Tenure Track Position as Associate Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science
Sort on published: 2017-09-05
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.
The associate senior lecturer position will be placed at Campus Gotland, Visby, within the research program Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRHU), Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University. Natural resources and sustainable development is a key component of the department’s research, education and outreach. At Campus Gotland, NRHU research focus is on recreational fisheries, aquaculture and ecosystem services:
NRHU is also responsible for the establishment of a regional knowledge centre, Blue Centre Gotland, in collaboration with the county board, region Gotland and Uppsala University. The research program NRHU is responsible for courses within the Bachelor program in Environmental Science, Visby, and the Master program in Sustainable Development, Uppsala.
Description of Subject Area: Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary subject that focuses on the causes and consequences of environmental problems as well as future opportunities for sustainable development. The subject recognizes that human impacts on resources and natural systems are caused by resource exploitation and utilisation, and that environmental problems are interpreted, communicated and addressed within society. A wide variety of theories, methods and techniques from different academic disciplines are combined to provide a holistic view on environmental concerns and sustainable development.
The associate senior lecturer position in Environmental Science has a specialization in renewable natural resources, ecosystem services and nature-based tourism. Applied perspectives on ecology, environmental issues, economic valuation and natural resource management are central.
Duties: The position includes teaching, research and administration. Teaching duties include course responsibility, course administration and supervision of second- and third-cycle students. The holder shall also keep abreast of developments within the subject area and the developments in wider community that are significant for the work at the university. A position as associate senior lecturer is intended to qualify the holder for a teaching position with higher qualification requirements.
Duties will primarily be performed at Campus Gotland, Visby, although some duties may also be in Uppsala. The lecturer will become a member of the teaching staff within the Bachelor program in Environmental Science, Visby, and the Master program in Sustainable Development, Uppsala.
Appointment Period: The position can be held for a maximum of four years. An associate senior lecturer can apply for promotion to senior lecturer. If the associate senior lecturer is deemed suitable and fulfils the criteria for promotion established by the Faculty Board he/she shall be promoted to and employed as senior lecturer.
Qualifications Required: According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance those qualified for appointment as associate senior lecturer are persons who have obtained a doctoral degree or achieved the equivalent competence. Applicants who have obtained a doctoral degree or achieved the equivalent competence in seven years or less prior to the end of the application period will be given priority.
According to Uppsala University´s appointments regulations, teaching expertise is an eligibility requirement for appointment as an associate senior lecturer. To obtain teaching expertise, the applicant should have participated in teacher training for higher education of relevance to operations at the University, comprising at least five weeks, or be considered to have acquired the equivalent competence. If it has not been possible to acquire this qualification prior to employment, qualifying training for teachers in higher education shall be completed during the first two years of employment.
A general eligibility requirement is that the applicant must possess the personal capabilities necessary to carry out fully the duties of the appointment.
Documented ability to teach in Swedish and/or English is a requirement unless special reasons prevail. The holder is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within two years.
Research Expertise and Teaching Expertise: The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research and teaching expertise, which will be given equal weight. Research expertise comprises research merits as well as the applicant´s potential to contribute to the future development of both research and teaching.
In assessing research expertise special weight will be attached to research merits in natural resource management, especially sustainable use and management of renewable natural resources and ecosystem services. Weight will also be attached to research merits in recreation fisheries and/or aquaculture.
As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching expertise as to the assessment of research expertise. Teaching expertise comprises educational and teaching qualifications. In assessing teaching expertise teaching quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, must also be afforded consideration.
All merits must be documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess both quality and scope.
In filling this position the University aims to appoint the applicant who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of her/his competence and expertise, is judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help advance operations.
In an overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments, military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience.
Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience. Uppsala University strives for a more even gender balance in its research and teaching staff. Since most teachers of the Faculty are men, women are especially invited to apply for this position.
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Pay: Individual salaries
Starting: 2017-11-01 or as otherwise agreed
Type of employment: Temporary position, four years
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact professor Patrik Rönnbäck tel. +46(0)18-471 8375 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) and professor Ian Snowball tel. +46(0)18-471 3657 (e-mail: email@example.com).
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-10-06, UFV-PA 2017/2283
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Earth Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Gotlands län
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/2283
Last application date: 2017-10-06