Karlstad University / Karlstad Business School

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Karlstad University has a total of approximately 1,400 employees and 19,000 students spread across two inspiring campus environments in Karlstad and Arvika.
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Karlstad Business School and the discipline of Information Systems at Karlstad University is a dynamic work environment characterised by curiosity and a high job satisfaction. We are now looking for two skilled teachers who want to actively participate in developing Karlstad Business School, both in terms of education and research. You should strive to improve yourselves as well as our research and teaching environment, because your colleagues are passionate about their subjects, both in terms of research and teaching.

Research is conducted in several areas within Information Systems, and we participate in interdisciplinary collaborations with centres at both Karlstad University and other universities.

Courses and study programmes in Information Systems, on all levels, are conducted with a strong basis in research from both the discipline as well as interdisciplinary research groups. We have three bachelor's programmes, one master’s programme and the doctoral programme in Information Systems. More information about our programmes can be found at our web page:  kau.se/en/information-systems.


Duties include teaching, supervision and development work in courses and programmes at all levels. 20 % of the working hours are earmarked for continuing professional development.
You are expected to participate actively in applying for external research funding. You should also contribute in expanding Karlstad Business School’s external contacts. You are also expected to act as assistant supervisor for doctoral students. Administrative assignments may also be required. Teaching activities in Information Systems are conducted in both Swedish and English. You may also be required to assist in teaching activities in other subjects.

When it comes to teaching, we are mainly recruiting for the following areas:

  • Web development using HTML5, XML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP
  • JavaScript-based application frameworks and libraries
  • Database management with SQL and preferably also NoSQL
  • Common programming languages (especially Python)
  • Web Analytics (for example Google Analytics)
  • Applied AI, machine learning
  • Systems development, business development, business processes

Qualification requirements

To be eligible for the position of senior lecturer in Information Systems, applicants are required to have demonstrated teaching expertise. Beyond that, a Degree of Doctor, or equivalent academic expertise in Information Systems, or a related field, such as data science/analytics, applied AI, business intelligence and software engineering, including software testing and web development, or equivalent professional qualifications deemed relevant to the nature of the position and the duties included therein.

The position requires a good command of Swedish and English. A candidate who does not meet this requirement may still be hired provided they are able to actively acquire the necessary language proficiency.

Pursuant to the Karlstad University Appointments Procedure, teachers must have the personal qualities required to perform the duties involved, as well as a completed course in higher education pedagogy. In special circumstances, candidates who have not completed a course in higher education pedagogy may still be hired provided that they do so within two years of employment or that they apply for validation of prior learning.

For other eligibility requirements, refer to Karlstad University’s Appointments Procedure.

Assessment criteria

In the assessment, special and equal weight will be given to pedagogical skills and scientific skills.

Research expertise will be assessed on the basis of innovation and independence, among other things, and priority will be given according to the range and depth of the research production, as well as how current it is. The scope of the research production is also considered. Special weight is given to a good prognosis regarding future academic activities, based on quality rather than quantity, within Information Systems and related fields such as database optimisation, data science/analytics, applied AI, business intelligence and software engineering. Special weight is also given to the ability to cooperate in international research groups, apply for external research funding and promote contacts with the surrounding society.

Special weight is given to a demonstrated ability to, with a basis in student-oriented teaching, assess how learning and learning progression in different groups of students affects teaching and examinations. Furthermore, weight will be given to documented experience and ability in leading development processes for teaching and examinations in your subject or discipline and communicating these efforts to colleagues and students. Weight will also be given to experience of a learning platform and video conference system, as well as experience in remote cooperation by means of digital tools. Recognised or distinguished teaching skills is a valuable qualification.

Weight is given to broad experience in, and good understanding of, systems development.

It is considered a valuable qualification to have broad experience in, and good understanding of, business development.

The following are considered valuable qualifications: broad experience of working with development and production of web, mobile internet services and cloud services; knowledge and practical experience of administrating server environments; knowledge of software development and database management from back-end to front-end.

It is also a valuable qualification to have knowledge of technologies and methods of data gathering and analysis of data from digital media (for example web scraping).

Personal qualities such as initiative and dedication are important, as well as administrative skills. Another valued personal quality is a humble approach.


This is a permanent full-time position (100%) starting at the earliest convenience. A probationary period may be required.


Submit the application via the university’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. For advice on how to draft your application, refer to “What should be included with my application?”, available at kau.se/jobb.

Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement, for providing translations of any documents written in another language than Swedish or English, and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted by the application deadline. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. Include two references, at least one of which is a previous or current manager.

The application should include:

  • CV
  • Cover letter, max length is one page
  • An in-depth account of teaching experience
  • Verification of a completed course in higher education pedagogy or an account of equivalent skills
  • An in-depth account of research experience
  • An account of other experiences
  • An account of managerial and administrative experience
  • Plans for future work
  • An account of collaborations, experience of international networks, employment, etc.
  • An account of the sustainability aspect in relation to your research and teaching
  • A list of publications (in multi-authored publications, the role of the applicant must be specified)
  • Account of language skills
  • Copies of course transcripts, degree certificates, and other certificates
  • No more than 10 scientific publications and no more than 5 materials intended to convey knowledge, such as textbooks, computer programs for teaching, or popular science articles
  • Two references, at least one of which is a current or former manager

Attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not just provide links). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content. Documents that cannot be submitted electronically, such as books or publications, should be sent in triplicate to the following address:

Karlstads universitet
HR-administratör Josefin Rönnqvist

The application deadline is 17 May 2022.                                      

State the reference no: REK2022/77

We look forward to your application!

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and firmly declines any contact with 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 2
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2022/77
  • Martin Grimberg Löfgren, Head of School, martin.lofgren@kau.se
  • John Sören Pettersson, Subject Lead, john_soren.pettersson@kau.se
Union representative
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, +46(0)54-7001714
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, +46(0)54-7001434
  • Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, +46(0)54-7001404
Published 12.Apr.2022
Last application date 17.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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