Open position at CEC: Professor in Environmental Science
The successful candidate is expected to take a leading role in the establishment of a research programme of a high international standard in environmental science at CEC. From a starting point in science, the research programme should be interdisciplinary, and aim at assessing anthropogenic changes in the environment. We welcome research that can enhance at least one of the above-mentioned three key areas of research within CEC. The approach can vary and include, for example, integrated modelling, interdisciplinary risk analyses, participatory research and evidence-based synthesis.
The employee is expected to form and lead his/her own group of researchers, and thereby actively contribute to the development of the overall research environment and teaching within the field of environmental science. He/she is to actively apply for external funding from national and international research councils and other funding bodies to at least partly cover the salaries and operational costs of the research group. The applicant is expected to develop interdisciplinary research collaborations in which science, engineering, humanities and social sciences scholars work together to create knowledge of and solutions to environmental issues. The research process is expected to include collaboration with stakeholders. The employee is also expected to contribute to the development of CEC’s activities by participating in various management functions.
The employee is expected to be actively involved in teaching within first and second-cycle education in environmental science, and supervise both bachelor’s and master’s students in their degree projects, as well as doctoral students.
In accordance with Chapter 4, Section 3 of the Higher Education Ordinance, a person who has demonstrated both research and teaching expertise shall be qualified for employment as a professor except in disciplines in the fine, applied or performing arts.
Qualified candidates shall demonstrate that they, from a starting point in science, can apply an interdisciplinary approach to assess anthropogenic changes in the environment, related to the central research areas at CEC.
- Eligibility for the position requires a very strong research qualifications within environmental science, and a documented ability to work in interdisciplinary contexts through, for instance, joint publications and projects that include multiple research areas. The research qualifications of the applicants will be assessed based on the quality and quantity of their publications from an international perspective.
- Documented high level of experience in academic leadership, including the ability to develop interdisciplinary research and generate external funding will be central to the assessment.
- Documented experience in supervising doctoral students and degree projects, and developing first and second-cycle education is required.
- Experience in communicating with public stakeholders is a desired qualification.
Last day of applications: 15 May 2016