Associate Senior Lecturer in Climatology

We are recruiting an Associate Senior Lecturer in climatology, focusing on one or more of the following fields: regional climate change, atmospheric circulation, biosphere-atmosphere interactions, and surface processes in Asia and high-latitude regions.

The appointment as Associate Senior Lecturer (Swedish "biträdande universitetslektor") represents the initial step of a tenure track system with the clear intention that the chosen candidate develops their strengths and independence as a researcher.

The duties of the position include developing your research area at the department by carrying out independent research at a high international level. Your research should complement and strengthen the existing research areas within climatology at the department. You are expected to actively apply for external financing to create, build up and support a research group. You are also expected to develop your research work cooperatively within the department and externally at the national and international level.

The work duties also include a small amount of teaching in courses such as meteorology, climate modelling and other related earth-system-science courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This includes the planning and carrying out of such courses. In addition to classroom teaching, courses can involve field and lab work as well as cooperation with stakeholders in society. Additionally, you can be asked to supervise thesis work at the bachelors and masters level as well as to supervise doctoral students. It is essential that you create a good atmosphere in the classroom and that you take responsibility for assigned duties. You are expected to carry out the necessary administrative work for courses on the university web pages.

You are also expected to collaborate within the academia as well as with the surrounding society. Candidates without university-level teacher training should participate in pedagogy courses for higher education within two years of hiring. The successful candidate is expected to teach in Swedish within two years. The university offers courses to learn Swedish as a second language.

Further information about the position as well as detailed instructions how to apply can be found at:

Regarding the position, please contact:

Mark Johnson, Head of Department
+46 (0) 31 786 2808

published: 16 January 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.