Södertörn University

Associate Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies

2023-01-31
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Södertörns högskola (Södertörn University) in south Stockholm is a dynamic institute of higher education with a unique profile and high academic standard. A large proportion of the university staff holds doctorates and there is a strong link between undergraduate education and research. Södertörn University has around 13 000 students and 840 employees. Undergraduate and postgraduate education and research are conducted in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Technology and Education. Our site is in Flemingsberg. Södertörn University is an equal opportunities employer.

We are welcoming applications for the post of associate senior lecturer in Gender Studies, specialising in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. Södertörn University is the home of prominent international research on gender and sexuality in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe, which is characterised by close collaboration between researchers in different disciplines. Gender Studies at Södertörn University is an expansive, internationally well-connected field of research and teaching which seeks to advance new forms of interdisciplinary knowledge. The research focus is on developing feminist theory and methods, as well as on critical studies of power in relation to contemporary and historical formations of gender. As a multidisciplinary research environment, Gender Studies offers unique opportunities for conducting ground-breaking gender research into the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. We welcome applicants who want to contribute to this dynamic research environment!

Job description
Associate senior lecturers are offered conditions conducive to obtaining the necessary research and teaching qualifications for promotion to senior lecturer. This position includes research in Gender Studies at 70% of full time, specialising in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe, as well as teaching and other tasks at 30% of full time.

A halfway evaluation will be performed to support and follow up the qualification process. As associate senior lecturer you must complete a course in higher education pedagogy worth at least 7.5 credits, if you have not previously done so. Research duties include conducting research, applications for research funding and active participation in the academic community. Educational duties may include teaching at Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral levels, supervision or course development, and participation in educational development work. In addition, there will be administrative tasks such as the coordination of teaching and research, as well as elements of external collaboration. The position requires active and collegial participation in the academic environment at Södertörn University. Teaching is conducted in Swedish and English.

Qualifications
You are qualified for employment as an associate senior lecturer in Gender Studies if you have been awarded a PhD in Gender Studies or a closely related subject, or have the equivalent expertise, and can demonstrate teaching expertise in the relevant subjects or have the equivalent educational skills. For this position, you must have conducted gender research specialising in the Baltic Sea region and/or Eastern Europe.

Primary consideration should be given to someone who has been awarded a PhD or achieved the equivalent expertise in the five years prior to the deadline for application for employment as an associate senior lecturer. However, in exceptional circumstances, someone who has been awarded a PhD or achieved the equivalent expertise at an earlier date may also be considered. Exceptional circumstances are sick leave, parental leave or other similar circumstances. The applicant must otherwise have the personal skills necessary to do their job well and to represent the university in a way that benefits its activities. For this position, the applicant must be able to teach in Swedish and English.

Research expertise is demonstrated through scholarly publications in the relevant subject area, participation in research projects, research collaborations, and contributions to the development of the subject.

Teaching expertise is demonstrated through documented and highly recommended experience of teaching and a self-reflective approach to student learning and your own role as a teacher.

Grounds for assessment
The assessment criteria for appointment as an associate senior lecturer in Gender Studies are the levels of expertise required as qualification for employment. For this position, scholarly expertise is of more importance than teaching expertise. The following grounds for assessment have been established for this position (in order of importance): The below items must be documented.

  • The planned research’s feasibility, originality and contribution to gender research specialising in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe (applicants must append a description of their planned research, intended research partnerships, and any other activities relevant to the position. Max. 25,000 characters, including spaces).
  • Good cooperation skills, both collegially within their own subject and in other research and teaching contexts
  • Administrative skills

For complete information about qualifications and the criteria for assessing them, please read Södertörn University’s Appointments Procedure.

Promotion from associate senior lecturer to senior lecturer

Promotion to senior lecturer
A person who is employed as an associate senior lecturer must, after applying and at least six months prior to the end of their period of employment, be promoted to senior lecturer if they are qualified for such as position and fulfil the specific grounds for assessment that must be applied to promotions to senior lecturer. Such a promotion entails employment until further notice as a senior lecturer.

Specific grounds for assessment for promotion:
The below items must be documented.

  • Considerable progression in research and teaching expertise compared to when applying for the position of associate senior lecturer.
  • Highly recommended research expertise in gender research specialising in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. While employed as an associate senior lecturer, the applicant must have deepened and/or broadened their scholarly register. Particular emphasis is placed on scholarly publications of a high quality, participation in research projects, research partnerships, and contributions to the subject’s development.
  • Highly recommended teaching expertise. The applicants must display development in their teaching expertise, in both its quality and breadth, compared to when applying for the position of associate senior lecturer. The applicant must have completed a course in higher education pedagogy worth at least 7.5 credits and, through actual teaching and pedagogical self-reflection, demonstrate a reflective approach to their own teaching.
  • The applicant must also demonstrate active and collegial participation in the teaching and research environments at Södertörn University, and active participation in the academic community.
  • Good cooperation skills
  • Administrative skills.

Employment
This position is full time and for a fixed term of six years. First date of employment as agreed.

Application
The application deadline is 31 January 2023.
Your application must be written in English, as it may be assessed by international experts.

Additional information
Katarina Mattsson, Head of Department, +46 (0)8 608 4670, katarina.mattsson@sh.se
Helena Hill, Subject Coordinator, +46 (0)8 608 4607, helena.hill@sh.se
Viktor Hasselgren, HR Specialist, +46 (0)73 714 1296, rekrytering@sh.se

Welcome with your application! On our website, sh.se/vacantpositions, there is an application template that the applicant needs to follow. Publications referred to must be attached to the application. An application that is not complete or arrives at Södertörn University after the closing date may be rejected. The current employment is valid on condition that the employment decision becomes valid. Södertörn University may apply CV review. Union representatives: SACO: info.saco@sh.se ST: st@sh.se SEKO: Henry Wölling tel: +46 8 524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se Södertörn University has made strategic advertisement choices for this recruitment. Therefore, we decline all contact with advertisers and other salespersons of advertisement.

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Associate Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies
Locatie
Alfred Nobels allé 7 Huddinge, Zweden
Gepubliceerd
2022-11-25
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