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Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor* i in Crop Production Science

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    Universitets- och högskolelektor

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    Heltid, Tills vidare

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    25 mars

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    1 juli

Om jobbet

The Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences 
The Department of Crop Production Ecology
Note: This advertisement is abbreviated to fit in Platsbanken's recruitment tool. To view the ad in its entirety, please visit Jobs and vacancies at SLU | Externwebben

A Senior Lecturer in Crop Production Science with focus on agricultural crops is open at the Department of Crop Production Ecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala.

Visit us at Department of Crop Production Ecology.

Subject area

The subject area includes basic as well as applied issues within the sustainable production of agricultural crops in an ecosystem perspective with focus on temperate climates.


The candidate should, within the subject area, develop and lead an internationally successful research programme within the subject area of this appointment:
  • contribute to the development of sustainable crop production systems in Sweden and internationally through research, education and collaboration with industry, organisations and other actors in society
  • conduct research-based collaboration with researchers within and external to SLU
  • develop, lead and actively participate in teaching within crop production science on basic and advanced levels
  • actively conduct research education and supervision of doctoral students
  • actively contribute to the development of multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary research at the faculty and at SLU as a whole
  • communicate research results and contribute with relevant knowledge to the surrounding society
  • actively pursue research funding at the national as well as international levels from national and international funding organisations. 
The department has a parallel-language working environment. The Senior Lecturer will conduct most of their duties in English. However, because the university’s official language is Swedish, the successful candidate is expected to be able to work in Swedish after four years from the starting date of their employment. The department will support the Senior Lecturer to reach this aim.


The applicant shall:
  • have a PhD
  • be scientifically skilled within the subject area of this appointment
  • have good ability to communicate in written and spoken English
  • be pedagogically skilled.

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria for this appointment will be based primarily on the degree to which the applicant possesses the required qualifications specified for the position.

In assessment of scientific skills, the following will be considered:
  • past and ongoing research
  • ability to independently initiate and lead innovative research
  • ability to obtain external research funding in competition.

The assessment of pedagogic skills will consider:

  • planning, conducting and evaluating teaching and research
  • experience of supervision of doctoral students and examination of students
  • pedagogic vision.
Other merits considered will be the degree of skills in:
  • developing and leading scientific activities and personnel at university level
  • communication and cooperation
  • interactions/collaborations with relevant stakeholders and society
  • ability to communicate research findings and development projects.
Good knowledge in Swedish or other Scandinavian languages is a merit. 

As much attention shall be given to the assessment of pedagogic skills as to the assessment of scientific skills.

After the qualification requirements, emphasis will be places on personal qualities and personal suitability.


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

Located in the greater Stockholm region, the city of Uppsala has a rich history and culture, and is a true academic and cultural hub. Find out more about moving, living and working here at

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.


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.

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Academic union representatives:

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.


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