Senior Lecturer in Water Quality in Agricultural Landscapes

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Uppsala, Sweden
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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Department of Soil and Environment

The Department of Soil and Environment undertakes research and higher education for sustainable soil and land use management in agriculture, forestry and urban environments. The activities are carried out in a Swedish and international context as well as in partnership with private, policy and public sectors. Outcomes are aligned to, and contribute towards national and international strategies on food security, environmental sustainability, climate policy framework and Agenda 2030.

Subject area

The academic subject area addresses water transport processes and water quality at field to landscape scales, with emphasis on land use management in agricultural systems.


The holder of the position is expected to:

  • Lead, develop and coordinate research within the research area
  • Actively apply for research grants and other funding sources
  • Develop and support teaching in the subject area at undergraduate, master and PhD levels
  • Supervise PhD students Supervise and mentor other staff as required
  • Collaborate actively for synergies and contributions within the department and at SLU
  • Strengthen national and international networks with researchers, public and private sectors, and society in general
  • Actively share research findings to wider public, practitioners and policy to take science into use
  • Teach in Swedish within four years of taking up the position.


The applicant should

  • have a completed doctorate
  • have academic skills within the subject area
  • have good knowledge of English
  • have teaching proficiency.

Assessment criteria

Candidates for the position will be assessed based on the merits, skills and experience required for appointment and duties listed, shown in application and during interview.

Regarding scientific skills, the following will be taken into account:

  • both completed and ongoing research scientific excellency
  • the ability to independently initiate and conduct innovative research
  • experience and success in attracting and managing external research and other grants.

Previous experience related to the interlinkages between soil nutrients, crop-soil management practices and water quality is a merit. Experience of both empirical and modelling approaches is also a merit.

Regarding teaching proficiency, the following will be taken into account:

  • experience of planning, conducting and evaluating teaching
  • experience of supervision and examination at doctoral level
  • ability (capacity) to integrate research and a scientific approach in teaching activities.

In addition, the following skills will be taken into account:

  • to develop and lead activities and mentor staff at university level
  • to communicate and collaborate
  • to interact with relevant stakeholders outside academia to take new knowledge into practical use.

Equal attention will be paid to the assessment of teaching proficiency and the assessment of academic skills.

Application deadline


Place of work

Uppsala, Sweden



Form of employment

Permanent employment

Starting date

By 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.

For more information regarding the regulations of teaching positions at SLU, see "Appointment procedures for SLU" and the supplementing document "General assessment criteria for the appointment of teachers" which describe the assessment criteria for appointments in more detail. The documents can be found here.

Please apply by clicking the apply-button below.

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

Håkan Marstorp



Frida Lindqvist


018 671047

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