Adjunct Lecturer In Craft Specializing In Metal Art

Göteborg University
April 03, 2024
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The University of Gothenburg tackles society's challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract researchers and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Artistic Faculty consists of the two departments HDK-Valand Academy - Art and Design and the Academy of Music and Drama.

Our vision

With the challenges society faces today, education and research within the field of the arts are more important than ever; fundamentally, one of the strengths of the arts is the creating of perspective and critical tools, as well as meaning and hope. Our Faculty will be pro-active in issues related to the arts, culture and learning, where creativity and innovation are embraced in a wider sense. Locally established and globally orientated, our Faculty will be a place that accommodates the arts, the creating of knowledge, critique, visions, and transformation. The arts, and culture, are for everyone to enjoy – and our Faculty will be a meeting-place for agents of culture, culture institutions, the creative industries, as well as civil society as a whole.

HDK-Valand is now looking for a adjunct lecturer in craft specializing in metal art who will teach on bachelor level. You will become a part of the team at Campus Steneby. More information about the program can be found here.

The position is placed at Campus Steneby, a unique environment for education and research in craft and design at Gothenburg University. Nestled among the lakes and forests of Dalsland midway between Gothenburg and Oslo - we are an international community of makers, artists and designers who are attracted by our philosophy of education that involves total immersion in the workshop experience. In our educations, we seek to develop knowledge of material and technique as a basis for pushing the boundaries of material-based craft and design. With a strong focus on artistic exploration and design methods, we provide students with the tools to enable the application of their skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world.

Craft at HDK-Valand Campus Steneby is also part of wider networks within the University. The University of Gothenburg has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary collaboration in craft, engaging in craft education and research across Västragötaland Region: At HDK-Valand's Campus Steneby, at the department for Craft and Fine Art in Gothenburg, and at the Craft Laboratory at the Department of Conservation on their Mariestad Campus. We also share an educational environment together with Stenebyskolan, who provide preparatory artistic education and vocational training in craft related subjects.

Subject area

Craft with a specialization in Metal Art.

Subject area description

The programme in Metal Art consists of courses in Metal as a substance, public figuration, visual figuration and communication coupled with theory (Metal as a subject) and history. The graduate works for the most part on projects where technical, materialistic and functional demands are considered in relation to the artistic expression that takes place in the room.

Through lecturers, external teachers and guest speakers as well as workshops and study visits will the graduate learn to see their skill in a new perspective and find inspiration to take their work to the next level by visualizing their art in a context that fits in with our time, our world, our history and the theory. The graduates are encouraged to participate in national and international exchange study programmes, competitions and exhibitions that will form a base for their future networks and partnerships.


We are looking for an adjunct lecturer in craft specializing in metal art to join the team at Campus Steneby, a unique environment for education and research in craft and design. The position is at 60% of fulltime, of which approximately 40% is teaching at the metal department and 20% is teaching core skills for students across all of Steneby's BFA programs. The successful candidate will also support students with writing and have a documented historical knowledge in the metal field.

You will be teaching in English, for example lectures and tutoring. If students are Swedish, they may perform certain moments in Swedish.

  • Teach and examine courses in metal art at the BFA level, including studio practice, theory and history, and project work.
  • Teach and examine courses in core skills for students across all BFA programs, such as sketching, artistic process, academic writing, presentation skills, and portfolio development.
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of the craft subject at Campus Steneby
  • Contribute to the research environment at Campus Steneby through artistic development, research projects, or societal collaboration.
  • Take part in regular meetings at the unit and department level.
  • Assignments within the institution and faculty can be part of the employment.

    Responsibilities and work tasks can change over time.

    Competence development time is included in the employment as part of gothenburg University's working time agreement for teachers.

    Distance teaching may be included in accordance with Gothenburg University's policies.


    The eligibility criteria for employing teaching staff are set out in Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the Appointment Procedure for Teaching Posts at the University of Gothenburg.

    To be eligible for appointment as a lecturer, the applicant is required to have demonstrated teaching expertise and to have completed higher education at second-cycle level at least, or have the corresponding competence or some other expertise that is of value in view of the subject area content of the post and the duties it will involve.

    This position requires experience of teaching at university level.

    Assessment criteria

    Basis for evaluation of artistic ability

  • Sound knowledge and documented experience in technical metal craft on a professional level.
  • A well-documented artistic practice in the field of metal art.
  • Basis for evaluation of educational ability

  • Documented experience of teaching at the university level, preferably in metal art or a related field.
  • Documented skills in academic writing and supporting students with writing.
  • Other grounds

  • Documented knowledge of the history and theory of metal art or a related field.
  • Documented experience of working with national or international networks, partners, or contexts in metal art or a related field.
  • Very good knowledge of English, both verbally and in writing.
  • The following criteria are meritorious for the position:

  • Documented experience of artistic development, research projects, or societal collaboration in the field of metal art or a related field.
  • Knowledge of Swedish, both verbally and in writing.
  • Applicants who have not previously undertaken the higher education pedagogical courses provided by the university (or equivalent) are expected to complete these within the first two years of employment.

    We will conduct an overall assessment and employ the candidate who is considered to possess the best qualities for implementing and developing the aforementioned tasks. Great emphasis is placed on personal suitability.


    The employment is time-limited for five years according to the Higher Education Ordinance §4 ch. 10 Teachers in artistic activities (Högskoleförordningen 4kap §10 Lärare inom konstnärlig verksamhet). The employment may be renewed for a further five years. This form of employment can be held for a maximum of ten years.

    This form of employment makes it possible for the employee to run their own artistic activity in parallel with the employment.

    The position is part-time, 60% of full-time, and located at Steneby campus in Dals Långed and the working tasks require you to be present at Campus Steneby in Dals Långed every week.

    Entry on 19 August 2024 or the date we later agree on.

    Contact information

    For more information about the position, please contact Tom Cubbin, Unit Manager at Campus Steneby by email at [email protected] or on 0766-185564.

    If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Maria Krång, HR Administrator, [email protected] or 0766-182305.


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    Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg's recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.

    Publications that cannot be attached to the application in digital format should be sent to:

    HDK-Valand HR Box 131 405 30 Gothenburg Sweden

    and should be received no later than last application date.

    Applications must be received by: 2024-04-03

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    The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

    Salaries are set individually at the University.

    In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden's regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

    In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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