Welcome to apply for a senior lectureship in Public International Law

30 September 2021

The Faculty of Law in Uppsala announces a position as senior lecturer in public international law.

Duties:  The position includes teaching, examination, research and administration. Teaching includes lectures, seminars and other interactive course components, course coordination, course administration, supervision, and the development and updating of teaching materials. Teaching will mainly be in public international law and placed in the sixth semester of the Law Programme. Other teaching may also be involved in addition to this. Duties also include actively applying for external research funding and following developments in the field within your own subject area and social trends in general that are relevant to the teacher’s work at the University.

Qualifications: A person qualified for appointment as a senior lecturer is a person who has been awarded a doctorate or has the corresponding research expertise, has demonstrated teaching expertise and has the personal qualities required to perform the position well. The applicant must have a PhD in public international law or a related research field. For the person to be deemed to have the requisite teaching expertise, they must have completed courses in teaching and learning in higher education relevant to the activity lasting at least ten weeks, or have equivalent knowledge. If there are special reasons, courses in teaching and learning in higher education may be completed during the first two years of employment.

Eligibility for this position requires the ability to teach in Swedish and English. 

The subject area for the senior lectureship is public international law. The person who is offered this position as senior lecturer may instead be employed as professor if they have requested this in their application and they are qualified for such an appointment.

Assessment criteria: In selecting among qualified applicants, equal emphasis will be placed on teaching and research expertise.

In assessing research expertise, research quality will be taken into account in the first instance. Importance will also be attached to the scope of the research, particularly in terms of its depth and breadth. Special emphasis will be placed on research achievements in public international law. In addition, the ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop research and education, the ability to obtain funding for research in competition, as well as the demonstrated ability to interact both within the field and with the broader community will be accorded importance.

Teaching expertise must be well documented so that its quality can also be assessed. In assessing teaching expertise, teaching quality will be taken into account in the first instance. In addition importance will be attached to its scope, both breadth and depth, as well as specific experience of teaching public international law. Furthermore, the ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop education and teaching, as well as the ability to link teaching with research will be accorded importance. The ability to interact on issues concerning teaching and learning in higher education with actors within and outside the University is also part of teaching expertise.

When the University employs new teaching staff, applicants must be chosen who, after a qualitative overall assessment of their competence and skills, are deemed to have the best capacities to perform and develop their duties and contribute to a positive development of the University. Since teaching is largely carried out in teacher teams, the ability to cooperate with colleagues is of great importance.

Assessment criteria – other expertise: Administrative skills and management skills are important in the position and importance will be attached to these. These skills are demonstrated by the capacity for overarching activity planning, expertise in managing activities and human resources, and through the ability to cooperate.

Personal circumstances (e.g. parental leave) that can be taken into account in the assessment of qualifications should be specified in the list of qualifications and experience provided by the applicant.

Application procedure: Submit your complete application via the Uppsala University electronic recruitment system Varbi which must include:

  • A compilation of research and teaching qualifications (CV). These are to be verified by copies of grades, certificates and other documentation cited in the application. The documentation of teaching qualifications must include certificates and qualitative assessments from directors of studies or equivalent.
  • Brief account of research, teaching and other activities. The starting point for this account should be the application instructions (Chapter 10) of the Faculty of Law’s Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Teachers.  
  • A list of the scholarly and educational works cited in the application. Applicants must include a maximum of 10 scholarly works which are those cited in the first instance.
  • These scholarly works (not more than 10) cited in the first instance are numbered according to the publications list, along with the educational works cited.

Any publications cited that are not available in electronic format and cannot be scanned must be sent in three copies to the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University, Box 256, SE-751 05 Uppsala, Sweden at the latest one week after the expiry of the application period. Mark the package with reference number UFV-PA 2021/3404.

See also: The Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University.

You are welcome to submit your application by 8 November, 2021!

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Uppsala University is a broad research university with a strong international standing. Its ultimate goal is to provide education and conduct research of the highest quality and relevance in order to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important asset is all those individuals who, with their curiosity and commitment, make Uppsala University one of the most exciting workplaces in Sweden. Uppsala University has more than 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of approximately SEK 7 billion.

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