[Job] Assistant Professor in Environmental Chemistry of Organic Contaminants

November 30, 2022

The Department of Environmental Science is one of the largest departments in the Faculty of Science. The department is divided into four units with more than 190 researchers, teachers, doctoral students and technical/administrative staff from over 30 countries. Research and teaching focuses on chemical contaminants, atmospheric science, biogeochemistry and (eco)toxicology. As an employee at the Department of Environmental Science you will be part of a dynamic environment with a strong international profile.

Research in the Contaminant Chemistry Unit focuses on the occurrence and behavior of pollutants in the environment. Areas of particular focus include the discovery of new contaminants, understanding the physical, chemical, and biological pathways that contaminants follow, and the development of novel tools and techniques for sampling and analysis. We strive to synthesize our scientific understanding about the sources, transport, transformation, bioaccumulation and pharmacokinetics of environmental contaminants into mathematical models that inspire new scientific hypotheses, and support environmental decision-making.

Environmental Chemistry of Organic Contaminants

Subject description
Environmental chemistry of organic contaminants is the study of trace organic chemical contaminants and includes studies that combine theory, analytical chemistry and advanced data analysis methods.

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. 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
Female applicants are particularly welcome, as most Professors at the department are men.

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).

Teaching in the Department’s Master’s programme in Environmental and Health Protection and some administrative tasks will require Swedish language skills. If the successful candidate does not speak Swedish at the time of appointment, he/she is expected to acquire the necessary language skills, and the Department will support the successful candidate to develop their Swedish language skills in the years following recruitment. At the time of promotion to Associate Professor, the candidate is expected to be able to carry out teaching and administrative duties that require good command of Swedish.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Unit, Professor Matthew MacLeod, telephone: +46 8 674 71 68, [email protected].

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Mikael Stenberg, telephone: +46 8 16 20 86, [email protected].

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

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: 30/11/2022