Professor in Cropping Systems

Professor in Cropping Systems

SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Uppsala, Sweden

Subject Area

The subject area includes agricultural crop production systems in temperate regions with focus on production and ecology. It is based on understanding of how crop production is impacted by management, environment and climate, its integration in farming and food systems, and how agriculture impacts surrounding ecosystems.


The Professor is expected to lead and manage a research group, which may include administrative duties such as budget and staff responsibility.

The candidate should within the subject area

  • develop and lead successful and internationally recognized research that includes experimental and field-based research in Sweden and other countries;
  • develop, lead and participate in higher education (first, second and third cycle levels);
  • teach primarily in the subject area, but also in other areas at first, second and third cycle levels where the subject is comprised;
  • supervise doctoral students and mentor relevant staff;
  • collaborate with other research groups within SLU in order to strengthen interdisciplinary activities at the university;
  • develop and maintain national and international collaborations, including co-creation approaches, with academia, governmental agencies, industry, other organisations and society at large;
  • apply for external research funding from both national and international sources;
  • contribute to the strategic development of the department, faculty and SLU;
  • communicate research findings and other relevant information to society at large;
  • be able to communicate in Swedish within four years.


The applicant shall

  • have a PhD and competence as associate professor (docent) or equivalent academic qualifications;
  • be scientifically skilled in the subject area;
  • have demonstrated the ability to lead and develop a successful research team;
  • have demonstrated the ability to successfully secure external research funding in competition;
  • be pedagogically skilled and have the ability to integrate research and a scientific approach into teaching;
  • have a proven track record of research collaborations outside academia;
  • have a good knowledge of English.

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