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Key areas of focus for this position include the impact of forest management and environmental factors on wood and timber properties and the optimal use of forest raw materials in different industrial applications. The density of wood is of particular interest, including the economic importance of such density, owing to its effect on the strength, treatment, exchange and energy content of forest raw materials. A new laboratory for the measuring of annual growth rings on trees will be completed in 2020-2021. Work as a Senior Lecturer includes teaching and supervising degree projects and doctoral students in addition to which, due to the project management and research nature of the role, the successful applicant will be required to write scientific articles.

Teaching and research activities are planned and incorporated into the work based on the level of competence of the applicant. 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.

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