Lecturer in Leadership; Group Dynamics
Uppsala University Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering

Lecturer in Leadership with Specialization in Group Dynamics

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The position has its organizational location at Campus Gotland, Visby.

The Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering comprises three departments: Quality Science, Industrial Engineering and Management, and Civil Engineering and Built Environment. The department has about 80 employees and conduct research and education both at the Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala and on Campus Gotland. This position will be located on Campus Gotland, Visby. For more information, see the department's website https://www.cie.uu.se

Description of Subject Area: Within the subject area that includes projects and development within production, product and quality development and sustainable development, we investigate how leadership with a focus on group dynamics affects or is affected by changes and organizational culture.

Duties: The position includes teaching and administration. Teaching duties include course responsibility and course administration. The holder shall also keep abreast of developments within the subject area and the developments in wider community that are significant for the work at the university. Assignments including responsibility for the operation, personnel and/or economy may be relevant.

Qualifications Required: According to Uppsala University Appointment Regulations, a person who has completed a higher-education degree including in-depth study of a subject and has demonstrated teaching expertise is eligible for employment as Lecturer. Applicants also must have completed teacher training of relevance to operations at the University, comprising ten weeks, or have acquired the equivalent knowledge. If special circumstances apply, this training for teachers in higher education may be completed during the first year of employment. It is necessary that the pedagogical skills, the research expertise and the professional skills are relevant to the content of the employment and the tasks that will be included in the employment. A general eligibility requirement is that the applicant must possess the personal capabilities necessary to carry out fully the duties of the appointment.

Documented ability to teach in Swedish and/or English is a requirement unless special reasons prevail. The holder is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within two years.

Assessment Criteria/Ranking

Subject Specialization: In ranking eligible applicants, in- depth study of the subject, for example a PhD, will be afforded consideration.

Teaching Expertise: The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on teaching expertise. Teaching expertise comprises educational and teaching qualifications. This expertise can have been achieved outside the academy through supervision, internal training, mentoring programs, etc.

In assessing teaching expertise teaching quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, must also be afforded consideration. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop teaching and instruction, as well as the ability to connect research to teaching in respect to research in the subject at hand, subject didactics, as well as teaching and learning in higher education. The ability to interact concerning issues of teaching and learning in higher education with actors inside and outside the University is also included in teaching expertise.

Administrative Expertise: Administrative expertise is important for the employment and will be given high consideration. Administrative expertise also includes entrepreneurship.

Collaboration Expertise: Collaboration expertise is important and will be afforded high consideration.

All merits must be documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess both quality and scope.

In filling this position the university aims to appoint the applicant who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of her/his competence and expertise, is judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help advance operations.

In an overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments, military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: as agreed.

Type of position: Temporary position (100 %) two years. 

For further information about the position please contact: Head of division Per-Arne Forsberg, per-arne.forsberg@angstrom.uu.se.

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Please submit your application by 4 June 2020, UFV-PA 2020/1206.

In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University´s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Visby

County: Gotlands län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/1206

Last application date: 2020-06-04

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