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Associate professor environmental and natural resource economics

  • Yrkesroll

    Universitets- och högskolelektor

  • Anställning

    Heltid, Tills vidare

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    25 augusti

  • Sök jobbet senast

    6 november

Om jobbet

Faculty of natural resources and agricultural sciences
Department of Economics 
SLU is a world-class university in biological and environmental sciences, with a vision to play a key role in the development of sustainable life, based on science and education. Within this framework, the department of economics (link) constitutes an important platform for research and teaching in business and economics, with an emphasis on applied science, often in collaboration with the university's natural science subjects. Our research and teaching is focused on knowledge and understanding of the sustainable use, management and governance of natural resources, as well as the value chain for agricultural products. The department includes four research groups: environmental and natural resource economics; agricultural and food economics; decision making and managerial behaviour; and entrepreneurship and innovation for sustainability. In addition to research, these groups provide teaching at bachelor's and master's level in business administration and economics. The department also includes the AgriFood Economics Center (, a collaborative initiative with Lund University on behalf of the Swedish government that provides economic expertise to decision makers in the areas of food, agriculture, fishing and rural development.

The department has its main location in Uppsala on the Ultuna campus, with a smaller unit in Lund, and consists of approximately 65 employees, including 15 doctoral students, who are to a substantial degree financed using external research funds, from e.g. Mistra, Formas, the EU and the Swedish Research Council.

Over the past 20 years, we have built the research group in environmental and natural resource economics into one of the leading groups of its kind in Sweden. Now we have the opportunity to strengthen the group and the goal is to further strengthen our profile as an internationally recognized environment for research and education in the subject. Read more about the research group at the following link. 

Read more about our benefits and what it is like to work at SLU under the following link.

Subject area

The subject covers economics with a focus on environmental and natural resource economics.


The holder should, within the subject area:
  • develop and lead successful research
  • develop and lead teaching in national economics in general and with a focus on environmental and natural resource economics at basic, advanced and postgraduate level
  • supervise doctoral students
  • work with research in the subject both within the department and at other departments at SLU
  • develop and maintain national and international networks with researchers, industry, nutrition
  • communicate about research and research results
  • apply for external research funds in competition.


The applicant must
  • hold a doctoral degree
  • be scientifically proficient within the subject area
  • have a good knowledge of English
  • be pedagogically skilled.

Assessment criteria

Assessment of the candidate’s suitability for employment will primarily be based on the degree to which the candidate possesses the qualifications required for the position.

When assessing scientific skill the following are taken into account:
  • completed research efforts and ongoing research
  • ability to independently initiate and conduct innovative research
  • external research funds awarded in competition.
When assessing pedagogical skill the following are taken into account:
  • documentary evidence from the candidate’s prior teaching, including planning, implementation and examination, as well as evaluations
  • supervision and examination at doctoral level
  • the ability to integrate research – and a scientific approach – into teaching
  • formal qualifications (such as courses) in teaching in higher education.
In addition, skills in the following areas are taken into account:
  • development and leadership within academia
  • communication and collaboration
  • collaboration with relevant stakeholders and society more broadly
  • the ability to disseminate findings from research and development projects.
In addition to competence in the subject area, competence in research related to global sustainability, environment, and international development is meritorious.


Other information:

Note: This advertisement is abbreviated to fit in Platsbanken's recruitment tool. To view the ad in its entirety, please visit Jobs and vacancies at SLU | Externwebben.

Application deadline:


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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.


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Academic union representatives:

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.



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