Associate Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor in History to Stockholm University

Ref. No. SU FV-3526-15. Closing date: 11 March 2016. Though not specifically or explicitly directed towards Sport History, this vacancy is still of interest for historians of sport.

The Department of History offers a wide range of courses and programmes in history at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. In addition, the Department trains history teachers in collaboration with teacher education at Stockholm University and, since the mid-1970s, provides courses in archival studies. The Department also provides training in cultural studies. Research in history has been conducted at the Department of History, Stockholm University, since the 1960s, and at Stockholm University College since the 1920s. The Department’s research is now one of Stockholm University’s leading research areas, involving approximately 45 senior researchers and 30 doctoral students independently or within various research projects or major research areas.


Main responsibilities
include research, teaching (including course coordination, course administration, and supervision) and administrative duties. The holder of this position is expected to be active in education development, to engage in the current research at the Department of History, and to be able to plan and accomplish individual research.

Qualification requirements
In order to qualify for the position, the applicant must have obtained a doctoral degree or have a corresponding scientific competence. Eligible candidates are those applicants who obtained the doctoral degree or corresponding scientific competence no later than seven years before the deadline for applications.

General requirements are the documented ability to collaborate with colleagues and fellow scholars, and the suitability otherwise needed for this position.

The applicant’s research skills should be demonstrated through individual research. Teaching skills should be demonstrated through teaching different types of courses. These skills should be well documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess the quality of the teaching and research activities.

An associate senior lectureship is both a research and a teaching position. The applicant is expected to be able to teach in either English or Swedish from the first day of employment. Applicants who do not have Swedish or English as their first language must be able to document their ability to teach in either of these languages.

Assessment criteria
In the selection among eligible candidates, special attention will be given to research skills demonstrated through individual research. Great attention will be given to teaching skills demonstrated though teaching in the first and second cycles. Administrative skills will also be considered.

Special attention will be given to the applicant’s potential to contribute to the future development of both research and education in close collaboration with the Department’s research groups.

Since the assistant senior lectureship is a tenure track position, the applicants’ research and teaching qualifications should primarily be assessed in terms of quality. An applicant’s quantitative advantage, which can be explained by the fact that the applicant has been active for a longer period of time, should not be decisive.

Private circumstances (e.g. parental leave) that may count in the applicant’s favour in the assessment should be mentioned in connection with the presentation of qualifications and experiences.

Teaching and learning in higher education
Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education worth at least 7,5 credits, or equivalent knowledge, is an advantage.

Additional information
Applicants who do not have Swedish, Norwegian or Danish as their first language are expected to have acquired sufficient language skills to be able to participate in the Department’s daily operations (which take place in Swedish) within two years.

An associate senior lecturer is employed until further notice, but no longer than four years. The contract may be extended to a maximum of six years under special circumstances, such as due to sick leave or parental leave.

The associate senior lecturer may, on application, be promoted to a permanent position as senior lecturer. Specific criteria for promotion from assistant professor to senior lecturer have been adopted by the Faculty of Humanities and can be found atör-anställning-rekrytering.

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, Jens Ljunggren, telephone +47 8-674 36 64,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Magnus Liw, telephone: +46 8 16 25 54,

Union representatives
Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO), telephone: +46 70 316 43 41.

Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system by clicking the “Apply” button. 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: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University – our education and research produce results.

Closing date: 11/03/2016


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