Associate Senior Lecturer Position in Planetary Science

Updated: 9 days ago
Deadline: 07 Sep 2024

Luleå University of Technology is in strong growth with world-leading competence in several research areas. We shape the future through innovative education and ground-breaking research results, and based on the Arctic region, we create global social benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are conducted in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.9 billion per year. We currently have 1,840 employees and 17,670 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.

Northern Sweden is a European space region with several major players collaborating in space technology and space science. Luleå University of Technology (LTU) provides research and education, the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) focuses on space plasma research and instrument development, and EISCAT Scientific Association carries out radar observations of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere.

The Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Technology is seeking an associate senior lecturer to contribute to research and teaching in planetary science. The position is located at the Division of Space Technology in Kiruna. The division offers a number of Master degree programs in Space Science and Technology. The division conducts research in the areas of atmospheric science and space systems.

Subject description
Atmospheric science deals with research on the atmosphere of Earth and other planets by modelling along with development and use of instruments for remote sensing and in situ observations. Special focus is on the atmosphere's dynamical, chemical, and physical processes, as well as better weather and climate predictions.

As an Associate Senior Lecturer, you collaborate in the joint development of research and teaching planetary science at Kiruna Space Campus. You will teach and coordinate courses delivered by the Atmospheric Science subject at undergraduate and postgraduate level, supervise master and PhD students, and work with grant applications to initiate new project-based research directions related to the subject’s research topics. You will participate in the group's joint development in the field of research and teaching and cooperate with research groups both within the department, the university and with other universities, colleges, and other external parties, both nationally and internationally.

Eligibility Requirements
You have obtained a PhD in physics, astronomy, geology or planetary science and are an expert in concepts and methods used in experimental planetary science. Eligible to be hired as associate senior lecturer are those who have completed a doctorate or have a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. In the first instance, those should be considered for employment who have completed a doctorate within five years before the end of the application period. If there are special reasons, the doctoral degree may have been passed earlier. Special reasons mean leave due to illness, parental leave, clinical service, trust assignment, or similar circumstances.

Assessment criteria (weighted equally)
The following assessment criteria are applied for the position:

  • Ability to win funding as evidenced by successful grant applications;
  • Scientific excellence as evidenced by published outputs in peer-reviewed, international, high profile journals.

Promotion to senior lecturer
An Associate Senior Lecturer shall, upon application, be promoted to university lecturer (senior lecturer) and employed until further notice if he/she has the qualifications for an appointment as a senior lecturer and in an examination is deemed suitable for such employment according to the assessment criteria set out below.

The examination requires that the associate senior lecturer has undergone pedagogical education equivalent to 7.5 credits or otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge. In addition, during the period of employment, the associate senior lecturer shall independently, to a considerable extent and with high quality, contribute to the university's research and demonstrate good pedagogical skills.

Other grounds for assessment (weighted equally)
- Successful grant applications
- Published outputs in peer-reviewed, international, high profile journals;
- Teaching contributions, evidenced either through participating to teaching or course development.

Further information
For this employment, an employment period of four years applies. This position is a full-time employment, located at Luleå University of Technology in Kiruna.

For further information, please contact:
Axel Hagermann, Head of subject, 0980 67583, [email protected]
Victoria Barabash, Head of Division, +46 (0)980 67532 [email protected]

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, 0920-49 1529 [email protected] or OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 [email protected] .

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below and attach the requested application documents including diplomas (certified and translated into Swedish or English), pedagogical self-reflection and publications, etc. We prefer that applicants follow the Instructions for applicants . Note that the applicant´s educational qualifications should be particularly documented. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

Final day to apply: July 9, 2024
Reference number: 2571-2024

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