Senior Lecturer in Statistics

Stockholm University Department of Statistics

Senior Lecturer in Statistics Stockholm

Ref. No. SU FV-1333-21

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at The Department of Statistics. Closing date: May 31 2021.

Main responsibilities

Main tasks consist of teaching Statistics at the basic and advanced/master’s level. It also includes responsibility and development of courses, supervision of essays, as well as research and own development. Pedagogical development work and participation in other tasks individually and as member of committees and task forces are also part of the duties.

Teaching and essay supervision at the basic level (1st cycle) is mainly in Swedish, at the advanced level (2nd cycle) exclusively in English.

The lecturer is expected to contribute towards the department's efforts to develop research and education in modern data analysis and computational statistics.

Qualification requirements

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

Teaching proficiency should 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.

Assessment criteria

Special and equal emphasis will be placed on teaching and scientific skills in the area of Statistics. The scientific skills should be demonstrated through well documented research experience.

Strong emphasis will be placed on:
• having successfully planned, applied for and obtained research project funds from external research funding bodies.
• documented experience in research and teaching in modern data analysis and computational statistics.
• documented ability to teach Statistics courses in both Swedish and English languages.
• a documented ability to cooperate well with colleagues and fellow researchers.

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

It is a merit to have
• documented experience in the application of Statistics in one or more of the social sciences.
• completed at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education or to have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge.

Teaching and learning in higher education

Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education worth at least 15 credits, or equivalent knowledge, is an advantage.

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 at the time of employment, but the applicant has to be ready to take on administrative and pedagogical tasks that demand an understanding and usage of Swedish after the first year of employment.

A scientifically active applicant with a strong research background can receive additional research time during the first 2-year period.

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

Contact

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Michael Carlson, telephone: +46 8 16 29 82, michael.carlson@stat.su.se.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Nathaniel Morris: +46 8 16 33 11, nathaniel.morris@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: 31/05/2021

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