University Lecturer in Education Leadership
Umeå University, Department of Political Science, Center for School Leadership Development

University Lecturer in Education Leadership 2017-12-18

Center for School Leadership Development

University Lecturer in Education Leadership at the Department of Political Science, Center for School Leadership Development

We now wish to strengthen our staffing staff with a senior lecturer in education leadership. The employment is full-time and eventually starting 2018-08-01 or by appointment.

Tasks The tasks mainly consist of teaching and supervision in the subject of education management at advanced level, mainly within different programs at the Center for School Leadership Development, which train and research the school's management staff. Education within the Rector Program, which is the government-regulated job training for principals, preschool leaders and other persons with the corresponding management function, will form an integral part of the holder's educational assignment.

Main teaching content is course responsibility, lectures, supervision, seminars and examinations. Teaching takes place at Umeå University, partly on education centers outside Umeå, and mainly in southern Sweden. Space for externally funded research is granted provided that it can be reconciled with the teaching needs of the Center. However, during the first two years, this space is limited to 50% of the employment.

Eligibility Requirements Qualifying to be employed as a university lecturer in education management is, as a doctoral degree, in the field of political science, pedagogy, pedagogical work, sociology or equivalent scientific competence, and has demonstrated pedagogical skills, especially considering good teaching ability.


Assessment bases and balance between the assessment

bases The degree of scientific proficiency and pedagogical proficiency will be given equal importance to the selection. In addition, the ability to interact with the surrounding community as well as good administrative capacity, eg acquired through coordination and management assignments, will be attached. Management assignments or education in the public school system will be regarded as a particular basis for merit. The applicant is expected to be able to teach both Swedish and English. We also value documented involvement, participation and responsibility in planning, implementing and developing education and programs as a special basis for qualification.

Merit is also a university education course of at least 7.5 credits or equivalent. If the corresponding merits are invoked, these shall be reported and substantiated.

The eligibility and assessment bases are found in the Employment Regulations for Teachers at Umeå University, which you will find here .


Instructions for the design and content of the application can be found on the Faculty of Social Sciences website, here .

In the recruitment process, interviewing, test lecture and referral and interviewing may be relevant.

Center for School Leadership Development

Center for School Leadership Development is part of the Department of Political Science at Umeå University and is a multidisciplinary and independent unit that carries out missionary education for principals, school leaders and politicians in the education sector and research in these areas.

For more information, see .

The Department of Political Science has more than 60 employees, of which one third is active at the Center for School Leadership Development. At the department there are research and education in the subjects of political science, peace and conflict studies and education leadership. In addition to studies at all levels within these subjects, the department has extensive research activities. For more information, see .

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