Chair in Botany, especially Plant Physiology
Sort on published: 2019-03-07
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At the Department of Organismal Biology, we conduct teaching and research about evolution, development and function at the level of the organism. We also study the deepest branches of the tree of life using bioinformatics and experimental molecular techniques. For more information, see www.iob.uu.se.
Description of Subject Area: The subject area encompasses the experimental and functional investigation of molecular mechanisms, which underlie physiological or developmental processes in plants.
Duties: Research and research education in plant physiology, supervision and teaching at third-cycle level and teaching at first- and second-cycle. Research in the holder’s field of specialization. Information about research and development and participation in the planning of research projects. The holder shall also keep abreast of developments within the subject area and the developments in wider community that are significant for the work at the university. Management tasks may be part of the duties.
Qualifications Required: According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance the eligibility requirements for employment as Professor are research as well as 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.
According to the appointment regulations of Uppsala University research expertise must have been demonstrated by independent research work and by the fact that the applicant’s activities maintain a high international and national standard. The applicant must have demonstrated expertise in planning, initiating, leading, and developing research, have demonstrated the capacity to obtain research funding in competition, and demonstrated well-documented expertise in supervising third-cycle students. The applicant’s contributions to the international and national academic community must be assessed on the basis of, among other things, the quality and scope of his/her academic publications in publishing channels most relevant to the subject. Requirements for international merits must be assessed on the basis of the character and specific circumstances of the subject.
To be eligible for appointment as Professor applicants also 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 year 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 special emphasis on research expertise. However, a combined consideration of all assessment criteria will be made, so that an applicant with vastly superior teaching expertise can receive a higher ranking than one with somewhat stronger research expertise.
Research expertise comprises research merits including research merits obtained outside the academy which includes for example technology development and innovation ability. In assessing research expertise special weight will be attached to research merits in experimental and functional studies of molecular mechanisms that underlie physiological processes or developmental processes in plants.
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 must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop research and education in the third cycle, the ability to acquire 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 attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching expertise as to the assessment of research expertise. Teaching expertise comprises educational and teaching qualifications. This expertise can have been achieved outside the academy through supervision, internal training, mentoring programs, etc.
In assessing teaching expertise teaching quality must 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 in respect to research in the subject at hand, subject didactics, as well as teaching and learning in higher education. 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.
Administrative Expertise: Administrative expertise is important for the employment and will be afforded high consideration. Administrative expertise also includes entrepreneurship.
Management Expertise: Management expertise is important and will be be afforded high consideration.
Collaboration Expertise: Collaboration expertise is important and will be afforded consideration.
All merits must be documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess both 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 advance operations.
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 to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed
Type of position: Permanent full-time position.
For further information about the position please contact Head of Department Irene Söderhäll, email@example.com. Phone: +46 (0) 18-471 2817.
Please submit your application by May 13, 2019, UFV-PA 2018/4024.
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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Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Organismal Biology
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/4024
Last application date: 2019-05-13
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