Ref no: ORU 2.1.1-03050 / 2021
We are looking for a university lecturer in cultural geography for permanent employment at the Department of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
The subject area for the employment is cultural geography.
The Department of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (HumUS) offers education at the undergraduate and advanced level in a wide range of subjects and areas, both in the form of independent courses and programs. HumUS also conducts research and postgraduate education. The department is characterized by collaboration across subject boundaries and a willingness to continuously develop both education and research.
The subject cultural geography at Örebro University offers a creative research and educational environment with both subject depth and collaboration in various multidisciplinary research environments at its own university. In the research environment, research is conducted within themes such as regional and urban change processes, rural development, community planning and sustainable development. Since 2015, cultural geography has been a major in the Community Planning Program, which is a bachelor’s program of 180 credits. Cultural geography is also included in teacher education through the subject social studies / society-oriented subjects and in two master’s programs. A presentation of the subject’s research can be accessed via https://www.oru.se/english/research/research-subjects/human-geography/ .
At Örebro University, it is assumed that a senior lecturer devotes his working time to both teaching at all levels and research, as well as associated collaboration. In addition to teaching, research and collaboration, the tasks also include development work, administration and competence development. The teaching also includes supervision, examination, course development, planning and evaluation. Teaching takes place at a basic and advanced level in the subject of cultural geography and within the framework of the Community Planner program. Teaching in other educational programs may also occur. The work also includes skills development (20%) in accordance with the working time agreement, as well as contact with the surrounding society. The tasks require the ability to communicate, both in writing and orally, in Swedish and English.
Eligible to be employed as a university lecturer is a person who has demonstrated pedagogical skills, and has completed a doctoral degree in the subject area relevant to the employment or has equivalent scientific competence or other professional skills that are important with regard to the employment’s subject content and the tasks to be included in the employment.
A general eligibility requirement for employment as a teacher is completed higher education pedagogical education corresponding to at least 10 weeks. The competence corresponding to higher education pedagogical education can be tested and judged to be qualifying. A teacher who at the time of employment does not have a university pedagogical education or equivalent competence must have completed the education within two years after taking up the employment.
When hiring teachers, both scientific and pedagogical skills are tested and these must be given equal care. In the examination, merits from collaboration with the society of which the university is a part must also be valued, as well as national and international experience and mobility. Teachers must have the ability to inform, to collaborate with the surrounding society and to work for the utilization of the university’s research. In addition, the applicant’s suitability is tested. Suitability means that the applicant must demonstrate such personal qualities as are required to fulfill the current tasks, be able to collaborate with other staff and contribute to the development of the business.
The scientific skill must be demonstrated through independent research efforts and continued scientific publication after the doctoral degree. Independence refers to documented experience of conducting research and publishing individually and / or with several different constellations of co-authors.
Establishment in the research community and experience of planning, administration and management of own research must also be given importance. Establishment in the research community In addition to publishing in relevant publishing channels, it also intends to be active at seminars and conferences, in international research networks and as a reviewer. Particular emphasis is placed on ongoing research and research activities over the past five years, specifically the ability to independently initiate and conduct research and receive external research funding in cultural geography and / or community planning.
At Örebro University, pedagogical skills are summarized in the categories pedagogical approach, the realization of pedagogical approach and professional development as a teacher. The applicant’s pedagogical qualifications are documented according to Örebro University’s template for pedagogical portfolio and are clearly related to Örebro University’s basic pedagogical view .
The pedagogical skills must be demonstrated through varied efforts in education such as planning, implementation, evaluation and follow-up of teaching as well as supervision and examination. The applicant must be able to account for their pedagogical starting points and positions, be able to reflect on their own pedagogical development and the role of teacher. The applicant must also have contributed to the development of educational activities. Experience of teaching about community planning and related areas is an advantage.
Other assessment criteria
Knowledge in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is particularly meritorious. The same applies to work experience from community planning.
The employment is 100% , until further notice. Örebro University applies individual salary setting and, where applicable, probationary employment.
Further information about the employment is provided by unit manager Ann-Sofie Lennqvist Lindén 019-30 30 37, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , or subject manager Mats Lundmark, 019-30 13 64, e-mail: mats .lundmark @ oru.se .
At Örebro University, we expect all employees to be open to development and change, take responsibility for their own work effort and quality, show commitment to collaborate and contribute to development and show respect for others through a constructive and professional approach.
Örebro University works actively for a work environment with equal conditions and values the qualities that diversity brings to the business.
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A complete application must contain the following electronic documents:
- A personal letter with motivation on how you can contribute to the university’s further development
- CV with relevant description of overall competence
- Pedagogical portfolio (according to Örebro University guidelines)
- Scientific / artistic portfolio
- List of publications
- Relevant scientific publications (maximum ten works and in full text format)
- Copies of relevant grades / certificates proving eligibility and requirements
Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian or Danish can be assessed.
More information for you as an applicant can be found on our Vacancies page: https://www.oru.se/jobba-hos-oss/lediga-jobb/information-for-dig-som-sokande-och-sakkunnig/
Last application date is 2021-06-20. Welcome with your application!
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