Karlstad University / Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences / Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies

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 https://www.kau.se/en/work-us

At Karlstad University, English is offered at bachelor, master and doctoral levels. Our offering includes courses on all primary and secondary teacher training programmes, subject courses, as well as English for specific purposes. Research is conducted in both linguistics and literature, through participation in the designated strong Research Group for Culture Studies (KuFo) and the Centre for Language and Literature Education (CSL), affiliated to the strong Research on Subject-Specific Education (ROSE) group.

Duties mainly involve teaching English and language proficiency, supervision at bachelor and master levels, and research. Duties may further include teaching English for specific purposes as well as course coordination and development. Additional duties involve active participation in the discipline’s development and community cooperation, particularly in the school sector.

The successful applicant is expected to participate in the daily activities of the department. It is also important that the successful applicant has the ability to work in teaching and other teams.

Qualification requirements
The eligibility requirement for appointment as senior lecturer in English is a doctorate in English linguistics or literature, or equivalent, and documented teaching expertise. A completed course in higher education pedagogy, or an equivalent qualification, is required for appointment as senior lecturer. Under 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 teaching and research expertise. Weight is given to documented teaching experience in English, language proficiency and English for specific purposes. Weight is further given to administrative and leadership abilities.

Considerable weight is given to the ability to cooperate, build good relations with colleagues and students, and take initiative. Considerable weight is also given to active participation in the daily activities of the department.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, non-fixed-term position with starting date on 1 July 2019 or at the earliest convenience. A probationary period may be required.

The application should include well-documented qualifications. Applicants are responsible for documenting qualifications in a way that allows for an objective and qualitative assessment of candidates, and that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement before the deadline.

The application should include:

  • application letter
  • documented CV with the contact details of references
  • descriptive account of teaching and research expertise
  • certificate of course in higher education pedagogy, or account of equivalent qualifications
  • account of experience of leadership, administration and cooperation with other areas
  • future teaching and research plans
  • list of publications (indicate your own role in cases of co-authorship)
  • copies of degree certificates and other transcripts and certificates documenting qualifications
  • 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)

More information is available in the document “Application Guidelines” on our homepage https://www.kau.se/en/about-university/working-karlstad-university/work-here/jobs-and-vacancies, where Karlstad University’s Regulations for the Appointment and Promotion of Teaching Staff also may be found.

The application is submitted electronically via the university’s web-based recruitment system. All documents and publications should be attached to the electronic publication (do not provide links only). 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 2018/256 

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
First day of employment 1 July 2019 or at the earliest convenience
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2018/256
  • Annika Malmsten Saltin, prefekt, 054-7001391
  • Andreas Nyström, studierektor, 054-700 2306
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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