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Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Environmental Geochemistry

Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Environmental Geochemistry


Stockholm University

The Department of Geological Sciences at Stockholm University is one of the major departments in the Faculty of Natural Sciences with approximately 80 employees and 1000 students per academic year. The teaching takes place at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level. The main research areas are geochemistry, geology and marine geology. Within these areas we are well established within the focus areas marine geophysics, paleoceanography, paleoclimate, geochemistry, biogeochemistry, petrology and tectonics. Geochemical research at Stockholm University has a long tradition of low temperature geochemistry, aimed at understanding the geochemical processes that determine the composition, history, and climate on Earth.

The Baltic Sea Centre consists of experts and communicators who collaborate with a wide network of marine scientists to improve knowledge about the Baltic Sea. The centre facilitates coordination of Baltic Sea research at Stockholm University and provide links between science, society and management, more info at


Stockholm, Sweden


Relevant divisions
Biogeosciences (BG)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)
Ocean Sciences (OS)

Full time


To be negotiated

Required education

Application deadline
15 January 2019

9 November 2018

Job description

We seek a colleague to study inorganic geochemical processes in marine and/or coastal environments by using isotope, trace element or trace gas analysis. Examples of such research could be (but are not limited to) geochemical interactions in the system air-water-sediment, land-sea interactions and elemental cycles. We are particularly interested in someone who wants to conduct collaborative research related to different aspects of the Baltic Sea environment. The main responsibilities associated with this position will include research (80%) as well as teaching and student supervision in support of the Department of Geological Sciences curriculum, which includes on-site, distance and field-based courses. Applicants will be assessed primarily on scientific merits but teaching experience and ability to attract external funding are also considered. The scientist will be part of an interdisciplinary research team at the Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre for 20% of their worktime.

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

How to apply

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