Clinical Professor of Small Animal Surgery
SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
The subject of small animal surgery includes research and theoretical and practical teaching in small animal surgery, predominantly in dogs and cats. The subject includes several sub-disciplines such as soft tissue and neurosurgery, dentistry and orthopaedics. It develops and evaluates new methods and techniques for improved diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention of diseases, injuries and complications, including studies of risk factors.
The applicant will be expected to
- conduct clinical surgical activities at the University Animal Hospital;
- lead and lead internationally successful research;
- develop, lead and participate in teaching at first, second and third cycle level;
- mainly teach within small animal surgery, but also at other courses at first, second and third cycle level;
- develop and maintain national and international networks and collaborations with academia, relevant agencies, industries, organizations and society at large;
- collaborate with other research groups within SLU to strengthen interdisciplinary activities at the university;
- apply for external research funding at national and international level;
- supervise doctoral students and students undergoing residency;
- actively participate in clinical work and teaching;
- contribute to the strategic development of the department, faculty and SLU;
- communicate research findings and other relevant information to society at large;
- perform administrative duties within the department, faculty and university;
- be able to use Swedish as a working language within two years.
The applicant must
- have a Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine;
- have Swedish veterinary identification, or be entitled to obtain one upon application in accordance with current applicable legislation, regulations and directives;
- have international Veterinary Medicine specialist competence (diplomate) in a subject relevant to the position;
- hold a doctorate and competence as associate professor (docent) or equivalent academic qualifications in a subject relevant to the position;
- demonstrate research expertise in the subject;
- demonstrate teaching expertise and have the ability to integrate research and a scientific approach into their teaching;
- have demonstrated the ability to lead and develop a successful internationally recognized research group;
- have demonstrated the ability to compete for external research funding;
- have documented, current, clinical experience in a subject relevant to the position;
- have good knowledge of English.
Grounds of assessment
The assessment criteria for appointment must be the degree of expertise required as qualification for employment.
The assessment of research expertise will be based on
- completed and ongoing research and its relevance and development potential for the faculty and department;
- ability to independently initiate and conduct successful internationally recognized research;
- ability to compete for external research funding;
- experience as principal supervisor for third-cycle courses and post-doctoral positions. As a principal supervisor, the candidate must normally have supervised doctoral students throughout their studies, up until they were awarded their their doctoral degree;
- supervision experience as part of international specialist training (residency).
The assessment of teaching expertise will take into account the following
- planning, implementation, examination and evaluation of teaching and education;
- experience in both theoretical and clinical teaching at first and second cycle level;
- the ability to integrate research and scientific approaches into the teaching work;
- experience from supervision and examination at first and second cycle courses;
- training in teaching and learning in higher education or equivalent knowledge;
- academic vision and reflection.
Furthermore, the assessment will consider the applicant’s expertise in
- developing and leading activities and staff within academia;
- administration in public authorities;
- communicating and collaborating internally;
- collaboration with external stakeholders and society at large;
- communicating research and development work.
The appointment will be offered to the applicant who, following a qualitative comprehensive assessment, is deemed to have the best skills set to conduct and develop the duties in question, and contribute to the positive development of the organisation.
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