SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES SLU

Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 

Location
Sweden (SE)
Posted
16 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
08 May 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 

The Department of Economics

Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences 
 
The Department of Economics at SLU conducts research and provides undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in business studies and economics relating to the sustainable use of natural biological resources. The subject area of economics includes two specialisations, agricultural and food economics respective environmental and natural resource economics. We are now looking for a professor who will lead the research group for environmental and natural resource economics.

Subject area: 

The subject area includes economics specialising in environmental and natural resource economics.

Duties: 

The holder of the post will be expected to:
◾develop and lead an internationally recognised and successful research group in economics specialising in environmental and natural resource economics
◾develop and lead education at all levels, including doctoral education
◾collaborate with other researchers within and outside SLU
◾develop and maintain national and international networks within the research community, industries/businesses and society at large
◾communicate research and research results
◾actively seek external research funding at national and international level

Qualifications:

A person who has demonstrated both academic and teaching skills shall be qualified for appointment as a professor. As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching skills as to the assessment of academic skills.

The successful applicant will
◾be scientifically skilled within the subject area of the post
◾be skilled in pedagogics
◾have a proven ability to lead and develop a successful research group
◾hold a doctorate and have reached docent competence or equivalent
◾have a proven ability to obtain external research funding

Assessment criteria:

Assessment for the appointment will be based on the degree to which the candidate possesses the skills required for the position.

In assessment of scientific merit, the following will also be considered
◾cunducted research efforts and current research
◾an ability to independently initiate and pursue innovative research
◾an ability to procure external research funding

In assessment of pedagogic merit, the following will also be considered
◾experience of planning, provision and evaluation of university education
◾experience of supervision and examination at doctoral level
◾pedagogic vision

Other merits considered will be the degree of skills in
◾expanding and managing operations and personnel at university level
◾collaborating with the surrounding society
◾providing information about research and development work

Place of work: Uppsala 

Form of employment:  Permanent 

Extent: 100%

Starting date: By agreement 

The scientific and pedagogic documentation submitted in support of the application shall be indicated in the application, and one copy of each document shall be made available to the Registrar at the time of application. At most 10 scientific publications and at most 10 pedagogic publications, including popularized versions, should be submitted in support of the application. In addition a complete list of publications shall be supplied; the publications submitted with the application must be indicated. When expert reviewers have been appointed, the applicant(s) will be informed to send copies of the documentation listed in the application to each one of the reviewers. 

Application: You are welcome to submit your application marked SLU ua 808/2017. Enclose your CV and any other supporting documents. Send your application to the Registrar, SLU, Box 7070, SE-750 07 Uppsala or to registrator@slu.se. Applications close on May 8, 2017. 

It is desirable that the application is written in English, because the applications will be evaluated by expert advisers both in Sweden and abroad. 

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

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.

www.slu.se 

The Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (NJ) is responsible for research, teaching, environmental monitoring and assessment as well as outreach and collaboration in the fields of agriculture and rural development. The faculty is also active in the fields of cropping systems, plant breeding, plant protection, food, production, health, quality of life, environment and water. 

The NJ Faculty houses 13 departments and a large number of collaborative centres. The majority of the Faculty’s employees and students are based in Uppsala, on Campus Ultuna.

www.slu.se/nj-fakulteten

Further information: 
◾ Carl-Johan Lagerkvist, Prefekt, 018-67 17 83, carl-johan.lagerkvist@slu.se 

Further information about the formal application process:

◾Ingrid Hemström, Administrative Officer, +46 (0)18-67 10 47, ingrid.hemstrom@slu.se

A guide for applicants "Appointment procedures for SLU" and a "Memorandum for Guidance in connection with applications for appointment/promotion to professor and senior lecturer at SLU" can be found at internt.slu.se. Documentation of scientific, pedagogical and other qualifications must be presented in accordance with the instructions given in these documents.