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Senior lecturer in public administration focusing on management accounting – University of Gothenburg, Oct 2022


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The University of Gothenburg invites applications for a Senior Lecturer at the School of Public Administration, Sweden – Oct 2022

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General Info

Position: Senior lecturer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: Subject to norms

The School of Public Administration
University College of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

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Qualification Details


Candidates eligible for employment as senior lecturer in public administration will have completed a doctoral exam in public administration, or in another discipline relevant to the position, and also have proven teaching expertise.

Eligibility for employment as a teacher is set out in chapter 4, sections 3-4 of the Higher Education Ordinance, as well as in the Faculty of Social Science's application of the Employment Arrangements for employing teaching staff at the University of Gothenburg. This is available on the Faculty's website

The ability to teach in Swedish is a prerequisite for the position.

Assessment criteria

When selecting qualified applicants, the applicant will be selected who, after an overall assessment of expertise and development potential, is deemed to have the best prerequisites to execute and develop the job assignments described above. Equal weight will be given in the assessment to scientific and pedagogical expertise.

When assessing scientific expertise, particular importance will be placed on research qualifications. Research focusing on management accounting is of particular benefit, with research focused on the public sector a further benefit. All high-quality academic publications are beneficial, but peer-reviewed articles are of particular benefit. It is also a merit to have obtained external research funding.

When assessing pedagogical expertise, particular importance will be placed on teaching qualifications. Teaching focused on management accounting is of particular benefit, with teaching focused on the public sector a further benefit. Experience and expertise within academic teaching and supervision must be well documented and verified Production of teaching materials, development of courses or teaching elements is a merit.

Participation in commissioned courses as well as implementation of qualified auditing assignments within public activities is particularly beneficial in relation to the University’s collaboration remit with the surrounding community. Networking activities aimed at public administrations and documented capacity to communicate information about research is a merit.

Degree of administrative proficiency as well as ability to develop and lead activities and staff at the School are also taken into account. In addition, personal suitability, such as cooperation skills and intention and prerequisites to actively participate in the School of Public Administration's academic environment in Gothenburg, will be given particular consideration.

Applicants must also have already completed teacher training for higher education, corresponding to the courses PIL101, PIL102 and PIL103, or must complete such training within a year of employment.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The School of Public Administration provides education, research and collaboration within the field of public administration. It offers programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as commissioned courses and doctoral studies. Programmes in the multi-disciplinary subject of public administration focus on politics, democracy and administration; public finance; organisation, management and society, as well as legal perspectives on public administration. The School of Public Administration is also responsible for courses in the preschool- and head teacher training programmes. The research focuses on public administration, its function and social context. Overall research fields currently include municipal politics and democracy, scrutiny of public policies and activities, Public Management, public law, governance of schools and preschools as well as sustainable urban development.

Subject area

Public administration

Subject area description

Research and teaching within the field of management accounting includes the study of implementation and use of management accounting models, cost management, financial- and performance-oriented evaluation, accountability, accounting roles and functions, as well as the interaction between finances and operations.


Job assignments comprise:

  • Teaching on the School of Public Administration's courses in public administration, particularly those that focus on management accounting. The courses are primarily taught in Swedish, but teaching duties in English may occur.
  • Research with relevance for public administration. The proportion of research and teaching respectively is regulated individually based on local employment policy. Applications for external research funding are encouraged.
  • Collaboration with the surrounding community, including commissioned programmes which address management accounting.
  • Active participation in the development of the department's activities in Gothenburg.
  • Departmental administration and managerial tasks may arise when needed.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: PAR 2022/1025

Application Procedure

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed to:

School of Public Administration, Box 712, 405 30 Gothenburg

The following shall be appended to the application:

  • Personal letter justifying why you are applying for the position
  • CV
  • Academic qualifications incl. list of publications, a maximum of 10 academic journals can be cited
  • Teaching qualifications shall include details of scope and type of teaching as well as reports of quality; a maximum of 10 items of teaching material can be cited
  • Certification of employment
  • Other documents that you wish to cite as an applicant
  • Two references with contact details

Information for International Applicants

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About the Employer: University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Note or Other details


One or multiple.

The employment is a permanent, full-time position based at the School of Public Administration.

Selection process

The selection process may involve trial lectures, interviews and references. The applicant will be given the opportunity in the interviews to describe and develop his or her own view of teaching, research and collaboration within the field of public administration focusing on management accounting, as well as his or her forthcoming role at the department. These elements will, where appropriate, also constitute the basis for the assessment.

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Contact details

Further information about the position is provided by the department's head of department, Vicki Johansson, [email protected], + 46 (0) 31-786 1596.

Questions about the employment procedure can be put to Maria Utterhall, HR officer, [email protected], +46 (0)31-786 2966.


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here:

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Published on: | Last Updated: Sep 20, 2022 | at nViews Career by nViews Career Team