General information about Malmö University
Malmö University is an innovative and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally.

The School of Arts and Communication (K3)
Research at K3 spans various disciplines, from design and information technology to media studies and cultural studies. Much of our research is conducted as part of the profile New media, public spheres and forms of expression (read more here). Current projects concern everything from co-design and interaction technologies to social media, comics and issues of culture and class. Our research is frequently carried out in collaboration with external stakeholders. Read more about K3 here.

About the position
The successful candidate will engage in teaching, tutoring and pedagogical development, both on courses uniquely devoted to creative writing and in a broader educational context where creative writing is included as part of courses in literature, design, storytelling, media production, etc. Teaching of multimodal communication skills including academic writing will also be part of the duties, as well as online teaching. The position includes administration as well as opportunities for professional development.

As lecturer of creative writing at K3, you will be expected to contribute to a dynamic and inclusive learning environment and to create strong networks with external stakeholders. You will have a key role in the pedagogical development of writing pedagogy in multimedia contexts. Your own creative practice, as well as your commitment to educating creative writers and communicators in various genres will be important assets.

In order to qualify for appointment as lecturer in creative writing, the applicant must have

  • a master’s degree in creative writing, writing pedagogy or other discipline relevant to the position, or equivalent academic merits or other professional competence of relevance and importance to the post advertised
  • demonstrated pedagogical ability

In order to qualify for this position, the candidate must also have

  • evidence of a publication record in poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction or other relevant genre
  • demonstrated experience of teaching creative writing at post-secondary level
  • demonstrated experience of teaching creative writing in English
  • excellent communication skills

The following qualifications are considered particular strengths:

  • demonstrated ability to teach writing in multimedia contexts
  • demonstrated competence in using online learning platforms
  • demonstrated experience of artistic research

Selection criteria
Assessment of candidates is based on their degree of proficiency and ability with respect to the qualifications listed above. All teaching staff at Malmö University are expected to have completed, or be about to undergo, training in higher education teaching and learning of at least 15 credits.

Head of unit Christel Brost,
Head of department Sara Bjärstorp,
For general employment and procedural questions, contact Rebecka Forslund, Human Resources,

Malmö University kindly but firmly declines direct contact with recruiting and staffing agencies, as well as job advertising sellers.

You apply through Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking the button “apply/ansök”. You have the responsibility that your application is complete according to the adverted position and your application must be received no later than 10 May 2019.

The application consists of the following elements:

  1. A complete résumé.
  2. Copies of relevant certificates.
  3. A statement on pedagogical philosophy and intent (up to four pages)
  4. A list of creative, scholarly and pedagogic works
  5. Copies of selected creative, scholarly and pedagogical works (up to three of each)
  6. References

See also Malmö University appointment rules (Link to Policy and guidance document)
If the application includes physical material, send three identical sets of the supplementary physical material by mail, marked with reference number REK 2.2.1-2019/91 to, HR-department, Malmö University, SE-205 06 Malmö. If the physical material weighs more than 2 kg use the following address: HR-department, Matrosgatan 1, 211 18 Malmö, marked with reference number REK 2.2.1-2019/91.

Your application may be assessed by external experts.

Additional information
Individual salary negotiations apply.
Malmö University is a workplace characterised by an open and inclusive approach where equal treatment adds value to our activities.

Starting date
The position is a permanent position starting at the earliest convenience or by agreement.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in Sweden at the start of the appointment. A probationary period of six months may apply.

Union representatives
Saco-S, Lena Isaksson,
OFR, Martin Reissner,