Associate Senior Lecturer in Wood Material Science and Engineering
SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Innovative development of sustainable products and services based on forest biomaterials is of high priority. A cornerstone of this development is the understanding of how to create values in different value chains. In this position focus will be on developing methods for determination of properties and values of forest biomaterial at harvest, storage, handling and transport of forest biomaterials for use in sawmills, pulp and paper mills, heat and power industry and in future biorefineries. Applicants are expected to within these areas carry out teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level equivalent to 30% of the employment time. Generally, participating in ongoing projects, to initiate, plan and lead their own research, writing scientific articles, teaching and supervising students, as well as undertake some administrative tasks for the department will be the main tasks of this position. Other important tasks is to work together with industry and society and to continuously apply for funding. The assistant lecturer is supposed to receive educational training, and is expected to achieve the requirements for promotion to senior lecturer during the four years duration of this position.
To be eligible for the position of Associate Senior Lecturer a doctoral degree, or equivalent scientific competence, is required. Persons who have a doctoral degree not older than seven years, before the application period expires, are prioritized. Scientific skills within the subject area are the main criteria for employment. Experience from another research group outside of SLU, equivalent to a postdoctoral position or a doctoral degree from another university, is expected.
Good ability to communicate in English is a requirement. Experience in teaching and of applying and receiving external research grants are merits.