General information about Malmö University
Malmö University is an innovative and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö in Sweden. 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. Read more here.

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. programmes in the same subjects. The Department’s educational programmes 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). 

Job description
The appointee’s teaching duties in the current position will include Bachelor-level teaching, primarily in the European Studies programme.  The aim of the European Studies: Politics, Societies and Cultures programme is to offer an education which integrates knowledge and critical thinking.  Political, historical, economic, legal, geographical and cultural perspectives on processes of European change are central.  Teaching in other programmes may also be required – including advanced (Master’s and PhD) level.  Research and competence development time is included in the position, and course and programme co-ordination may also be involved.

Teaching duties normally involve planning and delivering lectures; thesis supervision; examination; practical exercises; workshops and seminars.  Teaching in the European Studies programme is in English.

Duties also includes administrative tasks at the department, as well as participation in departmental activities and pedagogical development work.

As a senior lecturer, you are expected to participate in university-wide and departmental research development, education and collaboration, and to contribute to the development of knowledge and research – both independently and together with other researchers working in the work environment.

In order to qualify for appointment as senior lecturer at Malmö university the applicant must have

  • obtained a PhD in European Studies or in a subject relevant to European Studies;
  • demonstrated teaching expertise through their ability to develop, conduct and manage education;
  • demonstrated an ability to engage with wider society and communicate their activities within their area of responsibility

 In order to qualify for this specific position, the applicant must have:

  • documented ability to teach, research and communicate with a high level of proficiency in English and (in the long-term) Swedish;
  • proven ability to co-operate with colleagues;
  • experience in teaching and research on European Studies, especially European culture, history (or history of ideas) and politics; research methods; and documented experience of student supervision.

Selection criteria
Assessment of candidates is based on their degree of proficiency and ability with respect to the qualifications listed above. Scientific and pedagogical qualifications are the two main qualifications, and they are considered equally important in the assessment.

Further information
Rebecka Forslund, HR specialist,
Magnus Ericson, Head of Department, GPS,
Johan Modée, Unit Manager, GPS,

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”. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete according to the criteria of the adverted position and your application must be received no later than 31 August 2019. 

The application consists of the following elements:

  1. A complete résumé/CV.
  2. Copies of relevant certificates.
  3. A statement on pedagogical philosophy and intent.
  4. A statement highlighting scientific, pedagogical and other activities of particular significance for the position.
  5. List of educational and any scientific work
  6. Copies of selected scientific and pedagogical works (up to five in each category).
  7. References

Your merits can be documented according to Malmö university’s Guidelines for documentation and assessment of qualifications (Link to Qualifications portfolio). 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 REK 2.2.1 2019/189 to, HR-department, Malmö universitet,
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 REK 2.2.1 2019/189 Your application will be handled by our internal hiring board and also assessed by external experts.

Additional information
This is a permanent full-time position. starting at the latest February 1st 2020 or another date, by mutual agreement. A probationary period of 6 months may apply.

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

At Malmö University, individual salary negotiations apply.

Union representatives
SACO-s, Lena Isaksson,
OFR, Martin Reissner,

We look forward to receiving your application!