Karlstad U: Intercultural Studies (Sweden)


Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Studies, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden. Deadline: 15 March 2022.

Intercultural Studies at Karlstad University is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry dealing with the significance of cultural differences for social relations in contemporary society. Intercultural communication is an important part of this object of study. Karlstad University is the only higher education institution in Sweden offering intercultural studies as a main field of study, and there are plans in the making to offer second-cycle education. The subject belongs to the Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Intercultural Studies offers a well-established and wide range of courses. There are courses in Swedish and English, distance or on-campus, full-time or part-time. In addition to first-cycle courses, they also offer tailor-made contract education and lectures to businesses, schools, and other organisations and authorities.

The position includes teaching, course coordination, and supervision and summative assessment. The candidate is expected to actively participate in the development work of the subject. Teaching duties will vary and include teaching on-campus courses as well as distance courses. A considerable part of teaching will be conducted in English. The position may also include teaching summer courses.

The candidate is expected to participate in the subject’s research activities by applying for external research funding, individually or as part of a group, and by managing one’s own research projects.

Some research/continuing professional development is included in the position with the possibility of increasing the number of hours allocated to research and professional development through one of the university’s faculty funded research groups and through externally funded research.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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