december 8,2017- Uppsala. Tenure-track in English-American literature

tenure-track english american literature
What, when & where

Fixed-term appointment from 01/02/2018 to 31/01/2019, with the possibility of extension.

Teaching and examination of a range of undergraduate and MA courses in English and American Literature and Culture, as well as supervision

of BA and MA theses. Other duties include the teaching of academic writing. Teaching duties comprise course coordination, administration and development. Other undergraduate teaching, as well further administrative duties, may be included. The position contains a 20% time allocation for research.

Deadline & how to apply

Deadline: december 8, 2017

Eligibility: According to the Higher Education Ordinance, applicants are eligible for employment as Lecturer if they hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent academic competence relevant to the duties of the position. The applicant will have completed training in tertiary-level teaching (10 weeks) or acquired equivalent knowledge in other ways, and have demonstrated competence in teaching. The ability to teach in English is a requirement.

Research qualifications must be in the fields of English and American Literature. The ability to initiate and conduct original research that may contribute to the ongoing research at the department will be given special weight.

Assessment of teaching competence at undergraduate and master’s levels will be given particular weight and should include documented excellence in teaching, a proven ability to design, deliver, assess and revise courses; as well as experience in setting and marking of students’ work. Experience of thesis supervision and examination will also be considered. Attention will be given to the quality of teaching; teaching skills must be documented in a manner that allows their quality to be assessed. Good interpersonal skills and a documented ability to cooperate with colleagues is important.

Applications: The application may be written in English or Swedish and should be submitted to the Uppsala University recruitment system. The application must comprise:

  • list of qualifications and positions held (CV), along with attested copies of grade transcripts and other documents.
  • brief account of academic activities, teaching work, and other activities.
  • list of academic and educational works being brought to bear. Among these, applicants should indicate a maximum of ten publications or other works.
Other info, Links & conditions

The recruitment group may make use of interviews, trial lectures, and references. Applicants must therefore submit a list of references who can elucidate the applicant’s professional competence and personal qualities that have bearing on the post, such as leadership qualities and the capacity to cooperate.
The portfolio of teaching qualifications must be organized in such a manner that makes it possible to assess the quality of these qualifications.

For further information about the position, please contact the Head of Department, Professor Merja Kytö, tel. 018-471 1251, or Director of studies first cycle, Dr Niamh Ní Shiadhail, tel. 018-471 1268,


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