Professor, Sweden

 12th May 2023

Professor in Applied Ethology

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Uppsala, Sweden

The subject includes applied ethology with focus on sports, companion and farmed animals (horse, dog, cat, cow, goat, sheep, pig, poultry and farmed fish). In addition, the subject has a focus on digitization related to the housing and management of these.


The holder of the position will be responsible for the development of research and education within the entire subject of applied ethology in collaboration with the faculty's and the university's other researchers and teachers.

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 applied ethology, but also within other teaching activities at basic and advanced level, including doctoral level
  • develop and maintain national and international networks and collaborations with academia, relevant agencies, industries, organizations and society at large
  • collaborate with other research groups within SLU to strengthen the university's interdisciplinary activities
  • apply for external research funding at national and international level
  • supervise PhD students
  • participate in and enhance the strategic development of the department, faculty and SLU
  • communicate research results and other relevant information related to the subject 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 holder of the position will need to be able to conduct the majority of their duties in English. However, as Swedish is the university’s principal language, the holder of the position will be expected to have sufficient skills in the Swedish languish to perform the work in Swedish within four years of starting the position. The department will provide support with language training.



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