Karlstad University
Senior lecturer in English
Karlstad University
The main aim of Karlstad University is to provide broad-based, multidisciplinary programmes for students in Sweden and visiting students from abroad, while developing strong areas of research.
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Published: 1 month ago
Application deadline: Dec 18
Location: Karlstad, Sweden
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Senior lecturer in English

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members.

Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff.

Description
The English department offers a wide range of courses at all levels of higher education in the areas of teacher education for all school levels, degree courses in English, and English for specific purposes. Doctoral studies and research are pursued in literature and linguistics, frequently in association with the strong research group Kufo (Culture Studies Research Group) and the Centre for Language and Literature Education, which is part the strong research group ROSE (Research on Subject-specific Education).

Duties
The duties include teaching at undergraduate and Master level, especially courses in English linguistics and English-specific teaching methodology in teacher education programmes, including supervision, examination, course convening, course development and research. Active participation in developing courses and teaching in the English section is part of duties as well as external cooperation with the school sector in Sweden.

The position requires active participation in activities on a daily basis, as well as good ability to work in teacher teams and other constellations.

Qualification requirements
Eligibility for a senior lectureship requires a doctorate, in this case, in English, or equivalent qualifications, and demonstrated teaching skills. Eligibility for a senior lectureship also requires a completed pedagogical course for teaching in higher education, or equivalent. If such a qualification is missing, a candidate can still be appointed on condition that the candidate commits to completing the course within two years of employment. 

Assessment criteria
Equal weight is given to pedagogical and academic skills. Special weight is given to experience of teaching English, especially linguistics and English-specific teaching methodology, in teacher education. Special weight is also given to experience of teaching in Swedish schools.  

A degree in teaching is an added qualification as is development projects related to education and teacher training, and to the ability to administer and lead activities.

Considerable weight is given to personal qualities such as ability to cooperate, to establish good relationships with colleagues and students and to take initiatives. Considerable weight is also given to commitment to active participation in departmental activities on a daily basis. 

Terms of employment
This is a non-fixed term position with starting date 2018-07-01 or by agreement. A probationary period may be required.

Application
The application should include well documented qualifications. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessment. A complete application should be submitted no later than the application deadline.

 Application should include:

  • List of qualifications/CV with references
  • Account of teaching and research experience and skills
  • Certificate of course in higher education pedagogy or account of equivalent qualifications
  • Brief account of experience of leadership, administration, and cooperation activities
  • Plans for future teaching and research
  • List of publications (specify your contributions to co-authored works)
  • Copies of certificates, references and degrees, supporting your qualifications
  • Max ten research publications and max five productions designed to convey knowledge, e.g. textbooks, educational software, or popular science articles (specify your contributions to co-authored works).

More information on the application is available in ”Application guidelines” at http://www.kau.se/en/about-university/staff-vacancies. ”Regulations for appointment and promotion of teaching staff” is also available there.

Submit your application via the University’s web based recruitment tool and attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not provide links to them). Three copies of documents that cannot be sent electronically such as books and other publications should be sent to

Karlstads universitet
Registrator
651 88 Karlstad

State the ref.no REK2017/265

We look forward to your application! 

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Type of employment: Permanent position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: 2018-07-01 or by agreement
Salary: Individual
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Karlstad
County: Värmlands län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: REK2017/265
Contact:
  1. Jessica Eriksson, prefekt, 054-700 1742
  2. Marika Kjellen, ämneskoordinator, 054-700 1600
Union representative:
  1. Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714
  2. Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , 054-700 1404
  3. Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434
Published: 2017-10-27
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