Karlstad University /Karlstad Business School

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

Since the autumn semester of 2017, Karlstad University has been offering a full Law programme (270 ECTS credits), the seventh such programme in Sweden. The programme offers foundational legal training with specialisations in the areas of Tax Law, Commercial Law, Criminal/Procedural Law, and Human and Social Law, and qualifies graduates for clerking.

In addition, there is an extensive course offering in Law, mainly to students on the Master of Science in Business and Economics programme, as well as the bachelor programmes in Real Estate Management, Human Resource Management and Working Life, Political Science, and Social Work. The discipline Law current comprises a staff of around 20 members, including six professors, one associate professor, four senior lecturers, one lecturer and seven doctoral students.

Karlstad Business School is investing both in the development of study programmes and legal research, and in December 2014 a doctoral programme in Law was established with eight different specialisations: Jurisprudence, Civil Law, Tax Law, International Law, Environmental Law, Public Law, Procedural Law, and Criminal Law. We are therefore recruiting new staff in several central legal areas and sub-disciplines, and are now seeking a senior lecturer in Criminal Law.  

The successful applicant to this position as senior lecturer in Criminal Law should have expertise in both general Swedish Criminal Law and criminal legislation not included in the Penal Code. Teaching duties in other related legal areas may be included. Work duties include the planning, conducting and evaluation of teaching at bachelor and master levels (specialisation track), as well as the supervision of independent and degree projects at these levels. We seek a senior lecturer who is a skilled pedagogue, who also wants to participate actively in the discipline’s further development of the new Law programme at bachelor and master levels, as well as that of the doctoral programme, which is offered in conjunction with other higher education institutions. The position also includes the possibility to be the main or assistant supervisor of a doctoral student in Criminal Law.

A senior lecturer position includes a 20% research component. We expect the successful applicant to participate actively in the writing and submission of applications for external funding and the further development of the discipline’s external network, and we would like to see the establishment and development of Criminal Law research at Karlstad University.

Qualification requirements
The eligibility requirement for appointment as senior lecturer is a degree of Doctor of Laws with specialisation in Criminal Law, or equivalent research expertise, 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.

Applicants must also have documented teaching and supervision experience at bachelor and master levels (or equivalent), as well as research experience in Criminal Law.

For other qualification requirements, see Ch. 4 Sec. 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and Karlstad University’s regulations for the appointment and promotion of teaching staff.

Assessment criteria
In the selection of candidates, equal and special weight will be given to their research and teaching expertise. In assessing research expertise, special weight will be given to research in Criminal Law and documented expertise that can contribute to the development of research in this field at Karlstad University. In assessing teaching expertise, special weight will be given to documented ability to plan, conduct and evaluate teaching at different levels, as well as documented supervision and examination skills.

Teaching is offered in Swedish and special weight is therefore given to good written and spoken language skills. Special weight is further given to expertise in both in both general Swedish Criminal Law and criminal legislation not included in the Penal Code. Considerable weight is given to ability to build national and international networks in and outside academia as well as ability to attract external research funding. Considerable weight is also given to personal characteristics such as the ability to cooperate and take initiative, and being committed to the development of the discipline.

Weight is also given to administrative experience. Weight is given to experience of supervising doctoral students. Applicants should have leadership qualities and the ability to cooperate so that they can contribute to the further development of the discipline.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, non-fixed-term position with starting date as soon as possible, as per agreement. 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 for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement before the deadline, so that all their skills can be assessed.

The application should include:

  • application letter
  • documented CV with the contact details of at least 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 relevant to the position
  • account of 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 transcripts, certificates and degrees
  • 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.

Applications are made electronically via the university’s web-based recruitment tool Varbi. More information is available in the document “Application Guidelines” on our homepage, https://www.kau.se/en/work-us/work/vacancies.

Documents and publications should be attached to the electronic application (do not provide links only). Three copies of each document that cannot be submitted electronically, such as books, publications and computer software, should be sent to:

Karlstads universitet

State ref. no: REK 2019/205


Last day of application: 29 November 2019

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment By agreement
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2019/205
  • Stefan Olsson, subject representative, 054-700 1913
Union representative
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434
Published 29.Oct.2019
Last application date 29.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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