[Taxacom] Position as associate senior lecturer in botanical systematics and biodiversity
bengt.oxelman at ebc.uu.se
Tue Jan 22 09:22:54 CST 2008
2008-01-21 Dnr E326 5012/07
Associate senior lecturer in Systematic
Botany and Biodiversity
Ref.nr E326 5012/07
The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences is looking for an
lecturer within the research subject ”Systematic Botany and
Biodiversity”. At the
department, research and education within Systematic Botany with
special reference to
e.g. molecular phylogenetics, tropical botany, bioinformatics, and
conducted. The PhD education area Systematics and Biodiversity was
established through a merger of botanical and zoological systematics.
The aim is to
strengthen systematics research in Göteborg, to enhance the quality
of PhD education,
and to emphasize the theoretical foundation of the subject. Molecular
research has grown strong during recent years and the department is
well equipped and
has skilled technical support. The department is located within the
which is one of the leading of its kind in Europe. The herbarium (GB,
1,600,000 specimens) is part of the department, which also includes
research groups and
education in Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Cell Physiology, Plant
Ecology as well as
Conservation, Ecophysiology, Ecotoxology, and Environmental Science.
The major task for the successful applicant will be to conduct own
research. Teaching and
administration may also be included to a maximum of 20 percent of the
Supervision of PhD and Master’s students is also included.
Qualified for the employment as a senior lecturer is a person with a
PhD or a foreign
exam equivalent to a Swedish PhD, with preference for applicants
whose exam is no
more than five years old. Candidates who have completed their degree
earlier than this
should receive equal priority if special grounds exist for example
leave of absence
because of sickness, parental leave and other similar circumstances.
(HF 4 kap 8a §)
(Higher Education Act)
Basic qualifications for this appointment are a PhD in Systematic
equivalent foreign degree with emphasis on Systematic Botany.
A decisive judgement ground will be that the applicant from a
perspective, has shown innovative abilities within at least one of
the areas theoretical
systematics, phylogenetic methodology, bioinformatics, and
reconstruction of reticulate
The successful applicant will be the one that after a total
assessment can be viewed as the
one with greatest potential to carry out and develop the tasks within
Biodiversity”. When assessing the scientific skills, special emphasis
will be given to
research merits within Plant or Fungal Systematics. Ability to teach
in English, and after
two years of employment also in Swedish, is expected.
The employment is limited to four years, but can after this period,
after application, be
transformed into a permanent position as senior lecturer.
Prerequisites for this are that the
employee has successfully passed basic pedagogical education for
received ”docent” (habilation) title, documented good skills in
initiating, financing, and
carry out research projects of high international quality, as well as
having shown good
collaborative abilities and pedagogical skills.
Date of appointment after agreement
The application should be written in English, addressed to The Dean,
Science, and include:
• A Curriculum Vitae (CV), a list of publications, reprints of a
maximum of five scientific
publications, certificates of exams and employment, and supplementary
documents to be
considered. Documentation of pedagogical qualifications should
include information about the
extent and type of teaching performed, and formal quality reports.
• A brief written account on scientific, pedagogical, and other work
of importance for the
position, including contacts outside of academia.
• A brief written account of current and planned research.
• Contact information of at least two persons who can act as references.
Application, including all enclosures, must be packed in four
which can be passed on to reviewers without repacking.
The application should be sent to:
Registrator, Göteborgs universitet, Box 100, SE-405 30 Göteborg, Sweden.
The application must be received at latest on February 25, 2008.
Mark the application with ref.no. E326 5012/07
Further information about the position is available from the head of
of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Göran Wallin, telephone
+46-31-786 26 20,
e-mail: goran.wallin at dpes.gu.se or
Professor Bengt Oxelman, telephone +46-31-786 26 78, e-mail:
bengt.oxelman at dpes.gu.se
Union representatives: SACO Martin Björkman, tel 031-786 3608, SEKO
Olsson, tel 031-786 1173, OFR-S Eva Sjögren, tel 031-786 1169.
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Tel. +46 31 786 2678
Department of Systematic Botany
Evolutionary Biology Centre
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