Associate Professor in Physical Geography with emphasis on Cryospheric Science
at the Department of Physical Geography. Closing date: 8 January 2020.
The Department of Physical Geography is one of the major departments within the Faculty of Science. The department has approximately 135 employees and educates approximately 1000 students annually. Education is oriented towards geography, geosciences, biology-earth sciences and environmental management. The main research areas are: Biogeography and Geomatics, Climate science and quaternary geology, Environment, resource dynamics and management, Geomorphology and glaciology, and Hydrology, Water resources and permafrost. The chosen candidate will find a stimulating and friendly environment in a very diverse and international department with high quality research and teaching.
Tarfala Research Station is a centre for alpine research located in Tarfala Valley in northernmost Sweden. It constitutes a platform for national and international research and education on alpine environments in the natural sciences, social sciences, and multidisciplinary sciences. The station is part of a national infrastructure of field stations (SITES). As such it provides a monitoring program for environmental and climatic changes, with a particular focus on climate, glaciers, and ecosystems. Stockholm University considers Tarfala Research Station an important hub for its communication and collaboration with local communities concerning climate and environmental change.
All teaching positions at Stockholm University require the ability to collaborate and the general ability and suitability to perform one’s duties.
Additional attention will be given to
· Leadership skills regarding fieldwork in polar/alpine environments, particularly with respect to logistical, operative, and safety aspects.
· Skill in developing and managing workplace and workforce
· Administrative skills
Teaching and learning in higher education
This position, in Swedish "universitetslektor", is a tenured position approximately equivalent to Senior Lecturer (UK) or Associate Professor (US).
Female applicants are particularly welcome, as most associate professors at the department are men.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.
For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Katarina Gustafsson, telephone: +46 8 16 22 92, [hidden email].
We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.
The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants. The specific criteria for assessment of research and teaching skills within the Faculty of Science are available at: Guidelines – Employment.
You are welcome to apply!
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