Lecturer in English
Stockholm University Department of English

Lecturer in English (temporary position) Stockholm

Ref. No. SU FV-2775-20


at the Department of English. Closing date: 2020-07-31.

The Department of English provides education at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, and is part of the Faculty of Humanities. The Department has a staff of about 50 people. There are approximately 750 registered students at undergraduate level. For further information, please consult the department’s website: www.english.su.se

Main responsibilities

The successful applicant is expected to teach various courses in English literature, and English in the teacher education programs, specifically English language proficiency for preschool class and school years 1-3, and English proficiency and language theory for School Years 4-6. The position is primarily in English literature and English proficiency. The position also entails some administrative duties, and supervision of bachelor’s and master’s theses.

Qualification requirements

Applicants should have a PhD in English, or corresponding research qualifications, as well as demonstrated teaching skills. The teaching skills should be well-documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess the quality of the teaching activities. Teaching skills include the planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching, as well as supervision and examination.

The candidate must have the ability to cooperate, as well as the ability and general suitability required to perform the duties well. You must be thorough, responsible, structured, and have the ability to work independently. The ability to collaborate and work under time pressure during certain periods is a requirement.

Assessment criteria

In the evaluation of candidates for this position, special emphasis will be placed on research skills in English literature and, to an equal degree, on teaching experience within this subject area and in language proficiency. Documented experience in teaching courses in English within the teacher education programs is an advantage.

Strong emphasis will be placed on the ability to cooperate with colleagues, and on the ability to perform administrative tasks, such as managing courses and programmes, etc.

Following a qualitative overall assessment of skills and abilities, the University will primarily consider those candidates who are deemed to have the best prerequisites to perform and develop the relevant tasks, as well as contribute to a positive development of the department’s operations.

Teaching and learning in higher education

Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education worth at least 15 credits, or equivalent knowledge, is considered an advantage.

Terms of employment

This is temporary, full-time position from August 17, 2020 to July 31, 2021, with the possibility of extension. 

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, Magnus Ullén, telephone: +46 8 16 36 11, magnus.ullen@english.su.se.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact the Director of Studies, Mikko Höglund, telephone: +46 8 16 35 87, mikko.hoglund@english.su.se.

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (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 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 contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 31/07/2020


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