Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskaplig fakultet

Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses and programmes, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. More than 4 100 employees and 34 000 students have already chosen Umeå University. We welcome your application!

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science invites applicants for a position as an Associate Professor in Genetics with a focus on Evolutionary Biology or Biodiversity who will initiate, conduct, lead and develop research in the subject area, and actively participate in the undergraduate and postgraduate education at the department. Last date to apply is August 30, 2019.

Work description
This position is equivalent to 50 % of a full time. During an initial period of 3 years, half of the position will include research within the subject area Genetics with a focus on Evolutionary Biology or Biodiversity. The remaining half covers teaching as well as course coordination and examination responsibilities at undergraduate and advanced level within the subject area of genetics. After this initial period, the distribution between research and teaching may change.

The applicant should have a doctoral degree in Genetics, or equivalent scientific competence, and should be able to demonstrate pedagogical competence.
Pedagogical competence refers to documented experience of planning, implementation, examination and evaluation of teaching, as well as showing a reflective approach to student learning and the teacher's role.

Assessment criteria
Qualified for the employment is the one who has shown both scientific and pedagogical competence. In addition, administrative and other skills of significance will be considered with regard to the scientific subject and the work assignments included in the employment. Furthermore, skills in developing academic activities and the ability to interact with the surrounding society and to inform about research, teaching and development work will be considered.

Scientific competence shall relate to the subject area Genetics. Specific scientific competence in the area of evolutionary biology or biodiversity is a merit. The degree of scientific competence shall be assessed on the basis of scientific work published in peer reviewed international journals and also the ability to obtain external research funding. Criteria for the assessment are breadth, depth, originality and productivity in the research, as well as the ability to interact with the surrounding society.

Pedagogical competence shall relate to the subject area Genetics. Documented experience of teaching and supervision at doctoral level is a requirement. Documented experience of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level is a merit, as well as documented experience of pedagogical development work. Abilityto convey teaching in Swedish or English is a requirement. Criteria for the assessment are the ability to plan, implement and evaluate teaching efforts and a reflective approach to student learning and their own teaching role.

Location for the position is Umeå. Umeå University is actively focusing on gender balance and we therefore encourage women to apply.
The application, preferably written in English, should include:

  • A cover letter including contact information
  • A Curriculum Vitae containing academic and professional qualifications
  • List of publications (mark the 10 most relevant publications)
  • An account of scientific activities (see instructions in link below)
  • An account of pedagogical activities (see instructions in link below)
  • An account of the ability to develop and lead academic activities and staff
  • An account of collaboration with the surrounding society and popular science activities
  • A research plan (max. 4 pages) describing the research you plan to pursue within this position
  • Certified copies of relevant diplomas and any certificates
  • Copies of a maximum of ten relevant publications, numbered according to the publication list
  • Two reference persons including their contact information (position, affiliation, email address, and work phone number)

Instructions for how to describe the account of scientific and educational activities can be found here:
The application is to be submitted electronically using the e-recruitment system of Umeå University. The last date to apply is August 30, 2019.

More information
Further information is provided by Professor Jon Moen (Deputy Head of Department, +46 90 7869647,

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 50 %
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-913-19
  • Jon Moen, +46 90-786 96 47
Union representative
  • SACO, +46 90-786 53 65
  • SEKO, +46 90-786 52 96
  • ST, +46 90-786 54 31
Published 19.Jun.2019
Last application date 30.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

Return to job vacancies