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Information about IBF: The Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF) is a multidisciplinary research institute with a focus on housing and urban issues. IBF belongs to the Faculty of Social Sciences at Uppsala University and conducts research, in a broad sense, directed towards housing, the built environment, and urban issues.The institute employs around 40 people, among which the majority are researchers and PhD students. The main disciplinary affiliations of IBF researchers are human geography, economics, sociology and political science. Each discipline has one professorship, one lectureship, one research assistant position and two PhD positions. In addition, economic history and psychology are represented. The different disciplines form the basis of the academic work, but interaction between them also provides important contributions in the form of thematically oriented research. IBF works actively with equality in the workplace.
Applicants must have the ability to teach in Swedish and English. Any appointee who is only proficient in one of these languages at the start of employment must be able to also teach in the other language within two years.
Assessment criteria: When selecting among eligible applicants, special emphasis will be placed on research expertise. Due to the nature of the post, as temporary employment with the potential for promotion to a permanent post, the applicant’s research and teaching qualifications will be assessed primarily in qualitative terms. An applicant’s quantitative advantage, i.e. an applicant who has been working for a longer period of time, will thus not be decisive.
Research expertise: Research expertise refers to research qualifications. When assessing research expertise, special emphasis will be placed on research qualifications relating to housing and urban politics. In the assessment of research expertise, primary consideration will be given to research quality. Importance will also be given to the scope of research, in terms of both breadth and depth, and to the applicant’s usage of both qualitative and quantitative methods.
Teaching expertise: Teaching expertise will be assessed as carefully as research expertise. Teaching skills refer to educational and teaching qualifications, and teaching quality will be the prime consideration.
Additionally, special emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s potential to contribute to the future development of both research and education.
Qualifications should be documented so that both quality and scope can be assessed.
When Uppsala University appoints new teachers, the applicants selected are those who, following a qualitative total assessment of expertise and merits, are judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and contribute to a positive development of the department.
The Recruitment Committee may in this recruitment come to use interviews, trial-lectures and referrals. The applicant should therefore submit a list of referees with insight into the applicant’s professional skill as well as personal qualities that may be of relevance for the position, e.g. ability to cooperate, ability to lead and working methods.
Personal circumstances (such as full or part-time parental leave, trade union appointments, military service, or similar) that may benefit the applicants in the assessment of qualifications should be included in the list of qualifications and experience (Curriculum Vitae).
How to apply: A full application is submitted to Uppsala University's application system. The application shall include:
- Letter of application
- List of appendices
- Curriculum Vitae
- Account of academic qualifications
- List of publications
- Account of teaching qualifications
- Account of other qualifications
- Academic works and any educational works being brought to bear
- List of referees
Please note that the application and appendices should be submitted electronically to the recruitment system My Network. Any academic works not submitted electronically are to be submitted in triplicate in paper form to the Faculty of Social Sciences, Box 256, 751 05 Uppsala marked dnr UFV-PA 2015/2329.