The Department of Educational Sciences was established in 2011 within the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology. Its responsibilities include the secondary school subject teacher training programme (both cohesive and supplementary teacher education, KPU) and the graduate school in educational sciences at Lund University. Since 2016, the Department also comprises the Division for Higher Education Development (AHU). AHU has a university-wide remit to conduct educational development work through training in teaching and learning in higher education for teaching staff and research supervisors, development projects in collaboration with various parts of the University, and research.
The position includes conducting research, leading research collaborations both within the department and with external researchers, nationally and internationally, developing research applications individually and on behalf of the department, actively participating in the department’s joint research activities and supervising doctoral students. Furthermore, the holder of the position is to contribute to AHU’s training in teaching and learning in higher education and to teaching in the first, second and third cycles as well as to take part in educational development work. Administrative duties are also included in the position and the applicant should be prepared to take on academic leadership assignments as necessary.
A person who has demonstrated both research and teaching expertise shall be qualified for employment as a professor. The assessment criteria for appointment as a professor shall be the degree of the expertise required as a qualification for employment.
The successful candidate for the professorship should be considered to be among the leaders in the field of research and to have made important contributions to national and international research. As higher education is a broad and multidisciplinary field, the applicant should have good theoretical and methodological breadth, as well as experience from studies in different educational and subject contexts within higher education.
The position has a requirement of at least ten weeks’ training in teaching and learning in higher education in accordance with the recommendations of the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions (SUHF) or that corresponding knowledge has been obtained in some other way.
The applicant is to be proficient in Swedish and English. If Swedish language skills are lacking on taking up the position, the professor is to have acquired Swedish language skills within two years to an extent that enables teaching in Swedish and participation in drafting and decision-making bodies within the university system.
Sweden › Lund
30th April 2022