The Department of Ecology conducts internationally strong empirical and theoretical research and education aimed towards sustainable forestry, agriculture and conservation. Our research on populations, communities and ecosystems form the basis of our research on the effects of land use and climate on animals, plants and soil. We aim at finding solutions that will contribute to improve greenhouse gas balances, conserve threatened species, support biodiversity and ecosystem services, sustainable wildlife management and pest management in forest and agricultural landscapes as well as in urban areas.
The subject area includes studies on the ecology, distribution and dynamics of forest insects. It is of particular interest that the senior lecturer contributes with knowledge on the dynamics and distribution of insects in forest ecosystems. Expertise coupled to pests and invasive species is central to the subject area, but threatened species may also be relevant as study objects as the basic ecological theories are the same for the study of harmful and threatened species. The society's need for knowledge about the dynamics and distribution of insects is growing, not the least as a result of ongoing climate change, increased trade and changed forestry methods.
The lecturer shall 1) conduct research within the subject area, 2) participate in and develop teaching at various educational levels, including doctoral education, and 3) contribute to cooperation with the surrounding community. The senior lecturer is, further, expected to receive external funding in competition. Apart from developing own research within the subject area, the university lecturer is expected to collaborate with researchers nationally, also within the department and SLU, and internationally. The holder of the position is expected to contribute to the development of the department and to the development of the subject area in general.
Qualified to be employed as a senior lecturer is the one who has obtained a PhD degree or has equivalent scientific qualifications relevant to the content of the position and the duties to be included in the position. The qualified candidate should also have undergone relevant pedagogic education or otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge as well as demonstrated pedagogical skills.
In the selection process among qualified applicants, equal importance will be given to scientific skills and educational skills. Great importance will also be given to skills in terms of cooperation with the surrounding community. In addition, emphasis will be placed on administrative skills of importance to the content and duties of the employment, as well as the proven and expected ability to develop and lead activities relevant to the assignment. The ability to obtain external research funds will also be weighed into the assessment, which is particularly important for current employment as external funding is expected to contribute to more than half of the funding of the salary.
Place of work: Uppsala
Extent: 100 %
Starting date: By agreement
Application: The application should be written in English, because the applications will be evaluated by expert advisers both in Sweden and abroad. Use the document Application guidelines for appointment as professor, senior lecturer or associate senior lecturer at SLU as guide when you fill in your application https://internt.slu.se/stod-service/admin-stod/hr/anstallningar/lararanstallningar-mm/anstallning-av-larare1/.
Please apply by clicking the apply-button below. We welcome your application no later than 2018-12-20
SLU is an equal opportunity employer.
University salaries are set on an individual basis.
Christer Björkman, Professor