The five-year period begins 1st September 2012 or upon agreement and the applications are open until the 2nd of July.
The research profile of the successful candidate should complement the focus of the Physical Geography Research Group (PGRG) at the Department of Geography. The PGRG focuses on analysing geomorphological, biogeographical and hydrological phenomena in high-latitude and high-altitude environments, namely in boreal, sub-Arctic, Arctic and mountainous landscapes.
The key research subjects are geomorphological processes (including permafrost), geodiversity, biodiversity, species distribution modelling and tree line ecotone under global change. Methodologically, the main focuses are geoinformatics, spatial analysis and statistical modelling.
Studies are often based on comprehensive field data sets. The PGRG includes one professor, one to three postdoctoral researchers, three to five doctoral students, research assistant(s) and over ten Master students.
The required qualifications for the successful candidate include a doctoral degree and high quality scientific competence, teaching experience in Physical Geography as well as evidence of international collaboration in the field in question, and success in acquiring supplementary (extramural) funding.
For further information contact Professor Jan Hjort, Department of Geography, tel. +358-29-448-1704, jan.hjort(at)oulu.