Job: Senior Lecture Position in Landscape Heritage, Sweden

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Sciences
Department of Landscape Architecture
Senior lecturer
in Landscape Planning

SLU is an international university, world class in live and environmental sciences. We are ranked among the Top 100 of ca 5,000 European universities. We have a strong research focus, but we also offer some of Sweden´s most in-demand educations; veterinarian, forester, and landscape architect.

SLU has close to 3,000 employees and some 5,000 students. Annual turnover is SEK 2.7 billion, and activities are concentrated to the main campuses in Uppsala, Alnarp, Umeå and Skara.

Subject area: Landscape Planning in the context of Gardens, Parks and Landscapes – their history and cultural heritage.

Duties: The senior lecturer is expected not only to develop her/his own research and teaching, but also to lead and develop the research and teaching within the subject area. Teaching includes the department’s basic and advanced teaching, as well as its postgraduate training.

A person shall be qualified for appointment as senior lecturer if he or she has completed a doctorate or has corresponding academic qualifications or some other professional skill that is of value with regard to the subject matter concerned and the duties that the position will involve, has taken a course in teaching and learning in higher education or acquired corresponding knowledge in some other way and has demonstrated teaching skills. As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching skills as to the assessment of other circumstances.

Assessment criteria:
Assessment for the appointment shall be based on the degree in which a candidate possesses the skill required to qualify for appointment. Furthermore, regard shall be paid to the degree in which a candidate possesses administrative and other skills of importance, taking into account the subject matter determined by the institution of higher education for the position and the duties that the position will involve. Moreover, regard shall be paid to the degree in which a candidate possesses skills in developing and managing activities and staff at the higher education institution and aptitude in interacting with the surrounding community and informing people about research and development projects.

Candidates will preferably have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Landscape Architecture, acquired by advanced studies and/or professional practice. First priority will be given to candidates with an excellent capacity and proven track record for building and consolidating work-groups and initiating and maintaining national and international networks on teaching and research within the subject area. Second priority is an ability to work in a broad, multi-disciplinary and multi-competence context, crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries. Thirdly, a willingness and aptitude to engage in community outreach and interaction with society outside academia will also be appreciated.

Within two years of appointment, the successful candidate is expected to be able to communicate (spoken and written) in one of the Scandinavian languages.
The application shall be written in any of the Scandinavian languages or in English.

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.


SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

University salaries are set on an individual basis.

Further information:
Anders Larsson
Head of Department
+46(0)40 41 54 37

Further information about the formal application process:
Torleif Ljung
+46(0)40 41 50 44

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 Documentation of scientific, pedagogical and other qualifications must be presented in accordance with the instructions given in these documents.

Academic union representatives:
Andrus Kangro, SACO
+46 (0)40 415 479

Jörgen Olsson, ST
+46 (0)40 415 431

Application, addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, SLU, quoting ref. no. 3400/2010 , together with a current CV and other documents that the applicant wishes to submit, must be received by the Registrar, SLU, P. O. Box 7070, S-750 07 Uppsala or by January 11, 2011.

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