Professor in Domestic Animal Anatomy

Professor in Domestic Animal Anatomy

SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Uppsala, Sweden

Subject description

The subject domestic animal anatomy includes knowledge of the anatomical structure of the body (descriptive anatomy), from the whole animal to the structures of the organs, with main focus on food producing animals, sports and companion animals. In addition, the subject has a focus on digitization related to the functional anatomy of the locomotor apparatus, biomechanical principles that enable and limit movements and variations in movement patterns in horses, dogs, cats and cattle.


The applicant will be expected to:

  • develop and lead internationally successful research;
  • develop, lead and participate in teaching at first, second and third cycle level;
  • primarily teach in anatomy, in addition to other components at first, second and third cycle level covering the subject;
  • develop and maintain national and international networks with academia, the relevant public authorities, industry, organisations and society at large;
  • collaborate with other SLU research teams to strengthen interdisciplinary activities at the university;
  • apply for external research funding from both national and international sources;
  • supervise doctoral students;
  • actively participate as a specialist in clinical work and teaching within the subject;
  • 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 prepared to have a managerial role;
  • be able to use Swedish as the working language within four years.

The department uses Swedish and English in parallel. The professor should be able to perform the majority of their tasks in English. However, as a public authority, the university has Swedish as its main language according to the requirements of the Language Act and the professor must be able to use Swedish as their working language within four years of beginning the position. The department will provide support with language learning.


The applicant must:

  • have a Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine;
  • be licensed to practise veterinary medicine in Sweden, alternatively be entitled to obtain such a licence upon application in accordance with the relevant legislation, regulations and directives;
  • have successfully completed a doctoral degree and hold the qualifications required for appointment as a docent, or have the equivalent academic qualifications, within 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-recognised research team;
  • have demonstrated the ability to compete for external research funding;
  • have proven latest clinical experience in a subject field relevant to the position;
  • have good knowledge of English.

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