Senior lecturer/Associate professor* in veterinary anaesthesiology

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science

The department of Clinical Sciences

The Department of Clinical Sciences is responsible for basic education, research and postgraduate education in the fields of veterinary medicine, animal care and animal science. The department's activities mainly concern our common Swedish domesticated animal species (pets) with a focus on anaesthesiology, imaging, animal care, epidemiology, laboratory animal medicine, surgery, clinical chemistry, medicine and animal reproduction. Read more about our activities and infrastructure here.

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Subject description

Anaesthesiology is the study of anaesthesia and various methods of anaesthesia. The subject covers the main areas of sedation, anaesthesia, analgesia and perioperative intensive care. In the Department of Clinical Sciences, the subject concerns cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, horses, dogs, cats and rabbits.


The holder will be responsible for the development of research and education in the entire field of anaesthesiology in cooperation with other researchers and teachers in the Faculty and the University.

Furthermore, the holder shall, within the subject of the position:

  • develop and lead internationally successful research within the entire subject;
  • develop, lead and participate in teaching at first, second and third cycle level;
  • primarily teach anaesthesiology, in addition to other components at first, second and third cycle level covering the subject;
  • develop and maintain national and international networks with academia, the relevant public authorities, industry, organisations and society at large;
  • collaborate with other SLU research teams to strengthen interdisciplinary activities at the university;
  • apply for external research funding from both national and international sources;
  • supervise doctoral students;
  • actively participate in clinical work and teaching;
  • contribute to the strategic development of the department, faculty and SLU;
  • communicate research findings and other relevant information to society at large;
  • perform administrative duties within the department, faculty and university;
  • possibly have staff and budget responsibilities;
  • be able to use Swedish as the working language within two years;

The department uses Swedish and English in parallel. The senior lecturer should be able to perform the majority of their tasks in English. As a public authority, the university has Swedish as its main language according to the requirements of the Language Act and the senior lecturer must be able to use Swedish as their working language within two years of beginning the position. The department will provide support with language learning.


The applicant must:

  • have a degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine;
  • be licensed to practise veterinary medicine in Sweden, alternatively be entitled to obtain such a licence upon application in accordance with the relevant legislation, regulations and directives*;
  • have successfully completed a doctoral degree in anaesthesiology or have the equivalent academic qualifications within a subject relevant to the position;
  • demonstrate research expertise in the subject for the appointment;
  • demonstrate teaching expertise and have the ability to integrate research and a scientific approach into their teaching;
  • have experience of teaching at first, second and third cycle level;
  • have proven current clinical experience in a subject field relevant to the position;
  • have good knowledge of English.

*The Act (2009:302) on Activities within Animal Healthcare, Chapter 3. Eligibility regulations, Swedish Board of Agriculture’s regulations and general advice on eligibility requirements for veterinary care staff (SJVFS 2016:9), Chapter 2. Eligibility to practise as a veterinary surgeon and the Directive (2005/36/EC) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications.

Grounds of assessment

The assessment criteria for appointment must be the degree of expertise required as qualification for employment.

The assessment of research expertise will be based on:

  • completed and ongoing research and its relevance and development potential for the faculty and department;
  • the ability to independently initiate and run successful and internationally-recognised research;
  • the ability to compete for external research funding;
  • the applicant having the qualifications required for appointment as a docent, or equivalent academic qualifications [alt. in a subject relevant to the position;
  • international specialist competence (Diplomate) in a subject relevant to the position.

The following will be taken into consideration when assessing teaching expertise:

  • planning, implementation, examination and assessment of own teaching;
  • experience of both theoretical and clinical teaching at first and second cycle level;
  • supervision and examination at first and second cycle level;
  • ability to integrate research and scientific approaches into teaching work;
  • completed training in teaching and learning in higher education corresponding to 10 weeks of full-time study, or equivalent knowledge acquired in other ways;
  • academic vision and reflection.

 The following abilities will also be assessed:

  • developing and leading activities and staff within academia.
  • communicating and collaborating internally.
  • collaborating with external stakeholders and society.
  • communicating research and development work.

The appointment will be offered to the applicant who, following a qualitative comprehensive assessment is in the best position to conduct and develop the duties in question, and contribute to the positive development of the organisation.

* Swedish “universitetslektor”, a tenured position approximately equivalent to Senior lecturer (UK) or Associate professor (US). The applicant who is offered this employment at SLU will be employed as Senior lecturer.]

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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Permanent employment

Starting date:

By agreement.


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Contact person

Nils Fall

Deputy Head of department, Professor

Emelie Hodell

Faculty Administrative Officer