Senior Lecturer in Fashion Studies
Stockholm University Department of Media Studies

Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Fashion Studies Stockholm

at the Department of Media Studies (IMS). Closing date: 15 June 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 us, our areas of research and studies see

Fashion Studies at Stockholm University is an interdisciplinary field that explores miscellaneous concepts and approaches to the study of fashion from both aesthetic and material perspectives. The aesthetic dimension focuses on the cultural meanings of clothing and style through visual and textual representations. The materiality of fashion is seen through the commercial 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. For the time being teaching and research in Fashion Studies include dress history, fashion and gender, fashion as an industry, fashion representations 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. 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 Fashion Studies. Duties also comprise participating in the Department’s administration as well as in community interaction and research information.

The Master program in Fashion Studies is in its entirety conducted in English.

Qualification requirements

Eligible applicants for the position of senior lecturer should hold a PhD in Fashion Studies or have equivalent research skills and have demonstrated teaching expertise.

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.

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 Fashion Studies, which will be weighted equally. Special 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 Fashion Studies and/or related disciplines in the humanities or the social sciences. Special emphasis will be given the ability to develop courses and general educational development, as well as administrative skills, community interaction and research information. In addition, a documented ability for cooperation and administration will be given consideration.

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

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 aims 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, John Sundholm, phone +46 8 164405,, or Director of Undergraduate Studies Paula von Wachenfeldt, phone +46 8 163723,

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: 15/06/2020

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