Senior Lecturer in Information Systems

Uppsala University Department of Informatics and Media

Sweden

Senior Lecturer in Information Systems

Published: 2022-05-05

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, media, and communication. In addition, the department offers Bachelor’s and Master’s 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, artefacts and systems, including management, design, implementation, and use.

Duties

The position relates to teaching and research in Information Systems. Duties include teaching, examination, administration, and research. Included within the area of teaching is planning and execution of courses, including course responsibility, course administration, course development, and supervision. The focus of the position is on system and program development, as well as research methods in Information Systems. The holder of the lectureship is expected to take responsibility for courses in these areas at undergraduate and graduate levels, but other teaching areas may also be included. The employee is also expected to actively seek external research funding, and 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. As the intent is to build an active research environment at Campus Gotland, active attendance at the workplace is a requirement.

Eligibility

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

It is required that the educational skill, the scientific proficiency, and the professional skills of the applicant are relevant to the subject content and the duties included in the employment.

The documented ability to teach in Swedish or English is a requirement.

Assessment

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

Research expertise must have been demonstrated by the applicant’s independent, high-quality research contributions. The applicant’s contributions to the international and national scientific community must be assessed on the basis of such criteria as the quality and scope of scholarly publications. The international track record required must be assessed according to the nature and specific circumstances of the subject.

In assessing research expertise, research quality must be the primary consideration. Consideration must also be given to the scope of the research, in terms primarily of its depth and breadth. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead and develop research and third cycle (doctoral) education, the ability to obtain research funding in competition, and the ability to collaborate and engage with the wider community through research.

Pedagogical proficiency will be assessed as carefully as scientific proficiency. Pedagogical proficiency should be well documented so that the quality can be assessed. Broad experience of teaching in the field of information systems or similar is important and will be afforded great emphasis. Particular emphasis will be placed on documented experience of teaching and research within the specified focus area of the employment. Skills and experience of teaching relating to the programming languages Java, C# and/or Python awards merit. In assessing teaching expertise, teaching quality must be the primary consideration. Consideration must also be given to the scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead and develop education, and to the ability to base teaching on research. Teaching expertise should also include the ability to collaborate and engage with the wider community through education.

Assessment, other skills

Administrative and management proficiency are important for this position and will be afforded great importance.

Administrative proficiency 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 limits. Proficiency 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 proficiency is demonstrated through the capacity to lead operations and personnel, make decisions, take responsibility, and motivate others, providing them with what is required for the efficient achievement of common goals. The ability 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 proficiency.

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 operations.

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

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.

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

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

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 references

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 2022/437.

Instructions for drawing up the application are available on the faculty home page, see the following link: https://mp.uu.se/sv/web/info/stod/kompetens-rekrytering/humsam/samfak

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

About the position:

The position is permanent and full-time. Starting date by agreement. Place of work: Gotland.

Further information about the position is available from: Head of Department Tomas Eklund, tel. 018-471 28 79, email tomas.eklund@im.uu.se, and Professor Pär Ågerfalk, tel. 018-471 1064, email par.agerfalk@im.uu.se.

Questions about the appointment procedure may be addressed to: Faculty Officer Terese Kanellopoulos Sundström, tel. 018-471 25 72 email samfak@samfak.uu.se.

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

We look forward to receiving your application by 2 June 2022, UFV-PA 2022/437.

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 , Permanent position

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Gotland

County: Gotlands 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 2022/437

Last application date: 2022-06-02

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