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Associate Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies

 

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, Four years employment with possibilities for promotion to Senior Lecturer
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Cultural Sciences, Gothenburg
First day of employment: 1/11 2016, or as soon as possible
Reference number: PER 2016/133

The research project Spaces of resistance. A study of gender and sexualities in times of transformation started 2016 with support from Knut and Alice Wallenberg’s Foundation. The project explores the transnational struggle for women’s and LGBT-people’s rights in contemporary Scandinavia, Russia and Turkey. Bringing together multi-sited ethnography, netnography, discourse analysis and comparative analysis, this project aims to expand our knowledge about how collaborations between transnational organizations and local women’s and LGBT-movements enable new collective identities and more complex understandings of gender and sexualities.
The project is situated in feminist post-/decolonial and postsocialist theory. The research project is now inviting applications for a tenure track position as Associate Senior Lecturer, appointed to conduct research within the project, individually as well as in collaboration with other members in the research team.


Subject area: Gender Studies

Specific subject description

The Department of Cultural Sciences gathers several subject areas engaged in studying a variety of aesthetic and cultural forms of expression in a contemporary as well as historical perspective. All subject areas at the Department share an interest for examinations of aesthetic, communicative and meaning making aspects of the society and of human interaction. In Gender Studies at the Department, feminist scholars from diverse academic traditions meet across disciplinary borders to develop critical analyses of gender, power and resistance, situated in traditions of rich feminist scholarship such as feminist science and technology studies, feminist post-/decolonialism, feminist poststructuralism and (new) feminist materialism. Research on transnational and feminist social movements constitutes a vibrant space at the Department for scholars interested in developing knowledge about the shifts and complexities of gender and power in a globalized world. For further information about the Department, about Gender Studies or about the research project, please check the website of the Department.

Job assignments

The posted position primarily comprises research, individually and in collaboration with the research team members, within the project Spaces of resistance. A study of gender and sexualities in times of transformation. The job assignments include, in collaboration with the research team, project planning, data collection, processing and analysis of the material, publications of results, and presentations of preliminary results and conclusions at conferences. The Associate Senior Lecturer is also expected to actively participate in project workshops and in seminars at the Department, as well as cooperate with the surrounding community. In addition to research, the posted position will comprise teaching, student supervision and/or course development. The teaching assignments are limited to 40% of full time within the position.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the position, the applicant shall have a PhD in gender studies or a PhD with gender perspective in a closely related subject area. The applicant shall have been awarded their PhD not more than 7 years prior to the deadline of the call for this position. The qualifications for the posted position are stated in the University of Gothenburg Appointment procedures for teachers: Click here!

Assessment

The most important basis for assessment is the ability and potential in conducting qualified research, but teaching skills will also be taken into account. The applicant shall have experience from working with ethnographic fieldwork and have knowledge about feminist, post-/decolonial and/or postsocialist theory. In order to be able to carry out ethnographic fieldwork in Russia or Turkey, the applicant shall have good knowledge in the Russian language and society alternatively in the Turkish language and society. Applicants with knowledge about women’s and LGBT-movements, trans- and/or intersex are particularly welcome to apply. Special attention will be given to documented qualifications within the following areas:

  • Scholarly competence, which will be assessed in relation to the methods, theories and overall aim of the research project
  • Teaching expertise, demonstrated through experience of planning and execution of educational activities, supervision and/or examination
  • Collaborative ability, demonstrated through, for example, co-written publications, collaborative research projects and/or activities with the surrounding community
  • Qualifications regarding cooperation with the surrounding community
  • Good knowledge in the Russian language and society alternatively in the Turkish language and society
  • Very good knowledge in Swedish or English (speak and write)

Assessment for promotion to Senior Lecturer

The Associate Senior Lecturer can during their time of employment apply for a promotion to a permanent post as Senior Lecturer. The assessment is based on confirmed progression in scholarly and pedagogical qualifications in the following areas:

  • Scholarly qualifications, that quantitatively as well as qualitatively exceeds the qualifications for a PhD-degree
  • Scholarly publications of high quality, published in national and international journals and/or publishing houses of high quality
  • Ability to actively and independently apply for external funding
  • Ability to supervise or assist in supervision of students at different levels
  • Completed courses in Higher education pedagogy
  • Completed PhD-supervision course

Additional information

Use the Instructions for Applicants published at the website of the Faculty of Humanities, accessible via this link: Click here
The application shall be written in English or Swedish.
The following documents should be submitted with the application:

A description of scholarly and pedagogical work
A list of completed degrees and previous employments
Qualifications portfolio I: Scholarly qualifications
Qualifications portfolio II: Pedagogical qualifications
Qualifications portfolio III: Qualifications related to managerial and administrative tasks
Qualifications portfolio IV: Qualifications related to cooperation with the surrounding community
The publications and academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered

The applicant should also submit:

  • A copy of their doctoral degree
  • A description of their previous experiences of relevance for the project, and of how their research can contribute to the research project
  • Documentation of pedagogical qualifications (for example a certificate from the Head of the Department, or similar)
  • Three references that could be contacted to provide a reference letter

Promotion will be carried out if these requirements are fulfilled and the applicant is considered suitable. The application for promotion could only be done once.

Recruitment process: In addition to expert assessment of the applications, the recruitment process will include interviews.

Information & contacts

Mia Liinason, Senior Lecturer
031-786 3615
Email: mia.liinason@gu.se

Karin Wagner, Deputy head of research
031-786 41 90
Email: karin.wagner@gu.se

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