Senior Lecturer in Political Science
Sort on published: 2017-06-20
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
Principal duties: The position comprises teaching, research and administration at the Department’s Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. programmes. The teaching obligations pertain to the responsibilities of a course convenor, including course administration, and evaluation, and to the supervision of students at the Bachelor, Master and doctoral levels. The position holder is expected to apply for external research grants on a regular basis and actively participate in the research community within his or her field of specialisation in Sweden and abroad and to contribute to the development of that field with own research. Furthermore, the applicant is expected to engage in questions concerning developments in the surrounding community and with a bearing on the activities of Uppsala University.
Qualifications required: Considered eligible for employment as Senior Lecturer according to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance are those applicants who have a Ph.D. degree or possess equivalent scientific competence, have completed the required courses in higher educational training or have acquired such skills through other means, and who can demonstrate pedagogical excellence. Uppsala University appointment regulations stipulate that in addition to fulfilling the required formal scientific and pedagogical qualifications, a senior lecturer must satisfy other general qualifications which are essential to successfully carry out the duties as a university teacher and a fully-fledged member of the faculty. In addition, a successful candidate must also be able to prove that he or she possesses the pedagogical skills required in order to qualify for the position, and, unless special circumstances apply, has successfully completed Higher Educational Training.
The position requires the ability to teach in Swedish or English. It is desirable that applicants possess the ability to teach in both Swedish and English.
A successful applicant who does not fulfil the requirement of High Educational Training is expected to complete such training within a year of commencing the employment.
Criteria for assessment: Eligible applicants’ teaching expertise will be assessed as thoroughly as the expertise in research. In the assessment of research skills, special attention will be accorded to the applicants’ current research in addition to their demonstrated ability to initiate and conduct research within the field of the position. In assessing the applicants’ teaching expertise, the quality of the teaching will be accorded the highest importance. The assessment of applicants’ pedagogical skills pertains to the ability to plan, coordinate, conduct and evaluate courses and the quality of the teaching, including supervision and examination. Applicants’ pedagogical skills must be fully documented so that the level of skills can be satisfactorily assessed. For more information, applicants may refer to the Uppsala University’s guidelines for the recruitment of teachers, chapter 7, “Guidelines for assessing excellence in the appointment of teachers”.
In the regard to this appointment, the University will give priority to a candidate who, after assessment of all relevant information pertaining to fully documented merits, competences and skills, is considered to possess the best qualifications to carry out and develop the tasks which pertain to the position and contribute to a positive development of the activities of the Department.
Criteria of assessment of non-academic skills: Proven administrative skills are of importance to the position and will be included in the assessment of merits. Also considered important is the ability to interact with the surrounding community and to disseminate research results to a wider public.
Administrative skills are assessed through the applicants’ proven ability to organize and carry out wide-ranging activity planning, hold leadership positions for different types of activities, including that involving staff responsibility, as well as possess a proven ability to cooperate. Ability to disseminate research results and scientific advances is proven through non-academic activities, for instance by participating in educational activities destined for a wider public, publishing popular scientific works and participating in public debates on science and education.
Personal circumstances (such as parental leave) that may benefit the applicants in the assessment of qualifications should be included in the list of qualifications and experiences (Curriculum Vitae).
Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different background, functionality and life experience.
How to apply: A full application is submitted to Uppsala University's application system. The application shall include:
- Letter of application
- List of appendices
- Curriculum Vitae
- Account of academic qualifications
- List of publications
- Account of teaching qualifications
- Account of other qualifications
- Academic works and any educational works being brought to bear
- A clear account of the extent of the applicant´s teaching experience, specified in number of hours
- List of references
It is important for applicants to follow the instructions as closely as possible.
Please note that any academic work not submitted electronically are to be submitted in triplicate in paper form to Registrar, Box 256, S-751 05 Uppsala. Please, mark the package with ref. no. UFV-PA 2017/1742.
For more information please see:
For further information, please contact the Head of Department, PerOla Öberg, e-mail: PerOla.Oberg@statsvet.uu.se.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than September 30 2017, UFV-PA 2017/1742.
In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Government
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/1742
Last application date: 2017-09-30