Professor in political science with focus on governance of natural resources

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Sweden

July 1, 2022

Description

The Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences The Department of Urban and Rural Development

The Faculty establishs a new research area and are recruiting a professor in political science with focus on governance of natural resources. Political science includes studies of the content of politics, political processes and the institutional rules that surround them. The professor will strengthen and renew social science research and education on governance of natural resources, especially in relation to policy and policy implementation. In the autumn of 2021, SLU started a new bachelor program, Politices candidate - sustainable development, where teaching in political science will be an important part.

This fully funded professor position will be placed at the Department of Urban and Rural Development (www. slu.se/en/sol). The department's research and education is based on the subjects Environmental Communication, Rural Development, Landscape Architecture and Agrarian History and will now be further developed with Political Science as a subject.

SLU Swedish Biodiversity Centre, (CBM), which is a centre for the production and dissemination of knowledge about the complex interplay between biodiversity and societal development, is placed at the Department of Urban and Rural Development. CBM's activities focus on the interplay between biodiversity and human activities. The task of the centre is to initiate, conduct and coordinate socially relevant research, investigation and information with the goal to conserve, restore and sustainably use biodiversity. The announced position will have a clear connection to CBM. Read more about CBM here: https: // www. slu.se/en/CBM

SLU offers an attractive research environment with an unique breadth, including world leading research in biodiversity, and thereby the opportunity for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations with research groups in other social sciences, including economics, and with groups on natural and engineering sciences.

Subject area

The subject includes political science with focus on governance of natural resources. The starting point of the subject lies in the complex interplay between ecosystems and society, as well as related societal conflicts of goals and interests.

Duties

The professor is expected to lead a research group, which includes administrative duties.

The candidate, should, within the subject area

  • develop and lead a strong research environment with internationally recognized and successful research
  • develop research and teaching in close collaboration with other researchers and teachers at the faculty and university
  • address research issues with multi- and interdisciplinary approaches
  • apply for external research funding at national and international level
  • contribute to the development of CBM
  • lead, develop and participate in education at basic and advance level
  • participate in PhD training and supervising PhD students
  • develop and maintain national and international networks and collaborations with academia, and relevant agencies, organizations, the industry and stakeholders
  • support the strategic development of the department and faculty
  • collaborate with others within the department and at other departments within and outside SLU
  • actively collaborate with other research groups within SLU in order to strengthen interdisciplinary research at the university
  • disseminate research findings and contribute with relevant knowledge to society/the public
  • be able to communicate in Swedish within four years.
  • Qalifications

    The successful candidate shall

  • have a PhD and competence as associate professor (docent) or equivalent academic qualifications
  • be scientifically skilled within the subject area of this appointment
  • have experience of collaboration with stakeholders
  • have demonstrated a proven ability to lead and develop a successful research group
  • have a proven ability to obtain external research funding in competition
  • be pedagogically skilled
  • have ability to integrate research and scientific perspectives in teaching
  • good ability to communicate in written and spoken English.
  • Assessment criteria

    The assessment criteria for appointment for this position will primarily be based on the degree of skills to which the applicant have in the subject.

    The assessment of scientific skills will consider the ability to

  • initiate, lead and deliver innovative and excellent research
  • independently initiate and pursue outstanding research
  • obtain external research funding in competition.
  • The assessment of pedagogic skills will consider the ability to

  • convey and implement his/her pedagogic vision
  • plan, conduct and evaluate teaching and research
  • supervise and examinate doctoral students.
  • The assessment of collaboration skills will consider the ability to integrate and cooperate with relevant stakeholders and society.

    It is a merit to have conducted multi- or interdisciplinary research and / or research in transdisciplinary collaborations. It is also a merit to have worked with the governance of biodiversity.

    Assessment of pedagogic and scientific skills shall be given equal consideration.

    Emphasis will be placed on the applicant's personal suitability and abilities.

    This position offers the vibrant research climate at SLU. The benefits of the position include Swedish family health care provisions, parenting support including generous paid leave of absence policies that allow both parents to care for newborns and toddlers. Additionally Sweden has a well-established pre-school structure as well as an educational system that provides no-cost education through university studies. Find out more facts and stories about Sweden at www. sweden.se

    Located in the greater Stockholm region, the city of Uppsala has a rich history and culture, and is a true academic and cultural hub. Find out more about moving, living and working here at https: // internationalhub.uppsala.se/

    Application deadline

    2022-07-01

    Place of work

    Uppsala, Sweden

    Extent

    100%

    Form of employment

    Permanent employment

    Starting date

    By agreement.

    Application:

    Use the document Application guidelines for appointment as professor, senior lecturer or associate senior lecturer at SLU as guide when you fill in your application.

    Please apply by clicking the apply-button below.

    Academic union representatives:

    https: // internt.slu.se/min-anstallning/facket/kontaktpersoner/

    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.

    www. slu.se

    SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

    Contact person

    Lars Johansson

    Head of Department

    +46 (0)18 671914

    lars.Johansson@slu.se

    Eva Enström

    Faculty Administrative Officer

    +46 (0)18 671202

    eva.enstrom@slu.se

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