Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Plant Pathology, with Specialization in Agricultural Crops

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Plant Pathology, with Specialization in Agricultural Crops

SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology

Uppsala, Sweden

Subject area

The subject area of the employment is plant pathology with specialization in agricultural crops within a Northern European perspective, and can include both basic and applied research questions. The focus can be on interactions between plants and microorganisms, disease management such as biological control, chemical control or host immunity, genetics and genomics of pathogens and biocontrol organisms, adaptation of pathogens to climate change and agricultural practices, or epidemiology of plant diseases.


The applicant should, within the subject area:

  • develop and manage successful research with relevance for the development of sustainable plant protection in Northern Europe;
  • develop and lead teaching in plant pathology at first, second and doctoral levels;
  • supervise PhD students;
  • develop and maintain international networks with researchers and in society;
  • communicate research and research findings;
  • apply for competitive external research funding.


The applicant must:

  • hold a doctorate or have equivalent academic qualifications;
  • be scientifically skilled in the subject area of the position;
  • have good ability to communicate in written and spoken English;
  • be pedagogically skilled.

Assessment criteria

Assessment for the appointment will be based on the degree to which the applicant possesses the skills required to qualify for appointment.

In assessing the research expertise, importance will be given to:

  • current and previous research;
  • ability and capacity to independently initiate and conduct innovative research;
  • ability to publish research in recognized, international peer-reviewed journals in the relevant field;
  • ability to successfully compete for external research funding.

In assessing the teaching expertise, importance will be given to:

  • experience of planning, conducting and evaluating teaching;
  • experience of supervision and examination at doctoral level;
  • the ability and capacity to integrate research and a scientific approach in teaching.

Other merits considered will be the degree of skill:

  • in communicating and collaborating internally;
  • in collaborating with relevant stakeholders and the wider community;
  • in communicating research findings.

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