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Associate Senior Lecturer Job in English at the Uppsala Uni, Sweden 2022

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Associate Senior Lecturer Job in English (specialization: linguistics) is available for a doctoral degree in Linguistics at the Department of English, Uppsala University, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: Associate Senior Lecturer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Workplace:
Department of English

Uppsala University, Sweden

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Qualification Details

Applicants are eligible for employment as Associate Senior Lecturer if they hold a doctoral degree or have the equivalent academic competence, have demonstrated pedagogical competence, and have the personal characteristics required in order to carry out the duties that the position involves well. Precedence will be given to applicants who completed their PhD projects or reached the equivalent competence no more than five years before the deadline for applications. In order to meet the requirement of pedagogical competence, the applicant should have completed at least five weeks of relevant training in tertiary-level teaching or acquired the equivalent competence in other ways. In special circumstances, the training can be carried out during the first two years of employment.

Documented ability to teach in English is a requirement. The candidate should have the personal characteristics required to carry out the duties of the position well. Such characteristics include flexibility, the capacity to work well with others, and a sense of responsibility.

It is a requirement that the applicant’s academic, pedagogical, and professional competence is relevant to the subject area and the duties that the position involves.

Assessment criteriaIn the ranking of eligible applicants, special weight will be given to academic and pedagogical

competence. Owing to the nature of a tenure-track position, the applicants’ academic and pedagogical qualifications should be assessed primarily from a qualitative perspective. An applicant’s quantitative advantage as regards qualifications should thus not be decisive if it can be explained by them having been active in academia for a longer period of time.

Equal weight will be accorded the assessment of the applicant’s competence in teaching and in research.

In appointing applicants to this academic post, priority will be given to the applicant who, after a qualitative, holistic assessment of relevant competence and skills, is judged to possess the greatest potential for performing and further developing the relevant duties and contributing to the positive development of the work carried out at the department.

Academic competence: When the applicant’s research competence is assessed, the greatest weight will be accorded to the quality of published research in the subject area as regards the doctoral thesis as well as other publications. Research on English from the perspective of second-language acquisition or didactics will be considered especially advantageous. Completed research that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to analyse data from authentic primary sources (e.g. corpora) with a good knowledge of statistics will also be considered an advantage. The scope of the applicant’s research as regards breadth as well as depth will be given weight. The merit value of having been granted external research funding in competition with other researchers will also be taken into account. Plans for future research as described in the research plan (three pages in length) that should be enclosed with the application will also be accorded weight.

Pedagogical competence: Pedagogical competence concerns educational and teaching qualifications, including supervision and examination. When pedagogical competence is assessed, the quality of the applicant’s teaching is accorded the greatest weight. The extent of the applicant’s teaching experience, that is, breadth and depth at different levels, is also of importance. The ability to plan, initiate, lead, and develop education and teaching, as well as the ability to connect teaching to research, is taken into account. A plan that describes how the applicant intends to develop their pedagogical skills during the period covered by the position should be enclosed with the application.

Other competence: Administrative and management competence will be given weight. Moreover, the ability to interact with others as regards research and education, both within the field (e.g. research networks) and with society outside academia, will be considered advantageous. In addition, special weight will be accorded to the candidate’s potential to contribute to the future development of research as well as teaching within the subject area at the Department of English.

All qualifications should be well documented so that quantity as well as quality can be assessed.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The purpose of the position is that the candidate should be given the opportunity to develop their independence as a researcher and gain the necessary qualifications as regards research as well as teaching in order to meet the criteria for appointment to a position as Senior Lecturer. The duties comprise research within the relevant area of specialization (50% of full time) as well as teaching and administration (no more than 50% of full time). The teaching duties will concern both a broad selection of specialized as well as general courses in English at undergraduate and advanced levels and subject-related courses for teacher-training students, such as English linguistics, English language structure, proficiency in English, English for specific purposes, and oral and/or written production in English. Supervision and course coordination, administration, and development also form part of the teaching duties. Both on-campus and distance teaching may be assigned. As an Associate Senior Lecturer, the candidate is expected to actively apply for external research funding, to stay aware of developments within their field of specialization, and to participate in the development of research and teaching conducted in the department and at the faculty.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: UFV-PA 2022/475

Application Procedure

The application, which may be in English or Swedish, must be complete by the deadline. It must be submitted through Uppsala University’s electronic recruitment system Varbi and should contain the following:

  • A list of qualifications and previous positions (CV)
  • A letter of application
  • A list of enclosures
  • An account of the applicant’s research qualifications, including a research plan of no more than 3 pages that describes the research that the applicant intends to carry out during their period of employment as Associate Senior Lecturer
  • An account of the applicant’s pedagogical qualifications, including a reflective text of no more than 3 pages that describes how the applicant would like to develop their pedagogical skills within the framework of their employment as Associate Senior Lecturer
  • An account of administrative qualifications
  • An account of other qualifications
  • A list of scholarly and pedagogical publications
  • A maximum of five publications or other works that the applicant considers especially relevant to the position
  • The recruitment group may make use of interviews, trial lectures, and references. On request, applicants must therefore be prepared to submit a list of referees (no more than three) who can elucidate the applicant’s professional competence and personal qualities that have a bearing on the post, such as leadership qualities and the ability to cooperate with others

NB. The application and any attachments must be submitted digitally to the Uppsala University recruitment system, Varbi (MyNetwork). Any publications which the applicant wishes to have taken into account and which are not available digitally should be sent in duplicate to Språkvetenskapliga fakulteten, Uppsala universitet, Box 256, 751 05 Uppsala, Sweden. Mark the parcel with dnr UFV-PA 2022/475

For further information, see Uppsala University’s employment regulations and the Faculty of Language’s complementary guidelines for employment.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of English contains five areas of specialization in both teaching and research: English Linguistics, English Literature, American Literature, Irish Language and Culture and SINAS, the Swedish Institute for North American Studies. Research at the department is conducted within all these areas. The department has around 1500 students per year and offers approximately 60 different courses. We are now recruiting an Associate Senior Lecturer in English with a specialization in English Linguistics.

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Note or Other details

Additional information Parental leave, part-time work owing to caring for children, union work, military service or similar activities are considered work experience and should be included in the applicant’s CV.

The candidate is expected to spend most of their working hours at the department in Uppsala.

Period of employment and promotion A position as an Associate Senior Lecturer can be held for a maximum of four years. At the end of their employment as an Associate Senior Lecturer, the candidate has the right to be assessed for employment as a Senior Lecturer. Promotion to Senior Lecturer will be based on a comprehensive assessment of the candidate’s academic, pedagogical, and administrative competence as well as leadership qualifications. In the assessment, special weight will be given to the work that has been carried out during the candidate’s employment as an Associate Senior Lecturer. A basic requirement is that the candidate should meet the criteria for employment as a Senior Lecturer according to Uppsala University’s employment regulations and the Faculty of Language’s complementary guidelines for employment. In addition, the candidate must have carried out their duties in a satisfactory manner. A written request to be assessed for promotion to Senior Lecturer must have reached the Board of the Faculty of Languages no later than six months before the end of the candidate’s employment as Associate Senior Lecturer.

Academic competence: The candidate’s scholarly qualifications should be at a competitive international level and indicate an independent research profile. The candidate should have demonstrated an ability to independently initiate and manage scholarly projects. In the assessment of academic qualifications, factors such as grants from external funding organizations, publications in outlets that are relevant to the subject area, presentations and similar activities at scholarly conferences, workshops, etc., and other relevant qualifications within the subject (e.g. having been awarded the title of Docent) will be accorded weight.

Pedagogical competence: The candidate should have completed at least ten weeks’ worth of training in tertiary education that is relevant to their duties as Associate Senior Lecturer or have the equivalent competence. In the assessment of pedagogical competence, the documented ability to plan, develop, teach, and evaluate courses at undergraduate and advanced levels, as well as experience of doctoral supervision, will be accorded weight. It is a requirement for promotion that the candidate should have documented teaching experience from a wide range of courses within the subject area; degree of specialization, teaching level, and forms of teaching are all taken into account in this regard. As an important component of the department’s duties concerns training future teachers, it is also a requirement for promotion that the candidate should have demonstrated a documented ability to teach within teacher-training programmes.

Administrative competence: The candidate should have demonstrated administrative competence through participation in the overall planning of teaching and research. In the assessment of administrative competence, participation in research projects, administrative tasks at university, faculty, or department level, and university-external assignments will be accorded weight. It is a requirement for promotion that the candidate should have a documented ability to use Swedish as a working language in collaboration with colleagues at other departments and faculties within the university.

The employment is temporary. An employment as Associate Senior Lecturer can last for a maximum of four years with the possibility of promotion to Senior Lecturer (HF 4 ch. 12 a §)

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Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact: The Head of Department, Christer Larsson, [email protected], or the Deputy Head of Department, Erik Smitterberg, [email protected].

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