Associate senior lecturer, prosumer research

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Ref nr: ORU 2.2.1-06682/2018

 

The School of Business is seeking an associate senior lecturer in Marketing, specialized in prosumer research, for a period of 4 years, to acquire further qualifications in both research and teaching, making you eligible for promotion to the position of senior lecturer

Subject area

The position is in Business Administration, Marketing

Duties and responsibilities

The specific research focus for the position is prosumerism, particularly and ideally with a specialization that can be linked to the electric utility industry. The term "prosumption" is a merging of production and consumption and today has the meaning that the consumer is actively involved in a business process. Besides contributing to the establishment of prosumer research as a new field of research at Örebro University, other important duties and responsibilities include applying for external research funding, promoting internationalization and collaboration. Moreover, the associate senior lecturer will in addition contribute to teaching and education development at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Eligibility

Those qualified for appointment as an associate senior lecturer are candidates who have been awarded a doctoral degree or have the corresponding research competence. Priority should be given to candidates who have been awarded their doctoral degree or acquired the corresponding competence no more than five years before the application deadline. Candidates who have obtained their doctoral degree prior to that should also be considered, if special grounds exist. Such grounds may comprise leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, or other similar circumstances.

Assessment criteria

In assessing whether an applicant is qualified for the appointment as associate senior lecturer, the extent to which his or her skills and expertise correspond to the eligibility requirements will be evaluated. In the appointment process, equal attention will be paid to the assessment of research expertise as to the assessment of other qualifications required to meet the eligibility requirements. The applicant’s research expertise shall be demonstrated through independent research contributions. The educational expertise and qualifications shall be well-documented and accounted for in a teaching portfolio.

We welcome personal skills and abilities such as an ability to cooperate, power of initiative, as well as an interest in course development and educational development work.

The candidate should have a strong background in the field of network strategizing and industrial marketing with a strong interest in the demand-side perspective on the buyer-seller relationship, and with demonstrated, high-quality research and relevant teaching experience in business network, supply chain, industrial marketing, business-to-business strategy, purchasing and/or related fields. Ideally, the applicant should have prior knowledge and experience from prosumer research and/or from research on network strategizing with a focus on the buyer’s/demand-side perspective.

The applicant should also be open-minded, well-organized and innovative, with a high capacity for analytical and theoretical thinking. As the applicant will be working in close collaboration with existing and future industry partners, as well as with researchers both nationally and internationally, it is very important that the applicant has high social competence, network skills, and the ability to cooperate and co-produce knowledge. As the intended future head of a new field of research at the university, the applicant should also show potential to independently design and carry out projects. Since the research center aims at becoming more international and diversified, working experience from universities outside of Sweden is desirable but not mandatory.

Good communication skills, in speech and in writing, in English is mandatory.

Promotion to senior lecturer

An associate senior lecturer shall, on application, be promoted to senior lecturer if they meet the criteria set out in the Appointment Procedures for Örebro University that were in force when the position was taken up.

On the examination of applications for promotion to senior lecturer, teaching and research expertise will be given equal attention. The candidate shall have completed courses on teaching and learning in higher education to the degree required for eligibility as a senior lecturer. Good communicative skills in speech and in writing, at such a level that is necessary for the candidate to be able to perform frequent duties and responsibilities within research, teaching and administration are also required.

The application for promotion to a position as senior lecturer, shall be submitted to the faculty no later than 6 months before the position as an associate senior lecturer reaches the end of its term. Such a promotion will entail employment until further notice as a senior lecturer.

Information

The position as associate senior lecturer is for a fixed term of 4 years. The contract may be renewed, for a maximum of two years, if, due to the associate senior lecturer’s sick leave, parental leave, or other special grounds, more time is required for the aim of the employment to be fulfilled. The position is full-time with minimum 50% research and maximum 50% teaching and administration. Starting date is in the autumn 2019 provided that the necessary decisions have been made. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

For more information about the position, contact project manager and deputy head of division Johan Kask, telephone +46 19 30 38 58, This is an email address

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:

  • A 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)
  • An account of research qualifications
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
  • Complete scientific publications (maximum of 10) (Not only publication list.)

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

The application deadline is February 6th, 2019. We look forward to receiving your application!

After the application deadline has expired, no supplements can be made electronically. Applicants will at a later stage receive instructions on supplementing their application for the external experts. Such a supplement is however limited to any scientific publications that cannot be attached electronically to the application.

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

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Örebro University is 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.