Assistant Professor in Aquatic Geochemistry

Stockholm (SE)
07 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
10 Jan 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Aquatic Geochemistry

at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES). Closing date: January 10, 2017.

Ref. No. SU FV-3003-16

The Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) has ~200 employees organized in five units. This position is placed in the Biogeochemistry Unit, where research revolves around the major biogeochemical cycles. We combine field studies, earth system modelling, and advanced analytical methods including compound specific isotope analysis to study relevant processes in water, air and terrestrial ecosystems, and how these are impacted by human activities. The unit also has an accredited laboratory for water chemistry (e.g. nutrients, organic carbon, trace metals and mercury). ACES is embedded in a larger research environment at Stockholm University that includes the geochemistry group in the Department of Geological Sciences, the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, and the Baltic Sea Centre.

Subject description

Aquatic geochemistry in this context is the study of the cycling of biogeochemically-active elements in aquatic ecosystems.

Main responsibilities

Research and in addition some teaching and supervision.

Qualification requirements

In order to qualify for the position of assistant professor, the applicant must have received a doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications. Preference should be given to those who were awarded a doctoral degree or attained equivalent qualifications no more than seven years prior to the expiry of the application period.

All teaching positions at Stockholm University require the ability to collaborate and the general ability and suitability to perform one’s duties.

Assessment criteria

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Teaching skills will also be considered.

The assessment of research skills will focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position.

Additional information

Female applicants are particularly welcome, as most teachers at the department are men.

An assistant professor is employed until further notice, but no longer than four years. The contract may be extended to a maximum of six years under special circumstances, such as due to sick leave or parental leave.

An assistant professor may, on application, be promoted to a permanent position as associate professor. Specific criteria for promotion from assistant professor to associate professor have been established by the Faculty of Science and can be found at

An application for promotion to associate professor should be submitted to the faculty at least nine months before the appointment as assistant professor expires.

An employee seeking promotion to associate professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Michael McLachlan, telephone: +46 8 674 7228, or the Head of the Biogeochemistry Unit Marcus Sundbom, telephone: +46 8 674 7242,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Carina Nymark, telephone: +46 8 16 1767,

Union representatives

Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and (SEKO).


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Closing date: 10/01/2017

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