Associate Professor in Climate Science

Ref. No. SU FV-0100-17
at the Department of Meteorology.
Closing date: 20 June 2017.

The Department of Meteorology at Stockholm University (MISU) conducts research and education in an international environment, addressing fundamental questions about the ocean and the atmosphere, with a focus on weather and climate. Our education programs cover modern weather forecasting, the climate system and climate processes. Our current research programs include the dynamics, physics, chemistry and biogeochemistry of the ocean and the atmosphere. We work from the deep ocean to the mesosphere and from the tropics to the poles. We use theory and statistical methods, numerical modeling and reanalysis, and observations from the land surface and ships, from balloons and aircraft, and from rockets and satellites.

At you will find an overview of ongoing research. The department has about 70 employees and is embedded in a larger research environment at Stockholm University that includes the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, The Swedish e-Science Research Centre and the Baltic Sea Centre.


Climate science

Subject description

By climate science is here meant atmospheric sciences and oceanography on time scales relevant for weather and climate.

Main responsibilities

Research, teaching and supervision.

Qualification requirements

In order to qualify for employment 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, a demonstrated ability to work within or connecting different sub-disciplines within the atmospheric sciences and oceanography will be used to distinguish the candidates.

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

The candidate should be able to teach a broad range of the departmental curriculum.

The language of instruction in first-cycle courses and programmes is Swedish. If the successful candidate does not speak Swedish at the time of appointment, he/she is expected to acquire the necessary language skills during the first two years of employment.

Female applicants are particularly welcome, as most associate professors and professors at the department are men. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Jonas Nycander, telephone: +46 8 16 43 36, and Professor Annica Ekman, telephone: +46 8 16 23 97, .

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Katarina Gustafsson, telephone: +46 8 16 22 92,

Union representatives

Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and (SEKO).


Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system by clicking the "Apply Now" button. 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 criteria for employment within the Faculty of Science are available at: Guidelines - Employment

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 20/06/2017

published: 27 April 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.