Associate Senior Lecturer in Information Systems

Uppsala University Department of Informatics and Media

Sweden

Associate Senior Lecturer in information systems

Published: 2022-06-20

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Informatics and Media has a broad research profile, focusing on current research topics and societal challenges, including digitalization, interaction design, and media and communication. The Department of Informatics and Media offers Bachelor and Master programmes and courses within the Faculty of Social Sciences. The department has a turnover of approx. 85 million SEK and about 90 employees.

Information systems research at Uppsala University is devoted to developing knowledge about digitization and its requirements, importance, value, and consequences, in individual, organizational, and societal contexts. The subject includes studies and development of digital practices, digital resources, artifacts and systems, including control, design, implementation, and use.

Period of employment
The position of associate senior lecturer can be held for a maximum of four years, with a possibility of promotion to senior lecturer. Criteria for promotion to senior lecturer may be found here: Regulations for Promotion and in Faculty of Social Sciences Supplementary Guidelines (section 2 f).

The Department of Informatics and Media has a broad research profile, focusing on current research topics and societal challenges, including digitalization, interaction design, and media and communication. The Department of Informatics and Media offers Bachelor and Master programmes and courses within the Faculty of Social Sciences. The department has a turnover of approx. 85 million SEK and about 90 employees.

Information systems research at Uppsala University is devoted to developing knowledge about digitization and its requirements, importance, value, and consequences, in individual, organizational, and societal contexts. The subject includes studies and development of digital practices, digital resources, artifacts and systems, including control, design, implementation, and use.

Period of employment
The position of associate senior lecturer can be held for a maximum of four years, with a possibility of promotion to senior lecturer. Criteria for promotion to senior lecturer may be found here: Regulations for Promotion and in Faculty of Social Sciences Supplementary Guidelines (section 2 f).

Duties
The position relates to teaching and research in information systems, with a focus on the study of information systems that apply one or more of data mining/analytics/science, artificial intelligence, expert systems, machine learning and natural language processing. The position involves up to 50% teaching. Included within the area of teaching is planning and execution of courses, including course responsibility, course administration, course development, and supervision at undergraduate and advanced level. Examples of courses that may be included are artificial intelligence, data mining and applied machine learning, digital infrastructures, and big data analytics. The holder of the lectureship is expected to take responsibility for similar courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, but other areas of teaching may also be included. The remaining 50% shall be dedicated to research.

The employee is also expected to follow the developments within the subject area and the developments in wider community that may be of importance for the employee’s duties at the university.

Required qualifications
A person qualified for appointment as an associate senior lecturer is a person who has been awarded a PhD in information systems or similar subject relevant to the position, or has the corresponding research expertise, and who meets the requirements for teaching expertise. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed their PhD or attained equivalent expertise no more than five years before the deadline for applications. Furthermore, the applicant must meet the requirements laid down in the Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University (Section 39) and the Faculty of Social Sciences Supplementary Guidelines (section 2 e).

The teaching expertise, research expertise and professional skill must be relevant to the subject matter of the position and the duties that the position involves.

As stipulated in the Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University, one general qualification required for teaching staff is that applicants must be able to work with other people and otherwise meet the demands of suitability required to perform the duties of the position well.

The documented ability to teach in Swedish or English is a requirement. An applicant who is proficient in only one of these languages at the time of appointment is expected to be able to teach in the other language within two years.

Assessment criteria
When selecting among qualified applicants, particular weight will be given to research expertise. In view of the nature of the position as a career-development position, applicants’ research and teaching qualifications will be assessed primarily in terms of quality. Hence, if an applicant has a quantitative advantage attributable to longer professional experience, this should not be decisive.

Research expertise
Refers to the track record in research. In assessing research expertise, research quality will be the primary consideration. The scope of the research, in terms primarily of its depth and breadth, will also be taken into account. Publications in subject-relevant international academic journals, particularly the AIS senior scholar’s basket of eight, are emphasized. Emphasis will also be placed on documented experience of interdisciplinary cooperation and interaction with society and industry.

Teaching expertise
Teaching expertise will be evaluated as carefully as research expertise. Teaching expertise refers to the track record in education, with a focus on the quality of teaching. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, will also be taken into account. Knowledge and teaching experience of the topics mentioned in the job description, as well as technical proficiency in programming, are particularly emphasized.

Administrative and other expertise is important in the position and will be accorded weight. Administrative expertise is demonstrated, for example, by the ability to plan, organise and prioritise work in an efficient and appropriate manner. Weight will also be given to the ability to interact both within the scholarly community and with the wider community.

Qualifications must be documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess both their quality and their scope.

When the University appoints new teachers, it will select the applicants who, upon a qualitative overall assessment of their competence and expertise, are judged to have the best potential to perform and develop the duties concerned and to contribute to the positive development of the department/equivalent.

In this recruitment, the recruitment committee may make use of interviews, trial lectures and references. Applicants should therefore provide a list of reference persons who can shed light on their professional proficiency and personal qualities that are relevant to the position, e.g. team-working abilities, leadership abilities and working methods.

Personal circumstances (parental leave, part-time employment because of childcare, union responsibilities, military service, etc.) that may be considered to the applicant’s advantage when evaluating qualifications should be taken up in connection with the account of qualifications and experiences.

Application process
A complete application is to be submitted via Uppsala University’s recruitment system and should comprise:

Letter of application List of attachments Curriculum vitae Presentation of research qualifications List of publications Presentation of educational qualifications Presentation of other qualifications Scholarly and any teaching and learning publications cited List of reference persons (name, contact details, previous working relationship)

Instructions for drawing up the application

Please note: The application, including attachments, is to be submitted electronically in the recruitment system Varbi. Any publications cited that are not available in electronic format should be sent in triplicate to the Faculty of Social Sciences, Uppsala University, Box 256, 751 05 Uppsala. Mark the package with the reference number UFV-PA 2022/2234.

For further information, see the University’s Appointment Regulations and the faculty’s supplementary guidelines for appointments.

About the position
The position is temporary, for a maximum of 4 years. The position is full-time. Starting date by agreement. Placement: Uppsala.

Further information about the position is available from: Professor Pär Ågerfalk, tel 018-471 1064, mob 070-425 0296, e-mail par.agerfalk@im.uu.se.

Questions about the appointment procedure may be addressed to: Faculty Officer Ellinor Fiebranz Andersson, tel. 018-471 28 28, email samfak@samfak.uu.se.

We look forward to receiving your application by August 12 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2234.

In the event of any disagreement 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.

Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Informatics and Media

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/2234

Last application date: 2022-08-12

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