Professor of Ecology

Professor of Ecology

SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Uppsala, Sweden

Subject area

The subject area includes basic and applied questions with focus on the role of plant communities in sustainable production ecosystems of foods and bio raw materials, relevant to Swedish agriculture. The subject draws on empirical research and theories in community ecology and/or systems ecology.

Duties

The position includes the following tasks:

  • developing and leading an internationally competitive research environment, through successful research proposals and publication in international journals with a high impact factor;
  • contributing to the development of sustainable crop production systems through research, teaching and collaboration within academia, industry, organisations and society at large;
  • contributing to the development of multi, inter, and transdisciplinary research at both the faculty and SLU;
  • assuming a leadership and strategic role in the subject field and department – this may include staff and budget responsibility;
  • applying for external research funding from both national and international funding bodies;
  • developing, leading and participating in teaching at both first and second-cycle level;
  • developing and running third-cycle courses and study programmes and doctoral student supervision;
  • collaborating with research teams in the department, at the faculty and SLU;
  • providing information about research findings and sharing relevant knowledge with society at large.

Swedish and English are used in parallel at the department. The successful applicant will need to be able to conduct the majority of their duties in English. However, as Swedish is the university’s principal language, the successful applicant will be expected to have professional working knowledge of the language within four years of taking up the professorship. The department will provide support with language learning.

Qualifications

The applicant must:

  • hold a doctoral degree within a relevant subject and the qualifications required for appointment as a docent or their equivalent;
  • demonstrate scientific proficiency in the subject;
  • demonstrate the ability to develop and lead a research team;
  • have successfully competed for research funding;
  • demonstrate teaching expertise;
  • demonstrate the ability to integrate research and academic perspectives into their teaching;
  • have experience of collaborating with stakeholders and society;
  • have excellent English language skills.

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