Assistant Professor in Molecular Biogeochemistry of Permafrost Systems

at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES).

Ref. No. SU FV-0071-19
Closing date - prolonged application time: 15 August 2019.

The Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science with more than 200 researchers, teachers, doctoral students and technical/administrative staff. The department is divided into five units where research and teaching focus on contaminant chemistry, ecotoxicology, atmospheric science, biogeochemistry and analytical chemistry. As an employee at ACES you will be part of a dynamic environment with research in leading research areas and with a strong international profile.

Research in the Biogeochemistry Unit focuses on the major biogeochemical cycles and anthropogenic perturbations of these. We combine field studies, modelling, and advanced analytical methods including compound specific isotope analysis to study sources and processes in water, air and terrestrial ecosystems. Permafrost organic matter dynamics is an area where ACES scientists are particularly active. ACES is well immersed in the interdepartmental Bolin Centre for Climate Research.

Subject/subject description

Molecular Biogeochemistry of Permafrost Systems. Process studies of remobilized organic matter using biomarkers and isotopes of natural abundance.

Main responsibilities

Research and in addition some teaching and supervision.

Qualification requirements

In order to qualify for the position as assistant professor, the applicant must have completed a doctoral degree in Sweden or an equivalent degree from another country. In the first instance, an applicant should be considered who has received such a degree no more than five years before the deadline for applications. However, an applicant who has received such a degree earlier may be considered under special circumstances.

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 skills. Teaching skills will also be considered.

The assessment of research skills will focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position.

Terms of employment

For this position, the assistant professor is employed until further notice, but no longer than six years. The contract may be extended to a maximum of eight years under special circumstances, such as due to sick leave or parental leave.

An assistant professor may, on application, be promoted to a permanent position as associate professor. Specific criteria for promotion from assistant professor to associate professor have been established by the Faculty of Science.

An application for promotion to associate professor should be submitted to the faculty at least nine months before the appointment as assistant professor expires.

Additional information

Female applicants are particularly welcome, as most teachers at the department are men.

This position (in Swedish, "biträdande lektor") is a tenure track position, and the qualification requirements and terms of employment are regulated by the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 2017:844).

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 Unit, Marcus Sundbom, telephone: +46 8 674 7242,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Ulrika Kaby, telephone: +46 8 16 22 69,

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 40 17,, and (SEKO).


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.

You are welcome to apply!

published: 17 June 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.