[Taxacom] Job opportunity: Uppsala University - Associate professor in Systematic Botany
Anneleen.Kool at ebc.uu.se
Wed May 23 14:07:38 CDT 2007
Please apply to the following position!
Uppsala University hereby declares the following position to be open
Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Systematic Botany
at the Department of Evolution, Genomics and Systematics, Evolutionary
Description of position: The research area includes evolution,
phylogeny and systematics of plants . The position is at the
Department of Evolution, Genomics and Systematics, Evolutionary
Biology Centre (EBC), with duties also at the Department of Biological
Duties: The position includes research, teaching at graduate and
undergraduate levels, and administration. Teaching duties are in plant
systematics and floristics , and include course responsibility, course
administration and supervising of Ph.D. students. It is expected that
the successful applicant follows the developments in the area of
research, and in the surrounding community, that are of relevance for
the position. It is also expected that the applicants actively
participates in developing the research and education profile of the
Department and seeks to attract external funding.
Eligibility: To be eligible for a position as Associate Professor, the
applicant must hold a Ph.D and have completed suitable pedagogical
training for teaching at university level, or have corresponding
qualifications and pedagogical skills. Uppsala University 's general
employment regulations also require that teachers have any other
skills, which are necessary to carry out their duties proficiently.
Documentation of teaching skills must be presented in a way that
allows qualitative assessment.
The ability to teach in Swedish or English is a requirement. The
successful candidate is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within
two years from appointment.
A person who is offered a position as Associate Professor/Senior
Lecturer will be employed as professor if she/he has requested this
and is subsequently judged to be sufficiently competent.
An applicant who has not completed suitable pedagogical training for
teaching at university level will be employed for a maximum of one
year. If she/he during the first year of employment acquires relevant
pedagogical training the employment will be permanent upon request.
Ranking criteria: In ranking eligible candidates, equal importance
will be given to scientific and teaching skills.
When judging scientific proficiency special importance will be
attached to qualifications in evolutionary oriented research in plant
systematics. When judging teaching skills, consideration will be given
to experience and planning, carrying out and evaluating teaching and
examinations, and supervising students.
In filling this position the university aims to recruit the person
who, in the combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented
qualifications, is judged most suitable to carry out and develop the
work-in-hand and to contribute to a positive development of the
Administrative skills are important for the position and will be
considered. This may be documented by experience from comprehensive
planning of research or education activities, skills in leading
personnel and ability to collaboration. The candidate's aptitude in
interacting with the surrounding community, informing people about
research and development work, and other relevant skills are also
Personal circumstances that may be of positive relevance in merit
evaluation, for example parental leave, should be mentioned in the
list of qualifications (CV).
How to apply: The application must be written in English. The
applicant is required to submit three copies of documents (two copies
of publications) according to instructions found on the web site
http://www.teknat.uu.se/english/instructions.php or available from
Sofia Wretblad, phone+46 18 471 7137, e-mail Sofia.Wretblad at uadm.uu.se
Further information about the position: Please contact the Head of the
Department, Professor Hans Ellegren, tel +46-18-471 6460, e-mail
Hans.Ellegren at ebc.uu.se or Leif.Tibell at ebc.uu.se. Information about
the Department can be found on http://www.egs.uu.se/
The trade union representatives are Anders Grundström, SACO (the
Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations), phone +46-18 471
5380 and Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST (the Swedish Confederation of
Professional Employees), phone +46-18 471 1996, Stefan Djurström, SEKO
(the Union of Service and Communication Employees), phone +46-18 471
Applications should be directed to the Vice Chancellor and they should
be mailed so as to arrive at Uppsala University, Registrar´s Office
UFV-PA 2007/1070, Box 256, S-751 05 Uppsala, Sweden or fax +46-18 471
2000 by June 18, 2007 at the latest. A fax should be followed by a
signed original of the application sent within a week of the deadline.
See also: http://www.personalavd.uu.se/ledigaplatser/1070unlekt_eng.html
Anneleen Kool MSc
Chair, PhD Board, Faculty of Science and Technology
Department of Evolution, Genomics, and Systematics
Subdepartment of Systematic Botany
tel. +46 18 4712780
fax. +46 18 4716457
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