Associate senior lecturer in Criminology

Malmö, Sweden
Jan 05, 2019
Jan 21, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
General information about Malmö University
Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society both locally and globally.

Faculty of Health and Society
Our education and research is conducted with the vision of promoting health and participation. The faculty conducts research that focuses on societal problems and seeks solutions in several fields of research. We develop leading professional education programs that provide healthcare, social work and enterprises with competent staff. Our education and research are located in three locations in Malmö. Read more about the Faculty of Health and Society here .

Department of Criminology
The department has a multidisciplinary profile, bringing together researchers from criminology, sociology, psychology, social work, medicine/psychiatry and law. Specific research areas are criminal careers, gender and crime, comparative studies, longitudinal studies, the geography of crime, intimate partner violence, hate crimes, juvenile delinquency, crime prevention, drug abuse and mental illhealth. Our research is being developed in close cooperation with local and national organizations and authorities as well as with national and international academic partners.

About the position
The position as associate senior lecturer is intended to provide early career researchers with an opportunity to develop their independence as researchers and advance their research and teaching expertise for the purpose of enabling them to fulfil the requirements for appointments as senior lecturers. This is a tenure-track position which can be held for a maximum of four years. An associate senior lecturer who meets the qualification requirements for employment as senior lecturer has the right, upon application, to be considered for promotion to a permanent position as senior lecturer (see below).

As an associate senior lecturer at the department of Criminology, you will conduct research related to the longitudinal research projects: The Malmö Individual and Neighbourhood Development Study (MINDS) and Malmö Community Study (MCS), one of which is following a cohort of individuals from age 12 and onwards, and the other studying stability and change in Malmö neighbourhoods. These projects aim to examine the interplay between the individual and the social setting in which she/he interacts, in order to advance knowledge on causes of crime and crime prevention.

The position also includes research-based teaching in Criminology, both on bachelor and master's level, as well as supervision and examination of bachelor and master's theses. As associate senior lecturer, you will be expected to create strong networks with external stakeholders as well as the international research community. Teaching is not expected to exceed 50% of working time.

QualificationsIn order to qualify for appointment as associate senior lecturer, the applicant must have:
  • Obtained a PhD in Criminology or other relevant discipline no more than 5 years prior to the application deadline for the appointment. Applicants who obtained their PhDs more than 5 years prior to the application deadline may be considered under special circumstances, including sick leave, parental leave, clinical work, duties as a union representative or other similar circumstances.

  • The following qualifications are considered particular strengths:
    • Demonstrated ability to carry out and publish research in the field of Criminology
    • Experience of longitudinal research
    • Demonstrated skills in quantitative methods
    • Demonstrated skills in scholarly communication

    Among candidates meeting the above criteria, the following two criteria are used as necessary for further differentiation:
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with the wider society
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with researchers from other disciplines in multidisciplinary research
    • Completed postdoctoral employment or postdoctoral stay after graduation

    Assessment criteria
    When selecting among qualified applicants, particular importance will be attached to scientific skill. With reference to the nature of the employment of merit employers, the applicants' scientific and educational qualifications will be judged primarily in qualitative terms, where emphasis will be placed on a clearly developed and independent research profile after dissertation. A quantitative advantage of an applicant, which can be explained by the fact that an applicant has been active for a long time, should therefore not be decisive.

    Scientific proficiency: Scientific proficiency refers to research qualification. In assessing the scientific skill, particular emphasis will be placed on research studies that show that the applicant has a solid knowledge in the field of social work. In assessing scientific skill, first and foremost, scientific quality will be taken into account. The scope of research will also be important.

    Educational skills: The applicant's educational skills are also important in the assessment. Educational skills relate to education and teaching qualification, and in particular educational quality will be taken into account. Even scope, both width and depth, will be given importance. Teachers at Malmö University are expected to have at least 15 higher education credits as soon as possible.

    Administrative and other skills are important for the employment and will be given weight. Administrative skills are shown, inter alia, by the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work effectively and for the purpose. In addition, emphasis will be placed on the ability to interact both internally and in terms of the rewarding society.

    Head of department Marie Torstensson Levander,
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    Starting date
    Starting at the earliest convenience or by agreement

    You apply through Malmö University's recruitment system by clicking the button "ansök". You have the responsibility that your application is complete according to the adverted position and your application must be received no later than 20 january 2019.

    The application consists of the following elements:
  • A complete résumé.
  • Copies of relevant certificates.
  • A research plan highlighting scientific and other activities of particular significance for the position (up to four pages)
  • A statement on pedagogical philosophy and intent (up to four pages)
  • A list of scientific and pedagogic works
  • Copies of selected scientific and pedagogical works (up to three of each)
  • Reference

  • The educational qualifications can be documented with guidance from Malmö University's merit portfolio for teachers / researchers ( Link to Merit Portfolio ) See also Malmö University's Employment Scheme ( Link to Employment Order ) Books and any other documents (publications) that cannot be sent electronically must be sent in envelopes marked with reference number REK 2.2.1-2018/274, in triplicate to the HR department, Malmö University, 205 06 Malmö. If the documents weigh more than 2 kg, they must be sent to the delivery address: HR department, Malmö University, Matrosgatan 1, 211 18 Malmö, marked with reference number REK 2.2.1-2018/274.

    Additional information
    The post is fixed-term in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance for at least 4 years with the possibility of promotion to a permanent position as senior lecturer. Your application will be handled by our internal hiring board and also assessed by external.

    For promotion to university lecturer
    A deputy lecturer employed at Malmö University shall, upon application, be promoted to lecturer, if the requirements for eligibility as a lecturer are deemed to be met.

    Eligibility for promotion to the lecturer in accordance with current employment regulations:
  • Have a Swedish or a foreign doctorate or equivalent academic qualification or have other professional skills relevant to the content of the employment and the duties included in the employment.
  • Proven pedagogical skills through the ability to develop, implement and lead education
  • Demonstrated the ability to interact with the surrounding community and to inform about the activities in the area of responsibility

  • Malmö University is a place of work and a university that is characterized by an open and inclusive approach, where equality and equal opportunities add value to our business.
    Malmö University applies individual payroll.

    Union representatives
    SACO, Ann-Mari Campbell tel: 040-665 74 37
    OFR/Lärarförbundet, Carl-Erik Blomberg tel: 040-665 82 89
    OFR/S (ST) Naser Eftekharian tel: 040-665 76 49

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