Senior Lecturer in Microbiology
Lund University

Senior Lecturer in Microbiology

Lund University, LTH,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.


The Department of Building and Environmental Technology at LTH, Lund University, is now recruiting a Senior Lecturer in Water Resources Engineering oriented towards Environmental Microbiology.


Water Resources Engineering oriented towards Environmental Microbiology.

Subject description

Water Resources Engineering oriented towards Environmental Microbiology, with emphasis on studying interactions between microbes and their environments. This should be in the contexts of both water and earth/sediments with connections to ongoing research in the division of Water Resources Engineering, Department of Building and Environmental Technology addressing biogeochemical cycling, corrosion, microbiology of drinking water and wastewater processes, and the ecology of biofilms.

Work duties

Work duties include:

  • Research within the subject area.
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies.
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students.
  • Actively seeking external research funding.
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society.
  • Participate in cooperation projects
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above.

Qualification requirements

Appointment to senior lecturer requires that the applicant has:

  • A PhD or corresponding research competence or professional expertise considered important with regard to the subject matter of the post and the work duties it will involve.
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise.
  • Completed five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means, unless there are valid reasons.

Assessment criteria

When assessing the applicants, special importance will be given to research and teaching expertise within the subject, assessing research and teaching expertise equally.

The assessment criteria specify the aspects to be taken into account, and the level to be achieved, in order for the assessment criteria to be deemed fulfilled. The following assessment criteria must be fulfilled for appointment to senior lecturer:

  • A good national and international standing as a researcher. The requirement for international experience shall be assessed with consideration to the character and traditions of the subject.
  • Good teaching ability, including a good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other educational activities on different levels and using a variety of teaching methods.
  • An ability to supervise doctoral students to achieve a PhD.
  • An ability to collaborate with wider society and communicate his or her activities.
  • A good general ability to lead and develop activities.


Additional requirements

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Documented experience of teaching within environmental microbiology or related disciplines.
  • Documented evidence of cooperating with other researchers and with society, and the ability to attract external financing for research.
  • Experience of project management, international cooperation within research, and leadership of applications for research financing.
  • Experience in working with large microbial data sets including data management, cluster computer projects and metagenomics
  • Collaborative skills, initiative and the ability to solve work tasks independently.


Other qualifications

  • Experience in communication with national and international media is considered an asset.

The extent to which the applicant, through their experience and skills, may complement and strengthen ongoing research, undergraduate education, departmental innovation, and how they can contribute to the future development of the department will also be taken into consideration.

Description of the workplace

Research and teaching at the division of Water Resources Engineering, Department of Building and Environmental Technology, address how water exists and is transported in both natural and urban systems. The division has around 30 employees and 20 Ph.D. students. This position is within the Water Quality group, where research focusses on the production and quality of drinking water, source water quality and protection, and microbial ecology of water and sediment. As work in this group is closely connected to both municipalities, ministeries and Swedish industry, the ability to communicate in Swedish will support the work in this group. If you as an applicant are not currently able to communicate in Swedish, support and time will be provided for this education within this position.

We offer 

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme.  Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee:


Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

LTH is Lund University’s Faculty of Engineering. At LTH we educate people, build knowledge for the future and work hard for the development of society. We create space for brilliant research and inspire creative advancements in technology, architecture and design. We have nearly 10,000 students. Every year, our researchers – many of whom work in world-leading profile areas – publish around 100 theses and 2 000 scientific findings. In addition, many of our research and degree projects are transformed into innovations. Together we explore and create – to benefit the world.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/2767
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364,
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,
Published 09.Oct.2023
Last application date 04.Dec.2023 11:59 PM CET

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