Professor in Freshwater Ecology

Professor in Freshwater Ecology

SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Uppsala, Sweden

Subject description

The subject of this employment covers the ecology of plants and/or invertebrates in limnic systems, especially the impacts of the surrounding landscape and climate change as well as other environmental changes. The subject does not cover ecotoxicology.


The professor is expected to lead a research group, which may include administrative tasks such as budget and personnel responsibility. We would like to see the new professor contribute to SLU's special mission, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.

Within the subject area, the successful candidate should:

  • develop and lead internationally successful research
  • collaborate with other SLU research teams to in order to strengthen interdisciplinary activities at the university
  • develop and maintain national and international networks with academia, relevant public authorities, industry, 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
  • supervise doctoral students
  • develop, lead and participate in teaching at the first, second and third cycle levels

Swedish and English are used in parallel at the department. 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 learning Swedish.


The applicant must meet the following qualification requirements:

  • have/hold a PhD and have the qualifications required for appointment as docent (associate professor) or equivalent academic qualifications
  • research expertise in the subject area
  • ability to lead and develop a successful research team
  • ability to compete for external research funding
  • teaching expertise and the ability to integrate research and a scientific approach into teaching
  • good knowledge of English

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