Associate Professor in International and Comparative Education

Stockholm University Department of Education

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Education, in particular International and Comparative Education Stockholm

Ref. No. SU FV-1403-21

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at The Department of Education. Closing date: 2 August 2021.

Subject/subject description

Education is a discipline that studies issues regarding training, development and learning in relation to cultural and social contexts.

Main responsibilities

Responsibilities mainly include teaching, course development, supervision and examination of students in the master’s programme in Education with International and Comparative Specialisation. The position may include teaching in other courses at undergraduate and advanced levels within the department. The employment also includes conducting individual research.

A Senior Lecturer should participate in the Department’s pedagogical, research and administrative development which, for example, includes participation in working groups and committees.

The employment includes competence and research time according to the current terms and conditions agreement.

Qualification requirements

Eligible applicants for the position of senior lecturer should hold a PhD in education, or have equivalent research skills and have demonstrated teaching expertise.

Teaching proficiency should normally have been demonstrated through teaching experience at both 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 successfully to meet the demands of the position.

Since the master’s program is given in English, proficient English language skills, both verbally and in writing, is a requirement for the position. This can, for example, be attested by documented experience of teaching in English.

Assessment criteria

Special and equal emphasis will be placed on teaching and research skills within the field of international and comparative education.

Strong emphasis will be placed on:

· a documented ability to cooperate well with colleagues and fellow researchers,

· administrative skills and proven collaboration with the surrounding society and dissemination of research and development findings. 

Emphasis will also be placed on:

· experience of international educational planning, international development work and collaboration with global players

· having successfully planned, applied for and obtained research project funds from external research funding bodies.

· documented experience of teaching and own application of quantitative method

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 to have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge.

Additional information

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.

In the event of a discrepancy between the Swedish original vacancy and the English translation, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Contact

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Carina Carlhed Ydhag, telephone: +46 8 16 30 87, carina.carlhed@edu.su.se.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Johan Magnéli, telephone: +46 8 16 40 57, johan.magneli@su.se.

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application

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!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 02/08/2021

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