Professor of Veterinary immunology


Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health

The department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health is responsible for research and education at basic and advanced levels within the disciplines pathology, pharmacology, toxicology, immunology, food safety, virology, bacteriology, parasitology and epizootiology. The department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health.

Subject Area

The subject area comprises veterinary immunology with special reference to infectious and/or immune-mediated diseases in domestic animals (cattle, goat, sheep, pig, horse, poultry, dog and cat).


The candidate should be responsible for the development of research and education in veterinary immunology in collaboration with the faculty’s and the university’s other researchers and teachers.

Furthermore, the candidate should within the subject area:

  • lead and contribute to developing internationally successful research in veterinary immunology
  • develop, lead and participate in practical and theoretical teaching at basic and advanced level, including doctoral level
  • supervise, as well as participate in, practical immunological analyses in the departments laboratory
  • supervise PhD students
  • apply for external research funding at national and international level
  • collaborate with researchers within SLU
  • cooperate with researchers and other actors outside SLU
  • develop and maintain national and international networks with researchers, the industry, stakeholders and the society
  • disseminate research findings and contribute with relevant knowledge to the society
  • carry out administrative tasks/assignments within the department, faculty and university
  • contribute to the strategic progress of the department, faculty and university
  • be able to use Swedish both orally and in writing within four years.


The successful applicant shall:

  • have a relevant undergraduate academic degree, a PhD and competence as associate professor (docent) or equivalent academic qualifications within the subject area
  • be scientifically skilled and perform research within the subject area of the position
  • be pedagogically skilled and have the ability to integrate research and scientific approaches into teaching
  • have documented experience as main supervisor at doctoral level
  • have demonstrated a proven ability to lead and develop a successful research group
  • have the ability to obtain external research funding in competition
  • have a good ability to communicate English.

Assessment criteria

Assessment of the candidate’s suitability for employment as professor will primarily be based on the degree to which the candidate possesses the qualifications required for the position.

The assessment of research expertise will take the following into account:

  • completed research activities and ongoing research within the subject area
  • ability to independently initiate and pursue internationally recognized research
  • ability to obtain external research funding in competition and through cooperation.

The assessment of teaching expertise will take the following into account:

  • planning, conducting and evaluating teaching and education
  • experience of practical and theoretical teaching in veterinary immunology
  • experience of supervision of doctoral students
  • pedagogic vision
  • training in teaching in higher education or equivalent knowledge.

Furthermore, the assessment will consider the applicant’s experience in:

  • interacting with the society
  • developing and managing activities and staff
  • informing about research findings and development projects.

A degree in veterinary medicine is a merit.

When assessing the candidate’s qualifications, equal attention will be given to teaching and research expertise respectively.

The position will be offered to the person who, after a qualitative overall assessment, is assessed to be most suitable to carry out and develop the above mentioned duties and to contribute to the positive development of the organization.


This position offers the vibrant research climate at SLU. The benefits of the position include Swedish family health care provisions, parenting support including generous paid leave of absence policies that allow both parents to care for newborns and toddlers. Additionally Sweden has a well-established pre-school structure as well as an educational system that provides no-cost education through university studies. Find out more facts and stories about Sweden at

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Application deadline


Place of work

Uppsala, Sweden



Form of employment

Permanent employment

Starting date

By agreement.


For the guidance of your application, there is SLU’s appointment procedure for teachers at SLU and General assessment criteria for the appointment of teachers, which you can read here

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Academic union representatives:

Contact person

Ivar Vågsholm
Head of Department, Professor
+46 (0)18-672378

Eva Enström
Faculty Administrative Officer
+46 (0)18 671202