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The Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies.

Closing date: 5 June 2017.


The department conducts education and research within the Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages, as well as area studies within the two main areas: Asian Languages and Culturesand Middle Eastern and North African Languages and Cultures. Affiliated with the department is also The Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies, SUITS.


Main responsibilities
The work assignments include teaching at first cycle studies, including beginners level, second cycle studies and third cycle studies (i.e. undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students) within Middle Eastern and North African Studies with focus on society, politics and history of the Middle East and North Africa.

The teaching may occasionally be scheduled in the evening hours. Other work assignments consist of pursuing one’s own research and taking part in third stream activities, i.e. collaboration with society outside of academia. Applicants must be prepared to take on management assignments within the Department such as Head of Department or Director of Studies. Developing new courses and the field of studies at large are also part of the work assignment. Regular attendance at the work place is presupposed in order to be able to participate in the work of the Department.


Qualification requirements
In order to qualify for employment as Senior Lecturer the applicant must have demonstrated teaching proficiency, gained from teaching Middle Eastern and North African studies, and have a doctoral degree (or equivalent expertise) in Social Sciences and/or History within Middle Eastern and North Africa Studies is also required for the position.

The Senior Lecturer is expected to master modern Arabic to such an extent that the candidate is able to teach it to both undergraduate and graduate students. Other well-developed language skills are also qualifying.

A general assessment criterion is the ability to work with other people, as well as other general abilities required to perform one’s duties.


Assessment criteria
When assessing the applicants, equal weight will be attached to academic and pedagogical proficiency. The administrative ability of applicants will also be taken into account, as will their ability to pursue third stream activities and developmental work. Applicants must have a very well documented ability to cooperate with colleagues, as well as the suitability otherwise needed to fulfil the work assignments in a satisfactory way. The applicants’ specialization should be in line with the overall profile of the Department.


Teaching and learning in higher education
Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education worth at least 15 credits, or equivalent knowledge, is an advantage.


Additional information
Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement at the time of appointment, but the candidate should be prepared to carry out teaching and administrative duties that require proficiency in Swedish within two years of employment.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Alberto Tiscornia, phone +46-73 707 8723,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Kenneth Hjalmarsson, telephone: +46 8 16 21 30,


Union representatives
Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), (SEKO).


Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system by clicking the “Apply” button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.


You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 05/06/2017

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