Professor in Theatre Studies

30 October, 2013

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to announce that the Department for Musicology and Performance Studies, Stockholm University open up a position as Professor in Theatre studies. Last day for application is December 10. For more information see our webpage and also the enclosed description.

Rikard Hoogland

Head of department

The discipline of Theatre Studies was established at Stockholm University in 1946 when Agne Beijer (who had rediscovered the Drottningholm Court Theatre) was appointed professor in Theatre History. In the 1960s and 1970s, Theatre Studies expanded to the field of contemporary theatre. Since 1988, dance studies is a specialty within the discipline. Today, Theatre Studies is perceived as a broad disciplinary category that includes Spoken Drama and Music Theatre, Performance, Circus and Cultural Performances. The discipline constitutes a wide theoretical basis for studies in historical and contemporary theatrical events and phenomena. Theatre and Dance Studies is today a section of the Department of Musicology and Performance Studies.

Theatre and Dance Studies offers a complete study program. Advanced courses and master studies are offered in English. AEight permanent or project-related Teachers and Professors and about ten Doctoral Students  are employed at the Section. Currently, a number of Specialists also reside for particular teaching and supervising assignments.

Responsibilities: The professor is expected to conduct research, and to teach and supervise students at graduate and doctoral levels. Furthermore, the Professor is expected to initiate research projects, as well as to conduct, plan and manage research. The active pursuing of external research funding is included in the duties pertaining to this position. In addition, the Professor is expected to establish contacts outside of the Department, to represent Theatre Studies as a research area, and to stay updated on developments within the research area, as well as the university education system.

Qualification requirements: Applicants should present documented evidence of their research expertise and teaching ability within the field of Theatre Studies or equivalent. The Applicants’ scholarly track record, must exceed, to a significant extent, the requirements for qualification as a Reader or as an Associate Professor. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to collaborate, and have the necessary background to perform satisfactorily the duties of the position.

Assessment criteria: In the appointment process special emphasis will be paid to scientific skills. Emphasis will also be given to teaching proficiency. Assessment of scientific proficiency will primarily focus on merits within the subject area of the position. Some importance is given also to administrative skills and the ability to interact with the wider community and the ability to communicate research and development results. When assessing the applicants´ scientific skills and teaching proficiency, the successful supervision of students at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels will also be considered.

Teaching and learning theory: Higher education teaching theory, or corresponding knowledge obtained in another manner, is to be given credit. Candidates lacking formal advanced education in teaching theory, corresponding to a minimum of 7.5 higher education credits, and who are judged not in possession of corresponding teaching skills, must pursue such studies during the first two years of employment.

Note that a maximum of 10 scientific titles /books/papers) will be submitted for assessment.

Additional information: Since most professors at the Faculty of Humanities are men, we particularly welcome female applicants.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of department, PhD Rikard Hoogland,&nbsp; +46 (0)8 674 74 88.<BR>Administrative coordinator, Mr. Kenneth Hjalmarsson, e-mail, telephone +46 (0) 8 16 2130, will provide further information about the application and appointment procedure if required.

Trade union representatives: Mrs. Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm, (SACO), Mrs. Lisbeth Häggberg (ST), telephone +46 (0)8 16 20 00  +46 (0)8 16 20 00 (switchboard) and Mr. Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO) +46 (0) 70 316 43 41  +46 (0) 70 316 43 41 To apply for this position, use the Stockholm University web application form. The application form is found here.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete, follows the instructions in the vacancy announcement and that it is submitted no later than application deadline.

We recommend you to write your application in English, as it will be reviewed by international experts.

Deadline for applications: 10 December 2013.Applications must be marked with ref no: SU FV-3105-13.

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