Karlstad University / Karlstad Business School

Sapere Aude—dare to be wise—is our motto. Our students and employees develop knowledge and expertise that enrich both people and the world around them. Our academic environment is characterised by curiosity, courage and perseverance. Gender equality, diversity and a democratic approach form the foundation of our organisation. We are located in an active and scenic region and we promote sustainable development in close collaboration with the wider society.
Karlstad University has a total of approximately 1,400 employees and 17,300 students spread across two inspiring campus environments in Karlstad and Arvika.
More information at: kau.se/en/work-with-us


Karlstad Business School, inaugurated in 2009, comprises the disciplines of Working Life Science, Business Administration, Information Systems, Economics, and Statistics. Since 2017, we offer a complete law degree (270 ECTS credits) featuring specialisations in tax law, business law, practical process, and human law. Graduates receive general qualification for service as law clerks. The discipline also offers a range of courses aimed at students enrolled in other study programmes. Third-cycle Law studies specialise in jurisprudence, civil law, finance law, international law, environmental law, public law, practical process, and criminal law. More information is available on the discipline’s website: https://www.kau.se/en/law.

The discipline of Law currently has a staff of around 25 people, and we need to expand! We are now looking for a senior lecturer in Procedural Law.


The senior lectureship in Procedural Law primarily comprises teaching both Swedish civil law and procedural law. Instruction in adjacent legal areas may be required. Duties comprises planning, execution, and evaluation of teaching courses on both bachelor and master (specialisation tracks) levels, as well as supervision of essays and degree projects.

We are looking for a senior lecturer who is a skilled teacher and who actively wants to participate in the development of the new bachelor and master programmes, as well as the doctoral programme.  The position requires active participation in applications for external funds and in the development of the discipline’s external contacts. 20% of the working hours are earmarked for continuing professional development.

Qualification requirements

To be eligible for the position of senior lecturer, applicants are required have demonstrated teaching expertise. Beyond that, a Degree of Doctor of Laws specialised in procedural law or, or equivalent academic expertise in procedural law, or equivalent professional qualifications deemed relevant to the nature of the position and the duties included therein.

Applicants must have documented skill in first-cycle and second-cycle instruction and supervision (or equivalent) and have research experience in the field of procedural law.

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.

To read all eligibility requirements, refer to the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4 Section 4, and Karlstad University’s Appointments Procedure.

Assessment criteria

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

In the assessment of scientific skill, special weight will be given to research tied to the field of procedural law and documented skills that can further the development of the discipline’s research.

In the assessment of pedagogical skill, special weight will be given to the ability to plan, conduct, and evaluate instruction on different levels, as well as supervision and examination ability. The assessment is also based on administrative qualifications. The language of instruction is Swedish, and special weight will therefore be given to a good command of Swedish.

Considerable weight will be given to the ability to create national and international contacts inside and outside academia, and to attract external funds. Considerable weight will also be placed on personal qualities such as the ability to cooperate, initiative, and dedication.

Experience of supervising doctoral students is a valuable qualification. Applicants should have strong leadership qualities and excellent teamwork abilities to successfully contribute to the operational development.


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

Additional information

Karlstad University places great value on the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and gender balance in the organisation. We welcome applicants with different cultural backgrounds, gender identities, functional abilities, and life experiences.


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 https://www.kau.se/en/work-us/work/vacancies
Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement, for providing translations of any documents written in a language other 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.

The application should include:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • 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)
  • 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 supervisor

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
Att: Josefin Rönnqvist

State the ref. no. REK 2022/92.

The application deadline is August 21st, 2022.

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 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2022/92
  • Martin Grimberg Löfgren, Head of School, +46(0)54-7001975,martin.lofgren@kau.se
  • Stefan Olsson, Subject Lead, +46(0)54-7001913,stefan.olsson@kau.se
  • Leif Lönnqvist, Study Director, +46(0)54-7002147,leif.lonnqvist@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 29.Mar.2022
Last application date 21.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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