Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Political Science, focus Global Development

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 09 Dec 2022

Ref. No. SU FV-1988-22

at the Department of Political Science . Closing date: 12 September 2022

Main responsibilities
The position entails research, teaching and examination on the undergraduate and advanced level in Political Science, especially on global development, international and comparative politics with a focus on Asia. The tasks also include developing courses and course materials, especially within the Master's program in political science with a focus on global Asian studies. The applicant will also actively participate in the Centre for Global Asian Studies' activities.

The holder of the position is expected to contribute to strengthening research at the department through scientific publications and through research applications.

Teaching at the department is conducted in both Swedish and English.

The position includes own research time according to the local working time agreement for senior lecturers.

Qualification requirements
Eligible applicants for the position of senior lecturer should hold a PhD in political science or have equivalent research skills and have demonstrated teaching expertise.

Teaching proficiency should be demonstrated through teaching experience and course development at the undergraduate and master’s levels. Teaching proficiency should be well-documented and in a manner that makes it possible to assess the quality of the teaching activities.

The applicant must have the ability to cooperate with colleagues as well as other abilities that are required in order to meet successfully the demands of the position.

Assessment criteria
Special and equal emphasis will be placed on teaching and research skills demonstrated through independent research, teaching experience and tutorial within global development and the issues of international and comparative politics, especially in Asia.

Strong emphasis will be placed on having successfully planned, applied for and obtained research project funds from external research funding bodies.

Strong emphasis will be placed on a documented ability to cooperate well with colleagues and fellow researchers.

Strong emphasis will be placed on documented experience of course development at basic and advanced level.

Emphasis will be placed on administrative skills and proven collaboration with the surrounding society and dissemination of research and development findings.

Teaching and learning in higher education
It is a merit to have completed at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge.

Additional information
The Faculty of Social Sciences strives for a gender balance, women are therefore encouraged to apply for this position.

An applicant who does not have at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education, and is not deemed to have acquired equivalent knowledge, must complete such training within the first two years of employment.

Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement for the position, but the applicant has to be ready to take on administrative and pedagogical tasks that demand an understanding and usage of Swedish after two years of employment.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Göran Sundström, telephone: +46 70-3748274, .

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Kay Artle, telephone: +46 8 16 40 49, .

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, , Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, , and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's 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.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position .

You are welcome to apply!

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