Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Fashion Studies

Stockholm University
March 27, 2023
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at theDepartment of Media Studies (IMS). Closing date: 27 March 2023.

The Department of Media Studies (IMS) is one of the largest departments within the Faculty of Humanities with more than 75 employees and 850 full-time students. The Department has four undergraduate and graduate subject areas: Cinema Studies, Fashion Studies, Journalism, and Media & Communication Studies. These are divided into three divisions: Film, Journalism and Media & Communication (JMK), and Fashion. For more information about us, our areas of research and studies see www.

Subject/subject description Fashion Studies at Stockholm University is an interdisciplinary field that explores a wide range of concepts and approaches to the study of fashion from both aesthetic and material perspectives. The aesthetic dimension focuses on the cultural meaning of clothing and style. The materiality of fashion is seen through the commercial and industrial development of textiles and accessories throughout history. Additionally, luxury studies constitute another research area in tandem with the growing international academic interest in the field. The fields are linked in the material and immaterial values of fashion. Currently, teaching and research in Fashion Studies address topics such as dress history, sustainability, fashion and gender, fashion as industry, fashion representation in media, consumer culture theory, marketing and identity practices.

Main responsibilities The main responsibility includes teaching Fashion Studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as research and teaching at postgraduate level. The holder of this position is also expected to contribute to the Department's course development and the research within Fashion Studies.

Administrative duties in the Department, as well as community interaction and research dissemination, are also part of the employment profile.

The Master's program in Fashion Studies is in its entirety conducted in English, while the undergraduate level courses are taught in Swedish.

Qualification requirements Eligible applicants for the position of senior lecturer should hold a PhD in Fashion Studies or have a doctoral degree in a subject area relevant for the position, or have equivalent scientific competence and have demonstrated teaching expertise.

The applicant's documented teaching expertise must comprise both undergraduate and graduate levels. It is required that the pedagogical skills and scientific competence are relevant to the content of the employment and the tasks that are included in the employment.

Fashion studies are part of the Area for Human Science at Stockholm University. Qualifications in history, cultural and social science are relevant for the position.

The applicant must have the ability to cooperate with colleagues but also other skills and abilities that are required in order to successfully meet the demands of the position.

Assessment criteria In the appointment process, the following criteria will be applied:

Special and equal emphasis will be placed on research and teaching proficiency in Fashion Studies and/or related disciplines in the humanities or the social sciences.

When assessing scientific skill, consideration must be given primarily to scientific quality in fashion science or in a neighboring discipline with relevance to the subject, with respect to both breadth and depth of the research. Special emphasis will be given to the ability to publish internationally and to obtain external funding. Furthermore, the ability to interact both within science and with the surrounding society must be given importance.

The pedagogical skill must have been demonstrated through documented experience of teaching and course development at both basic level and advanced level in fashion science or equivalent, as well as through supervision. The skills must be well documented in a way that makes it possible to assess the quality of the pedagogical activities. When assessing pedagogical skill, pedagogical quality must be taken into account in the first place, as well as the ability to teach courses of various kinds, general as well as specialized courses. Strong emphasis will be given to the ability to develop courses and general educational development. Furthermore, documented ability to teach in English as well as administrative experience and managerial experience are meritorious.

Teaching and learning in higher education Having completed at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education, or otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge, counts as a qualification. An applicant who does not have at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education, and is not deemed to have acquired equivalent knowledge, must complete such training within the first two years of employment.

Applicants who consider themselves to have equivalent knowledge without having undergone formal education must state in their application how the knowledge has been acquired and why it corresponds to the competence that formal education provides.

Additional information Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement for the position, but the the applicant must be prepared to take on administrative and pedagogical tasks that demand an understanding and usage of Swedish after two years of employment.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Anja Hirdman, [email protected], or Director of Studies Paula von Wachenfeldt, [email protected]

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Kenneth Hjalmarsson, telephone: +46 8 16 21 30, [email protected]

Union representatives Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, [email protected], Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/OFR), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, [email protected], and [email protected] (SEKO).

Application Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language. Please note that only publications written in Swedish, English, Danish and Norwegian will be assessed by the experts.

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