Substitute Lecturer in English (Litteratur)
Uppsala University Department of English

Substitute Lecturer in English (Litteratur)


Sort on published: 2019-04-08


Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.


Type of position:


Full-time, fixed term appointment from 01/08/2019- 31/01/2020.




Teaching and examination of a range of undergraduate and MA courses in English and/or American Literature and Culture, as well as supervision of undergraduate theses. Other duties may include the teaching of academic writing. Teaching duties comprise course coordination, administration and development. Other undergraduate teaching, as well further administrative duties, may be included. The position contains a 20% time allocation for research.




According to the Higher Education Ordinance, applicants are eligible for employment as Lecturer if they hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent academic competence relevant to the duties of the position. The applicant will have completed training in tertiary-level teaching (10 weeks) or acquired equivalent knowledge in other ways and must be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching. The ability to teach in English is a requirement.


Assessment criteria:


In the ranking of eligible applicants, equal weight will be accorded to research and teaching competence. Research qualifications must be in the fields of English and/or American Literature. The ability to initiate and conduct original research that may contribute to the ongoing research at the department will be given special weight. Teaching excellence and documented experience in the planning, execution and evaluation of teaching at undergraduate and master’s levels, as well as supervision and examination of degree papers, will be considered an advantage. Teaching quality is assessed and, as such, teaching ability should be well documented. Good interpersonal skills and a documented ability to cooperate with colleagues is important.


In appointing a person to this academic post, priority will be given to the applicant who, after a holistic assessment of competence and skills, is judged, alongside documented qualifications, to possess the greatest potential for performing and further developing the relevant duties and contribute to the positive development of the working environment.


Applications: The application may be written in English or Swedish and should be submitted to the Uppsala University recruitment system (MyNetwork). The application must comprise:




a list of qualifications and positions held (CV), along with attested copies of grade transcripts and other documents.

a brief account of academic activities, teaching work, and other activities.

a list of academic and educational publications. Among these, applicants should select a maximum of five publications or other works that they consider to be of particular relevance to the position.

The recruitment group may make use of interviews, trial lectures, and references. Applicants must therefore submit a list of references who can elucidate the applicant’s professional competence and personal qualities that have bearing on the post, such as leadership qualities and the capacity to cooperate.

The portfolio of teaching qualifications must be organized in such a manner that makes it possible to assess the quality of these qualifications.

The application and attachments must be submitted electronically to the recruitment system MyNetwork.


Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.


Pay: Individual salary.


Starting: 2019-08-01.


Type of employment: Fixed-term substitute position, 6 months.


Working hours: 100 %.


For further information about the position, please contact the Chair of the Department, Ashleigh Harris, tel. +46 (0)18-471 1249, or the Director of Studies, Christer Larsson, tel. +46 (0)18-471 1268,


Applications are welcome no later than May 15 2019, UFV-PA 2019/1067.


Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.


Placement: Department of English


Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position 3-6 months


Pay: individual salary


Number of positions: 1


Working hours: 100


Town: Uppsala


County: Uppsala län


Country: Sweden


Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben



Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/1067


Last application date: 2019-05-15

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