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Lecturer in English (Literature)
Sort on published: 2017-11-09
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 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
Type of position: Fixed-term appointment from 01/02/2018 to 31/01/2019, with the possibility of extension.
Duties: Teaching and examination of a range of undergraduate and MA courses in English and American Literature and Culture, as well as supervision of BA and MA theses. Other duties include the teaching of academic writing. Teaching duties comprise course coordination, administration and development. Other undergraduate teaching, as well further administrative duties, 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 fields of English and American Literature. The ability to initiate and conduct original research that may contribute to the ongoing research at the department will be given special weight. Assessment of teaching competence at undergraduate and master’s levels 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 should be submitted to the Uppsala University recruitment system. 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.
- 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.
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 : 01-02-2018
Type of position: Temporary full-time position
For further information about the position, please contact the Head of Department, Professor Merja Kytö, tel. 018-471 1251, firstname.lastname@example.org or Director of studies first cycle, Dr Niamh Ní Shiadhail, tel. 018-471 1268, email@example.com.
Please submit your application by 08-12-2017, UFV-PA 2017/4023.
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Placement: Department of English
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
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 2017/4023
Last application date: 2017-12-08