Senior university lecturer in theoretical philosophy
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.|
|Organization's reference number||A.N. 2.2.1-876-18|
|Location||Umeå, Sweden, Sweden|
|Start date||July 1, 2019 or by agreement|
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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 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.
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
• 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
• 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
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.
Your application is to be submitted through Umeå University’s electronic recruitment system Varbi no later than the 22nd of October 2018.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Head of Department, Jonas Nilsson (+46-90-7869990, email@example.com).
For information on the department, see Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
We look forward to receiving your application!
1st of July 2019
Jonas Nilsson, Head of Department
+46 90-786 99 90
Lars Samulesson, Coordinator of the Subject Area
090-786 53 65
090-786 52 96
090-786 54 31
|How to apply|
|Web address to apply||https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/open-positions/...|
|Hard deadline||Today, 11:59pm CET|
|Web address for more information||https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/open-positions/...|
|Contact name||Jonas Nilsson|
|Contact phone||+46 90-786 99 90|
|Time created||September 17, 2018, 10:40am EST|
|Scheduled expiry date||Today, 11:59pm CET|
|Last updated||September 17, 2018, 10:40am EST|
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