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Lecturer Position in Swedish Language Specialisation in Education at Karlstad University, Sweden – Apr 2022


Associate Senior Lecturer Position in the Swedish Language and applicants are required to hold a PhD in Swedish language, Swedish with a specialisation in education (linguistics), or Scandinavian languages is available at Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies at Karlstad University, Sweden April 2022.

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General Info

Position: Associate Senior Lecturer
No. of Positions: 1
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Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: 1 August 2022
Contract Period: 6 months
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies

Karlstad University (KAU), Sweden


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Qualification Details

To be eligible for the position of associate senior lecturer in Swedish language with a specialisation in education, applicants are required to hold a PhD in Swedish language, Swedish with a specialisation in education (linguistics), or Scandinavian languages. An equivalence assessment can be made for a doctoral degree in another subject area with relevance to the position.

The position is primarily intended for applicants who have completed their PhD no longer than five years before the application deadline. If an applicant completed their PhD more than five years ago, this requirement may be waived if there are special circumstances.

Pursuant to the Karlstad University Appointments Procedure, teachers must have the personal qualities required to perform the duties involved, as well as a completed course in higher education pedagogy. In special circumstances, the course in higher education pedagogy may be completed within two years of employment.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The main duty of the associate senior lecturer will consist of research. At least 75% of working hours should be dedicated to research related duties. During the employment period, research should be focused on a project in Swedish language with relevance to subject-specific education. A research plan describing the intended research project should be included in the application.

The candidate is expected to participate in the subject’s research activities by applying for external research funding, individually or as part of a group, and by being an active part of the seminar activities at the department.

The position also includes a certain level of teaching and course coordination, as well as supervision and assessment in courses in Swedish included in the teacher education programmes and the subject’s freestanding courses at first-cycle level. Classes will be taught in Swedish.

During the employment period, the associate senior lecturer is given the opportunity to further his/her skills as an independent researcher, as well as gaining additional qualifications in terms of both research and teaching expertise, in order to meet the requirements for a position as senior lecturer.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: REK2022/40

Application Procedure

Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. For advice on how to draft your application, refer to:  Application Guidlines2021

Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted by the application deadline. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. Include two references, at least one of which is a previous or current supervisor.

The application should include:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Plan describing the research project in subject-specific education that the applicant intends to conduct during the employment period (max. 5 pages excluding reference list)
  • An in-depth account of teaching experience
  • An in-depth account of research experience
  • List of publications (in multi-authored publications, the role of the applicant must be specified)
  • Copies of course transcripts, degree certificates, and other certificates
  • No more than 10 scientific publications and no more than 5 materials intended to convey knowledge, such as textbooks, computer programs for teaching, or popular science articles
  • Verification of a completed course in higher education pedagogy or an account of equivalent skills
  • An account of other experiences
  • Documented managerial, collaborative and administrative experience, as well as experience of development work

All application documents should be written in Swedish and/or English. Attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not just provide links). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content. Documents that cannot be submitted electronically, such as books or publications, should be sent in triplicate to the following address:

Karlstads universitet


Josefin Rönnqvist


About the Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 19 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 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. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us


Swedish Language at Karlstad University offers comprehensive first- and second-cycle education. This includes freestanding courses in linguistics, with ambitions to expand the range of freestanding courses further. The subject is a big part of the teacher education programmes at Karlstad University, from pre-school to upper secondary school. In matters related to education and language learning, the subject collaborates with the research environment Centre for Language and Literature Education (CSL) at the university, which aims to initiate and develop practice-oriented research and development work.

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Terms for promotion to senior lecturer

Upon applying, an associate senior lecturer should be promoted to senior lecturer provided he or she is qualified for the position (Higher Education Ordinance chap. 4, sect. 4) and is deemed suitable following an assessment (Higher Education Ordinance chap. 4, sect. 4a). The applicant must have completed a prerequisite course in higher education pedagogy. For other eligibility requirements, refer to the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, and Karlstad University’s Appointments Procedure  The promotion to senior lecturer is a permanent position.

Eligibility for permanent employment at Karlstad University usually includes proficiency in Swedish and English. A candidate who does not meet this requirement may still be hired provided they actively work to acquire these language skills.

Additional information

Karlstad University places great value on the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and gender balance in the organisation. We welcome applicants with different cultural backgrounds, gender identities, functional abilities, and life experiences.

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Contact details

  • Andreas Nord, ämnesföreträdare, 054-700 1000, e-post: [email protected]
  • Nils Dverstorp, proprefekt, 054-700 1000, e-post: [email protected]
  • Andreas Nyström, prefekt, 076-004 4898

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