Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.
The Department of Economics is one of the largest departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences with approximately 100 employees from a dozen countries. Each year about 1,000 students participate in undergraduate (BA), graduate (MA) and PhD level courses. The research conducted at the department is mainly focused on labour economics, health economics , macroeconomics, political economics and public economics. Researchers at the department are frequently engaged as experts by the government and by the media, and interact with the society at large in a number of ways.
The position includes teaching, examination, research and administration. Teaching duties include course coordination, course administration and supervision. Duties also include actively searching for external research funding, following developments in the subject field as well as relevant development in society that is of relevance for research and education at the university.
To be eligible for appointment as senior lecturer, the applicant must hold a Ph.D. or possess equivalent scholarly competence. Further on, the applicant must have demonstrated teaching expertise and have completed teacher training of relevance to operations at the University, or have acquired the equivalent knowledge. A general eligibility requirement is that the applicant must have the personal characteristics required to perform the duties of the post well.
It is required that the pedagogical, research and professional expertise is relevant for the positions subject content and the duties included in the employment.
Documented ability to teach in Swedish or English is a requirement.
In the assessment of applicants, equal importance will be given to research and teaching skills.
Research expertise must have been demonstrated by the applicant’s independent, high-quality research contributions. The applicant’s contributions to the international and national scientific community must be assessed on the basis of such criteria as the quality and scope of scholarly publications. The international track record required must be assessed according to the nature and specific circumstances of the subject. Particular importance will be given to methodological contributions in microeconometrics relevant for the Department’s prioritized research areas labour economics, health economics, political economics and public economics.
In assessing research expertise, research quality must be the primary consideration. Consideration must also be given to the scope of the research, in terms primarily of its depth and breadth. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead and develop research and third cycle (doctoral) education, the ability to obtain research funding in competition, and the ability to collaborate and engage with the wider community through research.
Pedagogic proficiency will be given equal weight as scientific proficiency. Pedagogical skills should be well documented so that the quality can be assessed. Particular emphasis will be placed on experience from teaching in econometrics.
In assessing teaching expertise, teaching quality must be the primary consideration. Consideration must also be given to the scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead and develop education, and to the ability to base teaching on research. Teaching expertise should also include the ability to collaborate and engage with the wider community through education.
Assessment, other skills:
Administrative and management skills are important for this position and will be afforded weight.
Administrative expertise is demonstrated, for example, through the capacity to plan, organize, and prioritize work in an efficient and task-related manner as well as through the ability to assign and observe time frames. Expertise includes overall operational 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.
Management expertise is demonstrated through the capacity to lead operations and personnel, make decisions, take responsibility, and motivate others, providing them with what is needed for the efficient achievement of common goals. The abilities to coordinate the group and help create a sense of involvement, participation, and enjoyment in work and to deal with conflicts constitute further examples of demonstrated expertise.
Personal circumstances that may be of relevance in merit evaluation, for example parental leave, should be mentioned in the list of qualifications (CV).
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.
Qualifications must be documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess both their quality and their scope.
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.
It is important for applicants to follow the instructions as closely as possible.
How to apply: A full application is submitted to Uppsala University’s application system. The application 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
- Academic works and any educational works being brought to bear
- A clear account of the extent of the applicant´s teaching experience, specified in number of hours
- List of references
Please note: The application, including attachments, is to be submitted electronically in the recruitment system Varbi. Any publications cited that are not available in electronic format should be sent in triplicate to the Faculty of Social Sciences, Uppsala University, Box 256, 751 05 Uppsala. Mark the package with the reference number UFV-PA 2022/3398
About the position:
The position is permanent and full-time. Starting date by agreement. Place of work: Uppsala
Further information about the position is available from: Head of Department, Eva Mörk, phone: +46 18 4711096, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about the appointment procedure may be addressed to: Faculty Officer Terese
Kanellopoulos Sundström, tel. 018-471 25 72 email email@example.com
In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 27 October 2022, UFV-PA 2022/3398
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Placement: Department of Economics
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100
County: Uppsala län
Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/3398
Last application date: 2022-10-27