Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members.
Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff.
Together with Sociology, Psychology and Gender Studies, Social Work forms part of the Department of Social and Psychological Studies. The subject is responsible for the Bachelor of Science Programme in Social Work and also offers courses and programmes at master’s and doctoral levels. The subject comprises a staff of 25 who are involved in teaching, research and external cooperation. At present, Social Work at Karlstad University is undergoing many changes, as there are a number of staff members retiring, but this also means that there are many opportunities to participate in establishing a new research environment.
The position mainly involves teaching as part of the Social Work Programme and includes course coordination, supervision and examination. The successful applicant will participate actively in research, will conduct independent research projects and will apply for external research funding in competition with others. The successful applicant is further expected to participate actively in the subject’s development and quality assurance, as well as to keep abreast of disciplinary developments and societal changes that may have an impact on social work. Additional duties may include supervision and teaching at master’s and doctoral levels.
The eligibility requirements are a doctor’s degree in Social Work or equivalent academic qualifications in a relevant subject area for the position. In addition, documented teaching skills and a completed course in teaching and learning in higher education are required. In special circumstances, this course may be completed within two years of employment as part of the professional development commitment. Other qualification requirements are stated in Ch. 4 Sec. 4 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance.
Special and equal weight is given to documented research and teaching skills in Social Work. Special weight is also given to good spoken and written skills in Swedish, as most teaching is conducted in Swedish. Weight is further given to good spoken and written skills in English.
Considerable weight is given to a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, or documented work experience in the area of social work, as well as a doctor’s degree in Social Work. Research and teaching skills have to be well documented to facilitate assessment of their scope and quality. Considerable weight is also given to good administrative skills, as well as to ability to cooperate with partners within and outside academia. The successful applicant should have good interpersonal skills, be able to build good relationships with colleagues, take initiative, and be enthusiastic about the work done by others.
The successful applicant’s interest in developing teaching as well as research is central. If applicants are equally qualified, those whose research and teaching experience are deemed to be most relevant to the subject will be prioritised. More information about research done at the subject can be found on its homepage.
The vacancy will be filled by the applicant who, upon holistic, qualitative assessment of skills and experience, is found to have the best chances of performing and developing the stated duties and of contributing to the positive development of the Social Work Programme and research and teaching in Social Work.
Terms of employment
This is a full-time, non-fixed-term position, with a starting date at the earliest convenience. In order to promote cooperation and a good work environment, the successful applicant is expected to participate in the daily work at Karlstad University. A probationary period may be required.
The application should include well-documented qualifications and should be made electronically via the university’s web-based recruitment tool MyNetwork/Varbi. Applicants are responsible for documenting qualifications in a way that allows for an objective and qualitative assessment of candidates, and that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement. We expect a complete application before the last day of application.
Application should include:
More information is available in the document “Application Guidelines for the appointment/promotion of professor or senior lecturer and appointment of associate senior lecturer and postdoctoral research fellow” on our homepage: http:// www.kau.se/om-universitetet/lediga-anstallningar.
All documents and publications to be considered should be submitted as part of the application – do not only supply links to these publications. Documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to:
651 88 Karlstad
Last day of application: April 8, 2018
State ref. no: REK 2018/45
We look forward to your application.
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