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We are looking for a senior lecturer in Psychology, a subject with a staff of over 30 members in the Department of Social and Psychological Studies within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The Department also houses Gender Studies, Social Work, and Sociology.
The subject of Psychology offers first-cycle, second-cycle, and third-cycle education. In October, 2014, the subject was granted the rights to issue the Degree of Master of Science in Psychology, and the Master of Science in Psychology Programme was launched in the autumn of 2015.
In addition to this programme, several freestanding courses in the subject of Psychology are offered on a first-cycle and second-cycle level. Third-cycle education in Psychology has been offered at Karlstad University since the beginning of 2006. Within the subject of Psychology, several research projects are ongoing, most of which focus on the fields of clinical psychology and the psychology of everyday life.
The primary duty is teaching Psychology, and it is important that applicants are able to teach from the very start of the employment. Teaching duties may span several fields within the subject, and it is worth noting that teaching qualitative method may be required. The work primarily comprises teaching and supervision for the freestanding courses and the Master of Science in Psychology Programme, but teaching in contract education or third-cycle education may also be required. Classes will be taught in both Swedish and English. Tasks including teaching, supervision, examinations, course coordination, and course development are required as part of the position, as is the active participation in developing the subject and Department with regard to teaching, research, and community collaboration. The position includes time allotted for continuing professional development. The position is in Karlstad.
To be eligible for the position of senior lecturer, applicants are required to hold a PhD in Psychology or equal scientific qualifications deemed relevant to the nature of the position and the duties included therein.
Applicants must have demonstrated pedagogical skills as well as having a completed course in higher education pedagogy. In special circumstances, the course in higher education pedagogy may be completed within two years of employment as part of the professional development commitment. (For other eligibility requirements, please refer to Karlstad University’s Appointments Procedure and the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4 §4.)
Proficiency in spoken and written Swedish and English will also be required.
Special weight will be given to the applicant’s experience of teaching Psychology at a university college/university, and experience of teaching at a Master’s of Science in Psychology programme is a valuable qualification.
In the assessment of scientific and pedagogical skills, special weight will be given to pedagogical skills.
Pedagogical ability will be assessed based on the ability to plan, conduct, and evaluate classes and on supervision and examination ability.
Weight will be given to documented experience and ability to lead and communicate development processes with colleagues and students with regard to teaching and examinations in your subject or discipline, and to a reflective approach to how your students learn and your role as a teacher.
Scientific skill will be assessed based on scientific quality and the scale of the research in terms of depth and range in the subject of Psychology. Having received external funding is also a valuable qualification.
Considerable weight will be given to personal qualities such as initiative, the ability to cooperate, and the ability to build good relations with colleagues and students and thus contribute to a positive working environment. Considerable weight will also be given to the person’s sense of responsibility for their duties and ability to work independently. The ability to work with the larger community will also be of importance to this position.
This is a permanent full-time position (100%) starting at the earliest convenience. A probationary period may be required.
We expect the appointee to be present at the university on a daily basis.
Karlstad University places great value on the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and gender balance in the organisation. We welcome applicants with different cultural backgrounds, gender identities, functional abilities, and life experiences.
Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. For advice on how to draft your application, refer to “Application Guidelines for the appointment/promotion of professor or senior lecturer”. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted no later than the application deadline. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. Include at least two references, at least one of which should be from a current or previous supervisor.
The application should include:
More information on the application is available in ”Application guidelines for appointments/ promotion”, at; https://www.kau.se/en/work-us/work/vacancies
Attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not just provide links to them). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content. Documents that cannot be submitted electronically, such as books or publications, should be sent in triplicate to;
651 88 Karlstad
Application deadline: April 18, 2021.
State the reference no: REK 2021/21
We look forward to your application!
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|Titel||Senior lecturer in Psychology|
|Job location||Universitetsgatan 2, 651 88 Karlstad|
|Veröffentlicht||Februar 22, 2021|
|Bewerbungsschluss||April 18, 2021|
|Fachbereiche||Neuropsychologie,   Sportpsychologie,   Abnormale Psychologie,   Angewandte Psychologie,   Verhaltenspsychologie,   Biopsychologie,   Gemeindepsychologie,   Entwicklungspsychologie,   Differenzielle Psychologie,    and 17 more. Pädagogische Psychologie,   Emotion,   Evolutionäre Psychologie,   Experimentelle Psychologie,   Forensische Psychologie,   Gesundheitspsychologie,   Intrapersonelle Kommunikation,   Rechtspsychologie (Psychologie und Recht),   Medienpsychologie,   Organisationspsychologie,   Persönlichkeitspsychologie,   Positive Psychologie,   Psychoanalyse,   Psychophysik,   Quantitative Psychologie,   Sozialpsychologie,   Kognitive Psychologie  |