Associate Professor in Meteorology (temporary position)

Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 45,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Earth Sciences is one of the most complete such academic departments in Europe. Our research focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from submicroscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans.

The holder of this position will join the programme for Air, Water, and Landscape Science which encompasses education and research in meteorology, hydrology, environmental assessment, and physical geography. The meteorological research today in this programme covers a wide range of topics: climate and climate extremes, boundary-layer meteorology, renewable energy, air-water interaction, arctic meteorology and the carbon cycle.

Duties: Teaching, research and administration. Teaching duties include course responsibility and course administration and supervision of second -cycle students. The holder of the position is primarily expected to teach courses climatology, atmospheric physics as well as air quality within meteorology at the Bachelor and Master in Meteorology educational programs and the program for environmental and water engineering.

Follow developments within the subject area and the development of society in general that is important for the work at the university.

Qualifications Required: PhD in meteorology or related discipline or have the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise.

Research Expertise and Teaching Expertise. It is necessary that the pedagogical skills, the research expertise and the professional skills are relevant to the content of the employment and the tasks that will be included in the employment.

Documented ability to teach in Swedish or English is a requirement unless special reasons prevail.

Personal capabilities necessary to carry out fully the duties of the appointment.

Assessment Criteria/Ranking of applicants that fulfill the above-mentioned qualifications required.

The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research and teaching expertise, which will be given equal weight.

Research Expertise comprises research merits. In addition to academic merits, research merits from other activities, including technology development, may also be taken into regard, including research merits obtained outside the academy, which includes for example technology development and innovation ability. In assessing research expertise research quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of research, primarily in regard to depth and breadth, must also be afforded consideration. In assessing research expertise special weight will be given to research merits in meteorology.

Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop research and education in the third cycle, the ability to acquire funding for research in competition, as well as the demonstrated capacity to interact with others both within academia and in the wider community.

Teaching Expertise comprises educational and teaching qualifications. This expertise can have been achieved outside the academy through supervision, internal training, mentoring programs, etc. In assessing teaching expertise teaching quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, must also be afforded consideration

Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop teaching and instruction, as well as the ability to connect research to teaching in respect to research in the subject at hand, subject didactics, as well as teaching and learning in higher education.

All merits must be documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess both quality and scope.

In filling this position the university aims to appoint the applicant who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of her/his competence and expertise, is judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help advance operations.

Further information: In an overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments, military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience.

Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 01-03-2021 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position ending when recruitment UFV-PA 2020/4068 is finished.
Scope of employment: 100%

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Anna Rutgersson 018-471 2523; or Professor Veijo Pohjola 018-471 25 09,

Please submit your application by 28 January 2021, UFV-PA 2021/5068.

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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: 2021-03-01
Salary: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Uppsala
County: Uppsala län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: UFV-PA 2020/5068
Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben
Last application date: 2021-01-28

posted: 12 January 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.