Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences

The Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University is one of the most complete of such academic departments in Europe, with about 280 employees. Our research focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from submicroscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans, from the formation of the Earth until today. We investigate the development of life and the Earth over billions of years, and study the connections between the atmosphere and oceans with regards to climate change and sustainable development. For more information please visit: www.geo.uu.se 

Since the start in 1992, The Centre for Environment and Development Studies, CEMUS, has carried out student-led education within the broad and interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability area. Please visit: www.cemus.uu.se for more information about our educational model and our courses.

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As a teaching assistant you are admitted as a student at the University, participate in ongoing studies and work part time.


Your duties will consist of planning, administration, delivery and reporting of a University course. The work is based on the course syllabus and is carried out together with a colleague and in close collaboration with guest lecturers, a course work group (consisting of experienced University teachers, researchers and professors), and the educational coordinators at CEMUS. The work includes contacts with guest lecturers and students, course planning, literature planning, preparation of seminars, workshops and course administration. Part of the work is to creatively build on experiences from previous course offerings and pass on one’s own experiences to future course coordinators.

The positions are for work with the courses that are listed at: http://www.cemus.uu.se/openpositions/. In your application, please specify which course(s) you are interested in working with.


  • Ongoing University studies (higher education). For employment as a teaching assistant, it is a requirement that you are admitted as a student at undergraduate or advanced level, see the Swedish regulations: Högskoleförordningen 5 kap/Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5.
  • Good computer skills and good spoken and written English language skills are necessary. For courses in Swedish (marked with * in the course list), good language skills in Swedish in speech and writing are necessary.
  • Documented ability to independently manage and complete tasks within given time frames, even during temporary work peaks.
  • Individual suitability to successfully carry out the work tasks will be given strong consideration.

Additional qualifications
Studies within the field of sustainable development. Experience of transdisciplinary education. Experience of planning and facilitating workshops and seminars. Documented ability to collaborate with people from different backgrounds.

The application must include a CV, a letter comprised of a description of why you are applying to the position and your experience of similar work tasks. Please specify which course(s) you are interested in working with (see link to course list in text above). We also ask you to upload documentation that proves admission to education at the undergraduate/advanced level, and/or documentation showing ongoing studies. 

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position until 2024-03-14, according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 12. Scope of employment 17-25%. Starting date 2023-03-15 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact:
Sara Andersson, Director of Studies, sara.andersson@cemus.uu.se or Ewa Livmar, Course Coordinator, ewa.livmar@cemus.uu.se

Please submit your application by 8 February 2023, UFV-PA 2022/5077.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2023-03-15
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 14
Full-time equivalent 17-25%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2022/5077
Union representative
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 20.Jan.2023
Last application date 08.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

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