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Associate Senior Lecturer Job – Environmental and Energy Systems Studies on Life Cycle Assessment

Lund University, Sweden

The Lund University invites applications for a position as Associate Senior Lecturer in Environmental and energy systems studies with a focus on life cycle assessment, at the Faculty of Engineering, the Department of Environmental and energy systems, Sweden – Jan 2022

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General Info

Position: Associate Senior Lecturer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 6 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Environmental and energy systems
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

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Qualification Details

Appointment to Associate Senior Lecturer requires that the applicant has a PhD, or acquired corresponding research expertise.

Priority should be given to applicants who have completed their degree or acquired the equivalent expertise no more than five years before the last date for applications.

Assessment criteria

For appointment to Associate Senior Lecturer, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Additional requirements

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Experience from both international and multi- and inter-disciplinary research collaborations.

Other qualifications

  • A background in chemical engineering and developing biobased materials.
  • Experience from other relevant research environments than the one the position relates to.
  • Experience and success in applying for external research funding.

Consideration will also be given to ability to cooperate, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research, education and innovation within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Promotion to Senior Lecturer in Environmental and Energy System Studies

During the period of employment, an Associate Senior Lecturer can apply for promotion to a permanent position as Senior Lecturer if he or she has the required qualifications listed below, and is deemed suitable. An Associate Senior Lecturer can only apply for promotion once.

Qualification requirements

Appointment to Senior Lecturer requires that the applicant has:

  • A PhD or corresponding research competence or professional expertise considered important with regard to the subject matter of the post and the work duties it will involve.
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise.
  • Completed five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means.

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria specify the aspects to be taken into account, and the level to be achieved, in order for the assessment criteria to be deemed fulfilled. The following assessment criteria must be fulfilled for appointment to senior lecturer:

  • A good national and international standing as a researcher. The requirement for international experience shall be assessed with consideration to the character and traditions of the subject.
  • Good teaching ability, including a good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other educational activities on different levels and using a variety of teaching methods.
  • An ability to supervise doctoral students to achieve a PhD.
  • An ability to collaborate with wider society and communicate his or her activities.
  • A good general ability to lead and develop activities.

Additional requirements

  • Good ability to co-operate, independence and drive.
  • Progression in scientific and pedagogical qualification
  • Ability to actively and succesfully acquire externa research funding
  • Ability to develop new collaborations and networks
  • Ability to  contribute to innovation and renewal of our activities
  • Documented experience of collaboration with industry and the wider society

Responsibilities/Job Description

Work duties

Employment as an Associate Senior Lecturer is a career development position, which aims for the holder to develop his or her independence as a researcher and educator. The work duties mainly involve research and teaching. The position shall include the opportunity for five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Work duties include:

  • Research within the subject area.
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies.
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students.
  • Actively seeking external research funding.
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society.
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: PA2021/3950
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

About the Subject


Environmental and energy systems studies with focus on life cycle assessment (LCA).

Subject description

Environmental and energy systems studies is an interdisciplinary research field. It includes efficient use and conversion of energy and resources including the entire chain from resources to final services, impacts from energy and resource use, analyses of factors that promote or hinder sustainability transitions, as well as analyses of strategies for handling and preventing problems related to climate, environment, security and development. The specialization on life cycle assessment has a focus on environmental assessment of different materials, products and services. In the context of the Faculty’s research on green chemistry it is especially important with assessments of polymers and other organic materials.

About the Faculty

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

About the Employer: Lund University


Terms of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 6 years. The employment is regulated in accordance with Chapter 4 Section 12a§ HEA.

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Contact details

Lars J. Nilsson, 046-222 00 00

Union representative

  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64,
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,

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