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Position as Professor in Economic History at Stockholm University (closing date: 30 December 2021)

A call for the position as (recruited) professor in economic history at the department of economic history and international relations, Stockholm university is closing on 30th of December.

Subject/subject description
Economic History is the study of production, reproduction, distribution and consumption, and the interchangeable social and institutional conditions for this. Economic Historic research is characterized by theoretical pluralism – and a wide use of methods, including both quantitative and qualitative methods- for example econometrics, discourse analysis, oral history and source criticism. Within the subject several different fields exist, as for example corporate history, price history, social history, working life history, environmental history, historical demography, and gender division of labour. At the department, research is conducted in several of these areas and during long historical periods.

Main responsibilities
The position involves an overarching responsibility for research and PhD level education along with development of the subject. Teaching and supervision within all levels, along with own research. Information about research, development and participation in the planning of research projects. Planning (including applications for research funds for own part and for others), and coordination of and participation in research projects. Administrative assignments including management level assignments at the Department and at Stockholm University may also occur.

Qualification requirements
A person who is qualified to be employed as a professor must show both research and teaching skills.

Research expertise should be demonstrated through independent research within Economic History that significantly exceeds the requirements for qualification as an Associate Professor, both in terms of quality and quantity. Significance is also attached to the planning and coordination of research.

Teaching proficiency should be demonstrated through teaching at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. The assessment of teaching skills should cover the planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching, as well as supervision and examination. Teaching proficiency should be well documented and in a manner that makes it possible to evaluate the quality of the teaching activities.

The applicant must have the ability to cooperate with colleagues as well as other abilities that are required in order to successfully meet the demands of the position.

Assessment criteria
Special and equal emphasis will be placed on teaching and research skills. When evaluating research skills consideration to research quality should be given first priority. The scope of the research should also be considered. The evaluation of research skills should also consider the applicant’s independence in contributing to an international scientific discussion through international publication.

Strong emphasis will be placed on:

  • a documented ability to cooperate well with colleagues and fellow researchers,
  • successful research supervision demonstrated through active guidance of at least one student to a completed PhD degree,
  • administrative skills and proven collaboration with the surrounding society and dissemination of research and development findings,
  • having successfully planned, applied for obtained, developed and coordinated research project funds from external research funding bodies.

The following is a merit:

  • completion of at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education, or to have otherwise acquired the equivalent knowledge,
  • completed training in research supervision.

Additional information
The Faculty of Social Sciences strives for a gender balance, women are therefore encouraged to apply for this position.

An applicant who does not have at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education and research supervisor training, and is not deemed to have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge, must complete such training within the first two years of employment.

We prefer your application to be written in English since it will be reviewed by international experts, with English being the working language.

Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement for the position, but the applicant has to be ready to take on administrative and pedagogical tasks that demand an understanding and usage of Swedish after 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, Professor Magnus Petersson, telephone: +46 8 16 31 62, magnus.petersson@ekohist.su.se.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Nathaniel Morris, telephone: +46 8 16 33 11, nathaniel.morris@su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. 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: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 30/12/2021

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