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Job description:

Key areas of focus for this position include (i) forestry statistics on how much carbon is stored and harvested in forests, (ii) field measurements of the absorption and emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and (iii) models estimating the storage of carbon in forests and benefits to the climate from using forest raw materials. The Faculty of Technology is part of a cross-departmental collaboration in research and education on the benefits for climate from forests and effects of using forest raw materials for the purpose of producing energy whilst reducing the negative impact of buildings on climate. Other responsibilities include to participate in and lead the research and education in the department and faculty in one or more of the key areas mentioned above. Work as a Senior Lecturer includes teaching and supervising degree projects and doctoral students in addition to which, due to the project management and research nature of the role, the successful applicant will be required to write scientific articles.

Teaching and research activities are planned and incorporated into the work based on the level of competence of the applicant. Teaching is through distance learning in addition to excursions and campus-based practical meetings and lectures. Currently available courses in Forest and Wood Technology attract a large number of student applications. Hence, the position of Senior Lecturer plays an important role in the Master’s Degree in Forest and Wood Engineering and also adds to the competence of the teaching team as a whole.

The position involves fostering contacts and collaborations with other research institutions and industries and further developing national and international networks. In addition, the work involves actively participating in and contributing to the internal and external work of the department as well as supporting gender-equality and securing external research funding.

It is also important for teachers and lecturers at Linnaeus University to keep abreast of developments within their own specialist subject and any other societal developments that may be of importance to their work at the University. Linnaeus University is committed to equal opportunity forming the basis of all our activities.

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