Stockholm University announces a position as
Senior Lecturer* in Astrophysics
Department of Astronomy. Reference number SU 612-1833-12. Deadline for application: Nov 20, 2012.
Approximately 50 people are actively working at the Department of Astronomy, Stockholm University.
The activities include research, education and outreach. The research span over a wide range of subjects,
from the sun, exoplanets, the formation and death of stars, and galaxies to the distant and early universe.
Through the Swedish memberships in ESO and ESA there is access to world class observational facilities.
Applicants working with theoretical or observational studies in the following areas will be considered:
The physics, evolution and late stages of stars; compact objects; the formation of stars and planetary systems;
exoplanets; the physics, formation and evolution of galaxies; large scale structure; interstellar and intergalactic
matter; and astronomical instrumentation.
Research, teaching and supervision.
Specific qualifications required to be considered as a candidate for employment as a senior lecturer include a
PhD or a corresponding level of scientific competence within the subject area of the position, documented
teaching proficiency, and the necessary general qualifications. General qualifications include the ability to
collaborate and the professional skills to perform all the duties of the position.
Teaching and learning theory:
Higher education in teaching theory, or corresponding knowledge obtained in another manner, is to be given
credit. Candidates lacking formal advanced education in teaching theory corresponding to a minimum of 7.5
higher education credits and who are judged not in possession of corresponding teaching skills must pursue
such studies during the first two years of employment.
In the appointment process special consideration will be given to scientific and teaching proficiency, which
will be weighted equally. Assessment of scientific proficiency will primarily focus on merits within the subject
area of the position. Ability to communicate in society at large may be considered
Stockholm university strives towards an even gender balance throughout the organisation. Since most university
lecturers at the section of mathematics and physics are men, applications from women are particularly welcome.
Fluency in the Swedish language is not a requirement. However, some undergraduate teaching at the department
is in Swedish. If the candidate who is hired is not fluent in Swedish, he or she will be given opportunity to learn
the language during the first few years
Further information about the position can be obtained from department head Göran Östlin, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Potential applicants are invited to visit the formal announcement, and further instructions, available at:
Department of Astronomy homepage: www.astro.su.se
In order to apply for this position please use the Stockholm University web-based application form.
Only applications received through the Stockholm University web-based application form will be considered.
*Swedish “universitetslektor”; tenured position approximately equivalent to Senior Lecturer (UK) or Associate Professor (US)