Senior Lecturer in English Linguistics
Sort on published: 2018-05-09
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.
Type of position: Fixed-term substitute appointment from 01/08/2018 to 31/01/2019, with the possibility of extension.
Duties: Teaching and examination of a range of undergraduate and MA courses in English Linguistics, Grammar, and Academic Writing, as well as supervision of BA and MA theses. Teaching duties comprise course coordination, administration and development. Administrative duties, as well as other teaching in English and within the Unit for Professional English may be included. The position contains a 20% time allocation for research.
Eligibility: According to the Higher Education Ordinance, applicants are eligible for employment as Lecturer if they hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent academic competence relevant to the duties of the position. The applicant will have completed training in tertiary-level teaching (10 weeks) or acquired equivalent knowledge in other ways, and have demonstrated competence in teaching. The ability to teach in English is a requirement.
Assessment criteria: In ranking of eligible applicants, equal weight will be accorded to research and teaching competence. Research qualifications must be in the field of English Linguistics. The ability to initiate and conduct original research that may contribute to the ongoing research at the department will be given weight. Assessment of teaching competence at undergraduate and master’s levels, especially within the field of English Linguistics, will be given particular weight and should include documented excellence in teaching, a proven ability to design, deliver, assess and revise courses; as well as experience in setting and marking of students’ work. Experience of thesis supervision and examination will also be considered. Attention will be given to the quality of teaching; teaching skills must be documented in a manner that allows their quality to be assessed. Good interpersonal skills and a documented ability to cooperate with colleagues is important.
In appointing a person to this academic post, priority will be given to the applicant who, after a holistic assessment of competence and skills, is judged, alongside documented qualifications, to possess the greatest potential for performing and further developing the relevant duties and contribute to the positive development of the working environment.
Applications: The application may be written in English or Swedish and submitted to the Uppsala University recruitment system (Varbi). The application must comprise:
- a list of qualifications and positions held (CV), along with attested copies of grade transcripts and other documents.
- a brief account of academic activities, teaching work, and other activities.
- a list of academic and educational works being brought to bear. Among these, applicants should indicate a maximum of ten publications or other works considered particularly relevant.
- The recruitment group may make use of interviews, trial lectures, and references. Applicants must therefore submit a list of references who can elucidate the applicant’s professional competence and personal qualities that have bearing on the post, such as leadership qualities and the capacity to cooperate.
- The portfolio of teaching qualifications must be organized in such a manner that makes it possible to assess the quality of these qualifications.
The application and attachments must be submitted electronically to the recruitment system Varbi.
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.
Pay: Individual salary
Starting: 2018-08-01 or upon agreement
Type of employment: Temporary position, substitute
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position, please contact
the Chair of the Department, Professor Merja Kytö, tel. 018-471 1251, email@example.com or the Director of Celtic Languages, Niamh Ní Shiadhail, tel. 018-471 1268, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by May 31 218, UFV-PA 2018/1678.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of English
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
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 2018/1678
Last application date: 2018-05-31