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Associate Senior Lecturer in Environmental Sciences with emphasis on Modeling of Social-ecological Systems

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 01/03/2011
Company Name Stockholm University
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The subject area involves modeling, analysis and simulation of social-ecological systems, thus integrating several different ecological and/or socioeconomic factors and issues, including resilience.

Main tasks
Research, to some extent teaching and supervision, and manager of a modelling and
visualisation lab.

Required qualifications
A person who has been awarded a PhD or a qualification from another country that is considered equivalent to a PhD is qualified for employment as an associate university lecturer.

Preference is given to candidates awarded their degree no more than five years before the closing date for applications. Candidates awarded their degree more than five years previously are also given preference if special grounds apply, such as leave of absence because of illness, leave of absence for military service, leave for an elected position in a trade union or student organization, or parental leave or other similar circumstances.

The applicant must have the ability to collaborate as well as the competence and qualities needed to carry out the work tasks successfully.

Assessment criteria
Special weight will be given to scientific proficiency. The following documented experience will be considered as special merits:

- Efforts of combining social science and natural science in quantitative analyses.
- Leadership of technology development projects.

Additional information
An associate university lecturer is employed for four years. The employment can be extended to five years maximum, if he or she has taught more than 25 % at the undergraduate level.

An associate university lecturer can apply for promotion to a tenured position as university lecturer. Assessment criteria for the evaluation can be obtained from the Faculty of Science.

Job description for promotion from Associate Senior Lecturer to University Lecturer
Main tasks: Research, teaching and supervision.

Required qualifications/ Assessment criteria: To qualify for employment as a university lecturer the applicant should have been awarded a PhD or possess equivalent scientific competence, completed a course in university pedagogy of at least 7.5 credits or acquired similar competence in another way, and demonstrated the teaching proficiency required for the position.

In addition to meeting the above requirements for promotion, the applicant should be able to document his/her ability to independently initiate and conduct research of high scientific quality, to publish in international peer-reviewed journals and to attract external research funding. Teaching proficiency is evaluated based on the applicant´s documented teaching at the bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. level, including student supervision.

Guidelines for the application are given in the “Template for the application for employment and for promotion to the rank of professor or senior lecturer at Stockholm University". The template can be downloaded fromwww.su.se/nyanstallning or be provided by the
administrative coordinator.

There the applicant will also find the Rules of Employment for the Hiring of Teachers and other relevant documents. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application follows the template and that it is submitted before the application deadline.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Director, Johan Rockström, telephone +46 (0) 8 674 71 83, e-mailjohan.rockstrom@stockholmresilience.su.se or the Deputy Director, Olof Olsson, telephone +46 (0) 8 674 77 48 or e-mailolof.olsson@stockholmresilience.su.se.

The administrative coordinator, Josefin Fernstad, telephone +46 (0)8 16 31 06, e-mail josefin.fernstad@samfak.su.se, will provide further information about the application and appointment procedure if required.

Union representatives
Bo Ekengren, (SACO), Lisbeth Häggberg (ST/ATF), telephone +46 (0)8 16 20 00 and Gunnar
Stenberg (SEKO) +46 (0)70-316 43 41.

Please send your application quoting ref no SU 612-2984-10, to:
Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm

or registrator@su.se

Applications must reach the Registrar's office no later than March 1, 2011.

Useful links
- Stockholm University
- Guidelines for the application etc.

* Swedish “biträdande universitetslektor"; approximately equivalent to Junior Lecturer (UK) or Assistant Professor (US).

Disclaimer: In the event of a discrepancy between the English translation and the Swedish original, the Swedish version shall prevail.

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