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Professor of Culinary Arts and Meal Science

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    23 augusti

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    18 oktober

Om jobbet

We are looking for a professor of Culinary Art and Meal Science for a permanent position at the School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meals Science.

We are seeking a collegiate, forward thinking academic with strong research credentials in the field of Culinary Arts and Meal Science.

Subject area

The subject area for this position is Culinary Arts and Meal Science.


At the School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meal Science at Örebro University research and education is conducted in the subject Culinary Arts and Meal Science. The subject has, since its origin in the early 1990s, had a strong focus towards the field of hospitality and gastronomy, i.e., hotel and restaurant, and it continues to this day to be of importance for research and education within the expanding hospitality industry.

The subject explores aspects of gastronomy where emphasis is directed towards meal situations in a professional context, both from a producer’s as well as from a guest’s perspective. The professional dimension includes practical knowledge and aesthetics, as well as conditions for professional meal-making. Within the guest dimension the meal experience is of great importance and this perspective includes sensory analysis but also other areas of the meal experience, such as dietetics, service science, tourism, sociology, ethnology, food hygiene and food science. The subject of Culinary Arts and Meal Science is interdisciplinary to its character and obvious points of contact can be found with subjects in several, if not most, areas of science.

Information of the research and education at the School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meal Science can be found at:

The School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meal Science offers a creative and dynamic research and educational environment at Campus Grythyttan, beautifully located in the country side 80 km north of the city of Örebro. We are now looking for a dedicated academic with strong research credential who together with the colleges will develop and strengthen research and education in the subject of Culinary Arts and Meal Science.

Duties and responsibilities

As a rule, professors at Örebro University spends the bulk of their working hours on research. They are also expected to work actively to bring in external research grants to the subject, take overall responsibility for its research activities, and monitor developments within the subject field internationally. A professor is expected to be involved at all three levels of higher education and to communicate and collaborate around their own and the department’s research activities. Commitment to and participation in the school’s operations and activities is important which requires physical presence at Campus Grythyttan.

Professors are moreover expected, within the scope of their employment, to make themselves available for executive and administrative assignments at the university.


A person who has demonstrated both research and teaching expertise is qualified for employment as a professor.

A general eligibility criterion for permanent teaching positions at Örebro University is that the applicant has completed courses on teaching and learning in higher education corresponding to 10 weeks. Knowledge and skills equivalent to such courses may also be assessed to establish whether these provide eligibility. This assessment will be made by Örebro University. For appointment as professor, the applicant must also have completed courses on doctoral supervision. A professor who at the time of appointment does not meet these criteria must complete the required courses no later than within two years of taking up the position.

Assessment criteria an information

To see the full advertisement, visit our career site.


The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:
  • Covering letter, outlining how you believe you can contribute to the continued development of Örebro University
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • Teaching portfolio (as instructed in Örebro University's guidelines)
  • Research portfolio
  • Publication list
  • Relevant scientific publications (maximum of 10 and in full-text format)
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.
More information for applicants will be found at out career site:

The application deadline is October 18 2021.  We look forward to receiving your application!

After the application deadline, no supplements can be made electronically. If you have scientific publications that cannot be attached electronically to the application, you will, once the external experts have been appointed, receive instructions on how the missing publications can be submitted.

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.


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