Associate professor/Senior Lecturer in Applied Geophysics with focus on electromagnetic methods
Applied geophysics covers a broad spectrum of geophysical methods for investigating the physical state of the Earth's crust. Traditionally, electromagnetic methods have been important for mineral prospecting while seismic methods have been important in the petroleum industry. During recent decades, the fields of application of these methods have expanded considerably and now both methods are applied within the fields of mining and petroleum geophysics. In addition, applied geophysics has become an important component in environmental applications and in studies of large scale crustal structure. At the geophysics program at the Dept. of Earth Sciences the research emphasis is on crustal structure mapping, development of geophysical methods, tectonic processes, mapping and monitoring of CO2 and nuclear waste storage sites, mineral prospecting and near surface geophysics. Aside from electromagnetic and seismic methods, potential field methods are also extensively used. There is close cooperation with researchers on the national and international level within the fields of tectonics, hydrogeology, hydrogeophysics and scientific drilling.
Appointment period: Permanent
Nature of duties: Teaching of geophysics and engineering geophysics at basic, advanced and postgraduate levels, research and administration. Teaching duties include course responsibility, course administration and supervision of postgraduate students. Other duties include dissemination of information about research and development in the research field as well as following the development in the society relevant for the research and education at the Department.
Qualifications required: To be eligible for a position as associate professor, the applicant must hold a Ph.D and, unless there are special exceptional circumstances, have completed suitable pedagogical training for teaching at university level or have corresponding qualifications and pedagogic proficiency. According to the appointment regulations of Uppsala University it is also a general requirement that teachers have any other skills which are necessary to carry out their duties proficiently. The ability to teach in Swedish or English is a requirement. The holder is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within two years.
Ranking: In ranking eligible candidates, equal importance will be given to scientific and pedagogic proficiency. In examining the scientific proficiency, special weight will be given to research involving the development of electromagnetic methods. Research experience in hard rock geophysics is also a merit. A research profile that includes or is related to other activities at the department, for example geophysics, geohydrology, petrology, tectonics and energy, is desirable. Pedagogic proficiency will be assessed as carefully as scientific proficiency. In examining the pedagogic proficiency, special weight will be given to skills and experience in teaching experimental and theoretical geophysics. A person who is offered a position as associate professor/senior lecturer will be employed as professor if she/he has requested this and is subsequently judged to be sufficiently competent.
Application deadline: 30 September 2012