Umeå University, Faculty of Arts
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The Department of Language Studies at the Faculty of Humanities at Umeå
University conducts teaching and research in language, literature and
didactics in Swedish, English, Finnish, French, Italian, Linguistics,
Meänkieli, Russian, Sami, Spanish, Swedish and German.
We are now seeking an Associate Professor in English Literature. The
employment is a temporary position starting on January 1, 2023 until December
Description and work duties
The Associate Professor is primarily expected to teach English Literature
on first-cycle courses, but also on second-cycle courses, as well as language
proficiency and academic writing. Duties also include supervision of degree
projects and examination of teaching placement. The range of courses includes
stand-alone courses, on campus and online, as well as teacher education
Administrative duties related to teaching as well as staff and planning
meetings and meetings regarding the subject area are included in the position.
The employment includes 20% skill development. The skill development time is
usually used for research.
To be eligible for the position, the applicant must have demonstrated
teaching expertise and has been awarded a PhD in English Literature or has
attained equivalent academic competence or other professional expertise
relevant with regards to the subject area and the duties included in the
High proficiency in English and ability to teach in English is a requirement
for the position.
Assessment criteria Assessment criteria in the selection process are research and teaching
expertise in English Literature, experience of online teaching, administrative
activities, development work as well as good collaboration skills within
research and teaching.
The research expertise must have been demonstrated by independent research
Assessment criteria include:
breadth and depth of research - quality and scope
originality of research
contributions to the international research community
assignments, posts and appointments within the research community
ability to obtain external research funding in competition
ability to collaborate and engage with the wider community
The teaching expertise must have been demonstrated through documented
experience of teaching on a scientific basis within higher education.
Assessment criteria include:
an ability to plan, implement and evaluate teaching and an ability to
supervise and assess students at all levels of education
an ability to vary teaching methods and examination formats in relation to
intended learning outcomes and the nature of the subject
experience of collaboration with the wider community in planning and
participation in the development of learning environments, teaching aids
and study resources
a reflective approach to student learning and one's own role as a teacher
These skills can be obtained through teacher training for higher education,
other training relevant for teaching higher education and/or documented,
proven experience of teaching in higher education.
Other assessment criteria include any suitability considered to be a
prerequisite for the good accomplishment of the work duties.
Weighting of assessment criteria
Equal importance will be given to teaching and research expertise in the
In the assessment of applicants, research and teaching expertise within the
field of English Literature will be weighted as of special importance.
When weighting these two criteria, research expertise will be weighted higher.
Experience of online teaching will be weighted as of great importance.
Experience of administrative activities, development work, good collaboration
skills within research and education as well as any suitability considered to
be a prerequisite for the good accomplishment of work duties, will be weighted
as of importance in the assessment.
The qualification and assessment criteria can be found in the Appointments
procedure for teachers at Umeå University
https: // www. umu.se/globalassets/fristaende-webbar/regelverk/engelska/human-
Information concerning documentation required for the submission of the
application can be found in the Guidelines for applications for employment and
promotion at Umeå University's Faculty of Arts and Humanities
https: // www. aurora.umu.se/globalassets/dokument/enheter/humfak/for-vara-
The application must be submitted in the recruitment system Varbi and must be
received no later than 10 October 2022.
The employment is a temporary position, full-time, starting on 01/01/2023
The employment is stationed in Umeå.
For more information about the Department of Language Studies
https: // www. umu.se/en/department-of-language-studies/
Please note: the Swedish version of this advertisement is the official
In the case of any differences in information between this and the official
version, the official (Swedish advertisement) is the legally correct
We look forward to receiving your application!
Umeå University strives to offer an equal environment where open dialogue
between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation
for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different
backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment.
We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-01-01
Salary monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
County Västerbottens län
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1311-22
Daniel Andersson, Head of Department, 090-7865708,firstname.lastname@example.org
Last application date 10.Oct.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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