Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences

Uppsala universitet är ett brett forskningsuniversitet med stark internationell ställning. Uppgiften är att bedriva forskning och utbildning av högsta kvalitet och att på olika sätt samverka med samhället. Vår viktigaste tillgång är alla de individer som med sin nyfikenhet och sitt engagemang gör Uppsala universitet till en av landets mest spännande arbetsplatser. Uppsala universitet har 46.000 studenter, 7.300 anställda och en omsättning på 7,3 miljarder kronor.

The Department of Earth Sciences of Uppsala University is one of the most complete of such academic departments in Europe, with about 200 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.

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

Work tasks: As a teaching assistant you work with the 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 teaching assistants.

The positions are for work at one or more of the following courses. * marks a course given in Swedish. Other courses are given in English.

In the application, specify which course(s) you are interested in working with.

Extent 30 %, period 2020-03-15 – 2021-03-14

  • 2 positions: *Hållbar Utveckling A, 30 credits
  • 1 position: Sustainable Development-Project Management and Communication, 15 hp (ht20 + vt21)

Extent 23 %, period 2020-03-15 – 2021-03-14

  • 2 position: Climate Change Leadership in Practice, 30 credits
  • 2 position: Global Economy, 15 credits

Extent 20%, period 2020-03-15 – 2021-03-14

  • 2 positions: Sustainable Development: World Views and Visions, 5 credits (part of the Master program in Sustainable Development)

Extent 17%, period 2020-03-15 – 2021-03-14

  • 2 position: Sustainability and Development in Latin America, 7.5 credits
  • 2 position: Critical Perspectives on Sustainable Development in Sweden, 7.5 credits
  • 2 position: Global Challenges Sustainable Futures, 7.5 credits
  • 2 positions: *Klimatet, Energin och det Moderna Samhället, 7.5hp
  • 2 positions: *Global miljöhistoria, 7.5hp


  • Ongoing university studies (higher education), see the Swedish regulations Högskoleförordningen 5 kap.
  • Good computer skills and good spoken and written English language skills are necessary. For courses in Swedish (marked with *), 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.

Desirable/other merits: 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. Individual suitability to successfully carry out the work tasks will be given strong consideration.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Application: The application must include a letter comprised of a description of why you are applying to the position and your experience of similar work tasks. The application should also include a CV.

Interviews will be ongoing.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: 2020-03-15 or according to agreement. 

Type of employment: Temporary position until 2021-03-14.

Scope of employment: 17-30%

For further information about the position please contact: Director of Studies Sara Andersson, e-mail sara.andersson@cemus.uu.se, or educational coordinator Alexis Engström, e-mail: alexis.engstrom@cemus.uu.se, tel 0727-181710

Please submit your application by no later than February 17 2020, UFV-PA 2020/173.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Anställningsform Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Anställningens omfattning Deltid
Tillträde 2020-03-15
Löneform Månadslön
Antal lediga befattningar 18
Sysselsättningsgrad 17-30%
Ort Uppsala
Län Uppsala län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer UFV-PA 2020/173
Facklig företrädare
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Publicerat 2020-01-28
Sista ansökningsdag 2020-02-17

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