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SWPS University is a renowned teaching and research center, authorized to grant doctoral and post-doctoral degrees in several disciplines. The quality of education provided by SWPS University has been confirmed by high marks achieved in the parametric evaluation, conducted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, as well as prestigious awards granted to the University and its employees in various disciplines.

Researchers working at SWPS University conduct numerous studies, often in cooperation with national and international research institutions. In recognition of its commitment to the implementation of fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures for researchers, the European Commission has granted the right to display the HR Excellence in Research logo to SWPS University.

Vision:

  • To explore and change the world.

Mission:

  • Through research and education in an inspiring environment, we help people to make their dreams come through and achieve their goals.

Values

  • Openess, expressed in eagerness to seek new solutions, in creativity and cooperation, in accepting arguments based on rational data and in tolerance of other values and opinions.
  • Courage, that helps us overcome our own and external limitations and which allows us to see difficult problems as challenges rather than threats, and helps us to engage in useful pursuits.
  • Responsibility, which obligates us to be engaged, both in thoughts and actions, to consider other points of view and to take into account consequences of our actions, including their long term effects.

SWPS University in numbers

5campuses
8faculties
14.1K students
300research projects/year
386permanent teaching staff
140professors 
(permanent)
295administrative employees (permanent)
11.5mln Euro
for 2018 projects

 

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Academic Employees

SWPS University

SWPS University is a renowned teaching and research center, authorized to grant doctoral and post-doctoral degrees in several disciplines. The quality of education at SWPS University has been confirmed by high marks achieved in the parametric evaluation conducted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, as well as prestigious awards granted to the University and its employees in various disciplines. Thanks to numerous grants from research funding institutions, SWPS University’s scientist conduct studies, which improve lives of communities and individuals, in cooperation with national and international research institutions.

SWPS University is a leading psychology teaching and research center, in Poland. Moreover, it offers undergraduate and graduate study programs in law, language studies, cultural studies, management, journalism, social communication, design, graphic design, and computer science, in five cities including Warsaw, Wrocław, Poznań, Sopot, and Katowice.

HR Excellence in Research

As a research institution that meets the requirements of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, developed by the European Commission, SWPS University was granted the right to display the HR Excellence in Research logo in 2016.

Professional Development

SWPS University is committed to creating a stimulating environment for scientific research, by supporting multiple initiatives, adhering to the equal opportunity policy, supporting mobility of academic staff, providing training, and securing financing for research projects.

Benefits

Apart from the standard benefit package, our academic employees enjoy:

  • competitive remuneration
  • support of our Office for Research in applying for research grants
  • support of the Center for Knowledge Transfer and SWPS Innovations SPV in commercialization of research projects and help in liaising with business partners and investors
  • opportunity to develop their own projects, implement innovative solutions, and establish their own research teams
  • transparent organizational structure focused on employees, fostering atmosphere of cooperation
  • use of laboratories with specialized professional equipment and software
  • cooperation with numerous research centers and labs that bridge social sciences and new technologies, such as the HumanTech Center for Social and Technological Innovations
  • opportunity to contribute to the curriculum development (programs in Polish and English), and implement their own teaching projects
  • opportunity of working in an international and interdisciplinary team, with renowned researchers and educators
  • opportunity to focus on scientific development thanks to the high quality of research and teaching
  • modern and well equipped classrooms
  • opportunity to combine academic and business career

Recruitment Process:

Teaching and teaching-research positions

  1. Announcement of competition
  2. Receiving applications
  3. Formal verification of candidates
  4. Interview
  5. Hiring decision
  6. Replies sent to candidates

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Research and research-technical positions

  1. Announcement of competition
  2. Receiving applications
  3. Formal verification of candidates
  4. Interview (optional)
  5. Hiring decision
  6. Replies sent to candidates

Regulation on recruitment of teaching and research-technical staff »

Administrative Employees

Structure

SWPS University’s organizational structure provides numerous opportunities for professional development in various administrative areas, including bookkeeping, customer service, human resources, payroll, marketing, PR, IT, as well as support and management of the research granting process.

Our Difference

We are a modern private, dynamically growing, institution that applies innovative solutions in daily operations. We are operating according to the latest business trends, while maintaining the academic character and non-corporate organizational culture.

Professional Development

Employee Training

SWPS University provides many opportunities for personal and professional development. We offer employee discounts on our study programs or language courses to employees wishing to continue their education. As a responsible employer, we provide numerous professional courses and trainings that help employees develop soft skills and competencies indispensable for fulfilling their roles in the organization. Current and future managers have an opportunity to participate in development initiatives, such as 360 Feedback or Development Center, and can benefit from professional coaching sessions.

Internal Recruitment

SWPS University provides professional development paths for all employees, who can apply for any jobs advertised by the University. Internal recruitment offers opportunities for professional growth and advancement. We are a diverse community of renowned researchers and experienced professionals, who daily contribute to the success of SWPS University. Thanks to our employees, we have created a unique academic organization and a friendly place of work that fosters personal and professional development.

Recruitment Process

  1. Publication of a job offer
  2. Formal verification of applications
  3. Initial telephone interview with an HR representative
  4. Interview with the hiring manager
  5. Hiring decision
  6. Replies sent to candidates

Benefits

We care about the health, development and future of our employees. Here are some benefits available to our employees.

  • 50% discount on tuition fees for graduate, post-graduate, and doctoral studies for employees and their families
    We offer employee discounts on our study programs or language courses to employees wishing to continue their education. The discount rate increases with the length of service at SWPS University.
  • Erasmus+
    Our administrative employees may take advantage of the Erasmus+ Program, which provides professional exchange opportunities with partnering higher education or other institutions, such as job-shadowing, training, seminars, and workshops, related to employees’ professional responsibilities at SWPS University.
  • Medical Insurance
    We care about the health of our employees and their families, therefore we offer partial financing of the private Luxmed or Medicover medical insurance.
  • Multisport Package
    Physical fitness is important for the overall health. Therefore, our employees can opt to subscribe to the Multisport Package that offers access to numerous fitness centers and a variety of activities.
  • Multibenefit Package
    The Multibenefit Package provides our employees with a choice of different event tickets and vouchers, for example cinema, theatre, ballet or concert tickets, as well as discounts on audiobooks available on audioteka.pl, and travel vouchers.
  • 35% discount on language courses
    Employees of SWPS University are entitled to a 35% discount on language courses offered by SWPS University’s Language School. The School offers individual or groups courses in 21 different languages.
  • Life Insurance
    We understand that everyone wants to ensure a secure future for their family, therefore we offer our employees an option to join a group life insurance plan, at affordable rates.
  • Employee Pension Plan (PPE)
    Our employees have an option to join the Employee Pension Plan and take advantage of their own and the employer’s combined contributions to supplement their future retirement income.
  • 50% discount on railway tickets
    Employees of SWPS University are entitled to a 50% discount on Polish State Railways (PKP) tickets for travel in Poland.
  • Discounts on products and services of HUMAN TOUCH GROUP
    SWPS University is a part of the Human Touch Group, therefore our employees can take advantage of discounts on products and services offered by the following companies: VOX, Concordia Design, and Collegium Da Vinci.

 

Contact

For any questions related to careers at SWPS University, please contact:

Paulina Kolańczyk-Zwierz

Paulina Kolańczyk-Zwierz
Head of the Human Capital Department
tel. +48 22 517 96 16 | mobile +48 693 930 454
e-mail: pkolanczyk-zwierz@swps.edu.pl