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Tenure Track Position as Associate Senior Lecturer, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden

Posted on: 21 December, 2018
Application deadline: February 18, 2019

Tenure Track Position as Associate Senior Lecturer, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden


Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences

Department of Urban and Rural Development

Research and education at the Department of Urban and Rural Development are carried out at four different divisions: Agrarian History, Rural Development, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Communication. The appointment will be at the Division of Rural Development. The Division of Rural Development consists of two subject areas: Rural Development in the Global South and Rural Development in Sweden and Europe. An international master’s program in Rural Development and Natural Resource Management and a 5 year professional program in agronomy focusing on rural development are offered by the Division.


The subject covers rural development in Sweden and Europe with a focus on the socio-political aspects that lead to sustainable development in the context of changing rural places. Interdisciplinary approaches to changes taking place in environmental and agricultural governance and politics across local, national and global levels are important. Analysis of how gender, class, ethnicity and other dimensions of power influence rural change is central.


The Associate Senior Lecturer shall develop his/her own research profile within the subject. This should include theoretical approaches and extensive fieldwork with attention to interdisciplinary perspectives.

In addition, the associate senior lecturer will be expected to

  • apply for research grants and publish scientific articles
  • take part in research education as co-supervisor
  • teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • take courses in teaching in higher education
  • collaborate and communicate with researchers within the department and with others at SLU
  • collaborate and communicate with relevant societal actors.

The holder of the position is expected to fulfill the criteria for promotion to Senior Lecturer during the time-frame of this position.


The candidate needs to have a Ph.D or equivalent academic qualifications within the subject area. Priority will be given to candidates who have received a PhD or equivalent qualifications no longer than five years before the application deadline. The candidate should be scientifically proficient in the subject. Good ability to express him/herself in written and spoken English is essential.

Assessment criteria

In appraising the candidates, proficiency in the following will be considered

  • documented experience of high quality scientific research and international publishing in relation to the subject
  • capacity to initiate and carry out research both theoretically and empirically.

In addition, collaborative skills, and experience of multi- or interdisciplinary research and teaching is meritorious.

The assessment includes evaluating the applicant’s capacity to be able to develop an independent research profile within the subject and to qualify for promotion to senior lecturer during the time-frame of this position.

Final date for application :2019-02-18

Place of work: Uppsala

Form of employment

The employment is limited to four years in accordance with the Higher Education Act. A position as associate senior lecturer is a qualifying employment that constitutes the first step in an academic career at SLU. An associate senior lecturer has the right during his or her employment to apply for promotion to senior lecturer on the basis of criteria established when the position as associate senior lecturer was announced.

Starting date

According to agreement.


It is desirable that the application is 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.

Please apply by clicking the apply-button on the original listing.

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.

Contact person

Seema Arora Jonsson, Professor, +46(0)18-671192,

Caroline Carlström, Faculty officer,

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