Position at the Swedish Museum of Natural History

Elin Sigvaldadottir Elin.Sigvaldadottir at nrm.se
Tue Nov 23 14:04:16 EST 2004

The Swedish Museum of Natural History has openings for two professors in the 
Museum™s Research Department 

--Professor of Entomology, Reg. no. 43-355/2004 
--Professor of Invertebrate Zoology, Reg. no. 43-356/2004 

Entomological (including arachnological) and invertebrate zoological research 
at the Museum emphasizes taxonomy, systematics and phylogeny. In addition to 
large scientific collections, the Research Division has excellent departmental 
libraries and modern laboratories. Each professor will be expected to provide 
leadership and develop their own research program. He/she will also have 
responsibility for the collections in his/her area. Encouraging public and 
governmental interest in the Museum™s research and collections is also an 
important responsibility. Both positions carry some obligation for university 

The Research Division is currently undergoing reorganization. Each position 
may also include assignment as administrative head of department, with 
responsibility for budget and personnel. 

The successful applicant will: 

-- have demonstrated scientific excellence in his/her field 
-- be able to create a strong research environment 
-- have strong potential to obtain external support for research 
-- have experience and interest in maintaining scientific collections 
-- be an excellent teacher 
-- have experience in supervising student research 
-- be interested in activities outside the Museum and be able to popularize 
-- be able to work well with others 

Interest and experience in administration and management will also be 
important. The working language at the Museum is Swedish. The Museum has the 
goal of equality in employment and welcomes women as applicants.

The application should include:  
The applicant’s qualifications, including a complete list of publications 
The applicant’s most relevant publications (at most 10) A brief report of the 
applicant’s current research, teaching, and work in popular science 
An account of the applicant’s experience in collections work and maintenance 
Documentation of the applicant’s administrative and managerial experience
 A brief statement of vision  

For further information contact the Director of Research, Prof. Stefan 
Claesson, the Associate Director of Research, Dr. Mari Källersjö, SACO-S 
representative Kerstin Alm Kübler, or ST-Kultur representative Marie Svensson 
(tel. 5195 4000). 

The application should be written in English. 
The application and all supporting materials should be submitted in 
quadruplicate, no later than 28 January 2005 to: 
Swedish Museum of Natural History 
Box 50007, SE-104 05 Stockholm 

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