Associate senior lecturers are offered conditions conducive to obtaining the necessary research and teaching qualifications for promotion to senior lecturer. This position includes research at 70% of full time, and teaching and administration at 30% of full time. A halfway evaluation is performed to support and follow up the qualification process. As associate senior lecturer you must complete a course in higher education pedagogy worth at least 7.5 credits, if you have not previously done so. We are looking for a person who wants to build a future as a researcher and teacher of Environmental Science at Södertörn University, working in tune with the development of the subject and of society, in partnership with researchers in the Environment research theme. Research duties include conducting your own research, applications for research funding and active participation in the research environment, and the academic community/university. If you are offered the position, you will be expected to initiate and develop research that can reinforce the research currently being conducted with the Environment theme and which corresponds to the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary focus on the Baltic Sea region and/or Eastern Europe, which includes climate change, biodiversity, ecosystem functions, landscape processers and anthropogenic environmental impact. The proposed research much be able to be supported by existing infrastructure at the Department of Environment, Development and Sustainability Studies.
Educational duties may include teaching at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, supervision, course development and external collaboration. The position of associate senior lecturer in Environmental Science includes teaching on the interdisciplinary Environment and Development programme, and the Master’s programme in Environmental Science. Teaching Environmental Science may include elements of ecology, biology and/or geosciences that cover areas such as climate change, natural resource management, ecosystem services, biodiversity and sustainability and methods in GIS and statistics. Administrative duties are also included. Teaching is conducted in Swedish and English. The position requires active and collegial participation in the academic environment at Södertörn University. Employment as an associate senior lecturer may include collaboration with external parties in education and research.
You are qualified for employment as an associate senior lecturer in Environmental Science if you have been awarded a PhD in Environmental Science or equivalent subject in the natural sciences, such as geoscience, ecology or biology, or have the equivalent expertise, and can demonstrate teaching expertise in the field of Environmental Science or have the equivalent educational skills. Primary consideration should be given to someone who has been awarded a PhD or achieved the equivalent expertise in the five years prior to the deadline for application for employment as an associate senior lecturer. However, in exceptional circumstances, someone who has been awarded a PhD or achieved the equivalent expertise at an earlier date may also be considered. Exceptional circumstances are sick leave, parental leave or other similar circumstances. For this position, you must have conducted research in the Baltic Sea region and/or Eastern Europe and be able to teach in Swedish and/or English. The applicant must otherwise have the personal skills necessary to do their job well and to represent the university in a way that benefits its activities.
Research expertise is demonstrated through scholarly publications in the relevant subject area, participation in research projects, research collaborations, receipt of external funding, and contributions to the development of the subject.
Teaching expertise is demonstrated through documented experience of teaching and a self-reflective approach to student learning and experience and your own role as a teacher.
The assessment criteria for appointment as an associate senior lecturer are the levels of expertise required as qualification for employment. For this position, scholarly expertise is of more importance than teaching expertise. The following grounds for assessment have been established for this position (in order of importance). The below items must be documented.