Professor in Landscape Architecture SLU

Division of Landscape Architecture, Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Job reference number:

Subject area
Landscape architecture, especially research of the profession and its practice. This includes research of the
profession and methodological and theoretical development for the profession. The treatment of the interplay
between cultural, social and natural systems, and the contemporary challenges related to ecological and social
sustainability, are key themes in relation to the contemporary and future practice within landscape architecture.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
• developing and leading the ‘Landscape Design’ subject area, one of four in the Division of Landscape
• developing a strong research environment characterised by international publications and competitive
research applications for external funding
• contributing to an improved education at the bachelor, master, and PhD level
• developing research collaborations within the division, across the Department and SLU, and with peers
at other universities in Sweden and abroad
• contribute to the strategic development of the Faculty by serving in academic leadership roles at the
division, department, and faculty level
Since the professor is expected to lead the development of the subject at the Department, and participate in
collegial contexts within the faculty and the University, the candidate should be able to work in both English
and Swedish (or Scandinavian language) within four years of taking up the position.

All candidates for this position must:
• have obtained the degree of PhD in Landscape Architecture or other environmental design disciplines
related to the position
• have attained the rank of a Swedish docent (roughly: associate professor or reader), or equivalent
• have successfully established an international position as researcher, with well established networks
and several publications in relevant and key journals/books
• have experience of landscape architecture teaching
• have served in academic service and leadership roles

Assessment criteria
Assessment criteria for appointment of a professor will primarily be based on the degree to which the applicant
possesses the required qualifications specified for the position.
The assessment of scientific skills will consider:
• past and current research in landscape architecture or related environmental design disciplines, e.g.
peer-reviewed publications in relevant and established journals
• applied research in collaborations with landscape architects or practitioners from other environmental
design disciplines, with publications showing an ability to develop methods and theories for such
• capacity to initiate and pursue an outstanding research agenda
• capacity to compete for external research funding and/or grants in partnership with stakeholders
The assessment of pedagogic skills will consider:
• planning, conducting and evaluating teaching in landscape architecture or related disciplines
• supervising PhD students, and examination
• capacity to integrate research and academic thinking in teaching
In addition to the above critera, the following skills will also be taken into account:
• capacity to manage and/or lead academic units and staff
• skills in managing outreach, extension, or other forms of collaboration with society, particularly with
respect to institutions involving landscape architects
• capacity to disseminate the results of research to a wider public
Particular emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s scientific skills and the ability to implement the abovementioned
duties. Assessment of pedagogic and scientific skills shall be given equal consideration.

Final date for application: 16 April 2018
Place of work: Uppsala
Extent: 100%
Form of employment: Permanent employment
Starting date: According to agreement
Application: Use these Application guidelines for appointment as professor, senior lecturer or associate senior lecturer at
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For further information contact: Lars Johansson Head of Department,  +46 (0)18-671914,

Torleif Ljung,  Faculty Adminstrative Officer, +46 (0)40 415044,

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