Professor of Agricultural and Food Economics
Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
Department of Economics
The Department of Economics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) conducts research and teaching in business studies and economics and sustainable use of biological natural resources. Within this area of economics, there are two professorships, one specialising in agricultural and food economics and one in environmental and resource economics. We are now seeking to recruit a suitable person to fill the post of professor in agricultural and food economics and to lead this research group. The group currently comprises five senior researchers, two post-docs and two PhD students.
Subject area: Agricultural and food economics is an applied subject area within which economic theory is combined with data on micro and/or sector level with the aim of generating knowledge about the markets for agricultural products and services. The subject field is broad and, for the professorship in question, encompasses the areas: Agricultural and food policy including international trade, food and consumer economics and production economics and farm management.
The holder of this position is expected to:
• develop and lead internationally successful research within economics and agricultural and food economics
• lead and develop teaching at undergraduate, Master’s and doctorate level
• actively participate in PhD training and supervising PhD students
• actively collaborate within other research groups within the Department and in other departments at SLU in order to strengthen SLU’s research profile within agricultural and food economics
• develop and maintain national and international contact networks with academics, the industry and other relevant stakeholders
• actively work to disseminate research findings
• actively work to generate external research funding from national and international sources.
The successful applicant will:
• be a scholar of distinction within the subject area of this position
• have demonstrated a proven ability to lead and develop an outstanding research group
• have a PhD and competence as Associated Professor or equiavalent
• have good scientific competence in quantitative methods
• have a demonstrated ability to attract external research funding
• have good teaching skills.
The assessment of candidates will primarily be based on the degree to which they possess the required skills specified for the position. The assessment of scientific skills will consider:
• current research
• ability to independently initiate and lead innovative research
• ability to attract external funding.
The assessment of teaching skills will consider:
• experience of planning, conducting and evaluating teaching
• experience of supervision and examination of students.
The overall assessment will also consider the applicant’s degree of skill in:
• skills in developing and managing activities and staff at the higher education institution
• interacting with relevant stakeholders
• dissemination of information on research and development projects
As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching skills as to the assessment of academic skills.
Place of work: Uppsala
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 4217/2016. Enclose your CV and any other supporting documents. Send your application to the Registrar, SLU, Box 7070, SE-750 07 Uppsala or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications close on March 13, 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.
University salaries are set on an individual basis.
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.
- Carl Johan Lagerkvist, Head of Department, +46(0)18-67 17 83, email@example.com
Further information about the formal application process:
- Elisabeth Pettersson, Administrative Officer, +46 (0)18-67 10 25, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Academic union representatives:
- Saco-S föreningen SLU, SACO, +46 (0)18 67 10 85
- Lotta Olsson, ST, +46 (0)18 67 15 36