Assistant Professor in Carbon biogeochemistry in land-atmosphere systems

Aug 17, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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Ref. No. SU FV-1196-23

The Department of Environmental Science (ACES) is one of the largest departments in the Faculty of Science. We have a strong focus on research, spanning from couplings between climate change and biogeochemical cycles (atmosphere-land-ocean) to the sources, transport and effects of environmental contaminants. Our department consists of about 35 tenured faculty, hosts about 30 postdoctoral fellows and 50 PhD students, all categories recruited from all over the World. We are deeply engaged in the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, a national center of excellence that facilitates research, teaching and outreach related to the Earth’s climate across disciplines.

Research in the Biogeochemistry Unit focuses on the cycles of carbon, nutrients and trace elements on land, in water and in the atmosphere, and their interaction with human activities and climate. Our externally-funded research (incl. several ERC grants) integrates large-scale field studies from the Arctic to the tropics with molecular and isotopic tools, statistical and modelling approaches, to quantify key processes of the Earth system, track natural and anthropogenic changes, and predict the impact of perturbations such as climate change on these processes and resulting feedbacks. We develop and apply methods for molecular, gas and isotope measurements. We have capacities to lead remote field campaigns and operate long-term observatories. We teach courses on biogeochemical cycles and their interaction and feedbacks with climate change and other anthropogenic perturbations, to bachelor, master and PhD students.

We welcome the incoming faculty to benefit from our existing facilities, a start-up package and ample opportunities for collaboration within the research environment.

Subject Carbon biogeochemistry in land-atmosphere systems.

Subject description Observation based studies of interactions between the carbon cycle and climate in terrestrial systems with preference for climate zones and processes that are of great importance for understanding of the global greenhouse gas balance.

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 The incoming person would complement our research environment by considering less studied, yet large, biogeosphere systems such as in the tropics and leverage off our existing infrastructure, field competence, and advanced isotope techniques.

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.

Contact Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Anna Sobek, telephone: +46 8 674 72 30,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Rahwa Ghebresellsae, telephone: +46 8 16 21 27,

Union representatives Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/OFR), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Application Apply for the position in Stockholm University’s recruitment system by clicking the “Apply” 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 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 promotion within the Faculty of Science are available at: Guidelines – Employment

You are welcome to apply! 

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Closing date: 17/08/2023