Karlstad University / Fakulteten för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap / Institutionen för språk, litteratur och interkultur

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At Karlstad University, Comparative Literature is offered as standalone subject courses as well as part of the preschool to upper-secondary school teaching training programmes. Subject courses are offered at bachelor, master and doctoral levels. Many staff members at the Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies are actively involved in two of Karlstad University’s designated strong research groups, the Research Group for Culture Studies (KuFo) and Research on Subject-Specific Education (ROSE), as well as in the Centre for Language and Literature Education (CSL).

Duties involve teaching Comparative Literature, mainly focused on children’s and young adult literature and literature-specific teaching methodology as part of the preschool, primary and secondary school teacher training programmes, both on campus and as distance education. Additional duties include course coordination for courses offered as part of the preschool and primary school teacher training programmes, and the main responsibility for the discipline’s development in the areas of children’s and young adult literature and literature-specific teaching methodology.

Additional duties include supervision, examination and course coordination at bachelor and master levels as well as active participation in disciplinary and departmental activities. The position includes a 20% professional development component.

Qualification requirements
The eligibility requirement for appointment as senior lecturer in Comparative Literature is a doctorate in Comparative Literature. Documented teaching expertise as well as a completed course in higher education pedagogy, or an equivalent qualification, is required for appointment. Under special circumstances, this course may be completed within two years of employment as part of the professional development commitment. The successful applicant is required to be in Karlstad in order to participate in the daily activities of the department.

Assessment criteria
Special weight is given to applicants’ higher education teaching experience in Comparative Literature, particularly in children’s and young adult literature and literature-specific teaching methodology. Weight is given to research in the area of children’s or young adult literature and/or literature-specific teaching methodology, as well as to a teaching degree or equivalent experience relevant to teaching on the teacher training programmes.

Good knowledge of Swedish and English is required.

Considerable weight is further given to the ability to cooperate, build good relations with colleagues and students, and take initiative.

The successful applicant is required to be in Karlstad in order to participate in the daily activities of the department.

Terms of employment

This is a 50–100%, non-fixed-term position with starting date at the earliest convenience as per agreement. A probationary period may be required.

The application is submitted electronically via the university’s web-based recruitment system Varbi. All documents and publications should be attached to the electronic publication (do not provide links only) and should be submitted by the application deadline.

Three copies of each document that cannot be submitted electronically, such as books and publications, should be sent to:

Karlstads universitet
651 88 KARLSTAD 

State ref. no: REK 2018/227

The application should include:

  • application letter
  • documented CV with the contact details of two references
  • descriptive account of teaching and research skills
  • certificate of course in higher education pedagogy, or account of equivalent qualifications
  • account of other experience, and experience of leadership, cooperation and administration
  • future teaching and research plans
  • list of publications (indicate your own role in cases of co-authorship)
  • copies of certificates, degrees, proof of employment
  • a maximum of ten academic publications and a maximum of five works designed to convey knowledge, such as textbooks, educational software, or popular science articles (indicate your own role in cases of co-authorship)

 We look forward to receiving your application.

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and declines any contact from advertising or recruitment agencies.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2018/227
  • Annika Malmsten Saltin, prefekt, 054-7001391
  • Sofia Wijkmark, studierektor, 054-700 1244
Union representative
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714
  • Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , 054-700 1404
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434
Published 23.Nov.2018
Last application date 16.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

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