Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
Department of Ecology, Uppsala, Sweden
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (forskarassistent) in
Forest entomology with the focus on insect pests
The Department of Ecology conducts research and
education in applied ecology: effects of human
activity and environmental change on pest
species, wildlife management and biodiversity.
Duties: The person appointed to this position
will conduct research of high relevance for the
protection of forest trees against insect damage
of economic importance. This research will, for
instance, deal with population dynamics of pest
insects, interactions between tree herbivore
predators, pest management systems, analysis of
damage risks or consequences of damage for tree growth and economic value.
The primary duty of the Assistant Professor is to
develop the science within the subject area. The
Assistant Professor should also strive to get a
broader knowledge of forest entomology, and
contribute to the education of students and to the extension service.
Eligibility: Applicants should have a PhD degree
or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a
doctorate. Priority will be given to applicants
who have been awarded their PhD degree at most
five years before the last date for applications.
Assessment criteria: Particular emphasis will be
placed on scientific qualifications within the subject area.
The position is full-time and will be granted for
a period of four years, starting as soon as possible.
Required documents to be submitted: The
application should be written in English. The
following documents should be included with each
application: CV including a publication list, PhD
diploma, copies of no more than five
publications, a description of previous research
and other activities of relevance for the
position (maximum two pages), and a description
of planned research that the applicant intends to
carry out within this position (one to two
pages). Names and addresses of at least two
persons able to provide references for the candidate should also be provided.
The application and all enclosed documents should be submitted in triplicate.
Further information about the position is
available from Professor Göran Nordlander, phone
no +46(0)18-67 23 65, e-mail Goran.Nordlander(a)ekol.slu.se
Union representative for SACO is Lars Eriksson,
phone no +46-18-67 31 37,
Lars.Eriksson(a)ma.slu.se, and for ST Monica
Östman, phone no +46-18-67 15 36, Monica.Ostman(a)mv.slu.se
SLU is an equal opportunity employer. Salaries
are negotiated on an individual basis.
We welcome your application, marked with the
reference number 841/08 that should be sent to
the Registry Office, SLU, P.O. Box 7070, SE-750
07 Uppsala, Sweden, no later than April 7, 2008.
Application period 2008-03-0704-07