Karlstad University / Karlstad Business School

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 20 000 students and a staff of over 1 300 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

This senior lectureship in Economics is based at the Karlstad Business School, which was founded in 2009 and comprises the disciplines business administration, economics, information systems, law, statistics, and working life science. We offer courses and programmes at all levels, supported by robust research in the disciplines as well as in multidisciplinary research groups.
We offer subject courses as well as courses that form part of study programmes. The Master of Science in Business and Economics programme offers specialisations in economics and financial economics. At Karlstad University, research in economics concentrates on welfare economics, behavioural economics, labour economics, industrial organisation and macroeconomics.

Duties include teaching, research, supervision, examination and administration. We are seeking a good pedagogue who wants to participate actively in further developing our teaching and research. The successful applicant is expected to play and active role in applications for external research funding and should also contribute to further developing the discipline’s external network.

Qualification requirements
The eligibility requirement for appointment as senior lecturer demonstrated teaching expertise and a doctorate in Economics, or equivalent.

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

Assessment criteria
In the ranking and selection of candidates, equal weight will be given to applicants’ research and teaching expertise. In assessing research expertise, special weight is given to scholarly publications of the last five years.
Special weight is further given to demonstrated experience of leading research projects and attracting external research funding. Considerable weight is given to good spoken and written skills in both Swedish and English, since teaching is offered in both languages. Considerable weight is given to teaching experience in the areas of financial economics, macroeconomics, labour economics or econometrics. Considerable weight is further given to good ability to cooperate so as to contribute to the further development of the discipline.

Karlstad University appreciates the added value gender parity and diversity give to operations. We would therefore like to encourage applicants of all genders and with different backgrounds, abilities and life experience.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, non-fixed-term position with starting date at the earliest convenience 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 two references
  • descriptive account of teaching and research skills
  • certificate of course in higher education pedagogy, or account of equivalent qualifications
  • account of other work experience
  • 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 certificates, transcripts 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: REK2020/94

Last day of application: May 24, 2020

We look forward to receiving your application!

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

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 REK2020/94
  • Niklas Jakobsson, professor, ämnesföreträdare, 070-393 9009
Union representative
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434
  • Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, 054 700 1404
Published 22.Apr.2020
Last application date 24.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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