Associate Senior Lecturer in Forest Mycology

SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Uppsala, Sweden


The position involves research, as well as teaching and tutoring in the subject. The holder must develop their research and pedagogic profile on the role of fungi in the forest ecosystems. This includes identifying and examining the processes that drive fungal impact on the forest, but also the measures that can be taken to counteract the effects of pathogens, to improve the nutritional turnover, or conserve biodiversity. This is expected to take place in collaboration with colleagues both within the department and SLU, nationally and internationally. The duties also include attracting own external research funding, teaching and supervision of students in at the Candidate to Mastersundergraduate and MSc level, teaching/responsible responsibility for workshops/mini-symposia/courses in the graduate program, as well as being assistant supervisor for graduate students. The assistant lecturer will also receive the educational training educational as required for promotion to senior lecturer in employment.


When considering the appointment as assistant professor placed mainly emphasis on qualitative indications of the applicant's academic skills. Beyond these, applicant's ability to develop an independent line of research in the subject area, and in the context of the employment qualifications meet the requirements for promotion to senior lecturer. Special attention will be paid to the applicant's expertise in biology, especially in one or more of the following areas: forest pathology, mycology, microbiology, microbial ecology, biochemistry, genomics, molecular evolution and bioinformatics. Weight will also be given to communication skills and ability to work broadly across several of the department's activity and the administrative experience relevant to the subject content and tasks. A good ability to express oneself in written and spoken English is required. Teaching experience is an advantage.


A person eligible for appointment as assistant lecturer must have a PhD or equivalent scientific competence. The candidate should preferably have held this degree or qualification for no more than seven years before the closing date for applications for this position. For employment as assistant lecturer, applicants must be scientifically proficient in one or more subjects that are relevant to the position. Experience in research environments outside SLU corresponding to a postdoctoral period, or doctoral degree from another university or research institute is expected. Good proficiency in English is a requirement.

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