Temporary position as Senior Lecturer in Aesthetics

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 07 Jun 2022

Published: 2022-05-19

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 Philosophy carries out research and education across a broad spectrum of practical philosophy, theoretical philosophy and aesthetics. For more information about the department, see http://www.filosofi.uu.se.

The position, which is a full-time position, is for approximately 11 months, with start date August 1, 2022 (or according to agreement).

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The position involves teaching at introductory and advanced level. The teaching, at most five courses during the academic year 2022-2023, will be in different areas of philosophical aesthetics. The courses the successful candidate would be most likely to teach are on philosophy of art, aesthetic value theory, and classical philosophical texts in aesthetics. A smaller portion of teaching may be in practical philosophy or theoretical philosophy.

To be qualified for appointment applicants must hold a PhD in iaesthetics or philosophy or have achieved equivalent scientific competence. The successful candidate must also have pedagogical training, or in some other way have acquired equivalent competence, and they must have the scientific competence, pedagogical ability and professional competence needed to carry out the tasks associated with the position. Experience of teaching analytic aesthetics is a requirement. The ability to teach in Swedish or English is a requirement.

Assessment criteria/ranking
When selecting among eligible applicants, equal weight will be given to research expertise and teaching expertise. 

In assessing research expertise, quality will be the prime consideration. 

Teaching expertise comprises educational and teaching qualifications and the most important factor is pedagogical skill. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, will also be given consideration. The pedagogical merits should be documented in such a way that both quality and scope can be assessed.

The application should include:
All qualifications should be documented so that both quality and scope can be assessed. A complete application should comprise: 

  • A short statement of scholarly, pedagogical and other activities (CV)
  • List of publications
  • Account of pedagogical merits
  • 1-2 writing samples
  • Certification of qualifications, e.g. copies of transcripts, degree certificates
  • Names and contact details of up to two referees

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position, approximately 11 months. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date August 1 2022 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Matti Eklund, Head of Department, matti.eklund@filosofi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by June 7, 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1891.

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Placement: Department of Philosophy

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

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/1891

Last application date: 2022-06-07

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