Professor in Soil Science
SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Ref. Number: 2367/2013
A position of Professor in soil science is available within the faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences at the Department of soil and environment, SLU, Uppsala.
The Department is housed in the new and attractive Soil-Water-Environment Centre and conducts research, environmental monitoring and education for sustainable land use. Soil organic matter has high relevance for eg. plant production and climate change. Its importance and turnover in different ecosystems is therefore subject to extensive activities of the Department.
The professorship is focused on carbon turnover in soil, especially carbon sequestration and emission of carbon dioxide in agricultural systems. Of particular interest is how these interact with land use, management practices and climate change. Carbon turnover is composed of many sub-processes, and therefore a system-analysis approach is desirable. The position may focus on modeling or experimental work.
The holder shall develop and lead a distinguished group of researchers with the ability to attract external funding. This includes taking advantage of collaborative opportunities both within and outside the department. The holder shall participate in the planning and implementation of teaching and supervision at various levels, as well as interact with the surrounding society.
A person who has demonstrated both academic and teaching skills shall be qualified for appointment as a professor. As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching skills as to the assessment of academic skills.
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. Of these considerations special attention will be given to the applicant’s scientific and pedagogical skills.
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