Senior lecturer in landscape architecture focusing on spatial planning

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Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management

The Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Administration is part of the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture
and Plant Production Science. The research and teaching within the department is performed by four theme groups: Design of Urban
Landscapes, Landscape Planning, Urban Vegetation and Landscape Governance and Management. Research and teaching and at the
department are multidisciplinary, including the perspectives of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, design and engineering.
The department’s staff comprises 85 members, active in both teaching and research.

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Subject area

The subject area for this position is spatial planning with a special focus on sustainable urban and residential planning, as well as municipal planning.


The senior lecturer should within the subject area:

  • contribute to the development and strengthening of research and education (from bachelor's to doctoral level)
  • participate actively in teaching, including supervision and examination
  • participate actively in research and supervision of doctoral students, produce scientific publications and apply for external research funding
  • participate in and develop research and teaching collaborations within the subject area, at the department and SLU and with similar subject areas at other higher education institutions in Sweden and internationally
  • develop and strengthen collaboration with society


The applicant must:

  • have completed a doctoral degree in the subject of landscape architecture, landscape planning, spatial planning or related discipline relevant to the subject
  • have demonstrated pedagogical skills in teaching at undergraduate and advanced level, including supervision
  • have completed higher education pedagogical training in at least 10 weeks of full-time studies or otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge
  • be scientifically skilled in the subject area and have demonstrated the ability to obtain external research grants
  • have published in publications relevant to the subject area
  • have good knowledge of Swedish or another Scandinavian language and English

Assessment criteria

Assessment criteria for the appointment will primarily be based on the degree to which the applicant possesses the required qualifications specified for the position. Equal attention will be paid to the assessment of teaching proficiency and the assessment of academic skills

When assessing the pedagogical skills, the following is taken into account:

  • planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching in the subject area
  • supervision and examination of students
  • ability to integrate research and a scientific approach in teaching

When assessing scientific skill, the following are taken into account:

  • the applicant's capacity to develop the research area, for example the ability to obtain research grants and publish in scientific journals or books

In other respects, a strong collaborative network of value for the department's teaching and research as well as good communication and collaboration skills are taken into account. Experience of research in planning liveable environments for vulnerable groups is an advantage, as well as experience of various research environments of relevance to the subject.

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