Associate Senior Lecturer in Economics, especially Macroeconomics

Updated: 6 months ago
Deadline: 07 Jun 2022

Published: 2022-05-09

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Economics is one of the largest departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences with approximately 100 employees from a dozen countries. Each year about 1,000 students participate in undergraduate (BA), graduate (MA) and PhD level courses. The research conducted at the department is mainly focused on labour economics, macroeconomics, political economics and public economics. Researchers at the department are frequently engaged as experts by the government and by the media, and interact with the society at large in a number of ways.

Period of employment
The position of associate senior lecturer can be held for a maximum of four years, with a possibility of promotion to senior lecturer. Criteria for promotion to senior lecturer may be found here: Regulations for Promotion and in Faculty of Social Sciences Supplementary Guidelines (section 2 f).

Research in economics, especially macroeconomics, and teaching in economics, especially macroeconomics at the advanced level. Teaching includes responsibility for courses, supervision and course administration. The position may also include administrative duties. Teaching comprises up to 50 percent of the position.

Required qualifications
A person qualified for appointment as an associate senior lecturer is a person who has been awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research expertise and who meets the requirements for teaching expertise. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed their PhD or attained equivalent expertise no more than five years before the deadline for applications. Furthermore, the applicant must meet the requirements laid down in the Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University (Section 39) and the Faculty of Social Sciences Supplementary Guidelines (section 2 e).

The teaching expertise, research expertise and professional skill must be relevant to the subject matter of the position and the duties that the position involves.

As stipulated in the Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University, one general qualification required for teaching staff is that applicants must be able to work with other people and otherwise meet the demands of suitability required to perform the duties of the position well.

To meet the qualification requirements, applicants must have a documented ability to teach in English. Swedish language skills are not a requirement for this position. According to the Language Act, Swedish is the main language for government agencies. Since Uppsala University is a government agency, most administrative meetings and documents are in Swedish and translations cannot always be provided. It is therefore desirable that an employee learns Swedish as soon as possible in order to fully contribute to the collegial activities at Uppsala University.

Assessment criteria
When selecting among qualified applicants, particular weight will be given to research expertise. In view of the nature of the position as a career-development position, applicants’ research and teaching qualifications will be assessed primarily in terms of quality. Hence, if an applicant has a quantitative advantage attributable to longer professional experience, this should not be decisive.

Research expertise: Research expertise refers to the track record in research. When assessing research expertise, special emphasis will be placed on research qualifications in macroeconomics. In assessing research expertise, research quality will be the primary consideration. The scope of the research, in terms primarily of its depth and breadth, will also be taken into account.

Teaching expertise: Teaching expertise will be evaluated as carefully as research expertise. Teaching expertise refers to the track record in education, with a focus on the quality of teaching. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, will also be taken into account. Special emphasis will be placed on experience from teaching macroeconomics at the advanced level.

Administrative and other expertise is important in the position and will be accorded weight. Administrative expertise is demonstrated, for example, by the ability to plan, organise and prioritise work in an efficient and appropriate manner. Weight will also be given to the ability to interact both within the scholarly community and with the wider community.

Qualifications must be documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess both their quality and their scope.

When the University appoints new teachers, it will select the applicants who, upon a qualitative overall assessment of their competence and expertise, are judged to have the best potential to perform and develop the duties concerned and to contribute to the positive development of the department.

In this recruitment, the recruitment committee may make use of interviews, trial lectures and references. Applicants should therefore provide a list of reference persons who can shed light on their professional proficiency and personal qualities that are relevant to the position, e.g. team-working abilities, leadership abilities and working methods.

Personal circumstances (parental leave, part-time employment because of childcare, union responsibilities, military service, etc.) that may be considered to the applicant’s advantage when evaluating qualifications should be taken up in connection with the account of qualifications and experiences.

Application process
A complete application is to be submitted via Uppsala University’s recruitment system and should comprise:

  • Letter of application
  • List of attachments
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Presentation of research qualifications
  • List of publications
  • Presentation of educational qualifications
  • Presentation of other qualifications
  • Scholarly and any teaching and learning publications cited
  • List of reference persons (name, contact details, previous working relationship)

Instructions for drawing up the application

Please note: The application, including attachments, is to be submitted electronically in the recruitment system Varbi. Any publications cited that are not available in electronic format should be sent in triplicate to the Faculty of Social Sciences, Uppsala University, Box 256, 751 05 Uppsala. Mark the package with the reference number UFV-PA 2022/1390.

For further information, see the University’s Appointment Regulations and the faculty’s supplementary guidelines for appointments .

About the position
The position is temporary, for a maximum of 4 years. The position is full-time. Starting date by agreement. Uppsala

Further information about the position is available from: Prefekt Eva Mörk, tel 018-471 1096, e-post:

Questions about the appointment procedure may be addressed to: Faculty Officer Ellinor Fiebranz Andersson, tel. 018-471 28 28, email

We look forward to receiving your application by June 7 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1390.

In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Economics

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Individuell lönesättning

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/1390

Last application date: 2022-06-07

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