We are looking for a future academic leader with a drive to make the world a better place, someone with the ability to develop the next generation of theories and methods in environmental systems analysis in a cooperative and interdisciplinary academic environment.
Information about the division and the research
The Division of Environmental Systems Analysis conducts research to improve society’s capability to assess environmental impacts of technologies and practices and to analyse pathways to more sustainable systems. The division hosts courses at all levels (BSc, MSc, PhD). Our research and teaching span the fields of environmental assessment, industrial ecology and innovation and transition studies and require inter- and transdisciplinary efforts. The division has around 35 staff members with diverse expertise, including engineering, natural and social sciences.
We are looking to fill a position in environmental systems analysis at the level of associated professor (docent). The field of research encompasses environmental assessments of technological systems, including subfields such as life cycle assessment, material flow analysis and risk assessment. The position is not limited to studies of any particular industrial sector. Research is typically inter-disciplinary with strong emphasis on both societal relevance and high visibility in leading academic journals.
The position is intended to sustain and develop the division’s capacity and reputation in LCA methodology and build further academic strength in the broader areas of environmental systems analysis and industrial ecology. Besides academic publishing, this involves attracting external funding as well as developing networks within the university, across the academic world and with industry and the public sector. Important tasks are to coordinate and teach courses and to supervise students at all levels (BSc, MSc, PhD) as well as engaging in processes where knowledge is utilised outside of academia.
Full-time permanent employment.
The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. degree in environmental systems analysis, industrial ecology or related field and a strong publication record in highly ranked journals. The applicant should have reached, or be qualified for, the academic grade of associate professor (docent), and have documented experience of PhD supervision. The applicant must have a broad competence within the research area not restricted to one analytical tool or empirical field only. Since we have a strong collaborative research culture, we look for a candidate with teamwork skills who can contribute to existing research focuses as well as developing new areas. Due to the inter- and trans-disciplinary character of the field, we search for a researcher with documented ability to collaborate with scientists from different disciplines, as well as with stakeholders outside of academia. The applicant must have an interest in teaching and documented pedagogical skills and experience.
Meritorious qualifications for the position are: Postdoctoral positions or relevant non-academic positions, experience of leadership in teaching such as development and coordination of educational courses or programmes, other experience of academic leadership, demonstrated ambition and success in attracting external funding, and participation in cross-organisational research networks.
The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English and Swedish. If Swedish is not your native language, you are encouraged to learn basic Swedish within a few years. Chalmers offers Swedish courses. The position also requires at least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as a course in supervision of research students. External candidates will be offered the opportunity to complete these educational requirements within two years of employment.
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The application should be marked with Ref 20190601 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:
CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Family name, Ref number)
• Complete list of publications, (Divided into peer reviewed/non peer reviewed journal articles, conference contributions, etc)
• Two references that we can contact
• Certificates of course completed in Supervising Research Students or another equivalent course
• Documented multi-disciplinary work and collaboration with stakeholders outside of academia
Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus
• Please use the specified format for the Pedagogical Portfolio when you compile your pedagogical qualifications
• Certificates of courses completed in Supervising Research Students as well as the Diploma of Higher Education (15 ECTS points, 10 Swedish credit points in the previous credit system), or other equivalent courses. Read more about pedagogical courses here.
• Copies of your most relevant publications in full format (maximum of ten publications). It is a good idea to attach the files as a PDF or compress them into a Zip file.
• Copies of a maximum of ten other publications that substantiate your other qualifications (for example, educational publications and popular science articles)
Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).
Application deadline: 12 January, 2020
For questions, please contact:
Professor Björn Sandén, Head of Division, Environmental systems analysis
Professor Magdalena Svanström, Environmental systems analysis
About the department
The Department of Technology Management and Economics broadly researches the interaction between technology development, industrial systems, society, people and the environment. The research can be divided into three main research areas, Sustainability & Society Studies, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain & Operations Management. The department is organised in six divisions for research and teaching and one support function and it hosts four research centres and the Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship.
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Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!
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