Senior lecturer in performance practices specialising in vocal studies in opera

Ref PAR 2023/1126

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract researchers and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Academy of Music and Drama is in the centre of Gothenburg and is part of the Artistic Faculty at the University of Gothenburg. The Academy trains musicians in many genres – composers, teachers of music, dance and drama, musical theatre and performance artists, opera singers and actors – and has just over 600 students. The Academy of Music and Drama also carries out development work, doctoral studies and research and conducts extensive outreach activities. The Academy employs almost 200 people. With our sister institution, HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design, we make up the broadest artistic faculty in Scandinavia.

The Academy of Music and Drama provides doctoral studies and senior research in musical performance and interpretation, and experimental performance practices. Artistic research in the performing arts at the Academy of Music and Drama spans a broad area of the arts, encompassing many different fields: theatre, opera, musical theatre, dance, performance and other movement-based, participatory or cross-disciplinary forms of performing arts. Our research explores questions relevant to the field of the performing arts in interaction with other research areas and society as a whole.

We are now seeking two senior lecturers in performance practices specialising in vocal studies in opera, each covering at least 50% of a full-time post.


The subject of performance practices specialising in vocal studies in opera involves teaching opera. 

Task assignment

The post is located in the Performing Arts unit but tasks may also arise in other units.

Teaching will mainly be in the opera programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level. There may also be teaching in other programmes.

The main tasks are teaching singing, one-to-one and in groups/master classes, and supervision. In addition, you must be keen to develop the subject in terms of teaching and artistically, including through artistic development work. The post includes time for research.

Administrative tasks will also be required, such as admissions tests, administrative reporting and work on syllabuses.


Qualifications for employment as a lecturer are set out in Chapter 4, sections 3–4 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance and the University of Gothenburg’s own appointments procedure. Under Chapter 4, section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance, a person qualified for appointment as a senior lecturer is

– someone who has demonstrated teaching expertise and been awarded a doctorate in fine, applied or performing arts, has demonstrated artistic expertise or has some other professional expertise that is valuable for the post’s subject matter and tasks.

The post concerned also requires:

  • demonstrated artistic skill in the discipline
  • documented experience of teaching at university level/equivalent

Assessment criteria

  • documented artistic experience as a professional opera singer
  • documented teaching skills such as teaching and supervision at university level or equivalent
  • experience of artistic development work in the discipline 
  • experience of networking and teamwork
  • administrative skills
  • good collaborative skills and communication skills

The following are an advantage

  • a university degree in the arts
  • language skills
  • experience of teaching in English

The applicant has completed or is expected to complete courses in teaching and learning in higher education or has otherwise acquired equivalent, documented, skills.

We will make an overall assessment and employ the person considered to be best suited to carry out and develop the tasks described. In making the appointment, equal weight will be given to artistic skills in the subject and to teaching skills in the discipline. We also place great weight on ability to collaborate, communication skills and personal suitability as well as good skills in spoken and written English. 

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that their application is complete in line with the announcement of the vacancy and the application template and that it is submitted by the application deadline.


Type of employment: Permanent. We apply a 6-month probationary period.

Full-time/part-time: 50% of a full-time post.

Start date: 01.07.2024 or by arrangement

Location: Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, Sweden


Catharina Bergil, head of unit. Tfn: 031-786 4102. Email:

Magdalena Eldh, Human Resources. Tfn: 031-786 4010. Email: 

Info Academy of music and drama:


We want your application not later than: December 14, 2023


The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.