Professor of silviculture

1 platser Tillsvidare Heltid Dag , Heltid , Tillsvidareanställning

On 1st January 2010, Linnaeus University opened its doors for the first time as Sweden’s newest university, the result of a merger between Kalmar University and Växjö University.Situated at Linnæus University, Department of Forestry and Wood Technology in the Faculty of Technology

Research Environment

The Department of Forestry and Wood Technology carries out research and provides education in the value chain from the market back to silviculture. The field is thematic with an anchored base in the different research topics along the value chain. Research and education are well developed in the wood products value chains and new areas of interest for the future are non-wood forest products and other values of the forest.

Linked to the Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, two bachelor and one masters programme are offered to the students. A new 5-year programme "The Forest and its Products" built on the above programmes is under development.

The Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, together with the Department of building- and energy technology, represents a coherent and long-term sphere, Forest products and sustainable development. This theme sphere has about 50 employees, including 9 professors. For the now presented staking in the field of forestry and wood technology three new professors will be appointed.

Linnaeus University has adopted a strategy for achieving equal conditions for all its employees and students within the university’s fields of activity, which means e.g. a uniform gender distribution within the professorial staff.

Description of the position

The position includes both research and teaching within silviculture, with particular emphasis on the conditions in southern Sweden. Special attention will be on development of strategies to mitigate climate change through uptake/storage of carbon dioxide and through an optimal usage of the forest raw material, as well as adapted forest management to utilise changed conditions and to handle potential risks and minimise damage.


Assessment criteria/Qualifications
Basic eligibility
Competence requirements

• Documented scientific skills in the subject, and an ability to contribute to the development of an attractive research environment supported by and entering into co-operative ventures with business and enterprise, local authorities, the county council and other stakeholders,

• Documented pedagogic skills in the subject and experience of integrated teaching and research in cooperation with the community,

•      Special weight is given to the applicant’s ability to initiate and lead research of high academic standard, as well as the applicant’s ability to achieve financing for research activities including cooperation with the industry.

•      Documented administrative skills.

Other assessment criteria
The applicant’s pedagogic merits and documented experience of teaching in the subject field, where consideration is given to experience of examinations, the development of courses, the supervision of degree projects, teaching at a post-graduate research level and the supervision of doctoral students.

The successful candidate shall have a good analytical and creative ability, an interest in scientific method and a good ability to cooperate. The applicant shall be able to show a documented interest in close cooperation with the industry. We value the ability to develop both national and international contacts and networks.  A documented ability to create research resources and forest industrial cooperation is a merit.

Relative importance of assessment criteria

• Scientific skills.

• Cooperation with the industry and the ability to achieve financing for research activities.

• Pedagogic skills.

• All the other assessment criteria indicated above.

Terms of employment
The vacancy is a full-time appointment

Questions directed towards the research area should be directed to:
Professor in Forest Products, Thomas Thörnqvist, +46 (0)470 708989, [email protected] or the head of Department, Dr Åsa Rydell Blom +46 (0)706 87 05 15, [email protected]
Union representatives can be accessed via the university switchboard, +46 (0)772-28 80 00. Matters of employment will be answered by staff consultant Eric Åstedt, +46 (0)470-76 75 58, [email protected]

Kontaktpersoner på detta företaget

ErikÅstedt, Personalkonsult
UlrikaWelander, Professor
Lena Larsson, Prefekt
0480-44 67 11
Helena Birath, Personalkonsult
0480-44 73 81
Erik Elheim, Personalkonsult

Bärbel Westphal, Prefekt

Linda Reneland Forsman, Prefekt
Joakim  Krantz, Studierektor för forskarutbildningen
Karolina Österdahl, Personalkonsult
Peter Karlsudd, Professor

Anna Greek, Studierektor

Kjell Arvidsson, Prefekt

Maria Lindgren, Prefekt
Daniel  Bergman, Studierektor
Bodil Karlsson, Personalkonsult
Barbro Gustafsson, Prefekt
Tobias Bromander, Prefekt
Mattias  Lundin, Prefekt
0480-44 69 28
Karolina Österdahl, HR-partner





Universitetsplatsen 1


Box 451
Växjö, 35106

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