Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Crop Science

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Crop Science

SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Umeå, Sweden

Subject area

The subject area is crop science, and encompasses basic and applied research questions with a focus on crops for production of forages for ruminants.

Duties

The senior lecturer is expected to:

  • develop and lead research in the subject area with a focus on cultivation and quality of forage crops;
  • develop and lead teaching and improve teaching methods, including supervision and examination, at undergraduate and master’s level, in Swedish and English;
  • participate in and enhance educational and research collaborations within the department and SLU, as well as with similar subject specialisations at other higher education institutions, nationally and internationally;
  • supervise PhD students, and develop postgraduate education;
  • advance and strengthen national and international networks with researchers, and industry/business;
  • communicate research and research findings, in scientific and popular scientific ways;
  • advance and strengthen cooperation and collaboration with society;
  • apply for national and international external research funding; and
  • teach in Swedish within four years of taking up the position.

Qualifications

The successful candidate should:

  • hold a doctorate;
  • demonstrate research expertise within the subject area of the employment;
  • demonstrate good pedagogic skills; and
  • have good oral and written knowledge of English.

Assessment criteria

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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