Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation

Are you interested in building a research team from scratch; a team to study education leadership, particularly with a focus on the role of school directors? Jönköping University is developing a new strategic centre devoted to researching and training educational leadership. For this reason, we are looking for a professor and two researchers to constitute the core of a research team. This team will also support related activities already in progress elsewhere in the School of Education and Communication as well as to network nationally and internationally.

To focus on special areas within a particular field is part of the Jönköping University Current Strategic Plan of Development. The Centre for Education Leadership is hosted by the School of Education and Communication (HLK). The school offers training from basic to advanced levels. Centre research will be pursued within the two disciplinary domains of education and communication constituting the foundation of all school activities.

The Centre furthermore favours an interactive ethos where Centre staff is working together with school leaders to seek improvement and development according to need. For the next phase of developing the Centre for Education Leadership we need a professor to be in charge of the research team and to engage as well as enthuse its members.

As professor you are expected to organise and operationalise research focusing on the varying aspects of leadership which, when projects are concluded, should be able to provide a variety of tools for development in all types of school organisations.

Work specifications
As professor you are expected to pursue research and to teach. As the Centre for Education Leadership is in the process of being established, your role will be to build a research team together with other colleagues and together with two junior researchers. As professor you will: 

  • Contribute to the development of research into education leadership
  • Actively apply for external research funding
  • Participate in teaching and examining at advanced and research levels
  • Initiate and lead research and development together with external parties
  • Supervise doctoral students
  • Support other researchers in their development
  • Participate in the quality assurance and development of courses at advanced and research levels
  • Participate in the University’s general development

Qualifications
We are looking for someone with a doctoral degree in a relevant academic field. We are assuming that you are well versed in current research on educational leadership as well as in suitable research methodology. You will need to present documentation demonstrating your interest in education and leadership; that you are a skilled communicator and able as well as willing to co-operate with others, and that you have worked with, and also been involved in, extramural projects of relevance to the Centre.

Your scholarly prowess must be demonstrated by: 

  • Independent research extensive enough to qualify for a position as professor
  • Documented scholarly work of high quality
  • Documentation of your success in attracting external research funding
  • A documented ability to supervise doctoral students

Your teaching skills must be demonstrated by:

  •  A documented ability to plan, teach, assess and examine university courses as well as to support the learning of groups and individuals
  • Proof that you have training to be a supervisor for research or have equivalent training of relevance

You are able, and willing, to co-operate as well as creating and maintaining national and international contacts.

You are well able to lead and organise a research team and research projects.

You must speak and write English fluently and effectively. It is also expected that you within reasonable time become proficient in Swedish.

It is a merit when applying if you have academic experience from more than one country and have lead and/or participated in international research teams.

We place considerable emphasis on personal suitability when appointing our new professor.

Employment conditions
The professorship is a permanent full-time position. All academic positions, however, have an initial six-month probationary period before a position becomes legally permanent per contract.

Working conditions for all employees are decided jointly between Unions and University management.

You begin your work at Jönköping University as agreed.

How to apply
Application should be made via our online recruitment system. Deadline for applying is July 31, 2018.

Your formal application must include all of the following:

  1. A cover letter in which you explain why you have applied for this position.
  2. A full Curriculum Vitae.
  3. A certified diploma of your doctoral degree.
  4. Certified evidence of completed training on how to teach and supervise in higher education.
  5. A formal and complete list of your merits.
  6. Your most important studies, published in peer-reviewed journals and relevant to the applied-for position, should be submitted in full text. No more than 10 texts may be submitted.
  7. A brief outline of potential research projects relevant to the objectives of the Centre for Education Leadership.
  8. Also, provide the names and contact details of three independent referees whom the university may contact and who have agreed to act as your referee.

 For further information contact

  • Dr Cecilia Bjursell, Acting Dean of School, Phone: +46 (0)36-10 1500, cecilia.bjursell@ju.se
  • Dr Jesper Boesen, Head of Psychology and Education Department, Phone: +46 (0)36-10 1530, jesper.boesen@ju.se
  • Dr Stephan Rapp, Head of the Education Leadership Centre, Phone: +46 (0)36-10 1500, stephan.rapp@ju.se

Union representatives

  • Ms Ingrid Bardon, Teachers Union, Phone: +46 (0)36-10 1390, ingrid.bardon@ju.se
  • Ms Britt-Marie Leivik-Knowles: Academics Union, Phone: +46 (0)36-10 1453, britt-marie.leivik-knowles@ju.se

About us

The School of Education and Communication is one of four schools within Jönköping University. We offer education and research in media and communication studies, international work, human resources and teaching. We have extensive activities towards professional training and skills development. Through working with us you will experience a creative environment with excellent opportunities for influence and personal development.

Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterized by internationalization and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit www.ju.se

Anställningsform Fastansat
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100
Ort Jönköping
Län Jönköpings län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2018/2186-221
Publicerat 2018-06-04
Sista ansökningsdag 2018-07-31

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