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Promotion from research fellow to senior lecturer

Guide for your application for promotion from research fellow to senior lecturer.

Those employed as research fellow whose employment process started before 1 April 2018 are subject to the following:

Crucial prerequisites for a proficiency test/promotion to an appointment as a senior lecturer are the long-term financing of the position and the need for an appointment as a senior lecturer in the subject area in question. A statement from the Head of department confirming the need shall be included in the application.

The subject area for the appointment as senior lecturer shall normally be the same as for the appointment as research fellow.

A research fellow may, following application, be subject to a proficiency test and be promoted to employment as senior lecturer if this person:

  • Has continued to publish papers after receiving a doctoral degree 
  • Has become established in the research community
  • Has undertaken teaching activities to an extent of at least 1,700 hours in first, second and/or third-cycle studies
  • Has demonstrated teaching proficiency through a variety of activities in education, including planning, practical application (teaching and examination) and evaluation, and has contributed to the development of teaching activities
  • Has documented an ability for collaboration within education and/or research through work intended to develop contact with the surrounding society
  • Has undergone the course in teaching and learning in higher education equivalent to at least 12 credits or is deemed to have acquired corresponding knowledge in some other way

Those employed as research fellow whose employment process started after 1 April 2018 are subject to the following (pursuant to HF 2017:844):  

A research fellow who is employed at an institution of higher education according to Section 12a shall, after application, be promoted to senior lecturer at the institution of higher education, if this person:

1: is qualified for employment as senior lecturer and

2: has been assessed following a proficiency test to be suitable for such employment according to the grounds of assessment that the institution has, in accordance with Section 4a, second paragraph, determined shall apply in the case of promotion to senior lecturer. Such a promotion will lead to employment for an indefinite period as senior lecturer (Chapter 4, Section 12c, HF). A statement from the Head of department confirming the need shall be included in the application.

The subject area for the appointment as senior lecturer shall normally be the same as for the appointment as research fellow.

A research fellow with employment for an indefinite period at the university may, following application, be subject to a proficiency test and be promoted to employment as senior lecturer if this person:

  • Has continued to publish papers after being awarded a doctoral degree
  • Has become established in the research community
  • Has undertaken teaching activities to an extent of at least 1,700 hours in first, second and/or third-cycle studies
  • Has demonstrated teaching proficiency through a variety of activities in education, including planning, practical application (teaching and examination) and evaluation, and has contributed to the development of teaching activities
  • Has documented an ability for collaboration within education and/or research through work intended to develop contact with the surrounding society
  • Has undergone the course in teaching and learning in higher education equivalent to at least 12 credits or is deemed to have acquired corresponding knowledge in some other way. 

The above qualifications should be documented in the CV template

Submit your application, including your CV, publications list, statement from Head of department, a maximum of 10 publications and the other documents you refer to, in word or pdf formats, to registrator@liu.se. Scientific publications which you do not have in digital form should be posted to Linköping University, Registrar, 581 83 Linköping, Sweden.

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Last updated: 2018-07-10