Professor in Sustainability Science


Stockholm Resilience Centre


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Start Date

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Stockholm Resilience Centre is part of the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University. It currently employs ca 130 members of staff with an additional 18 Master’s students. The education focus on  sustainability science and the research focus on the resilience of social-ecological systems, sustainable cities, and ocean governance.

Sustainability science, with a focus on sustainable food systems. 

Subject description
The subject for the Curt Bergfors professorship is interdisciplinary research on sustainable development, including studies of the interactions between ecological and social systems, and in particular how food systems influence human health and the resilience of the biosphere.

Main responsibilities
Research, leadership and coordination of interdisciplinary research project, supervision, and some 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
  • Documented pedagogical 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
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills, followed in importance by the ability to develop and lead interdisciplinary research activities and staff, administrative skills, and the ability to collaborate with the community and convey information about research and development. Attention will also be given to pedagogical skills.

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

Contact Name

Professor Henrik Österblom

Contact Email