationally.


Further information
Further information about the work as a Professor will be provided by the Head of Department, Sara Isaksson From. Union representatives: ST Fredrik Bilén or SACO Stina-Lena Hellgren. These individuals can be contacted via Konstfack’s switchboard:
T +46 8-4504100. For information about the terms and conditions of employment, and the hiring process, contact the HR Administrator Sara Borgvall:


We look forward to receiving your completed application electronically, marked with J. reg. no.: KF2018/VO2P/115


Read more at Click on the “Vacancies at Konstfack” link for information and to register your application.


Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design is the largest university of arts, crafts and design in Sweden, with some 900 students and 200 employees. We offer courses at the Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree levels in arts, crafts and design, as well as teacher training. Most of the teachers are employed part-time at the University and are engaged in their own professional/artistic activities in addition to the teaching The research environment at Konstfack as well as theory education is in an exciting development phase where you as a professor will be a significant part.