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Professor in Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden

Posted on: 22 November, 2018
Application deadline: January 15, 2019

Professor in Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden

Professor in Child and Youth Studies

Ref. No. SU FV-3540-18

Subject/subject description The Department of Child and Youth Studies at Stockholms University has approximately 130 employees that teach and conduct research within child and youth studies, extended education, early child chood education and children’s culture. Child and Youth Studies is an interdisciplinary subject field which includes research and education on living conditions and socialization of children and youth, contemporary and historically. Social and cultural contexts which are relevant to children and youth, including family, preschool, school, afterschool care, peer groups, media are of special interest. Social conditions are also within the main interests of the department. The department has a particular focus on the perspectives of the child and youth.

Main responsibilities The main duties of a professor is to undertake research and take an active part in the development of the department’s research; but also to organize research projects, teach and supervise on all levels in the system. A professor is also expected to contribute to third stream activities and when necessary take on administrative and leadership tasks.

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, as well as of management experience.

Extensive and well-documented research within one or several of the following fields are required: childhood; youth; children’s or youth’s social conditions, cultures or everyday lives.

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 and equal emphasis will be placed to teaching and research skills in the area of Child and Youth Studies.

Special emphasis will be placed on scientific proficiency shown by own research in one or several of the following areas: childhood, youth, children’s or young people’s everyday lives, cultures or life conditions.

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

Strong 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 to a documented ability to cooperate well with colleagues and fellow researchers.

Strong emphasis will also be placed on:

  • administrative skills and proven collaboration with the surrounding society and dissemination of research and development findings.
  • documented ability to develop and lead research administration and faculty

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.

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

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.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

In the event of a discrepancy between the Swedish original vacancy and the English translation, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Contact Further information about the position can be obtained from the Director of Section, Professor Rickard Jonsson, telephone: +46 72 147 41 36,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Sara Collmar, telephone: +46 8 120 762 70,

Union representatives Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and (SEKO).

Application 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!

Closing date: 15/01/2019


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