Project assistant for the ENVISION project (integrating visions and scenarios for protected area management), Alnarp

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The Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management is part of the faculty for Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Sciences. Teaching and research responsibilities of the department cover six thematic areas: landscape planning, landscape analysis, governance and management, urban vegetation, cultural heritage, and design of urban landscapes. Teaching and research are multidisciplinary, including the perspectives of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and technology. Of special concern is the development of action-oriented knowledge about society and sustainable urban environments through studies of planning and design practices. The department’s staff comprises 80 members, active in both teaching and research. 


We are searching for a researcher to work on project management within the ENVISION project (An inclusive approach to assessing integrative scenarios and visions for protected area management). SLU is responsible for overall project coordination. The ENVISION project aims to develop an inclusive approach to the conservation of protected areas in Europe and the United States, which will combine participatory scenario modelling, multi-narrative platforms, and knowledge co-creation processes.

This role will involve project management tasks. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the establishment of advisory boards, and internal communication and external communication to target audiences. Specific management tasks include arranging field trips, advisory board meetings, reporting to Formas and the BiodivERsA Secretariat, and internal (within project team) and external communications. Regular online meetings with the project team will be conducted.



  • PhD in ecology, social sciences or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in working at the science-policy interface
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging diverse stakeholders (e.g., industry, government, academics and landholders)
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills
  • Effective inter- and intrapersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in working cohesively in an inter-disciplinary team environment
  • Research track record in environmental science or environmental social science
  • Ability to work independently and to support online meetings
  • Well-networked in international research and stakeholder communities

Place of work:

Most of the work will be located at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, Alnarp, Sweden. Some field work and attendance of meetings across the European Union will be expected.  

Form of employment : 

Temporary employment, 10 months



Starting date:

September 23 2019


The application should include an application letter describing why you want the position and including responses to the required and desired qualifications (2 pages). Also, please attach a CV including a list of publications, a sample of your work, (e.g. a journal article), contact information of two reference persons and PhD diploma/certificate.

Welcome to apply using the link below by the 31st May 2019 at the latest.

Academic union representatives:

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

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