Senior lecturer/Associate professor* small animal medicine

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
September 02, 2024
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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science

The Department of Clinical Sciences

The Department of Clinical Sciences (KV) is responsible for undergraduate education, research and postgraduate education in the fields of veterinary medicine, animal care and animal science. The department's activities mainly concern our common Swedish domesticated animal species with a focus on anesthesiology, diagnostic imaging, veterinary nursing, epidemiology, laboratory animal medicine, surgery, clinical chemistry, medicine and domestic animal reproduction. In addition, the SLU University Animal Hospital (UDS) forms an integral part of the department.

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Subject description

Companion animal medicine includes the development and evaluation of new methods and techniques for improved diagnosis, prognosis assessment, treatment and prevention of diseases, injuries and complications, including studies of risk factors. The subject focuses predominantly on dogs and cats.


The applicant will be expected to:

  • develop and lead internationally successful research ;
  • develop, lead and participate in teaching at first, second and third cycle level;
  • actively participate in clinical work
  • develop and maintain national and international networks with academia, the relevant public authorities, industry, organisations and society at large;
  • collaborate with other SLU research teams to strengthen interdisciplinary activities at the university;
  • apply for external research funding from both national and international sources;
  • supervise doctoral students;
  • contribute to the strategic development of the department, faculty and SLU;
  • communicate research findings and other relevant information to society at large;
  • perform administrative duties within the department, faculty and university;
  • be able to use Swedish as the working language within two years.
  • The department uses Swedish and English in parallel. The senior lecturer should be able to perform the majority of their tasks in English. However, as a public authority, the university has Swedish as its main language according to the requirements of the Language Act and the senior lecturer must be able to use Swedish as their working language within four years of beginning the position. The department will provide support with language learning.

    Some on-call duty at the clinic may occur.


    The applicant must:

  • have a degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine;
  • be licensed to practise veterinary medicine in Sweden, alternatively be entitled to obtain such a licence upon application in accordance with the relevant legislation, regulations and directives;
  • have successfully completed a doctoral degree or have the equivalent academic qualifications;
  • demonstrate research expertise in the subject for the appointment;
  • demonstrate teaching expertise and have the ability to integrate research and a scientific approach into their teaching;
  • have experience of teaching at first and second cycle level;
  • have proven (latest) clinical experience in a subject field relevant to the position;
  • have good knowledge of English.
  • The Act (2009:302) on Activities within Animal Healthcare, Chapter 3. Eligibility regulations, Swedish Board of Agriculture's regulations and general advice on eligibility requirements for veterinary care staff (SJVFS 2016:9), Chapter 2. Eligibility to practise as a veterinary surgeon and the Directive (2005/36/EC) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications.

    Grounds of assessment

    The assessment criteria for appointment must be the degree of expertise required as qualification for employment.

    The assessment of research expertise will be based on:

  • completed and ongoing research and its relevance and development potential for the faculty and department;
  • the ability to independently initiate and run successful and internationally-recognised research;
  • the ability to compete for external research funding;
  • the applicant having the qualifications required for appointment as a docent, or equivalent academic qualifications.
  • The following will be taken into consideration when assessing teaching expertise:

  • planning, implementation, examination and assessment of own teaching
  • experience of both theoretical and clinical teaching at first and second cycle level
  • supervision and examination at first and second cycle level
  • ability to integrate research and scientific approaches into teaching work
  • training in teaching and learning in higher education, or equivalent knowledge acquired in other ways
  • pedagogic vision and reflection.
  • The following abilities will also be assessed:

  • developing and leading activities and staff within academia.
  • communicating and collaborating internally.
  • collaborating with external stakeholders and society.
  • communicating research and development work.
  • clinical experience in a subject field relevant to the position.
  • The appointment will be offered to the applicant who, following a qualitative comprehensive assessment is in the best position to conduct and develop the duties in question, and contribute to the positive development of the organisation.

    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.

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    Form of employment:

    Swedish “universitetslektor”, a tenured position approximately equivalent to Senior lecturer (UK) or Associate professor (US). The applicant who is offered this employment at SLU will be employed as Senior lecturer.

    Permanent employment

    Starting date:

    By agreement.


    For the guidance of your application, there is SLU's appointment procedure for teachers at SLU and General assessment criteria for the appointment of teachers, which you can read here.

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    The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has a key role in the development for sustainable life, based on science and education. Through our focus on the interaction between humans, animals and ecosystems and the responsible use of natural resources, we contribute to sustainable societal development and good living conditions on our planet. Our main campuses are located in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, however, the university also operates at research stations, experimental forests and teaching sites throughout Sweden.

    SLU has around 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and doctoral students and a turnover of over SEK 3 billion. We are investing in attractive environments on all of our campuses. We strive to provide a work environment characterised by inclusivity and gender equality, where different experiences generate conversations between people and pave the way for science, creativity and development. Therefore, we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

    Contact person

    Bodil Ström Holst

    Head of Department, Professor

    [email protected]

    Eva Enström

    Faculty Administrative Officer

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