Senior lecturer in Business Studies, especially Organisation
Uppsala University, Department of Business Studies

Senior lecturer in Business Studies, especially Organisation

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.


Description of Department’s recent research: The Department of Business Studies conducts research and education in five main fields: International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organisation, and Accounting and Finance.


The Organisation group is recognized as leading in Scandinavia for its contributions to institutional theory. The group does research on the organisation on all types of organisations, including not-for-profit and public organisations, with a focus on the interaction between organisation and society.


Duties: The position requires teaching, research and administration. Teaching duties include course coordination, course administration, examination, thesis supervision and supervision of doctoral students. Teaching is at both undergraduate and advanced level, mainly related to organisation theory. The holder of the position is expected to do research of the highest international quality. Duties also include actively pursuing external research funding, following developments in the subject field as well as following relevant development in society that is of relevance for the research and education at the university.


Eligibility: To be eligible for appointment as senior lecturer, the applicant must hold a Ph.D. in Business Studies or possess equivalent scholarly competence. Further on, the applicant must have completed teacher training or have acquired the equivalent knowledge and have also demonstrated teaching expertise. A general eligibility requirement is that the applicant must have the personal characteristics required to perform the duties of the post well.


It is necessary that the research expertise, the pedagogical skills and the professional skills are relevant to the content of the employment and the tasks that will be included in the employment. A requirement is proven experience in teaching organisation theory.


The ability to teach in Swedish and English is a requirement. An applicant who does not have proven ability in one of these languages is required to prove such competence within two years of employment.


Assessment: Equal importance will be given to teaching and research skills in the assessment of applicants.


In assessing scientific proficiency, special weight will be given to recent research qualifications and planned research within organisation theory, and the ability to independently initiate and conduct research. Publication in high quality journals is a merit. Documented good results of the ability to acquire external research funding are an advantage.


In assessing research expertise research quality will be the prime consideration. The scope of research, primarily in regard to depth and breadth, will also be afforded consideration. Furthermore, consideration will be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop research and education at the postgraduate level, the ability to acquire funding for research in competition, as well as the demonstrated capacity to interact with others both within academia and in the wider community.


Pedagogic proficiency will be assessed as carefully as scientific proficiency.


Pedagogical skills should be well documented so that the quality can be assessed. In assessing teaching particular importance will be given to recent teaching qualifications and course development within organisation theory. The applicant should have experience in teaching with different pedagogical approaches.


In assessing teaching quality will be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, will also be afforded consideration. Furthermore, consideration will be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop teaching and instruction, as well as the ability to connect research to teaching in respect to research in the subject at hand, subject didactics, as well as teaching and learning in higher education. The ability to interact concerning issues of teaching and learning in higher education with actors inside and outside the University is also included in teaching expertise.


Assessment, other skills: Administrative and management skills are important for this position and will be afforded weight.


Administrative expertise is demonstrated, for example, through the capacity to plan, organize, and prioritize work in an efficient and task-related manner as well as through the ability to assign and observe time frames. Expertise includes overall operational planning and the capacity to manage resources in a way that reflects operational priorities as well as the ability to work in a structured manner based on an awareness of goals and quality.


Management expertise is demonstrated through the capacity to lead operations and personnel, make decisions, take responsibility, and motivate others, providing them with what is needed for the efficient achievement of common goals. The abilities to coordinate the group and help create a sense of involvement, participation, and enjoyment in work and to deal with conflicts constitute further examples of demonstrated expertise.


Collaboration expertise is important and will be afforded high consideration.


Personal circumstances that may be of relevance in merit evaluation, for example parental leave, should be mentioned in the list of qualifications (CV).


The Recruitment Committee may in this recruitment come to use interviews, trial-lectures and referrals. The applicant should therefore submit a list of referees with insight into the applicant’s professional skill as well as personal qualities that may be of relevance for the position, e.g. ability to cooperate, ability to lead and working methods.


When the University appoints new teachers, those applicants must be selected who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of their competence and expertise, are judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help advance University.


Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.


How to apply: A full application is submitted to Uppsala University's application system. The application shall include:

  • Letter of application including list of appendices
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Account of academic qualifications
  • List of publications
  • Account of teaching qualifications
  • Account of other qualifications
  • Academic works and any educational works being brought to bear
  • A clear account of the extent of the applicant's teaching experience, specified in number of hours
  • List of referees with contact information
  • Instructions for application

It is desirable that the application is written in English.


It is important for applicants to follow the instructions as closely as possible.


Please note that any academic work not submitted electronically are to be submitted in triplicate in paper form to the Faculty of Social Sciences, Box 256, S-751 05 Uppsala. Please, mark the package with ref. no. UFV-PA 2018/3606.


For more information

Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University

Complementary Guidelines for the University's Appointment Regulations

For further information, please contact the Head of Department, Arne Sjöblom, phone: +46 18 471 5741.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than October 14 2019, UFV-PA 2018/3606.

In the event of any discrepancy between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Business Studies

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: Fixed pay.

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/3606

Last application date: 2019-10-14

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