Associate Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Sort on published: 2016-05-12
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.
The Sociology Department at Uppsala University is the oldest in Sweden, founded in 1947. The Department has an undergraduate as well as a graduate program in sociology. There are also undergraduate programs in social work and in work, organization and human relations. Courses are also offered in social psychology.
Period of employment: The post of Associate Senior Lecturer may be held for up to four years with the possibility of promotion to Senior Lecturer.
Duties: Research and teaching. Teaching includes course coordination, supervision and course administration. Employment may also include administrative tasks. Research comprises up 50 percent of the position.
Qualifications required: To be eligible for employment as an associate senior lecturer, applicants must hold a PhD or have achieved equivalent scientific expertise and must meet the requirements for teaching skills. Preferably, the applicant will have completed a PhD or achieved equivalent expertise no more than seven years before the application deadline. The applicant should have completed five weeks of department-relevant teacher training at the higher education level, or be deemed to have equivalent knowledge.
Under Uppsala University's appointment regulations, it is also a general eligibility requirement that teachers possess the personal qualities necessary to capably perform the duties of the post.
Applicants must have the ability to teach in Swedish or English. Any appointee who is only proficient in one of these languages at the start of employment must be able to also teach in the other language within two years. Swedish courses are available via the University.
Assessment criteria: When selecting among eligible applicants, special emphasis will be placed on research expertise. Of particular value is publication in international peer-review journals. Due to the nature of the post, as temporary employment with the potential for promotion to a permanent post, the applicant’s research and teaching qualifications will be assessed in relation to the period of time that they have been employed. Applicants whose expertise and research can demonstrably contribute to, and complement, the existing research at the Department of Sociology are of particular interest.
Research expertise: Research expertise refers to research qualifications. In the assessment of research expertise, primary consideration will be given to research quality. Importance will also be given to the scope of research, in terms of both breadth and depth, and to the applicant’s experience of both qualitative and quantitative methods.
Teaching expertise: Teaching expertise will be assessed as carefully as research expertise. Teaching skills refer to educational and teaching qualifications, and teaching quality will be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, will also be afforded consideration.
Administrative skills and other proficiencies are also significant to the post and will be given due weight. Administrative skills are demonstrated, among other things, through the ability to plan, organise and prioritise work effectively and in a purpose-adapted manner. Attention will also be given to the applicant’s ability to interact with both the research community and the community at large.
Additionally, special emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s potential to contribute to the future development of both research and education.
Qualifications should be documented so that both quality and scope can be assessed.
When Uppsala University appoints new teachers, the applicants selected are those who, following a qualitative total assessment of expertise and merits, are judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and contribute to the development of the department.
The recruitment process may involve an interview, trial-lecture and take up references. The applicant should therefore submit a list of referees who have insight into the applicant’s professional skill as well as personal qualities that may be of relevance for the position, e.g. ability to cooperate, ability to lead and working methods.
Personal circumstances (such as full or part-time parental leave, trade union appointments, military service, or similar) that may benefit the applicants in the assessment of qualifications should be included in the list of qualifications and experience (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 birth 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
- List of referees
- A description of the applicant’s research plans and their fit with the Department’s existing research.
Please note that any academic works not submitted electronically are to be submitted in triplicate in paper form to the Faculty of Social Sciences, Box 256, 751 05 Uppsala marked dnr UFV-PA 2016/1057.
For more information please see:
Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University
Complementary Guidlines for the University's Appointment Regulations
Pay: Individual salaries
Starting: As agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position, please contact
Head of Department Professor Patrik Aspers, tel +46 (0)18-471 5191, mobile phone +46 70-3176722 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your application no later than June 13th 2016, UFV-PA 2016/1057.
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 Sociology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 2
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Marie Ols, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2016/1057
Last application date: 2016-06-13