Department of Environmental and Life Sciences
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Karlstad University has a total of approximately 1,400 employees and 19,000 students spread across two inspiring campus environments in Karlstad and Arvika.
More information at: kau.se/en/work-with-usDescription
The subject of Biology has a staff of around 40 people and belongs to the Department of Environmental and Life Sciences within the Faculty of Health, Science and Technology. The subject of Biology offers a Degree of Bachelor, Degree of Master and Master of Science in Secondary Education in Biology and Science. Biology also offers doctoral studies and currently has 18 doctoral students enrolled. Our main research areas are ecology, evolution and biology education. Ecology research is mainly conducted by the River Ecology and Management Research Group (RivEM) and includes fundamental and applied research on lakes, rivers and streams, as well as their catchment areas. The department offers excellent conditions for aquatic ecology research with access to an aquarium facility with artificial streams, technical support and field material, among other things. Research is primarily focused on sustainable use of natural resources that is mutually beneficial to human society and nature. This includes research areas such as the effects of hydropower on aquatic and terrestrial environments, invasive species and endangered fish and invertebrate species. Many research projects are carried out in collaboration with stakeholders from industry, government agencies, professional organisations and land owners. You can find more information about us and our research on our websites: kau.se/en/biology and kau.se/en/nrrv.Duties
We are now accepting applications for a senior lectureship in biology with a specialisation in aquatic ecology. Duties include teaching and research. The position also includes supervising future doctoral students and postdocs in the subject area.
Teaching duties primarily include teaching courses in our undergraduate and Master's programmes. It may also be required to teach courses included in the teacher education programmes. Links to programmes: Biology Programme and Master Programme in Biology: Ecology and Conservation Biology
In addition to teaching, the position includes research. As senior lecturer, you will develop a research area that complements our current biology research, primarily research in freshwater ecology. We expect you to initiate new externally funded research projects, in collaboration with other biology researchers at the department.
You will also be expected to collaborate with the surrounding community to ensure that the knowledge and expertise available at the university benefit society.
To contribute to a positive working environment and help further the subject's activities, we expect you to be a present and to actively take part in the day-to-day operations and workplace community.Qualification requirements
To be eligible for the position of senior lecturer in biology, applicants are required to have demonstrated teaching expertise and hold a PhD in biology with a specialisation in aquatic ecology, or equivalent academic qualifications.
Pursuant to Karlstad University's Appointments Procedure, teachers must have the personal qualities required to perform the duties involved, as well as completed training in higher education pedagogy. An applicant without these qualifications may be appointed on the condition that he or she commits to completing the training within two years of employment, or applies for validation of equivalent qualifications. For other qualification requirements and assessment criteria, please refer to Karlstad University's Appointments Procedure available on the University's website: https: // www. kau.se/en/work- us/work/vacancies
Excellent command of written and spoken English is also a requirement. As a lecturer at Karlstad University, you should be able to teach in both English and Swedish. An applicant who does not meet the requirement of proficiency in Swedish may still be hired provided they are able to actively acquire the language skills.Assessment criteria
In the assessment, equal weight will be given to research and teaching expertise. The assessment will be based on the criteria stated in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chap. 4 Sect. 4. We will mainly focus our assessment of your application (research, teaching, obtained research funding, administration) on experience and qualifications from the last 5 years (with the exception of parental leave, illness, etc.).Special weight will be given to:
experience of disseminating research findings to various groups in society the ability to collaborate both within the academic community as well as with external partners the scope of the applicant's network of international and national contacts of relevance to the position experience in supervising doctoral students
The appointment will be based on a qualitative, holistic assessment of expertise and skills in order to determine which applicant is best suited to perform the duties at hand, as well as contribute to a positive development of the subject of biology.Terms
This is a permanent full-time position starting in the autumn of 2024, or as agreed upon by both parties. A probationary period may be required.Application
Submit the application via the University's web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. For advice on how to draft your application, refer to “What should be included with my application?” Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement, for providing translations of any documents written in a language other than Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or English, and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted by the application deadline. An incomplete application may jeopardies a fair assessment of qualifications.
The application should include:
Documents that cannot be submitted electronically, such as books or publications, should be sent in triplicate to the following address:
Karlstads universitet Hanna Ljungdahl 651 88 KARLSTAD
Application deadline: 28 February 2024
State the reference no: REK2023/272
We look forward to your application!
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HR Excellence in Research Karlstad University received the European Commission's HR Excellence in Research award September 2020. The award is issued to employers with a stimulating work environment and good conditions for researchers and its continuous improvement. The award also conveys the university's commitment to fair and transparent recruitment as well as favorable professional development for researchers. Read more: kau.se/hrs4rType of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time First day of employment Fall 2024 Salary Monthly salary Number of positions 1 Full-time equivalent 100% City Karlstad County Värmlands län Country Sweden Reference number REK2023/272 Contact
Published 29.Jan.2024 Last application date 28.Feb.2024 11:59 PM CET
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