Associate professor in Earth science [closing 15.02.2021]

Страна: Швеция;

Город: Umeå

Добавлена: 20.01.2021

Работодатель: Umeå University; The Department of Ecology and Environment Science

Тип: PostDoc vacancy;

Для кого: For lecturers; For researchers;

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Дедлайн подачи: 15.02.2021


The applicant is expected to conduct research and teach in our courses within the field of Earth science (courses with a focus on Quaternary geology/geomorphology, hydrology/hydrogeology and soil science). The applicant is expected to conduct research related to the department's research activities in the field of Earth science or Soil science. Supervision of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows can be included in the tasks. The teaching duties include teaching and course development work at both undergraduate and advanced level as well as supervision and examination of degree projects.

During an initial period of 3 years, the position will include 50% research and 50% teaching. After this initial period, the distribution between research and teaching may change.

The employment requires the ability to teach in Swedish. Anyone who does not have that ability at the time of employment is expected to acquire it within two years from the date of employment.

Eligibility requirements

According to Chapter 4, Section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance

An applicant qualifies for appointment as an Associate Professor if she/he has demonstrated educational expertise and holds a doctorate or has attained equivalent academic competence or other professional skills relevant with regards to the subject area of the appointment, and the work description.

Excellent level of proficiency in both spoken and written English is a requirement.  

Assessment criteria and their weight

In the selection of candidates, the merits will be weighted according to the following criteria: Scientific expertise (2); Pedagogical skills (2); Administrative and other skills relevant to the duties included in the employment (1).

Scientific expertise

Scientific expertise shall be demonstrated through independent scientific productivity. The criteria for assessment are:

  • breadth and depth of research – quality and scope
  • originality of research
  • productivity
  • contributions to the international research community
  • assignments within the research community
  • the ability to competitively obtain external research funding
  • collaboration with the surrounding society

The scientific expertise must relate to the subject area of Earth science or Soil science.

Pedagogical expertise

The pedagogcial expertise for employment as professor should be demonstrated by documented experience of teaching with scientific foundation at university level. The criteria for evaluation are:

  • an ability to plan, implement and evaluate teaching and an ability to supervise and examine students at every level of education
  • the ability to vary teaching methods and examination formats in relation to anticipated study results and the character of the subject
  • experience of collaboration with the surrounding society in planning and  implementation of education
  • participation in the development of learning environments, teaching aids and study resources
  • a reflective approach to student learning and one’s own role as a teacher

Pedagogical expertise can be attained through education in university pedagogy, other education of relevance for teaching at a university level or documented and proven experience teaching at the university level.

Pedagogical skills must refer to the subject area of Earth science with a focus on Quaternary geology/geomorphology, hydrology/hydrogeology or soil science. Documented experience of other teaching in earth sciences (for example climatology or GIS) and supervision of degree projects is a merit.

Documented higher education pedagogical education is a merit.

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