Karlstad University / Karlstad Business School

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University.

Modern web development requires knowledge and practical skills in both traditional information systems and in new technologies. At Karlstad University, the discipline information systems specialises in the development and evaluation of digital services and systems, virtual tools, API management/integration as well as process-oriented analysis, database design for web solutions, web analysis and interaction design.

Karlstad Business School was founded in 2009 and comprises the disciplines working life science, business administration, information systems, law, economics, and statistics. Courses and programmes are offered at all levels and teaching is strengthened by disciplinary and interdisciplinary research. Karlstad Business School has an extensive national and international network, offering good opportunities for new research projects and commissioned activities.

We need to increase our teaching staff specialised in the development and evaluation of web systems and are therefore recruiting an accomplished teacher who wants to participate actively in the courses and programmes offered in information systems. Are you our new colleague?

Work duties include teaching and teaching development at all levels, as well as supervising degree projects. The position of senior lecturer includes research to an extent determined by available resources. The successful applicant is expected to participate actively in research applications for external funding and contribute to developing Karlstad Business School’s external contact network. Teaching duties are mainly confined to information systems, but some components in other disciplines may be included.

Qualification requirements
The eligibility requirements for a senior lectureship are documented teaching experience and a doctor’s degree in information systems, or a subject area relevant to the position, or equivalent qualifications. Alternatively, specialized professional experience relevant to the work duties and subject matter of the position is required.

A completed course in teaching and learning in higher education is required for appointment. In special circumstances, this course may be completed within two years of appointment as part of the professional development commitment. (For additional qualification requirements, see Karlstad University’s Regulations for the Appointment and Promotion of Teaching Staff and Ch. 4 Sec. 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.)

Assessment criteria
Special and equal weight will be given to applicants’ research and teaching skills.

In assessing teaching skills, attention is paid to the ability to plan, implement and evaluate teaching in information systems at all levels, as well as the ability to supervise and examine.

Special weight is given to teaching skills relevant to several bachelor-level courses related to the specialization (e.g. process and service development, interaction design, user testing, web analysis, code testing, web development, programming, database design, modelling and integration).

Special weight is further given to documented research in these areas and experience of the evaluation of web systems. Evaluation may relate to optimization, maintainability and usability.

Teaching is offered in Swedish and English and therefore considerable weight is given to ability to teach in both these languages. Applicants who are not fluent speakers of Swedish are expected to handle student contact in Swedish within two years of appointment. The university offers courses in Swedish.

Considerable weight is also given to traits such as ability to cooperate, take initiate and involvement in operations.

Weight is given to documented ability to build national and international networks inside and outside academia and attract external research funding.

Weight is further given to good administrative skills and the ability to cooperate in international research groups, attract external research funding [MG1] and develop contacts with the community.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, non-fixed-term position with starting date at the earliest convenience. A probationary period may be required.

The application should include well-documented qualifications. Please provide the contact details of at least two references. Applicants are responsible ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and that the university receives it before the deadline. An incomplete application may make it impossible to assess your skills qualitatively in all respects.

The application should include:

  • Application letter
  • Documented CV, preferably including the contact details of two references
  • Descriptive account of teaching and research skills
  • Certificate of course in teaching and learning in higher education or account of equivalent qualifications
  • Account of other experience
  • Account of experience of leadership, cooperation and administration
  • Future teaching and research plans
  • List of publications (describe your own role in cases of co-authorship)
  • Copies of certificates and degrees
  • A maximum of ten academic publications and a maximum of five works designed to convey knowledge, such as textbooks, educational software or popular science articles

More information is available in the document “Application Guidelines for the appointment/promotion of professor or senior lecturer and appointment of associate senior lecturer and postdoctoral research fellow” on our homepage: https://www.kau.se/en/about-university/working-karlstad-university/work-here/jobs-and-vacancies

The application is submitted electronically via the university’s web-based recruitment system Varbi. Three copies of documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to:

Karlstads universitet
651 88 Karlstad

State ref. no REK2018/126
Last day of application: July 15, 2018

We look forward to your application!


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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment By agreement
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2018/126
  • Martin Löfgren, Head of department, +4654-700 1975
  • Katarina Groth Jansson, Director of studies, +4654-700 2236
  • John Sören Pettersson, Subject representative , +4654-700 2553
Union representative
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, +4654-700 1714
  • Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , +4654-700 1404
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, +4654-700 1434
Published 15.Jun.2018
Last application date 15.Jul.2018 11:59 PM CET

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