Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Animal Ecology

at Stockholm University
Location Stockholm, Sweden
Date Posted August 25, 2019
Category Academic and University Positions
Job Type Full-time
Closing Date 16/09/2019
Reference Number SU FV-1895-19
Contact Name Head of the Department Bengt Karlsson
Contact Phone +46 8 16 40 39


Ref. No. SU FV-1895-19

Closing date: 16/09/2019

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Animal Ecology

The Department of Zoology has a long history of basic and applied research, on animals ranging from insects to large mammals, in five divisions: Animal Ecology, Ethology, Population Genetics, Functional Animal Morphology and Systematic Zoology. The Department has a staff of around 100 employees, of which about 40 are PhD students. In addition, the Department has recently invested extensively in state-of-the-art fish and insect labs, and keeps a research station (Tovetorp) south of Stockholm with excellent facilities for various field and laboratory experiments on mammals, birds and insects. Access to cutting-edge brain imaging techniques as well as genomics and bioinformatics resources are provided by affiliated core facilities.

The advertised position will be affiliated to the Ecology Division, which has a rich history of both basic and applied research across the whole field of ecology. Our research includes investigations of the evolutionary forces that shape species and species interactions, as well as studies at the higher ecological levels of populations, communities and ecosystems. The wide range of ecological questions allows for fruitful collaboration between research themes, as well as with other parts of the Zoology department and external parties.

Animal Ecology

Main responsibilities
The position involves research, teaching and supervision.

Qualification requirements
In order to qualify for the position as associate professor, the applicant must have demonstrated good teaching skills and have a doctoral degree, or equivalent research expertise, of relevance to the subject area and the main responsibilities of the position.

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

Teaching and learning in higher education
Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education, or equivalent knowledge, is an advantage. An applicant who has not completed at least 15 credits of teaching and learning in higher education and is not considered to have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge should undergo such training within the first two years of employment.

Additional information
* Swedish “universitetslektor”; tenured position approximately equivalent to Senior Lecturer (UK) or Associate Professor (US).

The Faculty’s criteria for assessment of research and teaching skills:

The language of instruction in first-cycle courses and programmes is Swedish. If the successful candidate does not speak Swedish at the time of appointment, he/she is expected to acquire the necessary language skills during the first two years of employment

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all. Female applicants are particularly welcome, as most associate professors at the department are men.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department Bengt Karlsson, telephone: +46 8 16 40 39,

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,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

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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 specific criteria for assessment of research and teaching skills within the Faculty of Science are available at: Guidelines – Employment.

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