Associate Professor in Assyriology Uppsala University, Department of Linguistics and Philology Sweden

Associate Professor in Assyriology


Published: 2017-06-15


Uppsala University is a broad research university with a strong international position. The task is to conduct research and education of the highest quality and to cooperate in different ways with society. Our most important asset is all the individuals who, with their curiosity and commitment, make Uppsala University one of the country's most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of 6.5 billion.


At the Department of Linguistics and Philology, research and teaching are conducted in about 20 different languages and language-related subjects. The business covers many of the major languages and cultures of the Middle East, including Indology, Swahili, Chinese and Classical Languages. In addition, the department includes subjects linguistics and computer literacy.


Tasks: The employment includes teaching in Akkadian and Sumerian, pre-historical history and cultural history, research and administration. Teaching includes basic education, course responsibility, course administration and supervision of degree programs at the candidate level.


Qualification Requirements: Qualifying to be employed as a university lecturer is the person who, at the time of the start of employment, has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence, demonstrated teaching skills and has the personal qualities required to fulfill the job well. Documented research competence in the field of Assyriology is a requirement for this employment.


A prerequisite for pedagogical proficiency is to be considered is the review of the business relevant, college education, comprising at least ten weeks, or equivalent knowledge.


Documented ability to teach a Scandinavian language and good knowledge of spoken and written Swedish is a requirement for the employment.


Basis of assessment: Equal care should be devoted to the scientific and educational skills


When assessing the scientific skill, particular emphasis will be placed on research issues in the treatment of original sources in the linguistic languages, mainly Akkadian, as well as the ability to anchor the sources in their historical and cultural history context. Meritants are even if the applicant has previously received awarded research funding for research in assyriology, frontoriental archeology or pre-orientational history / cultural history.


The successful candidate is expected to participate in the Memorandum of Life research project: Materiality and Memory in the Enrolled Objects of Former Front-Aoriental Individuals. The application must include a project description of how the person could contribute to the project's objectives. Information about the project can be found on the page:


The examination of the pedagogical skills refers to the planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching as supervision and examination and will be considered as important as the scientific skill. The pedagogical skills must be well documented so that the quality can be judged.


Experience of cooperation with the surrounding community will be given importance.


Assessment Basis, Other Skills: Administrative Skills will be assigned weight.


Administrative skills are demonstrated by the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work effectively and for the purpose, as well as ability to specify and maintain timeframes.


Personal circumstances (eg parental leave) that may be considered by the applicant in favor of the merit should be stated in connection with the statement of qualifications and experience.


Application: The full application must be written in Swedish or English and submitted via Uppsala University's electronic recruitment system and include:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of annexes
  • Accounting of scientific merits
  • Accounting of educational qualifications
  • Reporting of administrative and management qualifications
  • Reporting of collaborative qualifications
  • List of publications
  • Publications referred to
  • Project description for work in the project Memories for life: Materiality and memory in the object of ancient front-oriented individuals


With regard to employment as a university lecturer, it is important that the application contains a clear account of the extent of applicants' teaching experience, expressed in hours.


For further information, see the university's employment plan and the faculty's supplementary guidelines for employment.


Uppsala University values the qualities that even gender distribution and diversity add to the business. We therefore look forward to searching for all sexes and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.


Salary: Individual payroll is applied.


Access: 2018-01-01


Employment: Time-limited employment until 2018-12-31 with possible extension.


Employment scope: 75%


Information about the appointment can be obtained from university lecturer Jakob Andersson, tel. +46 (0) 18 471 2097, e-mail or Prefect Beáta Megyesi, tel. 018-471 7860, e-mail .


Welcome to your application by 31/8 2017, UFV-PA 2017/2053.


We take away recruitment and advertising offers. We only accept the application as described in the advertisement.


Location: Uppsala University, Department of Linguistics and Philology


Type of employment: Part-time, fixed-term employment longer than 6 months


Salary: Fixed Salary


Number of vacancies: 1


Employment rate: 75%


Location: Uppsala


County: Uppsala County


Country: Sweden


Union Representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315 

Per Sundman, Saco Council 018-471 1485 

Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO / ST 018-471 6251 


Reference number : UFV-PA 2017/2053


Deadline for application: 2017-08-31

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