Associate senior lecturer in Chemistry at the School of Science and Technology


Ref ORU 2.1.1-06295/2022

We are looking to recruit an associate senior lecturer in Chemistry, specialised in applied inorganic chemistry, for a fixed-term position of 4‑6 years at the School of Science and Technology.

Subject area

This position is in the subject: Chemistry, with specialisation in applied inorganic chemistry.


The Man-Technology-Environment Research Centre (MTM) is one of two research environments focussing on research in chemistry within the School of Science and Technology at Örebro University. The centre is developing and expanding, and this post offers an exciting opportunity, for the right candidate, to be part of this. The School offers bachelor programs in chemistry, biology, and environmental science, with the latter focussing on sustainable food systems, and two Master’s programmes in chemistry.

We are looking to recruit an associate senior lecturer to join our team and help further strengthen and develop our research and teaching within applied inorganic chemistry. The successful applicant will conduct research within the MTM Research Centre and contribute to strengthening the understanding about trace element redistribution in contaminated systems, reclamation methods, mining waste, acid rock drainage (ARD) or secondary resource management (for instance slag, incineration ashes and mining waste).

Duties and responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include research, education, and collaborative work. The appointment as an associate senior lecturer at Örebro University is largely focused on the acquisition of research qualifications, with a smaller proportion of time being geared towards acquiring teaching qualifications. The successful applicant is expected to spend 70% of full time on research and 30% on teaching.

During the period of employment, an associate senior lecturer should develop their autonomy as a researcher and acquire further qualifications in terms of both research and teaching skills, in order to reach the necessary criteria for a position as senior lecturer. As an associate senior lecturer, one is also expected to contribute to the university’s development. This could include contributing to the development and management of new courses and programs, particularly regarding trace element redistribution, mobility, reclamation methods and secondary resource management.

Teaching duties may include general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, contaminant transportation, forensic chemistry, geochemical modelling, and instrumental analytical techniques (ICP-QMS, high resolution ICP-MS, MP-AES).

Research duties will include applying for research funding and participating in on-going projects. Research duties further include own research within the field of trace element redistribution/transportation in contaminated systems (soils, sediments, mining waste), reclamation methods, geochemical modelling or secondary resource characterisation and management (slag, incineration ashes, waste rock or tailings).

Qualifications and Assessment criteria

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Promotion to senior lecturer

In accordance with Örebro University’s appointment procedures, an associate senior lecturer is to be promoted to senior lecturer if they apply and are qualified for the appointment.

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This is a fixed-term full-time position for a period of 4-6 years (the exact length will be decided in connection with the appointment). The appointment may be extended, but for no longer than two years, if additional time is needed to fulfill the purpose of the appointment. This may be due to illness, parental leave or other special grounds. At Örebro University, salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

For more information about the position, please contact the Head of unit, Associate Professor Ingrid Ericson Jogsten (+46 19 30 12 09, email: or Head of School, Associate Professor Mattias Bäckström (+46 19 30 39 65, email:

At Örebro University, we expect each member of staff to be open to development and change; take responsibility for their work and performance; demonstrate a keen interest in collaboration and contribute to development; as well as to show respect for others by adopting a constructive and professional approach.

Örebro University actively pursues equal opportunities and gender equality as well as a work environment characterised by openness, trust, and respect. We value the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.


The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • Covering letter, outlining how you believe you can contribute to the continued development of Örebro University
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • Teaching portfolio (as instructed in Örebro University’s guidelines)
  • Research/artistic portfolio
  • Publication list
  • Relevant scientific publications (maximum of 10 and in full-text format)
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

More information for applicants will be found at out career site:

The application deadline is 2023-01-30. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

After the application deadline, documents can no longer be submitted electronically. If you have scientific publications that cannot be attached electronically to the application, you will, once the external experts have been appointed, receive instructions on how these can be submitted.

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.

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