Senior Lecturer position in information and knowledge management

Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) is inviting applications for employment as senior lecturer in information and knowledge management from 1.11.2015 or upon agreement. The position is located in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics. The Senior lecturer is responsible for the Master´s programme in Information and Knowledge Management.

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Applications should be submitted by Thursday, June 11th 2015 at 3 p.m. (CET +1).

Requirements for a senior lecturer in information and knowledge management is a doctoral degree in information science, economics or another relevant subject, and research merits corresponding scientific qualifications of docent and pedagogical competence. Documented experience and ability of teaching and possible pedagogical studies are taken into consideration when assessing the qualifications.

The salary for senior lecturers is based on levels 6-7 of the job demand level for teaching and research personnel according to the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance is paid. Please see the salary chart for teaching and research staff.

The primary responsibility for a senior lecturer is teaching, supervision and examining thesis on all levels. Additional work tasks include conducting independent scientific research. Senior lecturers assist professors in supervision of doctoral students and in the continuous development and assessment of the subject. Of the working time 2/3 are used for teaching, supervision and other tasks, and 1/3 of the total working time is used for conducting research. Senior lecturers follow the system of a total working time of 1600 h/year. The work tasks are annually specified in a work plan.

The Senior lecturer in Information and Knowledge Management is responsible for the Master ́s programme in Information and Knowledge Management. The focus within the study program is in information science, but also includes the subjects international marketing and organisation and management science. Because of the width of the study program it is considered as an asset to possess knowledge in suitable subjects that support all three subjects.

For additional information about the position, please contact Head of subject, Professor Gunilla Widén, +3582 215 4576 or HR Specialist Solveig Vaherkylä +3582 215 3367 .

The language requirements for teaching positions at Åbo Akademi University are defined in 78 § of the Universities Act (558/2009) and in the Åbo Akademi University internal language instructions, § 1 and 2. A foreigner or a non-native Finnish citizen may be exempt from the requirements of Swedish when the language of teaching is not Swedish.

The applications with attachments should preferably be sent electronically. The applications, which are addressed to the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics, should follow the following guidelines:

Additionally, a copy of for the position suitable PhD degree certificate, a report of teaching and research, copies of other certificates that the applicant would like to present in support of his/her competence for the position, and a research plan of 2-3 pages should be enclosed. In the list of publications the applicant should mark the five publications they would like to have considered for assessing their competence. These five publications should also be enclosed to the application.

Applications should be submitted by Thursday, June 11th 2015 at 3 p.m. (CET +1).

The applications are sent either by post to Åbo Akademis kansli, Registrator, Domkyrkotorget 3, 20500 Åbo Finland or preferably electronically to the university registry on: Please state “Application / Senior lecturer in information and knowledge management” in the subject field of the email or on the envelope.

Åbo Akademi University is actively working for equal gender distribution and diversity in all staff categories.

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