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The Faculty of Technology strives to ensure that Linnaeus University's leading words attractive knowledge environment, prominent research, social drive and Global values will permeate the organisation. The Faculty of Technology has a broad activity within ten different departments, where Linnaeus University conducts education and research within the technical subjects. The Department of Forestry and Wood Technology is a thematic environment with activities ranging from planting of the forest to finished technical wood products. The forest as a resource with its climate benefit throughout the life cycle is in focus at the department. With this theme, the department meets the societal challenges and work for actuating the Linnaeus knowledge environment: Green sustainable development and work in the knowledge environment Advanced materials.
The department of forestry and wood technology together with the department of building technology, the department of mechanical engineering and the department of built environment and energy technology forms a thematic environment working with the forest as a resource for wood industrial applications and associated production chains. In total, the environment that includes collaboration around research and education employs approximately 100 employees, of whom 25 are professors.
Field of subject for the appointment
The subject area for the position is forest industrial economy. The subject that the department wishes to develop includes forest industrial production economy with a focus on the forest and its production chains with regard to circular aspects of the forest as a natural resource. Special emphasis is placed on the production economy of small and medium-sized forest industry companies. The production chain to be covered includes forest industrial applications in a broad sense with a holistic perspective. Areas that can be included are supply of raw materials to the forest industry, social values, nature conservation, certification, bioenergy and climate. Aspects and opportunities linked to social development and societal challenges regarding eg. digitalisation of the forest industry, climate change and other factors that affect the view of the forest as a resource are expected to be included in the research. These examples are of central importance in activities conducted in the research environment. The position is expected to have an overall role with a focus on production economy in both research and education in the environment together with other departments.
Placement city: Växjö
Scope of appointment: Full time 100%
In addition to conducting and developing research in the field described above, a professor has the following duties:
- supervision of doctoral students and giving courses at doctoral level
- collaborate with research groups within and outside Linnaeus University
- teach and develop courses, approximately 25% working time at the basic and advanced level within courses at the Department of Forest and Wood Technology, but also within the environment with other departments where Master's and civil engineering programs are under development. In this development, the professor is expected to play a significant role.
- seek external research funding at both national and international level.
- develop and maintain national and international networks with researchers, industry, other organisations and society as a whole
A starting point for both research and teaching is the requirement for practical application in the forest industry as well as cooperation and collaboration with the forest industry in southern Sweden and internationally.
Qualified to be appointed professor is a person who has demonstrated both scientific and pedagogical skills. (HF 4, chapter, section 3)
In order to be appointed professor – in accordance with the appointment procedures at Linnaeus University – a person must have demonstrated scientific skills through independent, active research in accordance with current national standards, both qualitatively and quantitatively and at a level considerably exceeding that required of an associate professor.
The requirements for scientific skills also comprise requirements for demonstrated skills regarding planning and management of research. This includes management of research work in which other researchers who have defended their theses take part, as well as supervision of doctoral students.
Pedagogical skills should have been demonstrated through teaching on first-, second- and third-cycle levels. This includes planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching as well as supervision and examination.
The position requires that the applicant hold a PhD in a research area relevant for the subject addressed by the position.
You also need to be able to communicate well in both speech and writing in Swedish and / or English.
As assessment grounds for appointment as professor, the level of skills considered a requirement to be qualified for the appointment is to apply. The trial of the pedagogical skills is to be given as great importance as the trial of the scientific skills.
When assessing scientific competence, the scientific quality must be taken into account, which should substantially exceed what is required for teaching competence. The quality and quantity of completed and ongoing research in the subject is demonstrated through independent research efforts documented in high-quality scientific publications. The importance of the research, in terms of depth and breadth, should also be measured. The applicant must have shown skill in initiating, planning, leading and developing research projects. Active international cooperation, which involves international networks and joint publications, international scientific organizations and editorial work is also a merit.
External research funding obtained in competition is given special importance in the assessment of scientific competence.
The pedagogical skill must be significant and have been shown through the merits and efforts in teaching at both the basic and advanced level as well as the research level. Previous supervision of postgraduate students up to the dissertation is a requirement. The test of pedagogical competence should be as much care as the test of scientific proficiency.
Since a central task in the service is to lead development work in close collaboration with others in the environment, the university and the surrounding community, special emphasis is placed on good leadership and collaboration ability. Emphasis is also placed on administrative skills. Documented experience and ability to collaborate with the surrounding community is a merit. The ability to teach in English is a requirement and in Swedish desirable. The applicant without knowledge of Swedish is expected to complete it within two years.
The department and the subject strive for an even gender distribution among the employees and therefore encourage female applicants to apply for the position.
When the university is to appoint new teachers the applicants are to be selected who, through a qualitative assessment of the whole picture what goes for competence and skills, are considered to have the best qualifications for the implementation and development of the tasks in question, and for contributing to a successful development of the activities.
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Questions concerning the employment are answered by human resources consultant, Kristofer Stahl, +46(0)470-70 80 36, email@example.com
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|Title||Professor in forest industrial economics|
|Job location||Universitetsplatsen 1, 35195 Växjö|
|Published||November 19, 2019|
|Application deadline||February 15, 2020|
|Job types||Professor  |
|Fields||Environmental Economics,   Industrial Economics,   Forestry,   Resource Economics  |