Assistant Professor in Geology with a Focus on Critical Mineral Deposits

Assistant Professor in Geology with a Focus on Critical Mineral Deposits

Uppsala University

Uppsala, Sweden

Description of subject area of the employment:

The successful candidate will conduct research within a series of planned innovative works inside and outside Sweden funded by a number of industry and research funding organizations (e.g., The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF) and within the recently established Smart Exploration Research Centre for sustainable and responsible exploration of critical raw materials. While the topic of the project is broad, we are looking for candidates with interest on petrological investigations of mineralized systems, mineralogy of mine waste and tailings, lithospheric characteristics on ore forming processes and instrumentation, in its widest sense, linked to mineral exploration. The candidate will work within a larger research team, including experts from different institutions and companies partnered in the research center. A major component of the work will be on mineralogical and petrological protocols from methodological to experimental approaches and will include joint interpretations with other geological and geophysical data. The project includes fieldwork, and the candidate should be willing to spend time in the field for sample and data collection alone or with other people involved in the Smart Exploration Research Centre.

Duties:

  • Teaching, research and administration. Teaching duties include course responsibility and course administration and supervision of second- and third-cycle students. Research on petrological investigations of mineralized systems, mineralogy of mine waste and tailings, lithospheric characteristics on ore forming processes and instrumentation, in its widest sense, linked to mineral exploration;
  • Follow developments within the subject area and the development of society in general that is important for the work at the university;
  • The position may include coordination of the Master Program in Earth Science;
  • Fieldwork, optical and electron microscopy and other analytical methods for petrological and mineralogical investigations.

Qualifications Required:

  • PhD in mineralogy or petrology or structural geology. Applicants who have obtained a PhD degree or achieved the equivalent competence in five years or less prior to the end of the application period will be given priority;
  • Research Expertise and Teaching Expertise. It is necessary that the pedagogical skills, the research expertise and the professional skills are relevant to the content of the employment and the tasks that will be included in the employment;
  • Applicants should have completed teacher training of relevance to operations at the University, comprising five weeks, or have acquired the equivalent knowledge. If special circumstances apply, this training for teachers in higher education may be completed during the first two years of employment;
  • Documented ability to teach in Swedish or English is a requirement unless special reasons prevail. Some command in Swedish is advantageous;
  • Personal qualities required to perform the job well.

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