General information about Malmö University
Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally. 

The Faculty of Culture and Society
The Faculty of Culture and Society is a multidisciplinary faculty that includes the School of Arts and Communication, the Department of Global Political Studies and the Department of Urban Studies.

Department of Global Political Studies
The Department of Global Political Studies is a multidisciplinary research and educational environment with Bachelor programs in European Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), Diversity Studies, International Relations, Human Rights, and Political Science. There are two Masters programs in IMER  and Global Politics as well as two Ph. D. programs in the same subjects. The Department’s educational programs and research focus on global processes of change and their impact on societies and individuals. Our research environment also includes MIM (Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare) and the research platforms RUCARR (Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research) and REDEM (Rethinking Democracy). 

About the position
The position as associate senior lecturer is intended to provide early career researchers with an opportunity to develop their independence as researchers and advance their research and teaching expertise for the purpose of enabling them to fulfil the requirements for appointments as senior lecturers. This is a tenure-track position which can be held for a maximum of four years. An associate senior lecturer who meets the qualification requirements for employment as senior lecturer has the right, upon application, to be considered for promotion to a permanent position as senior lecturer (see below). Teaching is not expected to exceed 50% of working time. 

This position will, in addition to teaching, mainly involve research within the field of Global Politics studies. The associate senior lecturer will be involved in all aspects of the research process, including project planning, research design, empirical analysis, presentation of findings at conferences, and preparation of manuscripts for submission to leading peer-reviewed journals. Associate senior lecturers will spend up to 50 percent of their time on teaching at the Department of Global political studies and will also actively participate in the activities of the department such as seminars and workshops. 

Candidates should have obtained a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of Global Politics or a related field (for example International Relations, Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Studies, European Studies and Political Science). The PhD should be completed no more than five years before the last date for application. 

Selection criteria
This is a career development position focused on research as well as teaching in relation to the stated subjects. The position is intended to be an early career step, and the assessment of the applicants will be based both on their research qualifications and potential as researchers as well as teaching proficiency. 

These are the assessment criteria:

  • Quality of the research proposal (originality, feasibility, outcomes)
  • Ability to develop and conduct high quality research within the field of global political studies including
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to display rigour in problem formulations and research plans
    • Theoretical and methodological skills within the relevant fields
  • Excellent communication skills in English in both speech and writing
  • Proven ability to co-operate with colleagues in other disciplines
  • Publications
  • Quality of teaching

Assessment of candidates is based on their degree of proficiency and ability with respect to the qualifications listed above. All teaching staff at Malmö University are expected to have completed, or be about to undergo, training in higher education teaching and learning of at least 15 credits. Since the assistant senior lectureship is a tenure track position, the applicants’ research and teaching qualifications should primarily be assessed in terms of quality. An applicant’s quantitative advantage, which can be explained by the fact that the applicant has been active for a longer period of time, should not be decisive. 

According to Malmö Universities’ current appointment rules an associate senior lecturer who meets the qualification requirements for employment as senior lecturer has the right, upon application, to be considered for promotion to senior lecturer. 

A person is qualified for appointment as senior lecturer at Malmö university if he or she 

  1. has obtained a PhD in a design discipline relevant to the position
  2. has demonstrated teaching expertise through their ability to develop, conduct and manage education
  3. has demonstrated an ability to engage with wider society and communicate their activities within their area of responsibility

Magnus Ericson, Head of Department of global political studies,
For general employment and procedural questions, contact Rebecka Forslund, Human Resources, 

Malmö University kindly but firmly declines direct contact with recruiting and staffing agencies, as well as job advertising sellers. 

You apply through Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking the button “ansök”. You have the responsibility that your application is complete according to the adverted position and your application must be received no later than 8 april 2019. 

The application consists of the following elements:

  1. A complete résumé.
  2. Copies of relevant certificates.
  3. A research plan highlighting scientific and other activities of particular significance for the position (up to four pages)
  4. A statement on pedagogical philosophy and intent (up to four pages)
  5. A list of scientific and pedagogic works
  6. Copies of selected scientific and pedagogical works (up to three of each)
  7. References

See also Malmö University appointment rules (Link to Policy and guidance document)

If the application includes physical material, send three identical sets of the supplementary physical material by mail, marked with reference number REK2.2.1-2019/59 to, HR-department, Malmö högskola, 205 06 Malmö. If the physical material weighs more than 2 kg use the following address: HR-department, Matrosgatan 1, 211 18 Malmö, marked with reference number REK2.2.1-2019/59. 

Your application will be handled by our internal hiring board and also assessed by external experts. 

Additional information
The post is fixed-term in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance for at least 4 years with the possibility to promotion to a permanent position as senior lecturer. 

At Malmö University, individual salary negotiations apply. 

Malmö University is a workplace characterised by an open and inclusive approach where equal treatment adds value to our activities.

Starting date
Starting at the earliest convenience or by agreement 

Union representatives
Saco-S, Lena Isaksson,

OFR, Martin Reissner,