Senior Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Research
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 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.
The Department of Peace and Conflict Research was established in 1971 to conduct research and offer courses in peace and conflict studies. The Department is today a young, dynamic and international academic environment with around 80 employees and 300-400 students from all over the world. More information about the Department can be found here: http://www.pcr.uu.se.
Duties: The position includes teaching, examination, research and administration. The field of peace and conflict research is the study of the causes, dynamics, and resolution of violent conflict. Education and research at the Department are problem-driven, and the focus is on explaining empirical phenomena and their patterns, thereby integrating theory, methods, and empirical research. Teaching duties include course coordination, course administration, and supervision at the Bachelor, Master, and doctoral levels. Duties also include actively applying for external research funding, following developments in the subject field as well as following relevant development in society that is of relevance for the research and education at the university. Senior lecturers are expected to contribute to the research and teaching environment, and periodically to take on larger administrative responsibilities.
Eligibility: To be eligible for appointment as senior lecturer, the applicant must hold a Ph.D. in peace and conflict research or related field, or possess equivalent scholarly competence. The applicant must have published research in the field in one or more international peer-review outlets. 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.
Excellence in English (orally and written) is a requirement. Swedish language proficiency is not required for this position. Presently, all teaching in the Department is in English, as well as most seminars and meetings. According to the Language Act, Swedish is the language of public administration. Since Uppsala University is a government agency many administrative meetings and documents are in Swedish, and translations cannot always be made as a routine.
Assessment: Equal importance will be given to teaching and research skills in the assessment of applicants.
In assessing research expertise research quality will be the prime consideration. In the assessment of research skills, special attention will be given to the applicants’ current research in addition to their demonstrated ability to initiate and conduct research within the field of peace and conflict research. Publications in prestigious academic journals and with major academic presses are meritorious. The scope of research, primarily in regard to depth and breadth, will also be afforded consideration. Furthermore, consideration will be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop research and education at the postgraduate level, the ability to acquire funding for research in competition, as well as the demonstrated capacity to interact with others both within academia and in the wider community.
Pedagogic proficiency will be assessed as carefully as scientific proficiency. Pedagogical skills should be well documented so that the quality can be assessed.
In assessing teaching expertise teaching quality will be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, will also be afforded consideration. Furthermore, consideration will be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop teaching and instruction, as well as the ability to connect research to teaching in respect to research in the subject at hand, subject didactics, as well as teaching and learning in higher education. The ability to interact concerning issues of teaching and learning in higher education with actors inside and outside the University is also included in teaching expertise.
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.
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.
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, and will be considered meritorious.
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 (such as full or part-time parental leave, trade union appointments, military service, or other) that may benefit the applicants in the assessment of qualifications should be included in the list of qualifications and experience (Curriculum Vitae). Such personal circumstances should be documented and possible to verify.
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
It is important for applicants to follow the instructions as closely as possible.
Please note that any academic work not submitted electronically are to be submitted in triplicate in paper form to the Faculty of Social Sciences, Box 256, S-751 05 Uppsala. Please, mark the package with ref. no. UFV-PA 2020/4866.
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In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: 01-09-2021 or as otherwise agreed
Type of employment: Permanent full-time position, probationary period may be applied
Scope of employment: 100%
For further information about the position please contact: Erik Melander, firstname.lastname@example.org och Ashok Swain, email@example.com
For information regarding the process, please contact, Maria Andersson, + 46 18- 471 19 05, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 17 February 2021, UFV-PA 2020/4866.
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Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.
Placement: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/4866
Last application date: 2021-02-17