Lecturer in Organic Chemistry

Lund University Centre for Analysis and Synthesis

Sweden

Associate Senior University Lecturer in Organic Chemistry with a specialization in Organometallic Chemistry

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Science. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

The Department of Chemistry at Lund University (KILU) is a joint department of chemistry within the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering. The Department of Chemistry consists of four research units: Centre for Analysis and Synthesis (CAS), Center for Molecular Protein Science, Center for Applied Biosciences and the Unit for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry. The current position is placed at CAS, where there is research and teaching in organic, inorganic, analytical and materials chemistry, as well as polymer technology. All research and education at the department takes place at the Chemcal Center, but within a few years the vision is that KILU together with the Department of Physics will be jointly established in the Science Village near Max IV and ESS. We are thus facing an exciting project with great opportunities in terms of new modern premises, infrastructure and organization. The new teacher in organic chemistry with a focus on organometallic chemistry will play an important role in this transformation.

Organometallic chemistry is a subject on the border between organic and inorganic chemistry and is about the organic chemistry of metals. At KILU, the organometallic chemistry is focused on the chemistry of the transition metals and the advertised position concerns research on the structure, reactivity and applications of such molecules in homogeneous catalysis and organic synthesis.

Type of employment

Limit of tenure, 6 years, according to chapter 4, section12a of the Higher Education Ordinance, with the opportunity to promotion to Senior Lecturer.

Job description

Employment as Associate Senior Lecture is a career development position, where the holder is to be given the opportunity to develop his or her independence as a researcher and educator.

The principal duties cover research and education at the undergraduate and graduate level. The employment includes teaching equivalent to 10-30% of a full-time (normally 20%), calculated over the entire term of employment. The content of the work assignments, as well as the distribution and scope of research and teaching, may change during the term of employment.

The successful candidate is expected to play a key role in building up active research within the specified field and neighbouring research areas. This also involves applying for external funding and developing cooperation with other university units and other governmental organisations, involved in this type of research.

The teaching comprises courses on all levels within the field, as well as supervision of Bachelor, Master and PhD students. Resources for at least one PhD student is associated with the position.

Eligibility   

A person who holds a PhD or has the corresponding research expertise shall be qualified for appointment as an Associate Senior Lecturer. Priority should be given to candidates who have completed their degree or have obtained corresponding expertise no more than five years before the last date for applications. A person who has obtained a PhD or the equivalent expertise earlier may be eligible if there are special grounds.

For this position the qualified applicants must have a doctorate within the field organic or inorganic chemistry, or equivalent.

For academic staff at Lund University the general qualification requirements are to be suited to and having the general ability required to complete the duties of the post well. The subject organic chemistry has more men in the faculty both locally and nationally and we welcome female applicants.

Basis of Assessment

A good ability to develop and carry out high-quality research, and teaching skills.
The main selection criteria for the position are scientific and pedagogic skills, with an emphasis on scientific skills.

In the assessment, it is a requirement that the applicant:

  • has demonstrated research expertise through scientific publication in the subject area organic chemistry with a focus on organometallic chemistry,
  • has successfully completed a postdoctoral period in a research environment other than the university at which the applicant obtained his/her PhD,
  • shows potential for qualification for a higher teaching employment. This includes potential for independent development as a researcher and teacher in the subject area, ability to establish, renew and develop the current research area and potential or ability to obtain external research funding,
  • presents a research plan with a clear independent focus and which is judged to be able to form the basis for external funding,
  • demonstrates very good knowledge of English with good communication skills.

In the assessment, it is meritorious if the applicant:

  • can be judged to complement and strengthen research and education within the department,
  • demonstrates documented experience of leadership,
  • has experience of planning, developing and implementing teaching in the subject area,
  • has a good collaboration skills, perseverance and personal maturity, and ability to organize and structure the work

It is expected that any non-Swedish speaking appointee within a three-year period will master the Swedish language well enough to be able to teach and to communicate with the university administration in Swedish.

When making the appointment, consideration will be given to the Lund University Appointment Rules.

Promotion

An associate senior lecturer is to be promoted, on application, to employment as a senior lecturer on an indefinite-term contract if he or she has the qualifications required for the post and is assessed to be suitable in accordance with the qualification requirements and assessment criteria established by the Faculty of Science. An associate senior lecturer may only apply for promotion once.

Qualification requirements and assessment criteria for promotion to a permanent position as senior lecturer:

  • Well documented research expertise is important for the discipline. The following criteria will be applied:

           - High national and international standing as a researcher 
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High-quality publications in international research journals.
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Independent research profile.
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Qualifications corresponding to those of a reader.
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Participation in scholarly conferences or workshops.
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Research funding from national or international funding bodies.

  • Well documented teaching expertise. The following criteria will be applied:

           - Good subject knowledge and documented experience of teaching at different levels of higher education.
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Documented ability to develop and renew courses and teaching methods.
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Documented ability to lead and organise education.
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ocumented ability to supervise Master´s and PhD students.
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Five weeks´training in teaching and learning in higher education or the equivalent.

  • An ability to interact with wider society and provide public information on current research and development.

  • An ability to work as a leader in higher education, including leading research projects and participating in decision-making bodies at university, faculty or department level.

An application for promotion to a permanent position as senior lecturer is to be submitted to the faculty at the latest 6 months before the appointment as associate senior lecturer ends. The application for promotion is to be judged by the teacher’s appointment board after acquisition of the opinion of at least two experts on the subject.

Design and content of the application

We would recommend you to write your application in English, since it will be assessed by international experts. The application should be formulated according to the Faculty of Science’s instructions for applications for an academic position. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2022-01-01, but flexible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/2112
Contact
Charlotta Turner, Professor, +46 46 222 81 25, charlotta.turner@chem.lu.se
Helen Johansson, Recruitment Officer, +46 46 222 36 09, helen.johansson@science.lu.se
Union representative
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 46 222 93 62
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 46 222 93 64
SEKO: Seko Civil, +46 46 222 93 66
Published 01.Jul.2021
Last application date 01.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST


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