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.
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.