Senior Lecturer in Information Systems
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 Department of Informatics and Media has a broad research profile focusing on current research topics including information systems, interaction design and media and communication. The Department of Informatics and Media has teaching assignments in degree programmes and individual courses within the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Department has a turnover of approximately SEK 60 million and about 85 employees.
Duties: The position entails teaching and research in information systems. The position is temporary and includes teaching, examination and administration, as well as a possible opportunity to conduct research. Teaching includes planning and delivery of courses, including course responsibility, course administration, course development and supervision of doctoral students. The focus of the position is the digitalisation of society and development of information systems. The senior lecturer is expected to be responsible for courses in the areas mentioned above at the first and second-cycle levels, but teaching outside of these areas may be included. Duties include monitoring developments in your subject area and social developments otherwise that are material to the work of the University.
Qualifications: Eligibility employment as a senior lecturer requires the candidate to have a PhD or equivalent research expertise, demonstrated teaching expertise and the personal characteristics required to perform the duties of the post well.
Documented ability to teach in English is a required qualification. Ability to teach in Swedish will be considered an additional qualification.
Assessment criteria: Equal weight will be assigned to research expertise and teaching expertise in the selection among eligible applicants.
Equally great care will be devoted to examination of teaching expertise and research expertise. Teaching expertise must be thoroughly documented so that quality can also be assessed. Wide-ranging experience of teaching in information systems or the equivalent is significant to the position and will be assigned substantial weight. Particular weight will be assigned to documented teaching and research experience in the specified subject area as described under “Duties”.
In assessing teaching expertise, teaching quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, must also be afforded consideration. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop teaching and instruction, as well as the ability to connect research to teaching. 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.
In assessing research expertise research quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of research, primarily in regard to depth and breadth, must also be afforded consideration. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead and develop research and education in the third cycle, 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.
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.
In connection with this recruitment, the recruitment committee may use interviews and test lectures and may check references. Applicants must therefore provide a list of references who can shed light on their professional expertise and personal characteristics relevant to the position, such as collaborative skills, leadership skills and working methods.
Other preferred qualifications: Administrative expertise is significant to the position and will be assigned substantial weight.
Administrative expertise is demonstrated through, for example, the capacity to plan, organise and prioritise work in a suitable and effective manner, as well as the ability to specify and adhere to time frames. This form of expertise includes overall work planning; ability to manage resources in a way that reflects operational priorities; and ability to work in a structured manner and on the basis of an awareness of goals and quality.
Personal circumstances (such as parental leave) that may be in the applicant’s favour in the evaluation of qualifications should be stated in the list of qualifications and experience.
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.
Application process: A complete application must be submitted via the Uppsala University recruitment system and include:
- Cover letter including list of enclosures
- Curriculum vitae
- Presentation of scientific qualifications
- List of publications
- Presentation of teaching qualifications
- Presentation of other qualifications
- List of cited scientific and teaching works
- A clear account of the scope of the applicant’s teaching experience, expressed as the number of hours.
- List of references
Salary: Salary will be set individually.
Starting date: 1 January 2020 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Fixed term employment ending 31 December 2020, which may be extended. Probationary employment may be applied.
Scope of the position: Full-time (100%) or as otherwise agreed.
For further information about the position please contact: the Head of the Department of Informatics and Media, Dr Jenny Eriksson Lundström, tel. 018-471 51 63 or the Assistant Head of Department, senior lecturer Tomas Eklund, tel. 018-471 28 76. The union representatives are Saco Council, firstname.lastname@example.org, TCO/ST, email@example.com, Seko, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 29 November 2019, UFV-PA 2019/3644.
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Placement: Department of Informatics and Media
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: individuell lön
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/3644
Last application date: 2019-11-29
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