The Department of Space, Earth and Environment contains five divisions, with research and education spanning from global challenges related to sustainability and energy supply to astronomy and space sciences. The department is host to two major infrastructures, Onsala Space Observatory and Chalmers Power Central, and consist of about 250 employees.

Information about the division

The position is in the research group for Space Geodesy and Geodynamics at the Onsala Space Observatory Division of the Department of Space, Earth and Environment. The main interests of the research group are geodynamic phenomena and atmospheric processes and the improvement of the associated measurement techniques. We study e.g. the deformation of the Earth’s crust due to mass redistribution, inter- and intra-plate tectonics, loading effects, terrestrial and celestial reference frames, variations in earth orientation and rotation, the spatial and temporal variation of atmospheric water vapour, sea level variations, and the temporal variation of the gravity field. We address these research topics using a variety of observational techniques and the corresponding theoretical work. Currently we use geodetic VLBI, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, gravimeters, tide gauges, and ground based microwave radiometers. Cooperation with seismologists is established not least by way of the seismograph station at Onsala Space Observatory. Our main working places are located there, 40 km south of Gothenburg, and---secondary---at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.

-The details of the departmental research activities may be found here.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibilities as associate professor involve teaching on undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, as well as performing your own research in the field described with emphasis on observation, analysis and modelling of geodynamical phenomena and gravity change. You will have the responsibility for the Superconducting Gravimeter (SG) at the Onsala Space Observatory and the corresponding research. The position also includes supervising PhD students, taking part in leadership and administration and actively applying for external funding on national and international level. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large.

Position summary
Full-time permanent position.

The successful applicant must have a full range of qualifications, experience, and abilities, including:
– PhD degree in Geodynamics, Geophysics, Geodesy, Engineering Physics or an equivalent education.
– PhD thesis relevant to the research field described.
– Proven research carried out at the level of assistant professor or an equivalent experience
– Proven pedagogical track record and/or willingness to perform formal pedagogic education.
– Proven experience in teaching within courses related to geodynamics.
– Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students.
– Proven track record of, or potential for, high quality scientific research, evidenced by publication records.
– Previous project management or leadership positions and capability to lead projects with various partners.
– Good network within academia, both national and international.
– High motivation for research work, and ability to achieve results through cooperation with other researchers, both locally, nationally and internationally.
– Ability to communicate efficiently in written and spoken English.
– Good knowledge in programming and ablility to deal with signal analysis problems.
– Knowledge in Linux, C/C++, Python (Matlab, Finite Elements, Multiphysics) and shell scripting are expected.
– Basic knowledge in small-signal and sensor electronics and statistical data analysis is desirable.
– General interest to contribute and develop skills towards the aims outlined above.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20170534 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)
• CV,
• 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 Supervision of Research: Principles and Practice or another equivalent course.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref number) 
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and describe your future research plans.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• 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).

Pedagogical qualifications: 
• Please use the specified format for the Pedagogical Portfolio when you compile your pedagogical qualifications.
• Certificates of courses completed in pedagogy for higher education (15 ECTS points, 10 Swedish credit points in the previous credit system), or other equivalent courses, or proven equivalent pedagogical expertise.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 31 January 2018

For questions, please contact:
Professor Rüdiger Haas, Head of Unit,, +46 31 7725530
Professor John Conway, Head of Division,, +46 31 7725503

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

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