Associate professor in Veterinary Public Health with emphasis of food safety

Job Location: 

Uppsala, Sweden

Closing date: 

Monday, April 24, 2023 - 23:45

Associate professor* in Veterinary Public Health with emphasis of food safety


Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health

The department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health is responsible for research and education at basic and advanced levels within the disciplines pathology, pharmacology, toxicology, immunology, food safety, virology, bacteriology, parasitology and epizootiology.

Subject area

Within the subject area of ​​veterinary public health (VPH), knowledge and insights of food safety (including drinking water), zoonoses, vector-borne diseases and interaction between humans and animals are applied. The subject of food safety covers the handling, preparation and storage of food with a view to elucidate what prevents poisoning and/or disease with a focus on biological hazards; from farm including feed, to table. Risk assessment and risk management is essential.


The holder of the position should within the subject area

lead and contribute to developing internationally successful research

develop, manage and participate in teaching at basic and advanced level, including doctoral level

mainly teach within the veterinary and animal nurse programmes, but also at other courses at basic and advanced level, including doctoral level

develop teaching methods and the use of digital tools in teaching

supervise PhD students and candidates undergoing residency

collaborate with other research groups within SLU to strengthen the interdisciplinary activities of the university

participate in and enhance the strategic development of the department, faculty and SLU

develop and maintain national and international networks and collaborations with academia, relevant agencies, industries, organizations and society at large

apply for external research funding at national and international level

distribute research results and other relevant information to society

carry out administrative assignments within the department, faculty and university

have Swedish as a working language within four years.

Swedish and English are used in parallel at the department. The successful applicant will need to be able to conduct the majority of their duties in English. However, as Swedish is the university’s principal language, the successful applicant will be expected to have professional working knowledge of the language within four years of taking up the position. The department will provide support with language learning.


The successful applicant shall

have a veterinary exam

be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Sweden or be entitled to obtain a license upon application in accordance with current applicable legislation, regulations and directives*

hold a doctorate within the subject area or equivalent academic qualifications

demonstrate research expertise within the subject area

demonstrate teaching expertise and have the ability to integrate research and scientific perspectives in teaching

have experience of teaching at basic and advanced level

have a good knowledge of English.