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Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in restoration ecology

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    31 augusti

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Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department of wildlife, fish en environmental studies
An appointment as Senior Lecturer in restoration ecology is vacant at the Department of wildlife, fish and environmental studies at SLU, Umeå. The department offers a creative and stimulating environment, as well as conducting internationally recognized research, education and environmental monitoring in the following subject areas; restoration ecology, aquatic ecology, molecular ecology and zooecology (see Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies | Externwebben ( The department has a large proportion of international employees, as well as well-established national and international collaborations with opportunities for rewarding exchanges.

Subject area

The subject of the position is restoration ecology and covers both basic and applied issues relevant to the subject area. The research is characterized by how different restoration measures can mitigate negative effects on biodiversity in forestry or other types of land use, such as mining. The subject area is relatively new and the research involves the development of methods for restoration.


The Senior Lecturer shall:
  • act in accordance with the vision, goals and basic values of SLU
  • develop and lead an internationally successful environment for research and education
  • apply for external funding in competition at national and international level
  • lead, develop and participate in teaching and supervision of students at all levels
  • supervise PhD students and Postdocs,
  • collaborate with other researchers and the society regionally, nationally and internationally
  • disseminate research findings


The applicant shall:
  • have a doctoral degree within a relevant subject or their equivalent scientific competence,
  • be scientifically skilled within the subject area for this appointment
  • be pedagogically skilled
  • be able to communicate well in English and Swedish, both in writing and orally

Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria for appointment of a Senior Lecturer will primarily be based on the degree to which the applicant possesses the required qualifications specified for the position.

The assessment of scientific skills will consider:

  • completed research activities and ongoing research within the subject area
  • future research vision within the subject area
  • ability to independently initiate, lead and develop innovative research
  • ability to attract external research funding in competition
The assessment of pedagogic skills will consider the ability to:
  • plan, conduct and evaluate their own teaching
  • supervise and examine undergraduate and master level students
  • supervise and examine at doctoral level
  • convey and implement their pedagogical vision
  • integrate research and academic thinking in teaching
Furthermore, the assessment will consider the applicant’s degree of skills in:
  • managing, developing and leading academic units and staff
  • interacting with relevant stakeholders and society
  • dissemination of information on research and development projects
Specific expertise in conservation biology and vegetation ecology with relevance to restoration ecology is particularly meritorious. Experience of teaching in the subject area, experience of interdisciplinary research, and a wide network of contacts with stakeholders are also meritorious.

When assessing the candidate’s qualifications, equal attention will be given to teaching and research expertise respectively, as well as to other qualifications.

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.

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It is desirable that the application is written in English, because the applications will be evaluated by expert advisers both in Sweden and abroad.

"Appointment procedures for teachers at SLU" and “General assessment criteria for the appointment of teachers" can be found here.

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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.

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

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.


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