Department of Geography
We invite applications for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher/Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Geography, University of Oulu, Finland for five years. (The title of the position will be determined by the appointee's competence.) The research profile of the successful candidate should complement the focus of the Physical Geography Research Group (PGRG) at the Department of Geography. The PGRG focuses on analysing geomorphological, biogeographical and hydrological phenomena in high-latitude and high-altitude environments, namely in boreal, sub-Arctic, Arctic and mountainous landscapes. The key research subjects are geomorphological processes (including permafrost), geodiversity, biodiversity, species distribution modelling and tree line ecotone under global change. Methodologically, the main focuses are geoinformatics, spatial analysis and statistical modelling. Studies are often based on comprehensive field data sets. The PGRG includes one professor, one to three postdoctoral researchers, three to five doctoral students, research assistant(s) and over ten Master students.
The applicant will be expected to pursue and publish scientific research in his/her area of expertise, which should be described in the research and action plan (see below). Other duties include teaching in undergraduate and post-graduate levels and supervising theses (about 20-25% of the total 1600 working hours per year). In addition, he/she has to participate in administrative task of the university and/or the department.
The five-year period begins 1st September 2012 or upon agreement.
The salary will be based on the levels 5-7 for university-level teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 46.3 % of the job-specific component). The salary is thus being in practice roughly 42 000-57 000 € per year, depending on the appointee's qualification and experience.
The required qualifications for the successful candidate include a doctoral degree and high quality scientific competence, teaching experience in Physical Geography as well as evidence of international collaboration in the field in question, and success in acquiring supplementary (extramural) funding.
Applications with attachments (in pdf format) should be addressed to University of Oulu, Kirjaamo/Office of Registrar by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org by 2nd July 2012, before 3 pm local time in Finland. Alternatively, you can mail your application to: University of Oulu, Kirjaamo/Office of Registrar, PO Box 8000, FI-90014 University of Oulu, Finland. Application documents will not be returned.
The following documents must be attached to the application:
1) curriculum vitae in English,
2) list of publications (1. international peer-reviewed articles, 2. other scientific publications),
3) list of teaching experience,
4) research and action plan in English (4 pages), including a short description of the applicant's research profile,
5) other possible merits
Top candidates may be invited to an interview and/or to give a demonstration lesson.
For further information
Professor Jan Hjort, Department of Geography, tel. +358-29-448-1704, jan.hjort(at)oulu