The Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH)
invites applications for a full time and permanent position as full time
Professor in Music and Health
at the Department of Music Education
Start date: 1 October 2017 or thereafter. The position is full time with conditional tenure (indefinite duration).
Description of the subject area
The Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH) pursues education and research in music, a large subject area based on an academic or artistic footing and on proven experience.
In accordance with its research strategies, KMH is now developing research within music, learning and health, a field of research in which the possibilities of music to promote health and human are being studied and explored in a versatile manner, always with music in focus.
The research output within this field of research are called for and applied in health enhancing and treating interventions in health care, rehabilitation, social work, habilitation, and special needs education.
KMH is now searching for a full professor in Music and Health to be part of building research within KMH as well as together with our external partners. KMH has entered a dialogue with Karolinska Institutet to establish a long-term, institutional cooperation. The professor is expected to operate within this joint milieu.
KMH offers a research environment with high artistic level. KMH was recently ranked #6 by QS Top universities ranking within the subject “Performing Arts”.
The position is placed at the Department of Music Education, where today research on Music Education and, to a certain extent, Music Therapy is being performed.
Duties of the post
- The professor will promote the research of Music Education at KMH and exercise overall responsibility of supervision of doctoral students in Music Education.
- Teaching and tutoring on all academic levels both in English and in Swedish.
- Own research.
- Represent KMH and to be instrumental in the establishment of the joint institutional cooperation with Karolinska Institutet, but also to further cooperation with other relevant institutions.
- Lead and encourage the research of other colleagues in the field, including active involvement in the application for and the winning of external research awards, and the creation and management of research projects.
- The professor is expected to be able to play a full part in the management and administration of both the Department and the College, since such duties may, at some time, be assigned to the professor.
- Active participation in the development of KMH as a working place, including staff meetings. The Professor will serve, when required, as an examiner and/or assessor at undergraduate and graduate level, and will also participate in admission tests.
- It is expected that the successful candidate will foster a positive relationship between KMH, and the public, through engagement in public policy and knowledge exchange and to be responsive to public interest within the field of Music and Health.
The eligibility criteria for employment as professor are research as well as teaching expertise (Higher Education Ordinance Ch 4 Sec 3).
In order to exercise the duties of this post, research expertise within the field of Music and Health is required. According to the regulations of KMH, research expertise should be demonstrated through:
- independent research activities of high international and national quality, published in international fora.
- the ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop research, and to present proposals for and win external funding.
It is important to us, that the applicant is highly skilled within the field of research in question, has large knowledge and experience of applying both qualitative and quantitative methods in his/her research, and to have pursued research within the subject area music.
Teaching expertise must be demonstrated through witnessed qualifications in higher education and teaching, with a demonstrable record of successful supervision at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.
Necessary linguistic skills: English and Swedish. A candidate, who does not speak and write Swedish at the time of application, is expected to acquire these proficiencies within two years.
Assessment for the appointment of the professor shall be based on the degree of the skills required for the appointment. Teaching expertise will be assessed as carefully as research expertise (Higher Education Ordinance Ch 4 Sec 3).
According to KMH’s appointment regulations the following assessment criteria are used:
- The degree of scientific expertise, shown by the development, management and achievement of high quality research.
- The degree of teaching expertise, shown by the development, management and achievement of high quality education, and ability through an engaging manner, to foster a high level of achievement in students and doctoral students, and to inspire a wider understanding of the field of study.
- The degree of skill at outreach in communicating research within the field to a wider public.
- The degree of ability to take a lead in encouraging research achievement, and such personal skills that are necessary to perform the duties of the post.
- The degree of administrative and other skills that are of importance to the post.
Great importance will also be paid to personal skills such as the ability to initiate and collaborate within the research team, within KMH, and externally towards the public.
KMH will in this recruitment firstly consider the applicant that in the overall assessment of competence and expertise is judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties within the position and contribute to a positive development of the field of study and KMH.
Other information of importance
KMH strives to attain a more balanced gender distribution among its teachers. Since most full professors of the faculty are men, women are especially invited to apply for this position.
For further information about the position, please consult the Head of Department, Per-Henrik Holgersson, firstname.lastname@example.org , phone +46 73 461 86 02
Union representatives: Eva Wedin (SACO-S) phone +46 70 758 82 91, Ing-Marie Lindberg-Thörnberg (Lärarförbundet) phone +46 70 758 82 92.
How to apply
A complete application, marked REFNO 17/167, written in English must be submitted together with a description of your current research and teaching (in three copies) no later than 10 May 2017, to
Registrator, Kungl. Musikhögskolan, Box 27711, 115 91 Stockholm.
Copies of degrees etc. that you wish to refer to, must be witnessed.