OTM-R at Uppsala University
Open, transparent, merit-based recruitment at UU
Uppsala University applies OTM-R (Open, transparent, merit-based recruitment) as a basis for its recruitment processes. This in turn is based on the Employment Protection Act and Uppsala University’s Appointment Regulations. Furthermore, Uppsala University applies competence-based recruitment.
(OTM-R) – Open, Transparent, Merit-based recruitment is an important part of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for Researchers. To ensure that Uppsala University fulfils the requirements for open, transparent and merit-based recruitment, an OTM-R checklist has been produced. This checklist clarifies the areas in which OTM-R can be developed further at Uppsala University.
OTM-R strengthens the conditions for equal opportunities within the recruitment process and ensures that the most qualified person is employed based on their merits.
As a public authority, Uppsala University is obliged to publish vacancies in an appropriate manner that ensures applicants can register their interest for the position. Vacancies are always published under ‘Join Us’ on uu.se. Many international vacancies for teachers and/or researchers can also be found on the EURAXESS vacancies portal.
For teaching positions, eligibility and assessment criteria are regulated and accessible to each applicant.
All recruitment decisions can be appealed via the Higher Education Appeals Board. This Board is the highest authority for appeals and its decision cannot be appealed further.
When making appointments to posts within the state administration, only objective factors, such as merit and competence, shall be taken into account in accordance withChapter 12, Article 5 of the Instrument of Government. This law is complemented by Section 4 of the Public Employment Act, which states that competence shall be the primary consideration, unless there are special reasons for doing otherwise. Discrimination is forbidden in accordance with the Discrimination Act (2008:567).