Senior Lecturer in Theoretical Ecology ~

14 de agosto de 2012

Senior Lecturer in Theoretical Ecology

Tenured faculty position (equiv. associate professor) with close to 100% research time during first 4 years guaranteed!

Senior Lecturer in Theoretical Ecology

Application deadline 20 September. See the complete ad at

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science has 150 members from 20 different countries including 50 PhD students and 15 professors (for more information see the department's homepage: Our department offers a unique breadth of research and education in ecology, physical geography, paleolimnology and environmental health.

IceLab (Interdisciplinary Science Laboratory) seeks to constitute a hub of interdisciplinary, theoretical science at Umeå University that gathers researchers looking for new ways of modelling and analyzing systems within a broad spectrum, including life- and social sciences. At present, IceLab is a joint collaboration between the Departments of Ecology and Environmental Science, Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, and Physics.

In a joint effort, IceLab and the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science are now announcing a position as senior lecturer to carry out research within the area of theoretical and computational ecology defined in a broad sense. Research may include studies of evolutionary processes, population and community dynamics, and/or biogeochemical processes. We are looking for a visionary researcher who is able to develop and scrutinize causal explanations for phenomena driven by dynamical feedbacks under environmental and organismal constraints. The successful candidate is expected to join us in developing the dynamic and international environment at IceLab and to strengthen the scientific interactions between IceLab and the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science. Candidates who link theory with experimental and empirical data are therefore particularly encouraged to apply, but we welcome applications from all candidates with a relevant background. The candidate shou
 ld be competent to teach undergraduate courses in evolutionary ecology, community and ecosystem ecology, and/or theoretical ecology and modelling.

The applicant should have a PhD, or an equivalent exam, with focus on theoretical modelling of research problems in ecology, evolutionary biology, or a related field. Documented experience of real interdisciplinary collaborations, as well as several years of international post-doc experience, are highly qualifying.

The position as senior lecturer is permanent and its responsibilities include research, teaching, and administration, with a strong emphasis on research during the first four years. The successful applicant is expected to create his/her own research group and to supervise graduate students as well as post-docs. He/she is also expected to attract research grants from external sources of funding and to have a vivid collaboration with scientists at both Umeå University and other universities. In the evaluation, particular emphasis will be given to scientific skills. Pedagogical and administrative skills and the ability to collaborate with other researchers are also considered. Merits and skills will be evaluated in relation to the seniority of the candidate, and we encourage both qualified junior and senior candidates to apply.

Applicants should submit, electronically or in hard-copy form:

    - a curriculum vitae (CV),
    - copies of relevant degree certificates and diploma,
    - a statement of academic, interdisciplinary, and teaching qualifications,
    - a publication list,
    - copies of relevant articles, numbered according to the publication list,
    - a research plan (maximum 5 pages) with a strong basic science approach that explicitly addresses opportunities for in house collaborations,
    - a list of 3 references (with contact details).

All documents submitted in hard-copy form should be in three copies, and all electronically submitted material should be in MS Word or PDF format. Note, in order to be considered, applications must include copies of reprints.

For further information concerning the position, please contact Prof. Sebastian Diehl, phone  +46-(0)90-786 5738, and/or Assistant Prof. Martin Rosvall, phone  +46-(0)70-239

Your complete application, marked with reference number 312-383-12, should be sent to (state the reference number as subject) or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive September 20, 2012 at the latest.

Sebastian Diehl
Professor of Ecology
Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
Umeå University
90187 Umeå, Sweden

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