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The discipline of Religious Studies at Karlstad University is recruiting a new member staff; we are looking for applicants with broad theoretical and methodological competence in religious studies, with experience of empirical research and with the drive and ambition to renew and develop the discipline of religious studies. The discipline has a strong emphasis on field studies – we study religion both locally in Värmland, Sweden and internationally with a special focus on India.
We are working to develop new research-based teaching methods, such student-based research projects and academic placements, as well as forms of collaboration with the surrounding community. The discipline has been running a study centre in Varanasi, India, for thirty years, which gives both our students and staff a unique opportunity to do placements and conduct field studies in a multi-religious environment.
Duties include teaching, supervision, examinations, course coordination and course development, as well as actively participating in the development work of the discipline, the institution and the faculty regarding teaching, research, external collaborations, teacher training and applications for external research funding. Teaching includes both first- and second-cycle level courses within the discipline as well courses included in the teacher education programmes. We have both campus and distance students, which includes working with all kinds of education components including via the learning management platform Canvas.
Applicants are eligible for the position as senior lecturer at Karlstad University who have obtained their Degree of Doctor in Religious Studies or a Degree of Doctor with a specialisation in Religious Studies, have documented teaching expertise and 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 more information on qualification requirements, please see the Higher Education Ordinance Chap. 4, Sect. 4 and Karlstad University’s appointment system.
The assessment criteria stated in Karlstad University’s appointment system apply, in particular the criteria listed below. Equal weight is given to the applicant’s teaching expertise and research expertise.
Special weight is given to:
Considerable weight is given to:
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The position will be granted the applicant who, after a qualitative overall assessment of competence and skills, is considered to have the best prerequisites to carry out and develop the duties in question and to contribute to a positive development of the discipline of religious studies. In the case of equal qualifications, preference will be given to the applicant whose research and teaching experience is considered to be of greater relevance to the activities of the discipline.
The university aims to maintain an equal gender balance. Today, the discipline has three members of staff with permanent employment, one woman and two men.
The lectureship is a full-time permanent position, starting as soon as possible according to agreement. A probationary period of employment may be required. The position is appointed subject to necessary decisions.
Application should include well-documented qualifications. 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. Attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application. Do not just provide links to them. More information is available in the document “Guidelines for the appointment/promotion of professor or senior lecturer and appointment of postdoctoral research fellow” on our web page https://www.kau.se/en/work-us/work/vacancies. Here, you will also find Karlstad University’s appointment system for the employment and promotion of teachers.
The application shall include:
Copies of documents that cannot be submitted electronically, such as books and publications, should be sent in three copies to:
651 88 KARLSTAD
State ref. no REK2020/145
Last day of application: 31 August 2020
We look forward to your application!
Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and firmly declines any contact with advertising or recruitment agencies.
|Title||Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies|
|Job location||Universitetsgatan 2, 651 88 Karlstad|
|Published||June 29, 2020|
|Application deadline||August 31, 2020|
|Job types||Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  |
|Fields||Abrahamic Religions,   Atheism and Humanism,   Comparative Religion,   Indian Religions,   Mythology and Folklore,   Other Religions,   Taoic Religions  |