Lars Hierta Chair in Political Science

Ref. No. SU FV-1343-18

at the Department of Political Science. Closing date: October 15, 2019.

Subject/subject description
Lars Hierta Chair in Political Science

Main responsibilities
Research, research coordination, and teaching in political science as well as advanced administrative tasks. The position includes one’s own research, comprising 50 percent of full-time.

Qualification requirements
A person who is qualified to be employed as a professor will have demonstrated both research and teaching skills.

Research expertise should have been demonstrated through independent research that significantly exceeds the requirements for qualification as an Associate Professor, both in terms of quality and quantity. Significance is also attached to the planning and coordination of research.

Teaching proficiency should have been demonstrated through teaching at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. The assessment of teaching skills should cover the planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching, as well as supervision and examination. Teaching proficiency should be well documented and in a manner that makes it possible to assess the quality of the teaching activities.

The applicant must have the ability to cooperate with colleagues as well as other abilities that are required in order successfully to meet the demands of the position.

Assessment criteria
Special emphasis will be placed on research skills demonstrated through own research, supervision and coordination of research environments.

Special emphasis will be placed on having successfully planned, applied for and obtained research project funds from external research funding bodies.

Strong emphasis will be placed on pedagogical skills demonstrated through teaching at the undergraduate, master and doctoral level.

Strong emphasis will also be placed on successful research supervision demonstrated through active guidance of at least one student to a completed PhD degree.

Strong emphasis will be placed on a documented ability to cooperate well with colleagues and fellow researchers.

Emphasis will be placed on administrative skills and proven collaboration with the surrounding society and dissemination of research and development findings.

The following is a merit:

  • Completion of at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education, or to have otherwise acquired the equivalent knowledge.
  • Completed training in research supervision.

Gender considerations
The Faculty of Social Sciences strives for a gender balance, women are therefore encouraged to apply for this position.

Additional information
An applicant who does not have at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education and research supervisor training, and is not deemed to have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge, must complete such training within the first two years of employment.

Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement for the position, but the applicant has to be ready to take on administrative and pedagogical tasks that demand an understanding and usage of Swedish after two years of employment.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Maritta Soininen, telephone: +46 8 16 26 41, mobile phone: +46 733403904,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Nathaniel Morris, telephone: +46 8 16 33 11,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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