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Associate Professor* in Pig Medicine

  • Yrkesroll

    Universitets- och högskolelektor

  • Anställning

    Heltid, Tills vidare

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    22 februari

  • Sök jobbet senast

    24 april

Om jobbet

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department of Clinical Sciences
The Department of Clinical Sciences is responsible for undergraduate education, research and in the scientific fields of veterinary medicine, animal care and animal science. The department's activities mainly concern our common Swedish domesticated animal species (pets) with a focus on anaesthesiology, diagnostic imaging, animal care, epidemiology, laboratory animal medicine, surgery, clinical chemistry, medicine and animal reproduction.

Subject Area

Pig Medicine covers all aspects of pig medical diseases including clinical signs, pathogenesis, pathology, diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis, both at individual and herd level.


The holder of the position should within the subject area
  • develop, manage and participate in teaching at basic and advanced level, including doctoral level
  • lead and contribute to developing internationally successful research within the subject area
  • supervise PhD students and candidates undergoing residency
  • apply for external research funding at national and international level
  • collaborate with other research groups within SLU to strengthen the interdisciplinary activities of the university
  • actively participate in clinical work
  • carry out administrative assignments within the department, faculty and university
  • participate in and enhance the strategic development of the department, faculty and SLU
  • develop and maintain national and international networks and collaborations with academia, relevant agencies, industries, organizations and society at large
  • distribute research results and other relevant information to society.


The successful applicant shall
  • have a Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine
  • have Swedish veterinary identification, or be entitled to obtain one upon application in accordance with current applicable legislation, regulations and directives*
  • hold a doctorate or equivalent academic qualifications in a subject relevant to the position
  • demonstrate research expertise within the subject area
  • demonstrate teaching expertise and have the ability to integrate research and scientific perspectives in teaching
  • have experience of teaching at basic and advanced level
  • have documented up to date clinical experience in a subject relevant to the position
  • have a good knowledge of English
  • have Swedish as a working language
*Act (2009:302) on activities within animal health care ch. 3. Qualification rules, the Swedish Agency for Agriculture's regulations and general advice on qualifications for animal health personnel (SJVFS 2016:9) ch. 2. Qualification as a veterinarian, as well as European Parliament and Council Directive (2005/36/EC) of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications.

Assessment criteria

Assessment of the applicant’s suitability for employment as associate professor will primarily be based on the degree to which the candidate possesses the qualifications required for the position.

The assessment of research expertise will take into account the following:
  • completed research initiatives and ongoing research, as well as its relevance and development potential for the faculty
  • ability to independently initiate and conduct successful internationally recognized research
  • ability to obtain external research funding in competition
  • competence as associate professor (docent) or equivalent academic qualifications in a subject relevant to the position
  • have international Veterinary Medicine specialist competence (diplomate) or equivalent competence in a subject relevant to the position
The assessment of teaching expertise will take into account the following:
  • planning, implementation, examination and evaluation of own teaching
  • supervision and examination at basic and advanced level
  • the ability to integrate research and scientific approaches into the pedagogical work
  • pedagogic vision and reflection
  • training in teaching and learning in higher education, covering around 10 weeks, or have acquired equivalent knowledge in other ways
Furthermore, the assessment will consider the applicant’s expertise in
  • developing and managing activities and staff within the academy
  • internal communication and collaboration
  • clinical experience in a subject relevant to the position
  • collaboration with external stakeholders and society at large
  • communicating research and development work
  • providing advice on the subject
The position will be offered to the person who, after a qualitative overall assessment, is assessed to be most suitable to carry out and develop the above mentioned duties and to contribute to the positive development of the organization.


This position offers the vibrant research climate at SLU. The benefits of the position include Swedish family health care provisions, parenting support including generous paid leave of absence policies that allow both parents to care for newborns and toddlers. Additionally Sweden has a well-established pre-school structure as well as an educational system that provides no-cost education through university studies. Find out more facts and stories about Sweden at

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Application deadline


Place of work

Uppsala, Sweden



Form of employment

Permanent employment

* Swedish: ‘universitetslektor’, a tenured position approximately equivalent to Senior Lecturer (UK) or Associate Professor (US). The successful applicant will be employed as Senior Lecturer.

Starting date

By agreement.


For the guidance of your application, there is SLU's appointment procedure for teachers at SLU and General assessment criteria for the appointment of teachers, which you can read here

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