Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Plant Ecology and Evolution
Sort on published: 2017-10-27
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Ecology and Genetics is an international environment with staff and students from all over the world. Our research spans from evolutionary ecology and genetics to studies of ecosystems. For more information, see www.ieg.uu.se. The research program Plant Ecology and Evolution is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The employment is for four years and is intended for a promising early-career scientist.
Duties: The position includes research, teaching and administration. Teaching duties include course responsibility, course administration and supervision of second- and third-cycle students. The holder shall also keep abreast of developments within the subject area and the developments in wider community that are significant for the work at the university. A position as postdoctoral research fellow is intended to qualify the holder for a teaching position with higher qualification requirements.
Qualifications Required: According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance those qualified for appointment as Postdoctoral Research Fellow are persons who have obtained a doctoral degree in Plant Ecology/ Evolution or achieved the equivalent competence. Applicants who have obtained a doctoral degree or achieved the equivalent competence in seven years or less prior to the end of the application period will be given priority.
According to Uppsala University´s appointments regulations, teaching expertise is an eligibility requirement for appointment as a postdoctoral research fellow. To obtain teaching expertise, the applicant should have participated in teacher training for higher education of relevance to operations at the University, comprising five weeks, or be considered to have acquired the equivalent competence. If it has not been possible to acquire this qualification prior to employment, qualifying training for teachers in higher education shall be completed during the first two years of employment.
A general eligibility requirement is that the applicant must possess the personal capabilities necessary to carry out fully the duties of the appointment.
Documented ability to teach in Swedish and/or English is a requirement unless special reasons prevail. The holder is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within two years.
Research Expertise and Teaching Expertise: The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research expertise. Research expertise comprises research merits as well as the applicant´s potential to contribute to the future development of both research and teaching. In assessing research expertise special weight will be attached to research merits in Plant Ecology and Evolution.
Also teaching expertise will be considered. Teaching expertise comprises educational and teaching qualifications. In assessing teaching expertise teaching quality will be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, will also be afforded consideration.
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.
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.
Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.
Pay: Individual salaries
Starting: 2018-04-01 or as agreed
Appointment period: The position can be held for a maximum of four years.
Working hours: 100%
For further information about the position, please contact
Professor Jon Ågren, firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: +46 18 471 2860.
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In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than December 8, 2017, UFV-PA 2017/3408.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Ecology and Genetics
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3408
Last application date: 2017-12-08