At Uppsala university faculty with a teaching position can be apply to be awarded the title Excellent Teacher. The title is also connected to a salary raise just as associate professor and full professor.
I applied a few years back, but was rejected, which I wrote about in this blog post “Never Give up – Never Surrender”. I was very nervous whey I submitted the second time. It is not fun to fail!
This time I was called for an interview, which is one step on the way. I must say that the questions were very difficult to answer. Many of them were hade many layers of answers, and I had no idea if I would fail or pass after having done the interview.
However, this time I was assessed as having competence enough to be awarded the title and I celebrated with champagne Friday night!