Associate Professor in environmental chemistry specializing in non-polar contaminants

Stockholm (SE)
11 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
12 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Professor in environmental chemistry specializing in non-polar contaminants

Ref. No. SU FV-0916-17

at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry Closing date: 12 June 2017.

Stockholm University is a leading European university and one of the world’s top 100 institutions of higher education and research. Stockholm University has more than 60,000 students and 5,000 staff. In the field of chemistry, it is Sweden's best-placed institution in international rankings; in the field of environmental science, Stockholm University is among the top-ranked institutions in the world.

The Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry does research spanning over the fields of analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, atmospheric science and biogeochemistry. Much of this research has a strong base in chemistry and the department, with ~200 employees, has modern instrumental and laboratory infrastructure for various types of chemical analysis and measurement.

The Contaminant Chemistry Unit is one of five units in the department. Its overarching research goal is to understand how chemical contaminants behave in environmental systems. The unit participates in doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s programmes in environmental science as well as in a master’s programme in environmental and health protection.

Subject/subject description

Environmental chemistry develops understanding of contaminant behaviour in environmental systems using trace analytical methods.

Main responsibilities

Research, teaching and supervision. The main tasks include taking a major role in the continuous development of the master’s programme in environmental and health protection in cooperation with Swedish employers.

Qualification requirements

In order to qualify for employment as associate professor, the applicant must have demonstrated good teaching skills and have a doctoral degree, or equivalent research expertise, of relevance to the subject area and the main responsibilities of the position.

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

Teaching and learning in higher education

Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education, or equivalent knowledge, is an advantage. An applicant who has not completed at least 15 credits of teaching and learning in higher education and is not considered to have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge should undergo such training within the first two years of employment.

Additional information

Female applicants are particularly welcome, as most associate professors at the department are men. The Faculty’s criteria for assessment of research and teaching skills:

The development of the master’s programme in environmental and health protection will require good Swedish language skills. If the successful candidate does not speak Swedish at the time of appointment, he/she is expected to acquire the necessary language skills.


Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, professor Michael McLachlan, telephone: +46 8 674 7228,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Mikael Stenberg, telephone: +46 8 16 20 86,

Union representatives

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


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