Senior Lecturer in Geophysics with specialization in applied geophysics, especially reflection seismics
Sort on published: 2017-02-02
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Earth Sciences is Sweden’s largest and broadest such department, with about 260 employees, and includes subjects ranging from Geophysics and Geology to Palaeontology, Hydrology, Environmental Analysis and Meteorology. The Geophysics unit is well recognized among leading groups in solid earth physics, both nationally and internationally. Today, it consists of about 60 researchers, including more than 20 PhD students. The geophysics unit runs its own ~ 600-channel (cabled and 1C/3C wireless) reflection seismic instrument, a state-of-the-art 100-3C seismic landstreamer acquisition system, uses modern seismic processing and imaging software and develops innovative analysis, modelling, and multi-dimensional inversion algorithms for seismic, electromagnetic and potential field data, including e.g. airborne geophysical data and joint inversion methods integrating different types of data. Important current research directions include collection and interpretation of seismic reflection data and development of seismic and other methods for studies of crystalline rock. These methods are applied to e.g. multi-disciplinary studies of the Caledonian Mountains, geological storage of carbon dioxide, mineral exploration, and studies of new surface structures in various practical applications. The Applied Geophysics activities received the highest rankings possible in the two latest international evaluations of research programs at Uppsala University (KoF 2007 and KoF 2011). Further information about the program and the department can be found at http://www.geo.uu.se.
Description of Subject Area:
Duties: The position includes primarily research and teaching, and some administration. Teaching duties may include course responsibility, course administration and supervision of undergraduate, master and PhD students. The lecturer shall also keep abreast of developments within the subject area and the developments in the wider community that are significant for the work at the university. Engagement in management of EU projects may be involved.
Qualifications Required: According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance those qualified for appointment as senior lecturer are persons who have demonstrated teaching expertise and been awarded a PhD or have the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve. For this position, the applicant’s PhD must be in geophysics or some closely related subject.
According to the appointment regulations of Uppsala University, to be eligible for appointment as senior lecturer applicants must have completed teacher training of relevance to operations at the university, comprising ten 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. A general eligibility requirement is that the applicant must possess the personal capabilities necessary to carry out fully the duties of the appointment.
Documented ability to teach in Swedish and/or English is a requirement unless special reasons prevail. The holder is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within two years.
Research Expertise and Teaching Expertise: The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research and teaching expertise, with emphasis on research expertise. Research expertise comprises research merits including those obtained outside academia, which includes for example technology development and innovation ability.
In assessing research expertise special weight will be given to research merits in applied geophysics with a focus on seismic methods. The applicant should have extensive experience with seismic field methods, seismic data processing and seismic interpretation. The development and use of innovative analysis, modelling, and inversion methods is a merit, as is competence in the combined interpretation of different types of data, and instrument development.
In assessing research expertise research quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of research, primarily in regard to depth and breadth, must also be afforded consideration. Furthermore, consideration will be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop research and university education, including at PhD level, the ability to acquire national and international funding for research in competition, as well as the demonstrated capacity to interact with others both within academia and in the wider community.
As much care will be taken in the assessment of teaching expertise as of research expertise. Teaching expertise comprises educational and teaching qualifications. This expertise can have been achieved outside academia through supervision, internal training, mentoring programs, etc.
In assessing teaching expertise, teaching quality will be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, must also be afforded consideration. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop teaching and instruction, as well as the ability to connect research to teaching with respect to research in the subject at hand, subject didactics and teaching and learning in higher education in general. The ability to interact concerning issues of teaching and learning in higher education with actors inside and outside the University is also included in teaching expertise.
All merits must be documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess these both in quality and scope.
In filling this position the university aims to appoint the applicant who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of her/his competence and expertise, is judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help develop the University’s activities.
In an overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments, military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience.
Uppsala University strives for a more even gender balance in its research and teaching staff. Since most senior lecturers of the Faculty are men, women are especially invited to apply for this position.
Salary: The University sets salaries individually.
Commencement of employment: As soon as possible, or in agreement with the successful applicant.
This is a permanent full time (100%) position.
For further information about the position, please contact Roland Roberts (Roland.Roberts@geo.uu.se) or Ari Tryggvason (Ari.Tryggvason@geo.uu.se)
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You are welcome to submit your application no later than 28 April 2017, UFV-PA 2016/4069.
In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence,
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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Marie Ols, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2016/4069
Last application date: 2017-04-28