Senior Lecturer in American Studies
Uppsala University Department of English

Senior Lecturer in American Studies

Published: 2021-02-18

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS) is a division within the Department of English. The institutes primary aim is to drive research and teaching within the field of American studies, primarily on the United States. We apply broad humanities and social studies perspectives to American social life, history and culture and have a special research profile in Swedish-American relations.

SINAS runs undergraduate courses in American studies, and organizes public lectures, conferences and seminars aimed at spreading knowledge about and creating interest for the field in Sweden. Furthermore, the institute is a forum for communication and outreach with broader society.

Duties: Primary duties include: teaching of courses in American Studies and potentially other courses within the Department of English; independent research within American Studies; responsibility for the development of SINAS’s teaching and research profile; collaboration and outreach with broader society. The successful applicant is expected to participate actively and regularly in all SINAS’s activities.

Eligibility: Applicants are eligible for employment as Senior Lecturer if they hold a doctoral degree in humanities or social studies specializing in American Studies. The applicant will have completed training in tertiary-level teaching or acquired equivalent knowledge, and have a demonstrated competence in teaching. The ability to teach in English is a requirement. Good interpersonal skills and a documented ability to cooperate with colleagues is a requirement.

Commendable attributes: Experience of interdisciplinary work, documented initiative in the development of the field of American studies and experience in outreach to broader society will all be afforded weight in the assessment of candidates. Particular weight will be given to candidates whose merits align with SINAS’s profile. Documented administrative experience, such as course coordination and research administration, are meritorious.  

Assessment criteria: In ranking of eligible applicants, equal weight will be accorded to research and teaching competence. Research qualifications must be in the field of American Studies.

In appointing a person to this academic post, priority will be given to the applicant who, after a holistic assessment of competence and skills, is judged, alongside documented qualifications, to possess the greatest potential for performing and further developing the relevant duties and contribute to the positive development of the working environment.

Application procedure: The application should be submitted electronically to the Uppsala University recruitment system Varbi. The application can be written in Swedish or English and must comprise:

  • A letter of application
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A description of appendices
  • An account of research merits
  • A publication list
  • An account of teaching merits
  • An account of other relevant merits
  • Research and pedagogical publications to be considered
  • A list of referees who can attest to both the professional and personal qualities required for the position (e.g. the ability to work with others)

For further information: see Uppsala University’s Employment Procedure and the Faculty of Language’s complementing guidelines and instructions for applicants.

Two copies of relevant publications that are not available in an electronic form must be sent to Uppsala universitet, Språkvetenskapliga fakulteten, Box 256, 751 05 Uppsala. Please write the job number UFV-PA 2021/253 on all documents.

For further information about the position, please contact the Chair of the Department of English, Ashleigh Harris, or the head of SINAS, Professor Dag Blanck,

Applications are due on or before 15 April 2021, UFV-PA 2021/253.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of English

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/253

Last application date: 2021-04-15

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