Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Senior Lecturer in Geoinformatics with focus on Soil Science

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Uppsala, Sweden

Department of Soil and Environment

An appointment as Senior lecturer in Geoinformatics is vacant at the Department of Soil and Environment at SLU. The department carries out teaching and research on chemical, physical and biological properties and processes in soil linked to sustainable use of soil as a natural resource.

Subject area

The subject concerns spatial and temporal analysis as well as modeling of geographical variation aiming to further understanding of the conditions and processes in soil.


The holder of the position is expected to:
•develop and lead successful research including method developments and their applications in several soil science areas that are relevant to agricultural production and its environmental impact
•develop and manage teaching at undergraduate, Master’s and PhD level
•supervise PhD students
•develop and maintain international networks with researchers and the wider society and work across disciplines
•communicate research and research findings
•actively apply for (external) research grants
•teach in Swedish within four years of taking up the position.


The applicant shall:
•have a completed doctorate
•have academic skills within the subject area
•have good knowledge of English
•Have teaching proficiency.

Assessment criteria

Assessment for the appointment will be based on the degree to which a candidate possesses the skills required to qualify for appointment. In appraising the candidates, proficiency in the following will be considered:

Regarding scientific skills, the following will be taken into account:
•both completed and ongoing research
•experience of applying for and attracting external research grants
•an ability to independently initiate and conduct research.

Experiences in method developments and their applications to GIS, sensor technology, remote sensing as well as spatial statistics within agricultural soil and landscapes are a merit.
•Regarding teaching proficiency, the following will be taken into account:
•experience of planning, conducting and evaluating teaching
•experience of supervision at doctoral level
•the ability to integrate research and a scientific approach in teaching
•pedagogic vision.

In addition, the following skills will be taken into account:
•to develop and lead activities and staff at university level
•to communicate and collaborate.

Assessment of pedagogic and scientific skills shall be given equal consideration.

Application deadline


Place of work

Uppsala or Skara, Sweden



Form of employment

Permanent employment

Starting date

By agreement.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Ref SLU.ua.2019.2.5.1-2676