Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Cinema Studies
Stockholm University Department of Media Studies

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Cinema studies Stockholm

Ref. No. SU FV-3308-20


at the Department of Media studies. Closing date: 31 October 2020.

The Department of Media Studies (IMS) is one of the larger departments within the Faculty of Humanities with more than 80 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 areas of research and studies see

Project description

Cinema Studies has been defined as nationally outstanding and internationally prominent by Stockholm University. The area of study encompasses moving images and image cultures from the pre-cinematic era to the various screen cultures and digital platforms of the contemporary media landscape. Cinema Studies comprises of a multitude of approaches with a significant focus on turning points and alterations of media from various theoretical, historical and contemporary perspectives.

Main responsibilities

The main responsibility includes teaching Cinema Studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Master program in Cinema Studies is in its entirety conducted in English. Teaching at postgraduate level, as well as, in other programs at the Department may occur. The holder is also expected to contribute to the Department’s course development and the research environment within Cinema Studies. Time for own research is included in the position. Duties also comprise participating in the Department’s administration as well as in community interaction and research information.

Qualification requirements

Eligible applicants for the position of Senior Lecturer should have demonstrated teaching expertise and hold a PhD in Cinema Studies or have equivalent research skills. The applicant’s documented teaching expertise must comprise both undergraduate and advanced levels. The applicant’s skills must be documented in a way that makes it possible to assess the quality of the educational activities. Good knowledge of English is a requirement. A general qualification requirement is good cooperative skills, as well as other general abilities and suitability otherwise required for the position.

Assessment criteria

In the appointment process, special emphasis will be given to research and teaching proficiency in Cinema Studies, which will be weighted equally. Great emphasis will also be given the ability to publish internationally and to obtain external funding, as well as experience in teaching and supervising on the undergraduate level in Cinema Studies. Great emphasis will be given the ability to develop courses and to general educational development. Great emphasis will also be given to administrative skills, community interaction and research information. 

Since a large part of teaching will be conducted in Swedish, good knowledge of Swedish or another Scandinavian language is meritorious.

In addition, a documented ability for cooperation and administration will be given consideration.

Teaching and learning in higher education

It is a merit to have completed at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education or to have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge. 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 at the time of appointment, but the candidate should be prepared to carry out teaching and administrative duties that require proficiency in Swedish within two years of employment.

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


Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department Professor John Sundholm, telephone: +46 8 16 44 05, or Director of Studies Anna Sofia Rossholm, phone +46 8 6747610,

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

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).


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.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply! 

Closing date: 31/10/2020


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