Diary id: PAR 2019/647
Employment level: Open ended
Location: Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Apply by: 2019-08-20
At the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences (BioEnv), we have teaching and research activities that stretch from the alpine ecosystem, through forests, cultivated land and streams, all the way into the marine environment. In these environments we study different levels of biological organisation from genes, individuals and populations, to communities and ecosystems. We work within ecology, evolution, physiology, systematics, conservation and combinations of these fields in order to understand past and present ongoing evolutionary processes and the impact of anthropogenic changes on the environment. The strategy of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences is to foster strong internationally networked research and to promote excellence in teaching. More information is available on the website: https://bioenv.gu.se/english
The department of Biological and Environmental sciences is taking a strategic initiative in the overarching theme “consequences of environmental factors on biological systems”. The aim is to further explore how nature responds to current changes in the environment and human activities and further how negative effects can be mitigated. BioEnv consists of several vital research groups and well established centers (GGBC, FRAM, SWEMARC) with relevance for this wide field of research.
The department of Biological and Environmental sciences is looking for five new lecturers in animal ecology, zoological systematics, zoological physiology, environmental science with ecotoxicology focus, and biodiversity.
Zoological systematics encompasses different aspects of phylogenetic relationships, morphology, taxonomy, speciation and extinctions of animals. Different methods such as molecular biology, phylogenetics and statistical analysis, bioinformatics and field studies are combined in the subject. There is a strong tradition of research in zoological-, botanical- and mycological systematics at the department. The “Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre” (www.ggbc.gu.se) which coordinates research and other activities related biodiversity and conservation biology is associated with the department.
We are recruiting a senior lecturer in zoological systematics. The duties include teaching and to develop an independent research program in zoological systematics.The research program should be generally in line with the research themes at the department and you are expected to develop cooperation with other research groups at the department. You are expected to apply for external grants, build and lead your own research group and supervise PhD students. The job assignments include teaching on the first cycle and advanced level mainly within the biology program, but also on for example the environmental science program. Courses are given in both Swedish and English. You are expected to teach primarily in the areas systematics and biodiversity on the first and second cycle level. This entails, among other things, teaching the basic systematics and morphology of animals as well as faunistics relevant for Swedish conditions. In addition to lectures and other exercises, course responsibility is also included. Supervision of diploma student projects in biology and environmental science is also included in the tasks. As a part of a larger team of lecturers, you are also expected to take an active part in the development and renewal of the teaching with regard to both form and content. Some administrative duties are also part of the job assignments as well as collaborations within academia and with the larger society.
Candidates without formal university-level didactics training should participate in courses for higher education teaching provided by the university within two years of hiring.
The successful candidate is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within two years. The university offers courses to learn Swedish as a second language.
The general qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and the Appointments Procedure for Teachers at the University of Gothenburg.
Eligible candidates should hold a PhD degree or equivalent foreign degree in a subject area relevant for the position and have shown great skill in teaching. Ability to teach in English or Swedish (the latter within two years of appointment) is a requirement.
The assessment of applicants will primarily be based on scientific and didactic proficiency that are equally weighed in the assessment. Scientific proficiency should be documented in the form of scientific publishing, participation in scientific conferences, ability to obtain external grants and experience in scientific mentoring. Teaching proficiency should be documented by through experience of academic teaching and supervision including production of teaching material and similar. The applicants’ personal ability to cooperate internally and externally is also taken into
account in the assessment. In addition, proficiency in cooperating with society and inform about research to the national and international public is taken into account.
In conclusion, in the academic appointment, the applicant that show, after assessment of proficiency and developmental potential, the best prerequisites to carry out the tasks included in the position, cooperate with other staff and contribute to a positive development is to be chosen. The combined assessment will also entail how the applicants’ merits and plans contribute and strengthen the department.
Type of employment: Permanent position
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Gothenburg
First day of employment: As soon as possible, as agreed
The selection process will include evaluation by external experts, interviews and guest lectures. The assessment of qualifications and experience will take into account documented and motivated parental leave, sick leave or other similar circumstances affecting research output and academic seniority. The reasons and extent of absence should be specified in the application.
Professor Henrik Aronsson, prefekt
+46 31 786 4802
Professor Urban Olsson
+46 31 786 3453
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|Title||Senior lecturer in zoological systematics|
|Employer||University of Gothenburg|
|Job location||Vasagatan 33, 411 37 Göteborg|
|Published||June 25, 2019|
|Application deadline||August 20, 2019|
|Job types||Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  |
|Fields||Zoology,   Ecology,   Toxicology,   Biostatistics,   Physiology,   Bioinformatics,   Systematics (Taxonomy)  |