[ES_JOBS_NET] Senior Lecturer in Geology, with focus on Geochemistry at University of Gothenburg

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Tue Jul 1 17:39:53 MDT 2014

Senior Lecturer in Geology, with focus on Geochemistry

Type of employment: Permanent post
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Earth Sciences, Göteborg
First day of employment: As soon as possible
Reference number: PER 2014/297

The Department of Earth Sciences is one of the larger departments within
the Faculty of Science with approximately 90 employees and about 500
students. The Department educates geographers, physical geographers,
geologists and oceanographers who can fill the growing need for
geoscientists in society. Research in the department falls in three broad
profile areas: Geology, Physical Geography and Marine Environment. We have
strong teaching programs up to the Masters level in Earth Science, Marine
Science and Geography, as well as research programs in several earth
science disciplines. We have good infrastructure, IT resources,
laboratories and instruments for mineralogy, geochemistry, geophysics,
dendrochronology and isotope analysis.
Subject area

Geology, with focus on Geochemistry
Job assignments

The duties include research in the specified field and teaching mainly in
geochemistry and petrology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Supervision of doctoral students and undergraduate student projects is also


A PhD in a relevant discipline is required. The ability to teach in Swedish
or English is a requirement. Candidates who do not speak Swedish at the
time of appointment are expected to acquire the necessary communication
skills in Swedish within three years of appointment.


Scientific expertise is the most important criterion in judging the
applicant’s competence. A track record of scientific expertise in the
geochemistry of igneous and metamorphic rocks is required. This should
principally be documented by publications in peer-reviewed scientific
journals. The documented ability to obtain research grants from research
councils and other external research financiers is the next most important
criterion. After that comes teaching expertise, in particular geochemistry
and mineralogy/petrology. Teaching expertise should be documented in terms
of the amount of teaching done as well as experience in planning,
organising and leading courses as well as supervising doctoral students.

Other competence fields which will be taken into account are: thermodynamic
modelling, isotope geology, experimental petrology, field mapping, economic
geology, crustal evolution, collaboration with industry and state agencies,
and ability to collaborate and participate in networks.

This permanent appointment will be made following a holistic evaluation of
expertise in the specified fields as well as an assessment of each
candidate’s potential to carry out the specified tasks, collaborate with
the existing staff and contribute to the development of the subject.

The University is striving for a more even gender balance in its research
and teaching staff. Since most teachers of the Faculty are men, women are
especially invited to apply for this position.

Additional information

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step and raises many
questions about what to expect. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we
and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for
you and your accompanying spouse/partner please visit
http://www.science.gu.se/english/about/career. For more information about
the Faculty of Science please visit http://www.science.gu.se/english/.
Also, we can offer relocation services.
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