Karlstad University / Karlstad Business School

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Karlstad Business School at Karlstad University welcomes applications for a senior lectureship in Economics. Karlstad Business School is AACSB-accredited and was established in 2009, and comprises the disciplines Working Life Science, Business Administration, Information Systems, Law, Economics, and Statistics. The mission of Karlstad Business School is “We educate responsible professionals and conduct research with high societal impact”, which permeates all of our activities. We offer degree programmes and freestanding courses at all education levels with a strong basis in research conducted by both individual subjects as well as interdisciplinary research groups. Among the degree programmes you will find the Programme in Business and Economics, which offers a specialisation in economics or financial economics. Economics research at Karlstad University is primarily focused on applied microeconomics, but we also have an interest in expanding our research in macroeconomics and financial economics. We are now looking for a senior lecturer who actively wants to contribute to the continued development of Karlstad Business School.


Duties include teaching in economics and statistics. Teaching in statistics refers primarily to the introductory course in statistics. In terms of economics, you will mainly be teaching financial economics and macroeconomics. We are looking for a skilled teacher who want to actively participate in developing both education and research. You are expected to participate actively in applying for external research funding.

You are also expected to collaborate with the wider community for a mutual exchange, as well as work towards ensuring that the knowledge and expertise available at the university is of benefit to society.

In order to contribute to a positive working environment and help further the subject’s activities, we expect you to be a present and active part of the day-to-day operations and workplace community.

Qualification requirements

To be eligible for the position of senior lecturer in economics, applicants are required have demonstrated teaching expertise. Applicants are also required to hold a Degree of Doctor or equivalent academic expertise in economics or equivalent field, alternatively other 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, since teaching is conducted in both languages.

Pursuant to Karlstad University’s Appointments Procedure, teachers must have the personal qualities required to perform the duties included, as well as completed courses in higher education pedagogy. Candidates who have not completed training in higher education pedagogy may still be hired, provided that they use the time allotted to continual professional development to complete the required training within two years of employment, or that they apply for validation of prior learning. For other qualification requirements, refer to Karlstad University’s Appointments Procedure.

Assessment criteria

In the assessment, equal weight will be given to research expertise and teaching expertise. 

Special weight will be given to:

  • Articles published in scientific journals in the last five years.
  • Demonstrated ability to run research projects and secure external funding.
  • Teaching experience in statistics, financial economics and/or macroeconomics.

Considerable weight will be given to:

  • Excellent teamwork abilities to successfully contribute to the development of the organisation on site at our campus.

Weight will be given to:

  • Up-to-date experience of collaborating with the larger community and of disseminating findings of research and development work.
  • International work experience or experience from national and international networks.
  • Personal qualities such as taking responsibility, showing sound judgement, commitment and a positive attitude towards colleagues and students.

Valuable qualifications:

Karlstad Business School values continuing professional development in terms of teaching expertise, such as recognised or distinguished teaching skills. An interest in and ability to integrate sustainable development, gender equality, equal terms and internationalisation in education are also considered valuable qualifications. We also value documented experience of teaching in English since the subject offers courses in English.


A permanent full-time position starting at the earliest convenience, as agreed upon by both parties. 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 the application guidelines “What should be included with my application?

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, Norwegian, Danish 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
  • certificate to verify completed courses in higher education pedagogy or an account of equivalent skills
  • an in-depth account of research experience
  • an account of other experiences of importance
  • an account of managerial and administrative experience
  • plans for future work
  • an account of collaborations, international network experience, etc.
  • a list of publications (in multi-authored publications, the role of the applicant must be specified)
  • language proficiency certificates
  • copy of PhD degree or documented equivalent academic expertise, or equivalent professional qualifications deemed relevant to the nature of the position and the duties included therein.
  • 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
Hanna Ljungdahl

Application deadline: 24 September 2023                             

State the reference no: REK2023/185

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
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2023/185
  • Marie-Therese Christiansson, prefekt , +4654-7002027
  • Niklas Jakobsson, professor, ämnesföreträdare, +4654-7001846
Union representative
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-7001714
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-7001434
  • Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, 054-7001404
Published 04.Sep.2023
Last application date 24.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST
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