Karlstad University /Institutionen för sociala och psykologiska studier

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Gender research at Karlstad University is pursued in relation to the Centre for Gender Studies (CGF), which has many points of contact at Karlstad University. The CGF has the overarching aim of applying and continuously developing inter- and multidisciplinary approaches to gender issues. This is done in a reciprocal critical dialogue between different disciplines and gender theory. CGF also cooperates with external partners and drives the development of applied gender research. Traditional academic projects as well as cooperation projects with external actors are conducted. Through cooperation with the gender studies environments at the universities in Linköping and Örebro, CGF is part of an internationally established excellent research environment called GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies (www.gexcel.org). At CGF, research centres on the following fields: Gender and Organisation, Gender and Technology, Gender, Risk and Safety, and finally, Gender and Knowledge Production. Common to all the fields is theoretical breadth and the combination of theoretical and applied research. The subject gender studies offers undergraduate and master-level courses and participates in the international graduate school, Intergender.


The senior lectureship includes the following duties:

  • teaching, convening and developing courses in gender studies at undergraduate, master and doctoral levels, and teaching contract courses. The language of instruction can be Swedish or English.
  • serving as the editorial secretary of Norma: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, which involves being a member of the editorial committee and managing daily business such as communicating with publishers, authors and editors. Norma is one of the leading journals in the field of masculinity studies.
  • participating actively in the daily efforts to develop courses and research.

The senior lecturer is expected to work in the department on a daily basis.

Qualification requirements
The eligibility requirements are a) doctor’s degree or equivalent qualifications in a relevant area; b) documented experience of research and development projects; c) documented teaching skills; d) completed course in higher education pedagogy, or equivalent qualifications. In special circumstances, this course may be completed within two years of employment as part of the professional development commitment.

Assessment criteria
Equal weight is given to research and teaching skills. Considerable weight is given to documented ability to take initiatives and to cooperate, as well as to the ability to communicate well in speech and writing in Swedish and English. Valuable qualifications are breadth and depth in gender studies research. Previous experience of academic journal editing and very good written and oral knowledge and skills in English are valuable qualifications.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment, with starting date by agreement and ending date on 31 December 2018.

Application should include well-documented qualifications, and preferably two references. Applicants are responsible for documenting qualifications in a way that allows for an objective and qualitative assessment of candidates.

Application should include:

- verified CV with references -
- descriptive account of teaching and research/artistic skills
certificate of course in teaching and learning in higher education 15 credits or account of equivalent qualifications 
- account of experience of leadership, administration, and cooperation with other organisations
- future teaching and research plans
- list of publications (specify your contributions to co-authored works)
copies of certificates, references, and degrees
- the relevant works submitted for consideration, max ten academic publications and max five works designed to convey knowledge such as text books, educational software, or popular science articles (specify your contributions to co-authored works). 

More information on the application is available in ”Application guidelines for the appointment/ promotion of teaching staff” at http://www.kau.se/en/about-university/staff-vacancies. ”Regulations for appointment and promotion of teaching staff” is also available there.

Application should be made electronically via the university’s web-based recruitment tool. All documents and publications submitted for assessment must be attached to the electronic application. Do not provide links to them. Exception: Three copies of documents that cannot be sent electronically should be sent to:

Karlstads universitet
651 88 Karlstad.

State ref.no: REK 2016/160

Last day of application: 2016-10-25

We look forward to your application.


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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Starting date by agreement and ending date on 31 December 2018.
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2016/160
  • Ulf Mellström, Professor in Gender Studies, 0046 (0)54-700 20 13
Union representative
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714
  • Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , 054-700 1404
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434
Published 03.Oct.2016
Last application date 25.Oct.2016 11:59 PM CET

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