Associate Professor in Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Uppsala University Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering

Associate Professor in Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Published: 2021-03-18

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 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering comprises three departments: Quality Science, Industrial Engineering and Management, and Civil Engineering and Built Environment. The department has about 80 employees and conduct research and education both at the Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala and on Campus Gotland. This position will be located on Campus Gotland. For more information, see the department's website https://www.cie.uu.se and https://cie.uu.se/quality-science/about-us/work-with-us/.

The Department of Quality Science works with both teaching and research and offers a wide range of programs and independent courses that are permeated by the goal of creating long-term sustainable companies and organizations. At the department, several research projects are underway that are linked to sustainable destination development. The department also conducts research in quality science with a process and stakeholder focus. The entire department is located at Campus Gotland in Visby, an international campus in the middle of the world heritage Visby.

Uppsala University Campus Gotland offers the best of both worlds: the full-scale university's wide range and weight in education and research, and a unique small-scale campus in an interdisciplinary research environment. Campus Gotland is a hub for the university's research and education in sustainability. 

Description of subject area of the employment: The subject area covers sustainable entrepreneurship and sustainable development, as well as innovation, in the hospitality industries, focusing on tourism and destination development.  

Duties:

  • Teaching, research and administration. Teaching duties include course responsibility and course administration and supervision of second- and third-cycle students.
  • Follow developments within the subject area and the development of society in general that is important for the work at the University.

Qualifications Required:

  • PhD or have the corresponding research competence.
  • Research Expertise and Teaching Expertise or other professional skills. It is necessary that the pedagogical skills, the research expertise and the professional skills are relevant to the content of the employment and the tasks that will be included in the employment.
  • Applicants must have completed teacher training of relevance to operations at the University, comprising ten weeks, or have acquired the equivalent knowledge. If special circumstances apply, this training for teachers in higher education may be completed during the first two years of employment.
  • Documented ability to teach in Swedish and English is a requirement unless special reasons prevail. The holder is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within two years.
  • Personal capabilities necessary to carry out fully the duties of the appointment.

Assessment Criteria/Ranking of applicants that fulfil the above-mentioned qualifications required 

The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research and teaching expertise, of which weight will be primarily given to teaching expertise. 

Research Expertise comprises research merits. In addition to academic merits, research merits from other activities, including technology development, may also be taken into account including research merits obtained outside the academy, which includes for example technology development and innovation ability. In assessing research expertise research quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of research, primarily in regard to depth and breadth, must also be afforded consideration. In assessing research expertise special weight will be attached to research merits in sustainable entrepreneurship with focus on services and service organizations, as well as how entrepreneurship in these areas are related to destination development within the hospitality industries and society at large. 

Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop research and education in the third cycle, the ability to acquire funding for research in competition, as well as the demonstrated capacity to interact with others both within academia and in the wider community. 

Teaching Expertise comprises educational and teaching qualifications. This expertise can have been achieved outside the academy through supervision, internal training, mentoring programs, etc. In assessing teaching expertise teaching quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, must also be afforded consideration. In assessing teaching expertise special weight will be attached to merits in transdisciplinary teaching involving societal actors, interdisciplinary collaboration in education, and teaching in international classrooms. 

Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop teaching and instruction, as well as the ability to connect research to teaching in respect to research in the subject at hand, subject didactics, as well as teaching and learning in higher education. The ability to interact concerning issues of teaching and learning in higher education with actors inside and outside the University is also included in teaching expertise. 

Administrative Expertise is important for the employment and will be given high consideration. Administrative expertise is demonstrated, for example, through the capacity to plan, organise, and prioritise work in an efficient and task-related manner as well as through the ability to assign and observe time frames. Expertise includes overall operational planning and the capacity to manage resources in a way that reflects operational priorities as well as the ability to work in a structured manner based on an awareness of goals and quality. Administrative expertise also includes entrepreneurship. 

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

In filling this position the university aims to appoint the applicant who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of her/his competence and expertise, is judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help advance operations. 

In an overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments, military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience.

University appointment regulations

Faculty appointment regulations

Instructions for application

For further information about the position, please contact Head of division: Gunnar Dahlin, e-mail gunnar.dahlin@angstrom.uu.se, telephone +46 498 10 83 81. 

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Permanent full-time position.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

Please submit your application by April 29 2021, UFV-PA 2021/519. 

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Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Gotland

County: Gotlands 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 2021/519

Last application date: 2021-04-29

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