Senior Lecturer in Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Sort on published: 2017-05-22
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The Hugo Valentin Centre (HVC) is an interdisciplinary unit at the Department of History, Uppsala University, focusing mainly on research. The research is conducted in two priority areas: first, cultural, social and political phenomena and processes of change related to the ethnic dimension of human life and, second, Holocaust and other instances of genocide and grave crimes against human rights. The area of Holocaust and Genocide Studies includes research on the organisation and implementation of genocide and mass political violence, and also their effects on individuals and society. Research is carried out in a markedly interdisciplinary environment that brings together researchers with a background in the humanities and social sciences. Education is provided both at basic (undergraduate) and at advanced level in the Master Programme for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Teaching is distinctly international, interdisciplinary and comparative in nature (see http://valentin.uu.se/education).
Duties: The position involves teaching (and examining) students on HVC’s courses in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the position holder’s own research. Teaching includes course management, planning, exercising responsibility for and administering courses. It also entails supervision of degree projects at the master level that may entail supervision across faculty boundaries. Another duty is to monitor developments in the position holder’s own subject area and broad developments in society with a bearing on work at the University. The position also involves actively applying for external research funding, working with the community at large and administration.
Eligibility requirements: To be eligible for employment as Senior Lecturer, the applicant needs to have obtained a doctorate in a relevant field or to possess equivalent academic skill, to have demonstrated pedagogical (teaching) proficiency and to have the personal qualities necessary to fulfil the demands of the position well.
For the applicant’s teaching proficiency to be recognised, completion of at least ten weeks’ teacher training relevant to the work at tertiary (higher) education level, or corresponding knowledge, is required. Documented ability to teach in English is also required.
Assessment criteria: In the selection process, equal weight will assigned to the academic and teaching proficiency of eligible candidates.
In assessment of academic expertise, the primary emphasis will be on proficiency, i.e. quality of scholarship. The scope of the applicant’s research, mainly with respect to its depth and breadth, will also be considered important. Moreover, weight will be assigned to the applicant’s ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop research and teaching at postgraduate level; ability to secure research funding in competition; and demonstrated ability to interact with others, both within the discipline and with the community at large. Research contributions in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, in particular, will be taken into account in the assessment.
Applicants must have expertise in empirical and theoretical knowledge of the Holocaust or other cases of genocide and grave crimes against human rights. This includes the organisation and implementation of genocide and mass political violence and their effects on individuals and society. In addition, the position calls for research and teaching skills in comparative method, and knowledge of quantitative as well as qualitative methods. A documented interest for inter-disciplinary perspectives and cooperation will be considered a merit.
In assessment of teaching expertise, the primary emphasis will be on proficiency, i.e. quality of teaching. The applicant’s teaching proficiency must be well documented. The range of skills in terms of both breadth and depth will also be considered significant, as will the applicant’s ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop education and teaching; to supervise and examine students at all levels; and to link the teaching to research. In addition, teaching proficiency includes the capacity to interact well regarding academic teaching issues with stakeholders in and outside the University.
Equal care will be taken in the appraisal of teaching and academic qualifications.
When appointing new teachers, the University selects applicants who, following a comprehensive qualitative assessment of skills and proficiency, are judged to have the best prospects of implementing and developing the tasks concerned and of contributing to the advancement of the subject and the Department of History/Hugo Valentin Centre.
All the qualifications possessed by the applicant must be documented so as to allow an assessment of both their quality and quantity.
Assessment criteria; other proficiency: Administrative skills are relevant for the position and will be given weight. Administrative proficiency is shown in, for example, an ability to plan, organise and prioritise work in an efficient and goal-oriented manner and in the capacity to specify and adhere to time limits. Proficiency includes overall work planning and an ability to manage resources in a manner that reflects established priorities and also a capacity to work in a structured way and with awareness of objectives and quality.
The applicant’s ability to interact well with the community at large and communicate information about research and development work will also be taken into account. The ability to communicate R&D information is shown by popularisation activities, such as getting involved in adult education, publishing works aimed at the general public and taking part in debates on educational and research issues.
Application procedure: A complete application, including publications cited, must include:
- A curriculum vitae and attested copies of certificates and other documents referred to.
- A brief account of academic, teaching and other work. Personal circumstances (such as parental leave) that can, in assessment of qualifications, be credited to the applicant should be included in the account of qualifications and experience.
- A list of the five academic works cited in the application. These should be ranked according to their relevance to the application. It must also be clearly stated which writings belong to the following categories: monographs, peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Publications cited must be enclosed with the application.
Applications including appendices should be submitted through the My Network online application system.
In the event of divergent interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: Individual salaries
Type of employment: Temporary position ending 2019-06-30
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact
Head of department Erik Lindberg on phone +46 (0)18 471 1523, or email email@example.com. For information about the HVC, contact director Tomislav Dulić on phone +46-(0)18-471 6395, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-06-11, UFV-PA 2017/1487
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of History
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
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 2017/1487
Last application date: 2017-06-11