Senior Lecturer in Information Systems
Sort on published: 2018-05-14
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 Department of Informatics and Media has a broad research profile, focusing on current research topics and societal challenges, among other, information systems, interaction design and media and communication. The Department of Informatics and Media offers Bachelor and Master programmes and courses within the Faculty of Social Sciences. The department’s turnover is approx. 60 million SEK. The department has about 85 employees.
Duties: The position involves teaching and research in Information Systems. Teaching is to be conducted at undergraduate, advanced and/or PhD levels, including supervision of doctoral students. The employment focuses on data science and big data analytics with emphasis on societally relevant applications. The holder of the lectureship is expected to take responsibility for courses in these fields, but additional subjects may also be included. The duties include responsibility for courses, course development, and administrative work at the department. The employee is expected to actively to search for external research funding and to follow the developments in the subject field as well as in society in general and also to participate in the internationalization of the education. In addition to Information Systems, the Department of Informatics and Media comprises the disciplines of Human-Computer Interaction and Media and Communication Studies. The holder of the lectureship is expected to actively contribute to the department’s efforts to find research and education synergies between these three disciplines.
Eligibility: To be eligible for appointment as senior lecturer, the applicant must hold a Ph.D. or possess equivalent scholarly competence. In addition,, the applicant must have demonstrated teaching expertise and a general eligibility requirement is that the applicant must have the personal characteristics required to perform the duties of the post well.
The ability to teach in Swedish or English is a requirement.
Assessment: Equal importance will be given to research and teaching skills in the assessment of applicants.
In assessing research expertise research quality will be the prime consideration. The scope of research, primarily in regard to depth and breadth, will also be afforded consideration. Furthermore, consideration will be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop research and education at the postgraduate level, the ability to acquire funding for research in competition, as well as the demonstrated capacity to interact with others both within academia and in the wider community.
Pedagogical proficiency will be assessed as thoroughly as scientific proficiency. Pedagogical skills should be well documented so that the quality can be assessed. A broad teaching experience in information systems or equivalent is important for this position and will be given great weight. Particular emphasis will be placed on documented experiences in the given field of study as described in duties.
In assessing teaching expertise teaching quality will be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, will be afforded consideration. Furthermore, consideration will be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop teaching and instruction, as well as the ability to connect research to teaching in respect to research in the subject at hand, subject didactics, as well as teaching and learning in higher education. The ability to interact concerning issues of teaching and learning in higher education with actors inside and outside the University is also included in teaching expertise.
Assessment, other skills: Administrative skills are important for this position and will be afforded great weight.
Administrative expertise is demonstrated, for example, through the capacity to plan, organize, and prioritize work in an efficient and task-oriented manner, as well as through the ability to assign and observe time frames. Expertise includes overall activity planning and the capacity to manage resources in a way that reflects operational priorities as well as the ability to work in a structured manner based on an awareness of goals and quality.
When the University appoints new teachers those applicants must be selected who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of their competence and expertise, are judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help advance operations.
The Recruitment Committee may in this recruitment come to use interviews, trial-lectures and referrals. The applicant should therefore submit a list of referees with 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 that may be of relevance in merit evaluation, e.g., parental leave, should be mentioned in the list of qualifications (CV).
Uppsala University strives 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 Varbi, UFV-PA 2018/1321 and shall include:
- Letter of application including list of appendices
- Curriculum Vitae
- Account of academic qualifications
- List of publications
- Account of teaching qualifications
- Account of other qualifications
- A clear account of the extent of the applicant's teaching experience, specified in number of hours
- List of Referees
- Academic works and any educational works being brought to bear
For further information about the position please contact Jenny Eriksson Lundström, +46 18 471 5163 or Pär Ågerfalk, +46 18 471 1064
Please submit your application by 1st June 2018, UFV-PA 2018/1321.
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Placement: Department of Informatics and Media
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fast lön
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/1321
Last application date: 2018-06-01