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Professor of Gender Studies
1 month ago | Closing on Sep 01
Örebro University
Professor of Gender Studies
Örebro University
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Location: Örebro, Sweden
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Professor of Gender Studies

Ref no: ORU 2.2.1 – 02203/2018

Professor of Gender Studies

We are seeking to appoint a Full Professor of Gender Studies for a permanent position at the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (HumUS).

Örebro University is a modern, broad-based university with internationally prominent research, and with over 15,000 students and 1,350 staff. We offer some 85 degree programmes at the undergraduate and Masters levels, as well as some 1,000 separate courses. Örebro University cooperates with industry and commerce, local and regional governments and other organisations, nationally and internationally.

Background

Education and research in Gender Studies have been conducted at Örebro University (ORU) for four decades. Gender Studies at ORU is a social science-oriented discipline with strong international ties and research collaborations. Degree rights exist at all levels, including the doctoral level. Research and the doctoral study programme are located within the wider multi-disciplinary environment the Centre for Feminist Social Studies (CFS) and the international research platform, GExcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies - a collaboration between the gender research environments at Örebro University, Karlstad University and Linköping University. Currently, Gender Studies at ORU is made up of one Professor, two Senior Professors, one Senior Lecturer (docent), two Researchers (permanent), and four PhD Students. The CFS is host to 23 research faculty: 15 of whom possess PhDs (of which three are professors and two are docents), six are doctoral students, and a number of Swedish and international affiliated researchers. ORU is currently in the process of strengthening the institutional base of Gender Studies and gender research, in terms of courses offered and cross-disciplinary collaborations. Gender Studies plays a pivotal role in these efforts.

Subject area 

The position is in Gender Studies.

Duties and responsibilities

This position as Professor of Gender Studies has a social science specialisation. Duties include the furthering of incumbent’s own research, along with teaching and supervision at the undergraduate, Masters and doctoral levels. As professor of the subject, the position holder is responsible for leading and developing their own research field and the research activities within the discipline more generally. In addition, the Professor of Gender Studies is expected to contribute to the development of gender research in the University as a whole. The role entails responsibility for the quality in education at all levels, as well as responsibility for the discipline’s internal and external collaboration. The role requires excellent knowledge of Swedish and English. Due to the nature of the duties and responsibilities, a high degree of workplace presence is expected.

Eligibility

Those qualified for the appointment as a professor are applicants who demonstrate research, as well as teaching, expertise within the field. The research expertise shall to a substantial degree, both quantitatively and qualitatively, exceed the qualifications required for appointment as a docent.

 A general eligibility requirement for teaching staff appointments at Örebro University is that the candidate has completed courses on teaching and learning in higher education corresponding to 10 weeks. If applicable, assessments will be made of equivalent knowledge and experience that have been obtained in other ways.

 Assessment criteria: research and teaching expertise

In filling the position as professor, as much attention shall primarily be paid to research as to teaching expertise. Experience of successful leadership within research, as well as experience and an interest in interdisciplinary cooperation within the gender research field, are considered particular assets.

 Candidates’ research expertise should involve social science competence within the field of gender studies, alternatively gender theory competence within sociology, political science or other related subject areas. Here, well-documented experience of studies within the field of gender relations in society, power and gender equality policy is considered a particular asset.

Research expertise shall be demonstrated through independent research contributions, quantitatively as well as qualitatively, in national and international research publications; continuous high-level research output; external research grants secured in competition with others; and through the planning, leading, initiating and administration of research.

The teaching expertise shall have been demonstrated through teaching qualifications and contributions to varying degrees at undergraduate, Masters, and doctoral levels. Teaching qualifications shall be well-documented and accounted for in accordance with the teaching portfolio template for Örebro University.

Assessment criteria: Other expertise

As development efforts are underway to strengthen – in close collaboration with other departments, schools and the University as a whole – Gender Studies and gender research within the University, particular attention will be paid to documented good leadership and collaborative skills, and to the ability to organise and lead research projects, research teams and/or coordinate degree programmes. Great attention will be paid to the candidates’ ability to collaborate with the wider community, nationally and internationally, and to communicate research and development work, as well as to their ability to contribute to synergies within and outside of the University. Attention will also be paid to administrative skills.

As a majority of the positions as professor at the University and school are held by men, female applicants will be given preference for the position, should two or more applicants be found to have, in the main, equal qualifications.

The position shall be offered to the candidate who, following an overall assessment of competence, expertise and suitability, is most favourably equipped to perform and develop the duties and responsibilities listed in the appointment profile.

Other information

The position is permanent and is based in Örebro. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

For more information, please contact Head of Discipline, Professor Liisa Husu, tel. +358 50 338 3143, liisa.husu@oru.se, or Head of School, Dr Ulrika Göransson, tel. +46 19 30 34 96, ulrika.goransson@oru.se.

Application

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure. For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • A covering letter, outlining how you believe you can contribute to the continued development of Örebro University
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • Teaching portfolio (as instructed in Örebro University’s guidelines)
  • Research qualifications
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates verifying eligibility and criteria met
  • Relevant scientific publications (maximum of ten in full-text format)

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is 1 September 2018. We look forward to receiving your application.

After the application deadline has expired, no supplements can be made electronically. If you have scientific publications that cannot be attached to the application electronically, you will, once the external experts have been appointed, receive instructions on how to supplement your application.

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Örebro University is required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.

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