Professor in Science education

Ref. No. SU FV-1921-19

at the Department of Mathematics and Science Education. Closing date: 15 November 2019.

The Department of Mathematics and Science Education (MND, have about 130 employees. The department is responsible for pre-service and in-service education for primary, secondary and upper secondary science and mathematics teachers. The research in science education concern questions on communication and language, environment and sustainability, how to evaluate and assess science knowledge, how to develop didactic models for teaching, and scientific literacy. The department has masters and doctoral education in mathematics and science education.

Subject/subject description
Science education comprises research about learning and instruction in science subjects.

Main responsibilities
Research, supervision and teaching.

Qualification requirements
A person who has demonstrated both research and teaching skills is qualified for the position as professor. In order to be appointed as a professor, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Well-documented research skills at a high international level
  • Well-documented teaching skills

All teaching positions at Stockholm University require the ability to collaborate and the general ability and suitability to perform one’s duties.

Assessment criteria
Special attention will be given to research skills, followed in importance by teaching skills and the ability to develop and lead research activities and staff.

Attention will also be given to:

  • The extent of academic studies in one or more science disciplines.
  • Teaching experience in secondary or upper secondary school, or equivalent.

Some attention will also be given to administrative skills and the ability to collaborate with the community.

The assessment of research skills will focus primarily on merits within the subject area of the position.

Teaching and learning in higher education
Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education is an advantage. An applicant who has not completed at least 15 credits of teaching and learning in higher education and is not considered to have otherwise acquired the corresponding knowledge should undergo such training within the first two years of employment.

Additional information
Female applicants are particularly welcome, as most professors at the Faculty are men.

The position is placed at the division of Science education which pursues research on teaching and learning in science. The research has a focus on primary, secondary, upper secondary school and teacher education, but also include higher education and society in general.

Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement at the time of appointment, but the candidate should be able to carry out teaching and administrative duties that require good command of Swedish within a couple of years of employment.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Bengt-Olov Molander, telephone: +46 8 1207 6622, or professor Per-Olof Wickman, telephone: + 46 8 1207 6591,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Mikael Stenberg, telephone: +46 8 16 20 86,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!


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