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Senior Lecturer in Applied Horticultural Plant Protection

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    Universitets- och högskolelektor

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  • Publicerad

    24 juni

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    24 augusti

Om jobbet

Department of Plant Protection Biology
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Subject area

We are looking for a senior lecturer with a genuine and documented interest in applied plant protection in horticulture who wants to be part of the development of future plant protection in collaboration with the university, extension services, as well as the plant production and plant protection industries. The purpose is to help ensure that fundamental knowledge from plant protection research is translated into practical plant protection strategies that are environmentally and economically sustainable. A deep understanding of modern production systems is vital.


The holder is expected to conduct applied plant protection research and extension in one or more production systems relevant to Northern European horticulture.

Tasks include:

  • Conducting applied research in horticultural plant protection with a focus on sustainable production
  • Developing research hypotheses, including the integration of perspectives from other actors in plant protection
  • Building and further developing networks with industries, government agencies, the scientific community and other stakeholders, nationally and internationally
  • Seeking external research funding
  • Communicating research results within the subject area, to both scientific and non-scientific audiences
  • Participating in teaching at undergraduate and graduate level


The applicant should:
  • Hold a doctoral degree in a relevant subject area
  • Be scientifically skilled in applied plant protection, including documented skills in extension
  • Have teaching proficiency and have completed pedagogical education in teaching in higher education corresponding to at least 10 weeks of studies, or have acquired the corresponding knowledge in some other way
  • Demonstrate a good ability to communicate (both in writing and orally) in Swedish, or another Scandinavian language, and English

Assessment criteria

Assessment criteria for appointment will primarily be based on the degree to which the applicant possesses the required qualifications specified for the position. Equal attention will be paid to the assessment of teaching proficiency and the assessment of academic skills.

The assessment of scientific skills will consider:

  • Scientific publications, and other measurable outputs, in applied plant protection research and development
  • Previous and ongoing research, including projects with the potential to lead to new innovations
  • Documented experience of attracting external research funding
  • Research on production systems relevant to horticulture in northern Europe
  • The capacity to independently initiate and conduct innovative research
  • The potential of the candidates proposed research to complement ongoing plant protection projects at the department
The assessment of relevant extension skills will consider:
  • Documented skills in planning and implementing collaboration with actors both within and outside of universities
  • Deep knowledge in applied plant protection and production relevant for northern Europe
The assessment of pedagogical competence will consider:
  • Documented experience in planning, implementing and evaluating teaching
  • The ability to integrate research and scientific approaches into the pedagogical work
During the selection process, scientific skills, pedagogic skills and extension skills are all ranked as equally important.

Emphasis will be placed on documented experience demonstrating the ability to integrate basic and applied research and innovation, and translating such research results into practical applications in collaboration with stakeholders. Of particular interest is knowledge that can complement the biological projects at the department with other competences, and a genuine interest in applied questions. Emphasis will also be placed on pedagogical skills and a good ability to communicate.

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