Uppsala universitet, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, Medicinska fakulteten, Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa

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.

The Department of Women's and Children's Health conducts research, postgraduate education and training. Department activities are integrated with the Women and Children division at the University Hospital. More information is available on the website http://kbh.uu.se. Global Health and Migration is a profile area for the department.

IMCH (International Maternal and Child Health) is a leading research and education unit in the field of global health and migration. Activities are grounded in Agenda 2030, with special emphasis on sexual and reproductive health, child health and nutrition. The education and research programmes address the health challenges in low- and middle-income countries, in humanitarian crises and in a migratory context. The unit makes important contributions towards equitable global health by developing and evaluating interventions and new strategies for tackling priority health problems. Research projects are often interdisciplinary and conducted in close collaboration with academic institutions around the world. 

Description of Subject Area: Global Health is the health as well as health problems and diseases of populations in a global context and transcends the perspectives and concerns of individual nations, and has global political and economic importance. It deals with needs of global improvement of health, reduction of gaps in health conditions, and protection against global threats against health with special emphasis on vulnerable groups.

Duties: The position includes teaching and research within the area of Global Health. Curriculum development, supervision and examination at undergraduate and advanced level as well as graduate level. Participation in pedagogic development and evaluation of the Master’s Programme in Global Health. Initiate and independently manage research and development projects within the subject area.

Eligibility requirements: According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance those qualified for appointment as senior lecturer are persons who have demonstrated teaching expertise and been awarded a PhD or have the corresponding research competence. Applicants must also have completed teacher training of relevance to operations at the University, comprising ten weeks, or have acquired the equivalent knowledge. A general eligibility requirement is that the applicant must possess the personal capabilities necessary to carry out fully the duties of the appointment. The applicant should have documented experience in teaching in English. Extensive experience in research and teaching within the field of global health is a requirement. Meriting in general is experience of interdisciplinary research.

Assessment Criteria: The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research and teaching expertise, which will be given equal weight.

In assessment of teaching expertise, teaching quality and competence must be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, must also be afforded consideration. Moreover, the ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop education and teaching, and also to connect the teaching with research, on the basis of research in the subject concerned, as well as skills in subject didatics and academic teaching theory and practice, will be given weight. Teaching expertise also includes a capacity for interaction with colleagues in and outside the University concerning academic teaching issues.

In assessment of research expertise, quality of research and research merits in Global Health will be of primary consideration. The scope of the candidate's research, mainly in terms of depth and breadth, will also be considered important. Ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop research and education at postgraduate level, capacity to obtain research funding on a competitive basis and a demonstrated capacity to interact with others both within the discipline concerned and with the community at large will also be given weight. Work or research experience from a low- or middle-income country is meriting.

Assessment criteria; other proficiency:In assessment of administrative expertise, ability to plan, organize and prioritize work efficiently and in a manner suitable for the purpose concerned is meriting. The ability to coordinate as well as contribute to creating commitment, participation and job satisfaction as well as ability to handle conflicts make further examples of demonstrated skill.

In filling this position the University aims to appoint the applicant who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of her/his competence and expertise, is judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help advance operations, and contribute to a positive development of activities.

Parental leave, part-time work due to child care, trade union positions, military service and similar commitments are considered as employment experience and should be specified in the applicant’s list of qualifications.

Guidelines and assessment criteria

For instructions regarding applications for teaching positions, see: Career-portfolio Rules and guidelines

Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: 2020-07-01 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of position: Permanent full-time position

For further information about the position please Contact; Professor Mats Målqvist, Phone: +46(0)70-2673545, e-mail: mats.malqvist@kbh.uu.se or Head of Department Professor Inger Sundström Poromaa, Phone: +46 (0)18-611 0170, e-mail: inger.sundstrom@kbh.uu.se 

Please submit your application by 31 January 2019, UFV-PA 2019/3900

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/3900
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 18.Dec.2019
Last application date 31.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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