Adopted by the University Board on 22 May 2015, ref. no. SU FV- (Replaces previous AOSU, 9 April 2014, ref. no. SU FV-

Responsible unit: Human Resources Office

The central provision for employment is the second paragraph of Chapter 12, Article 5 of the Instrument of Government, which stipulates that only objective factors, such as merit and skill, should be taken into account in the appointment of posts within the public administration. Section 4, Paragraph 2 of the Public Employment Act states that competence should be the primary consideration unless there are extraordinary reasons to the contrary.

What is specified in these rules as falling under the authority of a disciplinary domain board can be understood as the authority of a faculty board, since, in accordance with the decision-making and delegation policy of Stockholm University (“Besluts- och delegationsordning för Stockholms universitet”), the disciplinary domain board, in many cases, has the right to delegate its decision-making power. If such delegation has taken place, disciplinary domain board should be understood as faculty board. For this reason, the delegation policy of the relevant disciplinary domain board should be considered.

Vacant teaching positions should be advertised in a way that will attract skilled applicants. A good environment for research and education is characterised by the University being able to offer such attractive employment and working conditions that teachers of the highest calibre can be recruited. In the recruitment process, the University’s needs should be considered along with the applicant’s formal expertise, social skills, and potential for development.