Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor* in Crop Science

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Aug 2022

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

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.

This position offers the vibrant research climate at SLU. The benefits of the position include Swedish family health care provisions, parenting support including generous paid leave of absence policies that allow both parents to care for newborns and toddlers. Additionally Sweden has a well-established pre-school structure as well as an educational system that provides no-cost education through university studies. Find out more facts and stories about Sweden at

Located in the greater Stockholm region, the city of Uppsala has a rich history and culture, and is a true academic and cultural hub. Find out more about moving, living and working here at

Assessment criteria for the employment will primarily be based on the degree to which the applicant possesses the required qualifications specified for the position.

The scientific assessment will consider

  • research activities, both completed and ongoing, within the subject area
  • the capacity to independently initiate and do novel research
  • experience in applying for and attracting external research funding

The pedagogic assessment will consider

  • experience of planning, conducting, and evaluating teaching
  • experience of supervision and examination at postgraduate level
  • ability to integrate research and a scientific approach into pedagogic activities.

Furthermore, the following skills will be considered

  • communication and collaboration
  • managing and developing activities and staff at the university
  • interaction and collaboration with relevant stakeholders and society
  • disseminating research and development activities

As much attention will be given to the assessment of pedagogic skills as to the assessment of scientific skills. Personal skills, such as collaboration with others in a group, taking responsibility and initiative, and contributing to a good work environment and a good collegial atmosphere will also be highly regarded.

Good knowledge of Swedish or other Scandinavian languages is advantageous.

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