Associate Senior Lecturer in Horticultural Science

Associate Senior Lecturer in Horticultural Science

with Emphasis on Quality and Post-harvest of Fruit and Vegetables, as well as the Use of Side Streams

SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Alnarp, Sweden

Subject area

The subject of the employment is horticultural science with emphasis on quality and postharvestof fruit and vegetables, as well as reduced wastage and use of side streams. Connections between the quality of edible horticultural products and health aspects are also covered, as well as questions regarding the effects of processing fruit and vegetables from a nutritional perspective. The work can include both basic and applied research. The position will be linked to the Plant Product Quality division.

Duties

The associate senior lecturer shall develop their own research profile within the subject of the employment and be given development opportunities in order to qualify as an associate professor and senior lecturer.

In addition, the holder of the employment shall within the subject area:

  • carry out research, seek external funding in competition and publish scientific articles;
  • initiate the building of their own research group;
  • participate in research education as a co-supervisor;
  • teach at undergraduate, advanced level and in research education;
  • further pedagogical training, and is expected to meet the requirements for promotion to senior lecturer at the end of the merit-based employment;
  • collaborate closely with researchers within the divison, department and other parts of SLU, as well as nationally and internationally;
  • build and further develop networks with the scientific community, industry and other stakeholders, nationally and internationally.

The department has a parallel language work environment. The lecturer will be able to carry out most of their tasks in English. As the university is Swedish-speaking, however, the holder is expected to be able to work and teach in Swedish within four years of taking up the position. The institution will, if necessary, support the holder to achieve this.

Qualifications

Eligible to be employed as an associate senior lecturer is someone who has completed a doctoral degree or has equivalent scientific competence. Primarily, this is someone that has achieved this authorization no more than five years before the end of the application period. However, even those who have completed a doctoral degree or have achieved equivalent competence earlier than this can be considered if there are special reasons. Special reasons consider leave due to illness, parental leave or other similar circumstances.

The successful candidate shall, within the subject of the employment, have:

  • a doctoral degree in biology, horticulture or an equivalent discipline;
  • demonstrated scientific skill;
  • demonstrated a theoretical depth and ability to publish their research internationally;
  • experience of different research environments and application methods;
  • very good ability to communicate in English in speech and writing.

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