Senior Lecturer in Human Ecology

Lunds University

Lund University
Department of Human Geography

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 42 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The department of Human Geography combines tradition with modern research and education. The research conducted in several of the fields at the department was judged to be excellent in the most recent research assessment exercise at Lund University (RQ08). Geography and area studies are the highest ranked subject at Lund University, currently ranked 20th in the world (QS 2015). In recent decades, the department has been successful in the competition for external research funding and has close ties with specialized centers such as CIRCLE and LUCSUS at Lund University. The key areas of research are economic geography, development geography and landscape, urban and social geography, among others. The Human Ecology Division particularly emphasizes cultural, historical, and political aspects of global problems relating to sustainability and inequalities.

The strong research orientation is reflected in education. Many of our courses and programmes have been developed in connection with research projects and students are introduced to current knowledge by researching lecturers. The teaching environment has for a long time been international in orientation and many courses and programmes offered at the department are specifically aimed at international students. The department is housed in modern premises in central Lund.

Subject area: Human Ecology

Specific subject description: The Human Ecology Division applies an anthropological and inter-disciplinary definition of its research field. Research and education at the division deals with human-environmental relations in different cultural contexts. The ambition is to integrate perspectives from the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities in understanding sustainability issues at local and global scales. Particularly important is to complement and elaborate definitions of environmental problems deriving from natural and engineering sciences by emphasizing aspects such as culture, power, and global distribution. Research at the division has, for instance, focused on ecologically unequal exchange, global environmental load displacement, climate justice, the political ecology of indigenous populations, traditional resource management, and ethnobiology.

Job assignments: The post comprises teaching and research in Human Ecology. 20 per cent of the post is made up of government-funded research and 80 per cent is teaching, including administrative duties. The proportion of research can be expanded through external research funding. In addition to conducting high-quality research and education in human ecology, the successful candidate is expected to be able to take responsibility for the development and administration of study programs and courses in the field of Human Ecology. In addition teaching and administrative tasks may also take place in courses/programs in the interface between Human ecology and Human geography Teaching may take place in both Swedish and English.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements: To qualify for appointment as an senior lecturer, you must have been awarded a PhD in Human Ecology or have the corresponding research competence. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate documented teaching competence. The criteria for assessment of applications are a good ability to develop and carry out research of high quality, and teaching competence.

Further qualifications are experience of developing and administrating education, e.g. as program or course director, and the ability to compete for external research funding. A successful candidate who is not a native speaker of Swedish is encouraged by the department to acquire and, in the long run, master proficiency in Swedish. An additional requirement is the ability to teach in English.

Basis of Assessment: Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance, Lund University Teacher Appointment Regulations, and in the Strategic Plan of Lund University.

Research and teaching experience in one or more fields of relevance to the post’s specialisation in Human Ecology is particularly desirable. The ability to assign teaching and administrative tasks in courses/programs in the interface between Human ecology and Human geography is an additional qualification as well as the experience of developing and administrating education, e.g. as program or course director, and the ability to compete successfully for external research funding. A successful candidate who is not a native speaker of Swedish or other Scandinavian language is encouraged by the department to acquire and, in the long run, master proficiency in Swedish.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

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Type of employment: Permanent position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: As soon as possible or by agreement
Salary: Monthly salary
Number of Positions: 1
Working hours: 100
City: Lund
County: Skåne län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: PA2017/2242
Contact: Karl-Johan Lundquist, prefekt, +46462228413
Union representative: OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62, st@st.lu.se
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66, sekocivil@seko.lu.se
Published: 03.Jul.2017
Last application date: 01.Oct.2017 11:59 PM CET

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