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Humanist Archives: May 17, 2020, 9:21 a.m. Humanist 34.26 - senior lectureship (Uppsala)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 26.
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        Date: 2020-05-16 19:41:10+00:00
        From: Olle Sköld 
        Subject: Uppsala University is hiring a Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with
a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality
research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our
most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and
dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting
workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and
a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions
of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

The Department of ALM (Archival, Library & Information and Museum &
Cultural Heritage Studies) offers the Master’s Programme in Archives,
Library and Museum Studies (archival studies, library & information
studies, and museum & cultural heritage studies) and the Master’s
Programme in Digital Humanities (DH). Doctoral studies in information
studies are also offered. The department currently has around 20
teachers and researchers and six doctoral students.

The Faculty of Arts has appointed the Department of ALM to host the
development of the digital humanities as a new field for interfaculty
and interdisciplinary collaboration within research, education and
infrastructure at Uppsala University. This initiative is currently in an
expansive phase that includes a planned centre of expertise and research
for research collaboration and infrastructure support within DH. The
senior lectureship is linked to this initiative.

Duties: The position includes research, teaching and examination
primarily within the Master’s Programme in DH, but there will also be
teaching and examination in the Master’s Programme in ALM. The teaching
in the position entails a capability to elaborate on broad and inclusive
perspectives on digital humanities in a manner that is theoretically
profound and practice-oriented.  Moreover, a capability to provide an
in-depth understanding for and knowledge of how digital methods, digital
source materials and digital research infrastructures impact knowledge
production in the humanities, the operations of different cultural
heritage institutions, and the applicability of humanities competences
in working life. Duties include planning and implementing an integration
of mutually relevant courses and course modules between the ALM and
Digital Humanities master’s programmes. Teaching duties includes
leading, planning, course responsibility, course administration and
supervision. Supervision of doctoral students in information studies may
also be included. Management duties may also be included.

The duties in the position also include following developments in
research within digital humanities, archival studies, library &
information studies and museum & cultural heritage studies and society
in general that have importance for work at the University and
conducting both campus-based teaching and distance teaching online.
Duties include collaboration with researchers specialised in the digital
humanities both at Uppsala University and at other higher education

Teaching is primarily in English but teaching in Swedish may occur.
Applicants who do not speak Swedish are expected to learn Swedish as a
work and teaching language within two years.

Eligibility requirements: To be eligible for employment as a senior
lecturer, applicants must have a doctoral degree in a social science or
humanities discipline with direct relevance to the duties of the
position, demonstrate educational expertise and have the personal
characteristics required to perform the duties of the position well.
Eligible applicants to a senior lectureship are to have relevant
teaching experience from higher education.

The applicant’s educational expertise, the scholarly expertise and the
professional expertise must be relevant for the position’s subject
content and duties.

For educational expertise to be considered adequate, the applicant is to
have had at least 10 weeks of training in teaching in higher education
that is relevant for the field, or equivalent knowledge. In case of
special circumstances, the training in teaching in higher education can
be completed during the first two years of employment.

Eligibility requires documented ability to teach in English.

Assessment criteria: When selecting among eligible applicants, equal
weight is given to both scholarly and educational expertise.

Scholarly expertise: When assessing scholarly expertise, scholarly
quality is the primary consideration. The scope of the research,
particularly its depth and breadth, is also prioritised. The ability to
plan, initiate, lead and develop research and education at the doctoral
level, and demonstrated ability to conduct community outreach are
considered important. Documented experience of applying for and
receiving competitive research funding and demonstrated ability to
cooperate on research is a desirable merit.

Teaching expertise: When assessing teaching expertise, primary emphasis
is on teaching quality. Teaching expertise is to be well documented. The
scope of teaching expertise, both breadth and depth, are also
considered. The ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop education
and teaching, to supervise and conduct examinations on all levels, and
to link teaching to research are given significance. Teaching expertise
includes the ability to interact with actors within and outside of
Uppsala University relating to teaching in higher education. Documented
experience of teaching in Swedish is a merit.

Equal care is devoted to assessing teaching expertise as to assessing
scholarly expertise.

It should be noted that the holder of the senior lectureship will have
opportunities to participate in developing and influencing how DH is
formulated at Uppsala University. Previous documented experience of
multidisciplinary humanities research, teaching, and leading research
within the field of digital humanities is therefore a merit. Documented
experience of teaching, research and publications within the ALM
disciplines, i.e. archival studies, library & information studies and
museum & cultural heritage studies, is considered an advantage.

Assessment criteria; other skills: Administrative expertise and
management expertise are important for the position and are given
significant weight.

Administrative expertise can be demonstrated through ability to plan,
organise and prioritise work effectively, to adapt work for the intended
purpose, and to define and maintain time frames. The expertise includes
overall organisational planning, the ability to manage resources in a
way that reflects the organisation’s priorities and the ability to work
in a structured way and with an awareness of goals and quality.

Management expertise is demonstrated through the ability to lead
organisations and staff, make decisions, take responsibility, and
motivate and provide others with the conditions required to effectively
achieve mutual goals. The ability to coordinate groups, to encourage
commitment, inclusion and job satisfaction, and to manage conflicts are
additional examples of demonstrated expertise.

The ability to conduct outreach with the community and to share
information about research and development will be considered. The
ability to provide information about research and development is
demonstrated through popular science activities, such as participating
in informational activities, publishing popular science texts and
participating in public debates on educational and research issues.
Documented good collaborative skills are given particular weight.

When hiring a new teacher, Uppsala University conducts a qualitative
overall assessment of expertise and skills and choses the applicant
judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant
duties and to contribute to the positive development of the organisation.

The recruitment committee may conduct interviews, evaluate trial
lectures and contact references. For this reason, the applicant is to
submit a list of references that can provide information on the
applicant’s skills and personal characteristics relevant for the
position, such as interpersonal skills, management skills, and the work
methods the applicant uses.

Personal circumstances (e.g. parental leave, part-time work due to care
of children, union representative assignments, military service or
similar) that can be counted to the applicant’s advantage when assessing
qualifications should be included in the presentation of qualifications
and experience.

Application procedure: The complete application is to be submitted
through Uppsala University’s recruitment system and include:

         • Application letter
         • Enclosure list
         • Curriculum vitae
         • Presentation of scholarly qualifications
         • Publication list
         • Presentation of teaching qualifications
         • Presentation of other qualifications
         • Scholarly and any teaching experience cited
         • List of references

Please note that the applicant is expected to include up to five
publications in the application. These are uploaded in section 11 of the
online application form.

Note: the application and enclosures are submitted through the Varbi
recruitment system. Any cited publications not in electronic format are
to be sent in duplicate to the Faculty of Arts, Uppsala University, Box
256, 751 05 Uppsala, Sweden. Mark the envelop or package with “dnr
UFV-PA 2020/1512”.

For additional information, see Appointment Regulations for Uppsala
University, and the Faculty of Arts’ supplemental guidelines (in
Swedish) (HISTFILFAK 2015/82).

Information about the position is available from the Head of Department
Åse Hedemark, ase.hedemark@abm.uu.se, +46 18-4712598.

Your application must be submitted no later than 22 June 2020, UFV-PA

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University´s recruitment system
at https://uu.mynetworkglobal.com/en/what:login/jobID:330406

Placement: Department of ALM
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Individuell lönesättning tillämpas
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100
Town: Uppsala
County: Uppsala län
Country: Sweden
Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/1512
Last application date: 2020-06-22

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