Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Political Science

Stockholm University Department of Political Science


Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Political Science Stockholm

Ref. No. SU FV-4003-20


at the Department of Political Science. Closing date: 11 February 2021.


Political Science

Main responsibilities

The position entails primarily teaching on the undergraduate and advanced level in political science. In addition, the position includes one´s own research, normally comprising 30 percent of fulltime.

Teaching at the department is conducted in both Swedish and English.

Qualification requirements

Eligible applicants for the position of senior lecturer should hold a PhD in Political Science, or have equivalent research skills and have demonstrated teaching expertise.

Teaching proficiency should normally have been demonstrated through teaching experience at both the undergraduate- and master’s levels. Teaching proficiency should be well documented and in a manner that makes it possible to assess the quality of the teaching activities.

The applicant must have the ability to cooperate with colleagues as well as other abilities that are required in order successfully to meet the demands of the position.

Assessment criteria

Special and equal emphasis is placed on teaching and research skills, demonstrated through own research, teaching and supervision.

Strong emphasis is also placed on having successfully planned, applied for and obtained research project funds from external research funding bodies.

Strong emphasis is placed on a documented ability to cooperate well with colleagues and fellow researchers.

Emphasis is placed on documented competence in quantitative methods.

Emphasis is placed on administrative skills and proven collaboration with the surrounding society and dissemination of research and development findings.

It is a merit to have completed at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education or to have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge.

Additional information

An applicant who does not have at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education, and is not deemed to have acquired equivalent knowledge, must complete such training within the first two years of employment.

Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement at the time of appointment, but the candidate should be prepared to carry out teaching and administrative duties that require proficiency in Swedish within two years of employment.

The Faculty of Social Sciences strives for a gender balance, women are therefore encouraged women to apply for this position.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Göran Sundström, telephone: +46 8 16 32 63 or +46 70-191 78 71,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Eva Persson, telephone: +46 8 16 31 06,

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).


Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 11/02/2021


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