JOB: University Lecturer in Peace and Development Research (School of Global Studies, Göteborg, Sweden)

The School of Global Studies is a creative and innovative university environment for research and education in globalization and global issues. We are looking for a person who would find it stimulating to work in a dynamic, international and interdisciplinary setting.

The Schools education programmes consist of Peace and Development Research, International Relations, Global Development Studies, Global Studies, Human Ecology, Human Rights, Social Anthropology and Regional Studies.

Subject area

Peace and Development Research

Specific subject description

Peace and Development Research with a focus on global development studies.

Job assignments

This position involves teaching in Global Development Studies but may also include teaching in other programmes offered by the School. The applicant should be specialized in development studies and theory. Teaching will be primarily at undergraduate and masters levels but may also demand some teaching at doctoral level. The successful applicant will be expected to teach both on free-standing courses and on degree programmes. The minimum amount of time that is to be allocated to professional development and research is stipulated in the current terms of reference for lecturers at Gothenburg University. The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in the Schools internal activities and pedagogical development and, when necessary, to perform administrative and leadership tasks. Since external funding is so important for financing the research activities of the Schools teaching staff, the successful applicant will also be expected to actively contribute to efforts to secure external funding.


The Higher Education Ordinance stipulates that applicants must hold a PhD in Peace and Development Research or equivalent, have completed training in teaching at University level or equivalent and are able to demonstrate pedagogical skill. Applicants who lack the relevant training in teaching at University level may be considered for employment initially on a one year contract (with possible extension for a second year) until such time as they have completed the required training. Thereafter, their contract will be made permanent.

In the selection process equal weight will be given to scientific and to pedagogical accomplishment. Qualifications in development theory will be awarded particular value in the evaluation of scientific and pedagogical skills.


In the evaluation of scientific skill, particular weight will be given to the applicants research in recent years and to their ability to independently initiate and conduct research. Scientific skill should be demonstrated in research and publication within relevant fields. Assessment of pedagogical skill covers planning, delivery, evaluation, supervision and examination. Pedagogical achievements should be well documented so that their quality can be assessed. Administrative skills are also considered important, as are the ability to work together with society at large and to disseminate information about research and development work. The applicant should be able to conduct teaching, supervision and examination in both Swedish and English. The ability to attract external funding is a merit. The selection process will involve sample lectures, interviews and references. Where appropriate, these elements may form the basis of the evaluation. After assessment of all aspects of the applicants skills that are relevant for this position, the person who is considered best qualified to carry out the required tasks, cooperate with other staff and contribute to the development of our School will be selected.

The application deadline is 28 February 2014.

More information can be found here.

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