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Senior university lecturer in theoretical philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umeå University, Sweden, Umeå University, Sweden

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open, but the department looks for research expertise within core areas of theoretical philosophy, in particular history of philosophy, epistemology, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language
AOC Open, but the department looks for teaching skills in the following areas of theoretical philosophy: history of philosophy, epistemology, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. Teaching skills within a wide range of these areas will be considered a significant merit.
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number A.N. 2.2.1-876-18
Location Umeå, Sweden, Sweden
Start date July 1, 2019 or by agreement
Job description

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  • Typ av anställningPermanent position
  • Omfattning100%
  • OrtUmeå

The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is seeking a senior university lecturer in theoretical philosophy.

The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Umeå University’s Faculty of Humanities conducts education and research in the fields of archaeology, philosophy, history, history of ideas, religious studies and theology. Philosophy offers study programmes and degrees at first-cycle (undergraduate), second-cycle (Master’s) and third-cycle (doctoral) level. Further information about the department and the philosophy subject can be found at Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.

Description and work duties
The position involves teaching in theoretical philosophy. During the first two years, the position includes 60% teaching / administration and 40% skills development time. After the first two years, the position includes 80% teaching / administration and 20% skills development time. Skills development time is normally devoted to research and work with applications for external research grants, and senior university lecturers are expected to contribute to the development of the subject area by applying for external research funding. Apart from teaching, administrative tasks related to teaching as well as staff and planning meetings, meetings regarding the subject area are included. Teaching takes place on campus but teaching on internet-based courses are also included in the position.

Qualification requirements
A person who has demonstrated educational expertise and holds a doctorate in philosophy with focus on theoretical philosophy or has attained equivalent academic competence or other professional skills relevant with regards to the subject area of the appointment will be considered eligible for the position.

The ability to teach in English is a requirement for the position. The ability to teach in Swedish (or another Scandinavian language) within two years from the beginning of the employment is also a requirement for the position as a senior university lecturer.

Evaluation criteria  
Research and educational expertise in the area of theoretical philosophy, experience of administrative activities, development work and management duties, good ability to work with others in education and research, as well as to interact with the surrounding community represent the evaluation criteria in the selection of the candidate.

Research expertise should have been demonstrated by independent research production. The criteria for assessing research expertise are:  

•  Breadth and depth of research - quality and scope

•  Originality of research

•  Productivity

•  Contributions to the international research community

•  Assignments within the research community

•  The ability to obtain external research funds in the face of competition.

• Collaboration with the surrounding society

Educational expertise shall have been demonstrated through documented experience of teaching on a research basis within higher education. The criteria for assessing educational expertise are:  

•  An ability to plan, implement and evaluate teaching and an ability to supervise and examine students at every level of education

•  An ability to vary teaching methods and examination formats in relation to anticipated study results and the nature of the subject
•  Experience of collaboration with the surrounding society in planning and implementation of education
•  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 higher education teacher training, other training relevant to teaching within higher education and/or documented, proven experience of teaching in higher education.

Weighing the evaluation criteria against each other
Particular importance will be given to the research and educational expertise. In comparing these two evaluation criteria, equal importance will be given to the both of them. In addition, importance will be given to the other evaluation criteria.

In the assessment of the research competence, particular importance will be given to research competence within core areas of theoretical philosophy, in particular history of philosophy, epistemology, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language.

A substantial part of the teaching included in the position is focused on the following core areas of theoretical philosophy: history of philosophy, epistemology, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language.  Teaching skills within a wide range of these core areas will be considered a significant merit. 

The planning and execution of teaching and examination is to a large extent carried out in teams of teachers. It is therefore important that the candidate has a good ability to work with others.

The qualification and evaluation criteria kan be found in Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Umeå University.

Application
Information about which documents  must be included in the application can be found here. All documents are to be submitted in electronic form. For this position no research plan needs to be submitted.

Your application is to be submitted through Umeå University’s electronic recruitment system Varbi no later than the 22nd of October 2018.

Further information
The position is permanent 100% starting on the 1st of July 2019 unless otherwise agreed. The place of work is Umeå and a high level of attendance at the department is a requirement since the selected candidate is expected to contribute to the development of the research and teaching environment at the department.

Umeå University applies positive discrimination of underrepresented gender. There are currently fewer female than male teachers in Philosophy, and we therefore especially encourage applications from female applicants.

For more information about the position, contact the Coordinator of the Subject Area, Lars Samuelsson (+46 90-7866241, lars.samuelsson@umu.se) or Head of Department, Jonas Nilsson (+46-90-7869990, jonas.nilsson@umu.se).

For information on the department, see Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.

We look forward to receiving your application! 

Admission

1st of July 2019

Contact

Jonas Nilsson, Head of Department

+46 90-786 99 90

Lars Samulesson, Coordinator of the Subject Area

+46 90-7866241

Registration number

A.N. 2.2.1-876-18

Salary

Monthly salary

Union representative

SACO

090-786 53 65

SEKO

090-786 52 96

ST

090-786 54 31

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2018-10-22

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/open-positions/...
Hard deadline October 22, 2018, 11:59pm CET
Contact
Web address for more information https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/open-positions/...
Contact name Jonas Nilsson
Contact email
Contact phone +46 90-786 99 90
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Scheduled expiry date October 22, 2018, 11:59pm CET
Expired on October 24, 2018, 12:46am CET
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