Associate Senior Lecturer in Water Resources Engineering with focus on Socio-Environmental analysis

Lund University

Lund, Sweden 🇸🇪

Lund University, LTH,

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.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

The department of Building and Environmental Technology at Lund University invites applications for a position as Associate Senior Lecturer in Water Resources Engineering with focus on Socio-Environmental analysis.

Water Resources Engineering with focus on Socio-Environmental analysis

Subject description
Socio-Environmental analysis in Water Resources Engineering focuses on understanding and managing the hydrological cycle based on analysis of societal and environmental systems, and how water engineering applications function within these systems. This requires an experience in analysis of water resources management from a societal, environmental, and technical perspective. The employment applies qualitative and quantitative research methods to generate knowledge for management of water resources with a multidisciplinary and international perspective, and a societal perspective. This requires a good ability in collecting and analyzing quantitative datasets through computational programming.

Work duties
Employment as an Associate Senior Lecturer is a career development position, which aims for the holder to develop his or her independence as a researcher and educator. The work duties mainly involve research and teaching. The position shall include the opportunity for five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Work duties include:

  • Research within the subject area.
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies.
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students.
  • Actively seeking external research funding.
  • Multidisciplinary academic collaboration.
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society.
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above.

Qualification requirements
Appointment to Associate Senior Lecturer requires that the applicant has a PhD, or acquired corresponding research expertise.
Priority should be given to applicants who have completed their degree or acquired the equivalent expertise no more than five years before the last date for applications.

Assessment criteria
For appointment to Associate Senior Lecturer, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Additional requirements

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in Swedish.
  • Academic degree in Water Resources Engineering.
  • Experience of Political or Social sciences methods and research.
  • Experience in international research collaboration in water resources engineering and management
  • Proficiency in computional programming for geographic and statistical analysis.

Other qualifications
Experience of field work and research collaboration in Water Resources Engineering and Management in African, Asian, or Latin American countries.
Experience of coordination and development of courses at undegraduate or graduate level in Water Resources Engineering and Management, or equivalent.  

Consideration will also be given to ability to cooperate, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research, education and innovation within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 6 years. The employment is regulated in accordance with Chapter 4 Section 12a§ HEA.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:


Promotion to Senior Lecturer in Water Resources Engineering with focus on Socio-Environmental analysis

During the period of employment, an Associate Senior Lecturer can apply for promotion to a permanent position as Senior Lecturer if he or she has the required qualifications listed below, and is deemed suitable. An Associate Senior Lecturer can only apply for promotion once.

Qualification requirements
Appointment to Senior Lecturer requires that the applicant has:

  • A PhD or corresponding research competence or professional expertise considered important with regard to the subject matter of the post and the work duties it will involve.
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise.
  • Completed five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means.

Assessment criteria
The assessment criteria specify the aspects to be taken into account, and the level to be achieved, in order for the assessment criteria to be deemed fulfilled. The following assessment criteria must be fulfilled for appointment to senior lecturer:

  • A good national and international standing as a researcher. The requirement for international experience shall be assessed with consideration to the character and traditions of the subject.
  • Good teaching ability, including a good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other educational activities on different levels and using a variety of teaching methods.
  • An ability to supervise doctoral students to achieve a PhD.
  • An ability to collaborate with wider society and communicate his or her activities.
  • A good general ability to lead and develop activities.

Additional requirements

  • Good ability to co-operate, independence and drive.
  • Progression in research and teaching expertise.
  • Ability to contribute to renewal of the organization’s activities.
  • Ability to establish new international research collaborations in water resources management.
  • Ability to acquire external funding in water resources management with a multidisciplinary and international focus.
  • Ability to establish teaching and research collaborations between engineering and social sciences.

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 employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs soon as possible
Number of positions1
Working hours100 %
CountySkåne län
Reference numberPA2021/2382
Union representativeSACO:Saco-s-rĂĄdet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64, [email protected]/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62, [email protected]
Last application date22.Oct.2021 11:59 PM CEST