General information about Malmö University
Malmö University is an innovative, urban 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)
The School of Arts and Communication is part of the multidisciplinary Faculty of Culture and Society. Also known by its acronym K3 (after the Swedish name Konst, kultur och kommunikation), our school has approximately 80 faculty members and 1,000 full-time students. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate education in the fields of design, media and cultural studies. At K3, we combine traditional scholarship and academic knowledge with artistic methods and practical skills. In our teaching and research, art, technology, design and communication converge in new and innovative ways.

K3 offers programmes and courses in subjects such as English, Media and Communication Studies, Cultural Journalism, Visual Communication, Interaction Design as well as a range of courses in different types of media production.

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 (here). Current projects concern everything from co-design and interaction technologies to social media, comics and issues of culture and class. Research is frequently carried out in collaboration with external stakeholders. Link to NMOG and K3.

Interaction Design
Malmö University offers a full range of degree programs in Interaction Design, including Bachelor, Magister and Master as well as PhD. The faculty represents a broad scope of research profiles, performing at levels of international excellence in areas such as embodied interaction and physical prototyping, design for social change, game studies, sonic interaction, and interaction design theory and methodology.

The duties consist mainly of planning, teaching, and examining basic-level courses in Interaction Design, but other programmes can also be included. Educational development work and pedagogical cooperation with the surrounding community is also included in the tasks. Course responsibility may be included. The position also includes administrative duties at the department, as well as participation in institutional activities and participation in the educational development work.

In order to qualify for adjunct lecturer at Malmö University, the candidate must have:

A Masters degree in the area of Interaction Design or Human-Computer Interaction, or has acquired the equivalent qualifications relevant to the position

  • Pedagogical skills

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

  • Ability to teach in English.

  • Documented competence in teaching and pedagogical development in interaction design education programmes. 

Selection criteria
Assessment of candidates is based on their degree of experience and proficiency with respect to the qualifications listed above. Pedagogical and technical qualifications are the two main qualifications.

In judging the candidates’ proficiency and ability, the following subject-related criteria will be used. The following qualifications are considered particular strengths, and will be weighted according to the order in which they are listed:

  1. Qualifications related to teaching human-centered design processes and guiding student design work as it relates to interaction design.

  2. Qualifications relating to coaching other forms of interaction design approaches, such as interactivity-driven or technology-driven.

  3. Qualifications relating to the teaching of industry-relevant prototyping techniques for interaction design. 

Contact information
Head of section Gunnar Krantz,

For general employment and procedural questions, contact Anne Olsson, Human Resources:

You apply through Malmö Universities’ recruitment system by clicking the button “ansök/Apply”. It is your own responsibility that your application is complete with all required documentation according to the adverted position. Your application must have arrived no later than 2018-12-31.

The application should contain the following documents:

  1. A complete résumé,.

  2. Copies of relevant certificates.

  3. A statement on pedagogical philosophy and intent.

  4. A statement highlighting scientific, pedagogical and other activities of particular significance for the position.

  5. A list of scientific and pedagogic works

  6. Copies of selected scientific and pedagogical works (up to five in each category).

  7. References

  8. If applicable, a portfolio

Qualifications can be documented with guidance from Malmö University Qualification portfolio for teachers / researchers at Malmö University:

Additional information
The position is permanent and full-time.. At Malmö University individual salary negotiations apply. A probationary period may apply.

Starting date
Starting at the earliest convenience or by agreement

Union representatives
Saco-S, Rebecka Johansson,
OFR, Martin Reissner,