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Junior Researcher

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    Deltid, 6 månader eller längre

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    22 januari

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    1 mars

Om jobbet

Junior Researcher (50%) with special assignment to The Centre for Art and the Political Imaginary
We are looking for a committed pedagogue and experienced junior researcher to join the core team of the first Centre of Excellence in artistic research in Sweden, which is addressed to Art and the Political Imaginary.
About the Working Environment
The Centre for Art and the Political Imaginary is dedicated to interdisciplinary practice and research in the meeting between contemporary art and the future of politics. Based at two institutions of higher education in fine art: HDK-Valand and Royal Institute of Art, the Centre's aim is to facilitate connections between research and education through an engagement with experimental approaches.
The Faculty of Arts (HDK-Valand), which is part of the University of Gothenburg, consists of the two departments: HDK-Valand Academy of Art and Design and the Academy of Music and Drama.
Royal Institute of Art (KKH) offers BA, MA, and freestanding courses on the advanced level in fine art, as well as freestanding courses on the advanced level in architecture.
About the Position
The open position for Junior Researcher is set at 50% and is a temporary employment of one year with the possibility of an extension. 20% of your time will be dedicated to teaching and 30% to research and responsibilities connected to the Centre. You will be offered support to develop and refine individual external grant applications to further support your artistic research. While the position is based at KKH in Stockholm, it will require travel to and teaching in Gothenburg and some administrative duties within CAPIm. The employment begins in August 2024. You will be expected to be active in Stockholm and Gothenburg during this period.
As a Junior Researcher, based on your own experience and approach, you will develop new ways to teach artists what artistic research can be in its most rigorous and experimental forms at both KKH and at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, at University of Gothenburg. Additional teaching responsibilities may include proposing and developing courses at each institution based on your research and artistic practice, contributing to examination committees, individual studio visits, and tutorials with MA and PhD students across both institutions. The teaching language for this position is English.
- Developing, driving, and examining the field of research methodology in fine art.
- Collaborate with colleagues in the Text Area both to plan the curriculum at KKH and with CAPIm’s broader research community to support activities (e.g. elective courses, annual seminars with invited researchers, a bi-annual international summer school, conferences organized by CAPIm, etc.)
- Conduct research of a high standard in line with one or more of CAPIm’s research strands.)
- Communicating research and research results to various publics in various forms of publication (e.g., artistic production, academic journals, academic and public presentations, organizing seminars, workshops, symposia, online media dissemination).
- Maintain competence in the fields related to your teaching and research responsibilities at both national and international levels.
- Participating in and developing CAPIm’s national and international network.
- Contribute to the dissemination of the Centre at relevant national/international conferences.
- Liaise regularly with the Centre’s steering group and other researchers affiliated to the Centre through writing internal reports and participation in regular research meetings.
- Demonstrated pedagogical skills and a marked enthusiasm for teaching.
- A PhD in Artistic Practice or Artistic Research, or substantive equivalent experience, both in practice and in research output.
- Documentation of an extensive, internationally recognized artistic practice in the field of contemporary art.
- Demonstration of a clear relationship between your artistic practice and the CAPIm’s research strands.
- Excellent communications skills.
- Excellent command of both written and spoken English.
- A demonstrated commitment to inclusive teaching practices, such as anti-racist, gender neutral, intersectional, and anti-sexist pedagogical methodologies.
- Experience working with public research formats, such as symposia, conferences, exhibitions, and publication.
Assessment criteria
- Excellent ability to stimulate and develop the learning processes of students.
- A vision for how to teach research methods to artists from within the field of art, and the ability to carry out that vision.
- Ability to contribute meaningfully to CAPIm’s research environment.
- Excellent track-record of production and/or publication within the field of artistic research.
- Extensive experience with practice-based projects and their respective material processes.
- Excellent collaboration skills with colleagues and external researchers.
- International overview of the field of artistic research.
- Existing collaborations in the field and engagement with an international network relevant for both teaching and practice.
Application materials
The application must include the following:
- A letter of motivation that provides 1) a teaching vision for how to teach research methodology as part of artistic practice 2) a summary of the research proposal, and 3) the experience that prepares you for the position (max 3 A4 pages).
- CV (max 7 A4 pages).
- Portfolio with no more than 4–6 artistic works with relevance for the application.
- Teaching Portfolio that includes details of courses you have taught in the past including course descriptions/outlines, and a proposal for a course in research methodology that you may implement in your tenure in this position.
- Research proposal that describes the research project that aligns with the mission of the Centre (max 2 A4 pages).
- Two professional references including contact details. One of these must be able to speak to your pedagogical skills and experience.
Please submit your application by midnight March 1, 2024 (CET, Central European Time), marked with registration number: dnr 2.4.1/2024:49.
View the complete recruitment add and apply via the links below:
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English Version:


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