Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences
Umeå University is one of Sweden's largest institutions of higher
education with over 35,000 students and 4,200 faculty and staff. We are
characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a
multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå
University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9
genetic scissors - a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded
the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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The Department of Geography at Umeå University has about 40 employees and
extensive research activities are conducted in the subject of human geography.
The research at the department is characterized by a great diversity, both in
terms of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. Some central
research themes are labor supply, tourism, local and regional development,
regional migration, international migration, second home tourism, rural
conditions, urban dynamics and climate adaptation. In terms of teaching, the
department hosts educational programs at both basic and advanced level in both
spatial planning and tourism, respectively. We are now looking for a professor
of human geography to conduct research, teaching and supervision.
As a professor of human geography you are expected to conduct research,
teaching, supervision and interact with the broader society. The professor is
expected to contribute to the department's research environment by initiating,
leading and developing research and education. For example, by actively
working to attract external funding of the department's research and
postgraduate education and contributing to the development of one or more
established research specializations at the department (e.g., economic
geography, tourism geography, population geography, social geography, rural
geography). The tasks also include staying informed about developments in the
subject area in general, as well as creating contacts with other higher
education institutions, departments and actors outside the university.
Furthermore, various coordination and management assignments are included.
The place of employment is Umeå and the applicant is expected to actively
participate in the department's everyday activities.
A person who has demonstrated both research and educational expertise shall
be qualified for appointment as a Professor. (Chapter 4, Section 3, Higher
Education Ordinance) samt Qualification requirements and assessment criteria
at Umeå Universitet.
As a basis for assessment when hiring a professor, the degree of such skill
that is a requirement for eligibility for employment shall apply. In addition,
the basis for assessment is administrative skills and the ability to
collaborate with others.
Research expertise refers to independent research work, the ability to plan
and lead research activities, the ability to impart information about research
to the outside world, ability to attract external research funding, documented
national and international collaboration and international publications of
high quality. In addition, research expertise can also be shown via the
management of research projects and successful post-graduate supervision.
Educational expertise refers to documented experience of planning,
implementation, examination, and evaluation of teaching and is shown in a
reflective approach to student learning and one's own teaching role. It is
also reflected through the contribution of the broader pedagogical development
at the organization as well as the engagement in all forms of post-graduate
Administrative skills reflect the ability to develop and lead operations and
staff, the ability to collaborate with the surrounding community and to inform
about research and development work. Ability to collaborate refers, among
other things, to formulating, planning, leading and participating in projects
including several members, as well as participation in both research-oriented
and other department-specific activities.
Weighting of assessment criteria
In the selection of candidates, emphasis will primarily be put on the degree
of scientific expertise. Next, pedagogical skills and management skills will
be taken into account. In addition, regard will be given to communication and
collaboration skills and other skills relevant to the area of the position and
the tasks that will be part of the employment.
Scientific expertise shall be demonstrated through independent scientific
productivity. Special emphasis shall be placed on the scientific quality and
originality in the form of the applicant's contribution to the international
research community and the ability to obtain external research funding in
competition. The ability to lead and develop scientific activities must also
be emphasized as well as collaboration with surrounding society and
assignments in the international research community.
The pedagogical expertise for employment as professor should be demonstrated
by documented experience of teaching with scientific foundation at university
level. The criteria for evaluation are the ability plan, implement and
evaluate teaching and an ability to supervise and examine students at every
level of education. Special emphasis shall be placed on experience of
supervision in all stages of postgraduate education.
When assessing administrative skills, emphasis is placed on documented skills
to lead and develop research activities and staff, experience of positions of
trust at departmental, faculty or university level. Great emphasis is placed
on the ability to collaborate both within and outside the university,
preferably in broader scientific constellations, as well as the ability to
take initiative and commitment to develop the workplace and the scientific
Since 2 out of 6 professors today are women, under-represented gender will be
rewarded if the above factors are valued equally.
Last application date is 2022-03-14. Instructions for the application and a
list of the documents to be attached to the application can be found here.
Qualification requirements and assessment criteria can be found in the
appointments procedure for teachers at Umea University, here.
You apply via our e-recruitment system Varbi, which you can reach via the
application button below. When the application is received, you will receive a
For more information about the position contact professor Rikard Eriksson
(deputy head of department), +4690-7867416, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the department, please visit our webpage.
Applications should be made via e-recruitment system Varbi and be received no
later than 2022-03-14.
We welcome your application!
Umeå University wants 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 Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
County Västerbottens län
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1950-21
Rikard Eriksson, +46 90 7867416
Ellinor Nordsvahn, 090-786 52 07
SACO, 090-786 53 65
SEKO, 090-786 52 96
ST, 090-786 54 31
Last application date 14.Mar.2022 11:59 PM CET
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