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Senior lecturer in engineering, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU

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Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences

Department of Energy and Technology

At the Department of Energy and Technology research is primarily conducted on how agriculture and forestry can contribute to a sustainable society. Scientists investigate how agriculture can produce food and energy efficiently, with minimal environmental impact, and how the movement of animals and food could be improved.

The recruitment of a senior lecturer in engineering is part of the Department´s endeavor to increase its expertise in the interface between the agricultural production system and modern technology. The Department is now looking for a senior lecturer who will be responsible for the subject of engineering with focus on sensor-, regulation- and information technology in agriculture. 
Subject area:
The subject area compasses engineering with focus on sensor-, regulation- and information technology in agriculture with the aim to contribute to a more efficient and sustainable agriculture and sustainable food production.

The appointed senior lecturer in the subject area is expected to:

  • develop and lead competitive research within the area engineering with focus on sensor-, regulation-, and information technology in agriculture
  • develop and teach at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as PhD courses
  • supervise PhD students
  • collaborate with other researchers/research groups within the department, and with other departments within and outside SLU
  • develop and maintain national and international networks with researchers, industry, and society in general
  • disseminate research and research results
  • actively apply for external funds

A person shall be qualified for appointment as senior lecturer if he or she has

  • completed a doctorate
  • demonstrated academic skills within at least one of the areas of sensor-, regulation-, or information technology
  • shown the ability to lead and develop an excellent research group
  • shown the ability to attract external research funding
  • demonstrated teaching skills and has taken a course in teaching and learning in higher education (equivalent to ca 10 weeks full-time studies) or acquired corresponding knowledge in some other way
  • shown the ability to integrate the educational implementation with the role as a scientist

Assessment criteria:
Assessment for the appointment as senior lecturer shall primarily be based on the degree in which a candidate possesses the skill required to qualify for appointment. When assessing the scientific skills importance shall also be attached to:

  • research activities carried out and ongoing
  • the capacity to independently initiate and lead innovative and pioneering research and
  • the ability to attract external funding

When assessing the pedagogical skills importance shall also be attached to:

  • experience of planning, conducting and evaluating teaching
  • experience of supervision and examination at PhD-level and
  • a pedagogical vision

Moreover, regard shall be paid to the degree in which a candidate possesses

  • skills in developing and managing activities and staff
  • skills in interacting with the surrounding community
  • experience in research with connection to agricultural productionsystems
  • skills in disseminating research and development

As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching skills as to the assessment of academic skills.  

Place of work: Uppsala

Form of employment: Permanent

Extent: 100%

Starting date: By agreement

The scientific and pedagogic documentation submitted in support of the application shall be indicated in the application, and one copy of each document shall be made available to the Registrar at the time of application. At most 10 scientific publications and at most 10 pedagogic publications, including popularized versions, should be submitted in support of the application. In addition a complete list of publications shall be supplied; the publications submitted with the application must be indicated. When expert reviewers have been appointed, the applicant(s) will be informed to send copies of the documentation listed in the application to each one of the reviewers.

Application: You are welcome to submit your application marked SLU ua 1935/2017. Enclose your CV and any other supporting documents. Send your application to the Registrar, SLU, Box 7070, SE-750 07 Uppsala or to [email protected]. Applications close on August 28, 2017.

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala. The Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (NJ) is responsible for research, teaching, environmental monitoring and assessment as well as outreach and collaboration in the fields of agriculture and rural development. The faculty is also active in the fields of cropping systems, plant breeding, plant protection, food, production, health, quality of life, environment and water.
The NJ Faculty houses 13 departments and a large number of collaborative centres. The majority of the Faculty’s employees and students are based in Uppsala, on Campus Ultuna.

Further information:
Per-Anders Hansson, Professor, 018 67 18 77, [email protected]

Further information about the formal application process:
Marnie Hancke, Research Advisor, +46 (0)18-67 11 81, [email protected]
A guide for applicants "Appointment procedures for SLU" and a "Memorandum for Guidance in connection with applications for appointment/promotion to professor and senior lecturer at SLU" can be found at Documentation of scientific, pedagogical and other qualifications must be presented in accordance with the instructions given in these documents.

Academic union representatives:

  • Saco-S föreningen SLU, SACO, +46 (0)18 67 10 85
  • Lotta Olsson, ST, +46 (0)18 67 15 36