Senior lecturer in business administration with a specialisation in financial and/or management accounting

Permanent position
Full time
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Ref no: ORU 2.1.1-02153/2021

We are looking for a senior lecturer in business administration with a specialisation in financial and/or management accounting for a permanent position at Örebro University School of Business.

Subject area

The subject area for this position is business administration with a specialisation in financial and/or management accounting.

Background

Business administration at Örebro University School of Business has a long tradition of education and research. As a senior lecturer here, you will be part of a research-oriented environment with a high proportion of externally funded projects on, for example, business models, networks, processes of change, sustainability and organisational control.  We offer professional BSc and MSc programmes in business administration, an MSc in Business and Economics, as well as an MSc in Industrial and Management Engineering.

This opening is part of a long-term capacity-building investment into teaching and research at the division.

Duties and responsibilities

At Örebro University, a senior lecturer is expected to spend their working hours on teaching at all levels, research, and any associated public engagement activities. In addition to education, research and collaboration, duties and responsibilities include development work, administration and continuing professional development. Moreover, teaching encompasses supervision, examination, course development, planning and evaluation. 

As a senior lecturer in business administration, you will teach on our programmes in industrial and management engineering and business administration, as well as on freestanding courses. Your teaching duties will primarily involve courses within the field of financial and/or management accounting at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. Your duties may, however, also include teaching scientific methods, as well as teaching and supervision in areas beyond the specialisation for the position.

Qualifications

Those qualified for appointment as a senior lecturer are applicants who have demonstrated teaching expertise and been awarded a doctoral degree in a subject matter relevant for the position, or have the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the position and the duties that it involves.

A general eligibility criterion for teaching staff at Örebro University is that they have completed courses on teaching and learning in higher education corresponding to at least 10 weeks. Knowledge and skills equivalent to such courses may also be assessed to establish whether these provide eligibility. A teacher who at the time of appointment lacks such training or the equivalent competence, must complete the required courses no later than within two years of taking up the position.

Assessment criteria

When appointing teaching staff, both the applicant’s research expertise and their teaching expertise will be assessed, and they are to be given equal attention. The assessment is also to consider the applicant’s qualifications and experience from collaboration with the wider community, of which the university is a part, as well as national and international experience and mobility. Teachers are to have the ability to communicate and disseminate information; collaborate and engage with the wider community; and facilitate utilisation of the university’s research. In addition, the applicant’s suitability for the position will be assessed. Suitability refers to the applicant demonstrating the personal qualities required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities at hand; to be able to cooperate with other members of staff; and to contribute to the development of university operations.

Research expertise

Research expertise is to be demonstrated through independent research contributions and continued scientific publishing following the award of the doctoral degree. More specifically, this autonomy is demonstrated through documented experience of conducting and publishing research without the previous supervisors (principal or assistant) as co-authors. Autonomy can also be demonstrated through your own publications and/or through various constellations of co-authors.

Importance shall also be attached to the candidate’s establishment in the research community as well as to their experience of planning, administrating, and leading their own research. In addition to publications in well-established journals, establishment in the research community is also demonstrated through active contributions at seminars and conferences, in international research networks, and as a reviewer.

Particular attention is paid to current research and to research activities in the past five years, as well as to the ability to independently initiate, conduct, and secure external funding for research, preferably within financial and/or management accounting.

Teaching expertise

When defining teaching expertise at Örebro University, three categories are used: teaching approach, how the teaching approach is put into practice, and professional development as a teacher. The applicant’s teaching qualifications are to be documented in compliance with Örebro University’s template for teaching portfolios, relating clearly to the values set out in Örebro University’s educational philosophy.

Teaching expertise is to be demonstrated through varying degrees of contributions within teaching, such as planning, execution, evaluation and follow up of teaching activities, as well as supervision and examination. The applicant must be able to account for their teaching outlook and approach and have the ability to reflect on their own pedagogical development as well as on the teacher’s role. The applicant is also expected to have made contributions to educational development, alternatively have the ambition to do so.

Particular attention is paid to the applicant’s ability and experience in terms of teaching and examination within financial and/or management accounting. Documented teaching experience within financial accounting is a particular advantage. Documented experience of and interest in scientific methods and the teaching of methodology is also an advantage.

Other assessment criteria
The appointment as a senior lecturer requires an ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, in Swedish and English. A candidate who does not fulfil this language requirement is expected to acquire the ability to understand spoken and written Swedish within two years of taking up the position.

Great attention is also paid to personal qualities such as loyalty and power of initiative, as well as the ability to cooperate and take responsibility. We are looking for a team player who is loyal to their duties and co-workers and who does not shy away from taking on responsibilities and taking initiatives that develop our operations.

We attach great importance to a high degree of on-site involvement in the operations.

Information

This is a permanent full-time position based at Örebro University’s main campus in Örebro. At Örebro University, salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, and positions announced are, where appropriate, subject to a trial period.

For more information about the position, contact Johan Kask, director of the business administration division (+46 19 30 38 58, email: This is an email address) or Hans Englund, coordinator financial and management accounting (+46 19 30 38 79, email: This is an email address).

At Örebro University, we expect each member of staff to be open to development and change; take responsibility for their work and performance; demonstrate a keen interest in collaboration and making contributions to development; as well as to show respect for others by adopting a constructive and professional approach.

Örebro University actively pursues an equal work environment and values the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

Application

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • Covering letter, outlining how you believe you can contribute to the continued development of Örebro University
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • Teaching portfolio (as instructed in Örebro University’s guidelines)
  • Research portfolio
  • Publication list
  • Relevant scientific publications (maximum of 10 and in full-text format)
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

The application deadline is 7 June 2021. We look forward to receiving your application!

After the application deadline, no supplements can be made electronically. If you have scientific publications that cannot be attached electronically to the application, you will, once the external experts have been appointed, receive instructions on how the missing publications can be submitted.

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.