Key areas of focus for this position include to what extent forestry has impact on the biodiversity, benefits for climate and the water quality of forests, and how nature conservation can be developed in an ecologically and economically efficient way. Forests also play an important role in terms of outdoor pursuits and recreational interests, physical and mental wellbeing, and the supply of forest resources to the timber industry and society. Working as a Senior Lecturer includes being responsible for teaching and supervising degree projects and doctoral students, and as the position involves project management and research, the successful applicant will also be required to write scientific articles.

Teaching and research activities are planned and incorporated into the work based on the applicant’s level of competence. Teaching is through distance learning in addition to excursions and campus-based practical meetings and lectures. Currently available courses in Forest and Wood Technology attract a large number of student applications. Hence, the position of Senior Lecturer plays an important role in the Master’s Degree in Forest and Wood Engineering and also adds to the competence of the teaching team as a whole.

The position involves fostering contacts and collaborations with other research institutions and industries and further developing national and international networks. In addition, the work involves actively participating in and contributing to the internal and external work of the department as well as supporting gender-equality and securing external research funding.

It is also important for teachers and lecturers at Linnaeus University to keep abreast of developments within their own specialist subject and any other societal developments that may be of importance to their work at the University. Linnaeus University is committed to equal opportunity forming the basis of all our activities.