Professor in forest vegetation ecology - Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet - Universitetslärarjobb i Umeå
Professor in forest vegetation ecology
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Department of Forest Ecology and Management

A professorship position, fully funded, in forest vegetation ecology is open at the department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU, Umeå, Sweden

The mission of the department is to advance the understanding of forest ecosystem processes and to apply this understanding to sustainably managed forest resources. Forests covers 70% of the Swedish land area and thus constitutes our most important natural resource. Excellence in research and teaching in Forest Vegetation Ecology is thus a prerequisite for long-term sustainable utilization of all major forest ecosystem services. The department has ~80 employees with >20 active research leaders of which 12 are professors. The department has access to numerous long-term field experiments and modern field research infrastructures as well as access to analytical technical platforms. The department has a well-developed national and international research network and much of the research at the department is internationally highly renowned. The department belongs to the Faculty of Forest Sciences, with the main location in Umeå. We share the campus with Umeå University. The Faculty of Forest Sciences holds a strong position internationally, and was recently ranked number one in forestry globally.

Subject area:

The main research area of this position must be forest vegetation ecology with a focus on boreal and temperate forest ecosystems. The research must be directed towards biotic interactions within as well as between populations of different plant species, including forest trees, and interactions between forest vegetation and biotic or abiotic properties in both undisturbed and managed forests.


The successful candidate for this position must, within the subject area forest vegetation ecology:

* develop and lead an internationally recognized and successful research program
* develop and lead education at all levels, including doctoral education
* be active in post-graduate teaching and PhD-student supervision
* collaborate with other researchers within and outside SLU
* develop and maintain regional, national and international networks within the research community and the surrounding society
* communicate research and research results
* actively seek and receive external research funding at both regional, national and international levels


The duly qualified candidate is someone who can demonstrate both academic and teaching skills within the subject area.

The candidate must have proven academic skills within the subject area and have a PhD as well as qualifications similar to an Associate Professor or equivalent.

The successful candidate should demonstrate pedagogic skills and the ability to combine successful teaching practices with research.

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Application: The application must 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 lecture at SLU" as a guide when you fill in your application. You will find the guide here.

We welcome your application not later than April 8 2019, please apply by clicking the "apply- button" below

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

University salaries are set on individual basis.

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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.

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Sista dag att ansöka är 2019-04-08
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Mats Nilsson, Chairperson, Recruitment Committee +46 (0)90-786 8375, +46 (0)70-688 4409
Hjalmar Laudon, Head of Department +46 (0)90-786 8584, +46 (0)70-560 6625
Ulrika Ganeteg, Acting Scientific Officer +46 (0)90-786 8431

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
SLU, Skogens ekologi och skötsel
90183 Umeå

Skogsmarksgränd 17, Umeå


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