Senior Lecturer in International Investment and Trade Law
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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.
The position includes teaching, examining, research and administration. Being responsible for and administering courses, and supervising students, also count as teaching. Actively applying for external research funds and following development in one’s own subject area, and in general society’s development with a bearing on the teacher’s work at the University, are additional obligations. The teaching will be part of the Law Programme, and of other courses including the one-year Master Programme in International Investment Treaty Arbitration (see http://www.uu.se/en/admissions/master/selma/program/?pKod=JIS2N&pInr=&lasar=19/20).
For eligibility to be appointed as Senior Lecturer, the applicant must have a PhD or have attained a corresponding level of research proficiency; have demonstrated teaching expertise; and possess the personal characteristics required to meet the demands of the position well. One requirement for teaching expertise to be deemed to exist is for the applicant to have completed at least ten weeks’ teacher training for higher education that is relevant for the work, or be judged to have corresponding knowledge. The academic teacher training may be implemented during the appointee’s first two years of employment, if there are special reasons.
Eligibility requires the ability to teach in Swedish and English. A person who, at the beginning of the appointment, is proficient in English only must be able to teach in Swedish as well within two years at the most.
The person offered this appointment as Senior Lecturer may be appointed as Professor instead if (s)he so requests in the application and is eligible for such an appointment.
In selection among eligible applicants, equal weight will be attached to teaching and research expertise.
In assessment of research expertise, scholarly quality will be the primary consideration. The scope of the applicant’s research, especially in terms of its breadth and depth, is also regarded as important. In addition, weight is assigned to ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop research and education at research (third-cycle) level; ability to obtain research funding in competition; and demonstrated ability to interact both within the academic discipline and with the community at large.
The applicant’s teaching expertise must be well documented so that its quality, too, can be assessed. In assessment of teaching expertise, quality of teaching will be the primary consideration. The extent of the applicant’s experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, will be given weight. The same is true of his or her ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop education and teaching, and also ability to connect the teaching with research. Teaching expertise also includes the ability to interact with stakeholders inside and outside the University regarding issues of teaching in higher education.
When the University appoints new teachers, the applicants selected must be those who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of their expertise and skill, are judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties, and also to make positive contributions to activities. Since the teaching is largely conducted in teacher teams, ability to collaborate well with colleagues is of substantial importance.
Assessment criterion of other expertise
Expertise in both administration and management is important for the appointment and will carry weight. These kinds of expertise are demonstrated in a capacity for operational planning, skill in leading activities and staff, and an ability to work well with others.
Personal circumstances (such as parental leave) that may be credited to the applicant in the valuation of qualifications should be specified in connection with the applicant’s account of qualifications and experience.
Uppsala University values the qualities that equal gender distribution and diversity bring to its activities. We would therefore like to see applicants of all genders and with varied birth background, functional capacity and life experience.
A full application must be submitted through Uppsala University’s Varbi recruitment system, and include:
- A summary of the applicant’s research, teaching and other activities (CV). This must be supported with copies of degree and other certificates, diplomas and other documents that are cited. Documentation of the applicant’s teaching qualifications must include certificates and qualitative judgements from Directors of Studies or equivalent.
- A brief account of research, teaching and other activities. The starting point for this account should be the instructions to applicants in The Faculty of Law’s Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Teachers (see section 10 in this document):
- A list of the research and teaching publications referred to. Among these, applicants must specify a maximum of 10 research works that are primarily cited.
- The (maximum of 10) research publications primarily cited, numbered according to their order in the above publication list, and also the teaching works referred to.
Any publications referred to that are not available in electronic format and cannot be scanned must be sent not later than a week after the end of the application period, in triplicate, to the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University, Box 256, SE–751 05 Uppsala. Mark the envelope with reference number UFV-PA 2019/686.
Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University: http://regler.uu.se/digitalAssets/92/c_92570-l_1-k_appointment-regulations-for-uppsala-university.pdf
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.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible
Type of position: Permanent full-time position, probationary period may be applied.
Information about the appointment is available from the Head of Department, Professor Margareta Brattström, tel. +46 18 471 1623, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome your written application no later than 30 April 2019, UFV-PA 2019/686.
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Placement: Department of Law
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Seko Universitetsklubben firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/686
Last application date: 2019-04-30
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