Job: The University of Skovde seeks Professor in Media Arts, Aesthetics and Narration

The University of Skövde (Sweden) is a small and 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 11000 students and is an important asset in the development of the district.

The School of Humanities and Informatics is looking for a Professor in Media Arts, Aesthetics and Narration

Ref nr HS 2013/20-42

The position refers to the area of Media Arts, Aesthetics and Narration, which at the University of Skövde is defined as studies of the technical, cultural and social forms and expressions of new media. The focus is on how the forms and expressions of the media are produced, distributed and consumed, and how narration and aesthetics are given expression and are influenced by technology.

In the research team Technology and Environments in New Media, 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 study, cultural heritage and game technology, and sound- and image narration. We particularly welcome applicants, whose research has clear connections to at least two of these research fields.

The position includes research and teaching within the subject area. Additional assignments might be included in the position.

The qualification requirements are:

  • proven pedagogical proficiency
  • proven scientific proficiency in Media Arts, Aesthetics and Narration.

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 qualification requirements).
  • The degree of scientific independence.
  • Documented good ability as a leader, for example in the implementation of research projects.
  • The quality and relevant specialization of the plan for future research.
  • Documented experience in successful research supervision.
  • Documented experience of participation in university education at all levels.
  • Documented experience of applying for and obtaining external research funding.
  • Documented experience as faculty opponent, member of examination boards, expert evaluator in academic recruitments, peer reviewer etc.
  • Documented experience of and ability to participate in managerial-, strategic- and committee work at departmental and university levels.
  • Documented experience of and ability to collaborate across traditional disciplines within and outside the University.
  • Documented good ability to collaborate.

For this position special emphasis will be placed upon proven scientific proficiency in Media Arts, Aesthetics and Narration, the quality and relevant specialization of the plan for future research as well as documented experience of applying for and obtaining external research funding.

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.

Information about the position is provided by Beatrice Alenljung, Head of the School of Humanities and Informatics, and Stefan Ekman, 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)500-448000. Your application must be marked with ref. nr. HS 2013/20-42 and provided to the Registrar, University of Skövde, Box 408, SE-541 28 Skövde, Sweden or by e-mail to no later than April 12th, 2013. The application must be submitted with an attested list of qualifications, a brief written account of scientific, pedagogical and other activities (including future work plans and development within respective activity), a list of publications and other work referred to, no more than ten scientific publications (a minimum of two published during the last three years) and no more than five work intended for documenting the pedagogical proficiency. Information about employment at the University is provided in our Terms of Employment (Anställningsordning). All documents must be submitted in four sets (in four 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 obligated 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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