Senior lecturer (assistant professor) in English specializing in American Literature at the Department of English
Application no later than 2012-07-02.
Description of subject area:
Teaching and examination in American Literature at first, second, and third cycles (bachelor, master, doctoral levels). Teaching and examination other than in American Literature may be included. Research, administrative duties, and duties involving collaboration with the wider community are included in the post. Teaching comprises course responsibility, course administration, and supervision. Administrative assignments may include leadership positions.
Applicants are eligible for employment as senior lecturer (assistant professor) if they have completed a doctoral degree, or have the equivalent academic competence or have other professional competence of significance in relation to the content of the position and the duties included in the position, and have completed at least ten weeks of relevant training in higher-education teaching or acquired the equivalent knowledge in other ways and have demonstrated their competence in teaching and have the general capacity required to carry out fully the duties of the position.
The ability to teach in English is a requirement. If the ability to teach in Swedish is lacking, the holder will be expected to be able to do so within two years.
In ranking applicants, equal weight will be accorded to academic and teaching competence. Academic qualifications must be in the subject of American Literature. In assessing academic qualifications, special weight will be given to research qualifications in early American Literature. Great emphasis will be placed on methodologically innovative research.
Assessment of teaching ability will consider the planning, execution, and evaluation of teaching and thesis direction, as well as examination. Primary attention will be paid to the quality of teaching, and teaching skills must be well documented in a manner that enables their quality to be assessed. In assessing teaching competence, great emphasis will be placed on the capacity to produce one’s own teaching materials and to use digital media in teaching.
Assessment criteria; other competence:
Administrative competence is important for this position and will be accorded weight. The ability to cooperate with the wider community and to inform the public about research and developmental work will receive emphasis. The ability to inform the general public about research and developmental work is shown in popularizing activities, such as taking part in public education activities, publication of articles for a general audience, and participation in the public debate about issues involving education and research. Experience of international collaboration and experience of acquiring external funding will be given great emphasis.
Administrative competence is shown, for example, in the ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work in an efficient and appropriate manner, and the in the capacity to establish and observe timeframes. Administrative competence comprises comprehensive operational planning and the ability to work in a structured way based on awareness of goals and quality.
Leadership competence constitutes an assessment criterion for the position. Leadership competence is shown in the ability to lead operations, make decisions, take responsibility, and motivate others and to provide them with the prerequisites to efficiently attain common goals. Documented good ability to cooperate.
Personal circumstances (such as parental leaves) that may be beneficial to the applicant when qualifications are assessed should be included in the list of qualifications and experience.
The University strives to achieve gender balance among its teachers, and men are especially encouraged to apply for this position.
Application process: The application must be written in English. Complete application documents, including writings brought to bear and other works, must be submitted in paper form in triplicate and include:
- A list of academic, teaching, and administrative qualifications (CV) supported by witnessed copies of grades, certificates, and other documents brought to bear. Documentation of teaching qualifications must include certificates and qualitative evaluations from the director of studies/equivalent.
- A brief account of academic, teaching, and other activities. The account must indicate what studies and findings, as well as other achievements the applicant feels should receive primary attention in the assessment. The teaching portfolio must be designed in such a way as to enable a qualitative assessment of teaching qualifications.
- list of the academic and teaching-related works that are brought to bear. Among these, the applicant must indicate a maximum of ten works to be regarded as foremost in this recruitment.
- he works (maximum of ten) to be regarded as foremost, in triplicate.
- he recruitment group will be making use of interviews, trial lectures, and references. Applicants must therefore submit a list of referees that can illuminate their professional competence and their personal qualities of relevance to the position, such as capacity for leadership and collaboration.
- The appointment may be provisional.
Information about the position will be provided by the head of department, Professor Merja Kytö, tel. +46 (0)18-471 1251, firstname.lastname@example.org or the subject director, Professor Danuta Fjellestad, tel. +46 (0)18-471 1250, email@example.com. Guidance in presenting qualifications will be provided by the Faculty’s officer in charge, Birgitta Laghé, firstname.lastname@example.org
Union representatives are: Anders Grundström, SACO-rådet, phone: +46 (0)18-471 5380, Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST, phone: +46 (0)18-471 1996,Stefan Djurström, SEKO, phone: +46 (0)18-471 3315.
You are invited to submit your written application by July 2, 2012 marked UFV-PA 2012/591 to Uppsala University, P.O. Box 256, SE-751 05 Uppsala, SWEDEN; e-mail: email@example.com; or fax: +46 (0)18‑471 2000. Applications submitted via e-mail or fax must be supplemented by signed original documents within one week after the application deadline.
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