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Teaching Academy

The faculty’s Teaching Academy is a means to promote teaching expertise and stimulate continued teaching development. Lecturers, senior lecturers and professors on indefinite-term contracts, or associate senior lecturers, at the Faculty of Social Sciences are entitled to apply to the Faculty teaching academy to have their teaching skills assessed and be admitted as a Qualified Teaching Practitioner (QTP) or Excellent Teaching Practitioner (ETP).

Please note that the criteria and application process will be revised for the application in 2023. The information below applies to previous application rounds.


Yearly recurring deadline for applications to the Teaching Academy is 15 September.

Applications must include:

  • Teaching portfolio
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Recommendation from Head of Department
  • Certificate of completed discussions with two colleagues

Follow the instructions below in order to submit your application:

Application procedure for assessment of teaching excellence (PDF 213 kB, new window)

How to write a teaching portfolio 

Teaching portfolio is an elective course open to teachers and staff with teaching assignments at Lund University. It is offered by AHU as a support for those who want to develop an account of their pedagogical competence and merits. The course is given every spring semester.

More information about courses for teaching in higher education

You can also use the presentation below as inspiration.

The teaching portfolio: a presentation by Anne Jerneck, LUCSUS (PDF 1,3 MB, new window)

Assessment of teaching skills

Teaching skills will be assessed with reference to two levels:

  • QTP, Qualified Teaching Practitioner
  • ETP, Excellent Teaching Practitioner

The assessment is based on certain criterias:

Teaching academy criteria for assessment of teaching skills in appointments of qualified and excellent teaching practitioners (PDF 224 kB, new window)


For information about the Teaching Academy:

Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt
Pro Dean
+46 46 222 84 23
agnes [dot] andersson_djurfeldt [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se

For information about the application:

Marie Steiner
Faculty coordinator
+ 46 46 222 48 93
marie [dot] steiner [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se