Apply for Distinguished University Teacher – Medfarm
Apply for admission as Distinguished University Teacher
You can apply to become a distinguished university teacher at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy at Uppsala University if you are a permanently employed research teacher (lecturer, senior lecturer or professor) at the Disciplinary Domain.
You can also apply if you are employed by Region Uppsala – or another principal – but are highly active in teaching and research at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy.
There is one opportunity to apply per year, and it is announced through our internal communications channels. Apply by filling in the KURT form that you will find in the call text.
- Guidelines for Admittance of Distinguished University Teachers
- Career portfolios – Instructions for compiling qualifications and guidelines for qualifications assessment
About Distinguished University Teacher
A distinguished university teacher is not only a skilled and well-liked teacher in the classroom. It is also a person who has scientific expertise in their own research subject and pedagogy and didactics. The distinguished university teacher is a pedagogical leader who develops their own and the university's teaching and conducts active quality assurance work. You can read more about this in Guidelines for Admission of Distinguished University Teachers.
As a distinguished university teacher, you not only have solid merits. You also have the ability to analyse them and describe them in such a way that it is clear to both experts and the Assessment Panel that you have a higher level of pedagogical skill that stands out from the basic level of the criteria described in Guidelines for Admittance of Distinguished University Teachers.
How the Assessment Panel for Admittance of Distinguished University Teachers works
The assessment is based on the written documentation received from the applicant and the written statements from experts. The assessment is based on Guidelines for Admittance of Distinguished University Teachers (MEDFARM 2012/1254) and Career Portfolios (MEDFARM 2018/277).
What your application should contain
Your application should include an account of up to 25,000 characters (including spaces) of why and how you fulfil the criteria for admittance as Distinguished University Teacher. You should describe and discuss your pedagogical practice and how it relates to current research in pedagogy and subject didactics.
It is not enough to describe what you have done and how you have done it. As a distinguished university teacher, you are also expected to reflect on why you did things in a certain way and what the results were, and to place it in a broader perspective. You should also show how you apply theories from educational literature with examples from your own pedagogical work.
- A full curriculum vitae and service record compiled in accordance with Career Portfolios
- A pedagogical career portfolio compiled in accordance with the same guidelines
- A certificate from an educational leader, such as director of studies, programme coordinator, chair of a programme committee or equivalent, confirming your educational achievements
- A certificate from the Head of Department and/or Head of Unit, expressing support for your application
- Relevant appendices of importance for your application
About the Unit for Academic Teaching and Learning
The Unit for Academic Teaching and Learning is common to the entire university. Among other things, they organise seminars on how to apply to become a distinguished university teacher. You can find the dates for these occasions at Conferences, courses and seminars.
They can also provide advice and support on how to work with your pedagogical skills systematically.