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.

Subject/subject description
Nature and environmental management with a focus on sustainable development.

Main responsibilities
Research, teaching and supervision. 

Qualification requirements
In order to qualify for the position as associate professor, the applicant must have demonstrated good teaching skills and have a doctoral degree, or equivalent research expertise, of relevance to the subject area and the main responsibilities of the position.

All teaching positions at Stockholm University require the ability to collaborate and the general ability and suitability to perform one’s duties.

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research and teaching skills. The assessment of research skills will focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position.

In the case of otherwise similar qualifications, the following criteria will be used to distinguish between candidates:

  • Experience of collaboration with societal actors.
  • Experience of and competence in geographic information systems.

Teaching and learning in higher education
Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education, or equivalent knowledge, is an advantage. An applicant who has not completed at least 15 credits of teaching and learning in higher education and is not considered to have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge should undergo such training within the first two years of employment.

Additional information
This position, in Swedish "universitetslektor", is a tenured position approximately equivalent to Senior Lecturer (UK) or Associate Professor (US).

At basic education level, the responsibilities include teaching within all of the department’s subject areas: geography, geosciences, bio-geosciences, and environmental management. The responsibilities also include teaching in and administration of the department’s interdisciplinary education in “Sustainable development”. 

Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement at the time of appointment, but the candidate should be able to carry out teaching and administrative duties that require good command of Swedish within a couple of years of employment.

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.

Contact
Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Georgia Destouni, telephone +46 8 16 47 85, georgia.destouni@natgeo.su.se and the Head of education, Professor Jerker Jarsjö, telephone +46 8 46 49 58, jerker.jarsjo@natgeo.su.se

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Katarina Gustafsson, telephone: +46 8 16 22 92, katarina.gustafsson@su.se.

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

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.

URL to this page with registration form:
https://www.su.se/english/about/working-at-su/jobs?rmpage=job&rmjob=10540&rmlang=UK