Senior Lecturer in Political Science

Senior Lecturer in Political Science


Senior Lecturer in Political Science

The College of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with various information. 53 500 college students and 6 500 staff make the college a big and galvanizing place to work and examine. Sturdy analysis and engaging examine programmes appeal to scientists and college students from around the globe. With new information and new views, the College contributes to a greater future.

The Division of Political Science has an open local weather that encourages involvement in broader societal debates. Analysis areas of specialisation embrace elections, democracy, corruption, governance, globalisation, environmental politics and European research. We provide diploma programmes at undergraduate, Grasp’s and doctoral degree, in addition to freestanding programs. Schooling is offered in each Swedish and English. We’ve a complete of 1 400 college students and a employees of about 160. The Division is centrally situated within the metropolis of Gothenburg.

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The Division of Political Science is at the moment hiring one or a number of senior lecturers in Political Science who’re capable of contribute to its analysis and training.

Topic space

Political Science

Topic space description

Political science is a self-discipline involved with the examine of politics and includes analysis and training concerning energy, democracy, establishments and political concepts at nationwide and worldwide degree.

Job assignments

The place contains instructing, course coordination in addition to pupil supervision and examination at undergraduate, Grasp’s and doctoral degree. Educating inside many of the Division’s programs and programmes could also be required. It’s required to show in Swedish inside two years from the beginning of the place.  Course and programme growth assignments in addition to participation within the Division’s pedagogical growth work can also be included.

The place moreover contains to hold out analysis and actively apply for exterior funding of personal analysis and for doctoral college students and postdocs. The publish additionally entails lively participation within the Division’s analysis environments and seminar actions,  in addition to within the worldwide analysis neighborhood by convention participation and publications in worldwide retailers.

The Division of Political Science actively participates within the public debate and the holder(s) of the marketed place(s) might be anticipated to provoke cooperation and actively cooperate with exterior actors and the neighborhood at massive and to advertise sensible implementation of produced analysis.

Involvement in management, pedagogical and different assignments throughout the Division’s, School’s and College’s collegial boards might also be included in the long term.


The {qualifications} for positions as senior lecturer are given in Chapter 4, Part 4 of the Swedish Greater Schooling Ordinance and within the College of Gothenburg’s personal Appointments Process.


Educating expertise and scientific/scholarly proficiency might be assigned equal weight within the evaluation of candidates.

Scientific/scholarly {qualifications} might be evaluated based mostly on scholarly publications, ongoing participation in nationwide and worldwide analysis collaborations in addition to documented skill to accumulate exterior analysis grants. Within the evaluation of scientific/scholarly {qualifications}, specific weight might be given to worldwide publications within the final 7 years. Explicit weight might be given to high-quality publications by famend publishers and in worldwide peer-reviewed journals. The standard and impression of the publications might be assigned better weight than the full variety of publications.

Educating expertise might be assessed based mostly on documented expertise of getting efficiently deliberate and carried out varied instructing actions (lectures, seminars, workshops, distance training, pupil supervision) at undergraduate and Grasp’s degree. Expertise of instructing and supervision on the doctoral degree may also be thought-about a advantage. Within the evaluation of instructing expertise, specific weight might be given to carried out and documented efforts of significance for the standard and growth of training and/or instructing. Expertise after all and/or programme growth, authoring of studying materials or documented pedagogical growth in scientific journals or textbooks is taken into account a advantage. Candidates should have formal coaching in instructing and studying in greater training or equal verifiable {qualifications}.

Expertise of initiating contact and collaborating with and reaching out to exterior actors and society at massive in addition to earlier management expertise and/or expertise of participation in collegial boards is taken into account a advantage.

The applicant who, within the general evaluation of expertise and growth potential, is deemed to be finest suited to hold out the recognized job assignments, cooperate with different employees and contribute to a optimistic growth of the Division’s work might be chosen for the publish.

Related private circumstances (reminiscent of earlier time without work work and/or research attributable to sickness, parental go away, army companies and commerce union or pupil group assignments) might be considered when assessing an applicant’s {qualifications} and may subsequently be backed up with supporting documentation.

It’s an absolute should that the individual employed for the publish can train in Swedish inside two years from the hiring date. Because the Division operates in a world setting with quite a lot of instructing in English, the place requires very sturdy oral and written English expertise.


Kind of employment: Everlasting place
Extent: 100 %
Location: Division of Political Science, Gothenburg
First day of employment: September 1st 2022 or per settlement

For additional data:

Relating to the place, please contact

Mikael Gilljam, Professor
Head of Division
Telephone: +46 31 786 12 21

Relating to the appointment process, please contact

Anna-Karin Ingelström
Telephone: +46 31 786 1190


Union representatives on the College of Gothenburg:

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Appointment process

Please apply on-line newest by November 4th 2021.
We ask that you just write your utility in English, as it can most likely be reviewed by worldwide specialists. The choice course of will most probably contain trial lectures, interviews and the taking over of references.

The appliance should embrace:
1. A résumé/CV, together with a whole listing of publications and an inventory of exterior grants obtained (together with the scale of the grants).

2. An outline of your scientific {qualifications}, together with
a) a choose listing of your 10 finest educational publications. Notice that exterior reviewers are instructed to pay specific consideration to publications from the final 7 years. State your function in and work accomplished for all co-authored chosen publications.

Publication certificates for every co-authored publication should be connected, containing details about the contribution of every co-author (amount and substantive contribution). The certificates needs to be signed by every co-author. If a guide or article is accepted for publication, however not but printed, connect a certificates in regards to the accepted publication.

b) an outline of your scientific deserves, profile, and analysis plans, together with why the appointment is of curiosity and what you consider you possibly can deliver to the place (max 5 pages).

3. Digital copies in stuffed with your 10 chosen publications.

4. An outline of your instructing {qualifications}, together with
a) an account of your instructing report, with an inventory of the programs you could have designed and taught at undergraduate and graduate ranges.

b) an outline of your instructing deserves and {qualifications} together with details about the extent and high quality.

c) an outline of the manufacturing of studying supplies (textual content books and different studying materials).

d) a pedagogical self-reflection about your instructing philosophy and instructing practices (max 3 pages).

e) official transcripts or different verification of formal coaching in instructing and studying in greater training.

f) a certificates of your instructing expertise from head of division/director of research or the equal from no less than one college/division.

5. Most three digital copies of eventual studying supplies

6. An account of your administrative report and {qualifications} (reminiscent of university-wide, faculty/college, departmental and/or analysis undertaking, administration and administrative management).

7. Different certificates and paperwork that you just want to cite.

Any utility supplies that can not be submitted in digital kind through the applying portal, needs to be despatched to:

Göteborgs universitet
Anna-Karin Ingelström
Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Field 711
405 30 Göteborg

Time limit: November 4th 2021

The College of Gothenburg promotes equal alternatives, equality and variety.

Wage is set on a person foundation.

Purposes might be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the choice of employment has grow to be closing. Purposes from the employed and from those that enchantment the choice is not going to be returned.

In connection to this recruitment, we now have already determined which recruitment channels we must always use. We subsequently decline additional contact with distributors, recruitment and staffing corporations.


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