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Last Updated: 02 September 2016

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science

The department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health

Subject area: General pathology comprises basic mechanisms including the cause (etiology) and development (pathogenesis) of diseases in domestic animals as well as general pathological changes in organs and tissues.

Duties: The position includes an overall responsibility for research and teaching within the discipline. This includes research and teaching on post-graduate and graduate levels within the departments teaching assignment. In addition, the position includes undertaking of administrative duties and assignments within the department, faculty and university.

Qualification for an appointment as Professor requires demonstration of both academic and teaching skills. Applicants must be scientifically proficient in the subject area of the position, applicants should have a PhD degree and be an Associate Professor or equivalent. Applicants must be skilled in teaching and have the ability to integrate teaching and research. As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching skills as to the assessment of academic skills.

A veterinary degree is required for the position

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. In the appointment process, importance shall be attached primarily to scientific and pedagogic skills of which importance shall particularly be attached to scientific sills. Importance shall be attached to both current research and capacity to independently initiate and lead innovative and pioneering research, ability and interest to attract external funding as well as the applicant's well documented scientific competence on a high international level within the subject area. When considering pedagogic proficiency, importance shall be attached to experience in planning, carrying out and evaluating teaching, as well as supervision and examining.

The applicant's documented ability to collaborate and share research information as well as proven ability to establish and maintain national/international networks in the research area is a merit. In addition European/American diplomate or an equivalent international specialist degree in veterinary pathology is also a merit.

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: Application, addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, SLU, quoting Ref no. SLU ua SLU ua 4951/2015, 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, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden or Enable JavaScript to view this email address. by October 31, 2016.

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.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (VH) is responsible for research, teaching, environmental monitoring and assessment as well as outreach and collaboration in the fields of veterinary medicine, including veterinary nursing, and animal science. Together with the other SLU faculties, the VH Faculty is also active in the fields of food, production, health, quality of life, environment and water.

The majority of the VH Faculty’s 400 employees and 1200 students are based on Campus Ultuna, in Uppsala. The VH Faculty houses eight departments and a large number of collaborative centres.

The research, extension, environmental monitoring as well as education at the Dep. of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health is focused on animal health, food safety and environmental ecotoxicology. BVF is responsible for one third of the veterinary education focusing on the disciplines: Bacteriology, Virology, Parasitology, Immunology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Food Safety and Epizootology. Around 70 persons are working at the department and there are 20 PhD students. You can read more at:

Further information:
  • Ivar Vågsholm, Head of department, +46(0)18 67 23 78,, Enable JavaScript to view this email address.
  • Stina Ekman, Professor, +46(0)18 67 11 91, Enable JavaScript to view this email address.

Further information about the formal application process:

  • Linda Ferngren, Administrative Officer, +46 (0)18-67 16 94, Enable JavaScript to view this email address.

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:

  • Saco-S föreningen SLU, SACO, +46 (0)18 67 10 85
  • Lotta Olsson, ST, +46 (0)18 67 15 36


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