Read more about the Department here: Department of People and Society
The subject area for the position is business administration with a focus on
social entrepreneurship in the agri-food sector. The development of social
entrepreneurship may play an important role in, for example, reducing the
negative environmental impacts of food production, creating inclusive job
opportunities or providing healthy and locally produced food to communities of
low socioeconomic status. The position includes teaching and research on
social entrepreneurship, social innovation and social businesses that aim for
positive societal change with food and food production as a basis.
The Associate Senior Lecturer will be responsible for a particular subject
area and is entitled to apply for promotion to Docent and Senior Lecturer in
the subject area business administration with focus on social
entrepreneurship, social innovation and social businesses during the time of
The successful candidate is expected to:
participate in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels within
the subject area,
publish peer-reviewed articles, act as supervisor to PhD students and
demonstrate the ability to research and write attractive research
collaborate with colleagues involved within the department of People and
Society as well as within other departments at SLU. Cooperation should
also include other actors such as private and governmental organizations
and other universities in Sweden and abroad.
Those holding a doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification are
eligible to apply for the position as Associate Senior Lecturer. The candidate
should preferably have held this degree or qualification for no more than five
years before the closing date for applications for this position. To be
eligible for the position as Associate Senior Lecturer, applicants must have
scientific expertise within the subject area.
The successful candidate shall have:
have a PhD in business administration, or entrepreneurship, or sociology
or in a corresponding discipline with relevance for the subject area of
received a PhD or equivalent qualifications no longer than five years
before the application deadline,
shown scientific proficiency in the subject area of the position,
shown educational proficiency in the subject area of the position,
shown a theoretical depth of relevance for the subject area of the
position and an ability to publish her/his research internationally,
experience of different research environments and application practices of
relevance for the subject area of the position,
good ability to communicate in written and spoken Swedish and English.
The main emphasis in the assessment of applications for the position as
Associate Senior Lecturer will be placed on scientific skills. The next aspect
assessed will be the applicant's ability to develop an independent research
profile within the relevant research area, and the ability to meet the
requirements for promotion to a position as Senior Lecturer by the end of the
Associate Senior lectureship.
Particular emphasis will be placed on experience and competence within the
field of social innovation and social entrepreneurship. Communication skills,
ability to work with mixed-methods and collaborate in interdisciplinary
research projects, are required.
Place of work:
Form of Employment:
The employment is limited to four years in accordance with the Higher
Education Act. A position as associate senior lecturer is a qualifying
employment that constitutes the first step in an academic career at SLU. An
associate senior lecturer has the right during his or her employment to apply
for promotion to senior lecturer on the basis of criteria established when the
position as associate senior lecturer was announced.
It is desirable that the application is written in English, because the
applications will be evaluated by expert advisers both in Sweden and abroad.
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 here.
Use the document Application guidelines for appointment as professor, senior
lecturer or associate senior lecturer at SLU as a guide when you fill in your
The scientific and pedagogic documentation submitted in support of the
application shall be indicated in the application. At most 5 scientific
publications and at most 5 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.
Please apply by clicking on the apply-button below.
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