Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences

Stockholm University

Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences


Ref. No. SU FV-0222-24


at the Department of Geological Sciences. Closing date: 20 May 2024.

The Department of Geological Sciences is one of three departments within the Section for Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Science. The department comprises approximately 70 employees, including around 10 technical administrative staff and about 18 PhD students. Research and teaching at the department cover three main subjects: geology, geochemistry, and marine geoscience. In the field of marine geoscience, research encompasses areas such as paleoceanography, marine geology and geophysics. Extensive research is conducted in the Arctic with the Swedish icebreaker Oden and in the Baltic Sea with Stockholm University's research vessel RV Electra. The department serves as the host institution for the regional center within the global mapping project Nippon Foundation-GEBCO-Seabed 2030, which is responsible for compiling depth data from the Arctic Ocean. Marine geophysical mapping is one of the department’s main areas of expertise.

Marine seismic sedimentology.

Subject description
The subject combines the fields of sedimentology and marine seismic methods to study the stratigraphy and structure of the seafloor and sub-bottom geology.

Main responsibilities
Research and in addition some teaching and supervision.

Qualification requirements
In order to qualify for the position as assistant professor, the applicant must have completed a doctoral degree in Sweden or an equivalent degree from another country. In the first instance, an applicant should be considered who has received such a degree no more than five years before the deadline for applications. However, an applicant who has received such a degree earlier may be considered under special circumstances.

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 skills, and some consideration will also be given to teaching skills.

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

The following will also be considered:

  • Ability to teach within marine geophysical mapping and sedimentology.
  • Ability to operate and utilize high-resolution marine seismic systems from marine research vessels.

Terms of employment
This position (in Swedish, “biträdande lektor”) is a tenure track position, and the qualification requirements and terms of employment are regulated by the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 2017:844).

For this tenure track position, the assistant professor is employed until further notice, but no longer than six years. The contract may be extended to a maximum of eight years under special circumstances, such as due to sick leave or parental leave.

An assistant professor may, on application, be promoted to a permanent position as associate professor. Specific criteria for promotion from assistant professor to associate professor have been established by the Faculty of Science.

An application for promotion to associate professor should be submitted to the faculty at least nine months before the appointment as assistant professor expires.

Additional information
The marine geology group at the Department of Geological Sciences focuses on the fields of marine geomorphology, paleoceanography, paleoglaciology, paleoclimatology, paleoecology, and sub-bottom fluid flows. Expeditions are carried out regularly with Stockholm University’s research vessel RV Electra and Swedish icebreaker Oden.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Martin Jakobsson,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Carina Nymark,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/OFR), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply! 

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Closing date: 20/05/2024


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