Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University is looking for a senior lecturer/associate professor in transport design. The position is a temporary position for the period September 2022 to January 2023. Apply by August12.
The duties consist primarily of planning, implementing and developing education in transportation design. It also means supervision, administration and own competence development. The duties also include collaborating with other departments at the Umeå Arts Campus, at Umeå University and internationally, as well as with external collaboration partners.
According to Chapter 4, Section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance, a person shall be qualified for appointment as Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor if he or she within an artistic discipline, has demonstrated educational expertise and holds an artistic practice-based doctorate, has demonstrated artistic skills or has attained other professional skills relevant in relation to the subject area of the appointment and the duties included in the appointment.]
Several years of documented work experience within transportation industry is a requirement. Good knowledge of English in speech and writing is required.
Assessment criteria and their weight
The assessment criteria for appointment a senior lecturer/associate professor shall be the degree of the expertise required as a qualification for employment. As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching expertise as to the assessment of artistic expertise.
As a basis for assessment, the degree of artistic skill will be considered as a first priority, then pedagogical skill will be considered. In addition, communication and collaboration skills, as well as other skills of importance with regard to the employment's subject content and the work tasks that must be included in the employment, must be taken into account.
The artistic expertise of the candidate must have been demonstrated through artistic production or practice and developmental work within the artistic disciplines. The criteria for assessment are:
artistic depth and power of expression
visibility and valuation within the art world and in professional contexts
artistic research and development work
awards and scholarships, etc.
collaboration with the surrounding society
The pedagogical expertise for employment as associate professor should be demonstrated by documented experience of teaching with scientific foundation at university level. The criteria for evaluation are:
an ability to plan, implement and evaluate teaching and an ability to supervise and examine students at every level of education
an ability to vary teaching methods and examination formats in relation to anticipated study results and the nature of the subject
experience of collaboration with the surrounding society in planning and implementation of education
participation in the development of learning environments, teaching aids and study resources
a reflective approach to student learning and one’s own role as a teacher
Pedagogical expertise can be attained through education in university pedagogy, other education of relevance for teaching at a university level or documented and proven experience teaching at the university level.
A general basis for assessment for all teaching categories is both good cooperative skills and the expertise and suitability in general required to complete the work duties satisfactorily.
Good communication skills, with a focus on presenting ideas both orally, in text and with the help of visualizations
Experience of team or project management, preferably with the help of agile methods or other project management methods
Experience of working with issues related to social transformation, mobility or sustainability
Skills and knowledge in digital modeling and visualization tools
Knowledge of Swedish in speech and writing is an advantage.
The position is a temporary position of 50-100% up to six months. Service location Umeå, Sweden, with the possibility of distance teleworking.
The application should preferably be written in English, and include the following items:
a personal letter, including contact details
a curriculum vitae
a list of articles published
an account of artistic expertise
an account of pedagogical experience and activities
an account of experiences of developing and managing activities and staff
an account for collaboration with the surrounding society and any popular science activities
subject development plan
copies of relevant diplomas
copies of relevant publications and pedagogical work
Applications should be made via e-recruitment system Varbi and be received no later than 2022-08-12.
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