Clinical Instructor with responsibility for the activities within the Ruminant Clinic

Sweden (SE)
11 Jun 2019
11 Jul 2019
Contract Type

Department of Clinical Sciences

The Department of Clinical Sciences is part of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The department is responsible for education, research and postgraduate training within the subjects anaesthesiology, diagnostic imaging, epidemiology,laboratory animal medicine, surgery, clinical pathology, medicine and reproduction. These subjects cover all animal species. The University Animal Hospital (UDS) is SLU’s facility for clinical research and education and is the only university animal hospital in Sweden.

The Department of Clinical Sciences and the University Animal Hospital of SLU invites applications to a new position as clinical instructor with responsibility for the activities within the Ruminant Clinic. The Ruminant Clinic is one of SLU’s specialised clinics for education and research. Our activities are based on i) individual cases referred for diagnosis and treatment, that may also lead to prophylactic activities on herd level, ii) herd visits including investigations of ruminant health problems and iii) advisory services to veterinarians and farmer organisations. All parts include veterinary under- and post-graduate education, together with other teachers and researchers. Clinical material is also used for research. The facilities are modern and we have access to advanced diagnostic imaging and accredited laboratories, as well as dedicated colleagues. This is an environment and position that will allow you to develop your skills.


You are coming to a clinic in transformation and will be overall responsible for the clinical activities, including the implementation of actions within individual and herd medicine, education and research. You will work towards set goals, run and develop the clinic in close collaboration with the chaired Professor of Ruminant Medicine and staff in the clinic, teachers and researchers in other subjects within and outside the department and the faculty (such as animal nutrition, microbiology, veterinary pathology and animal reproduction).

You will be responsible for the communication with referring veterinarians and farmers and the organisation of students, interns, residents, as well as teaching and research activities within the clinic. Your role as coordinator and teacher will contribute to efficient clinical education and research of international standard and excellent service to veterinarians, farmers and organisations. Additionally, teaching ruminant medicine and surgery of ruminants including lectures, seminars, practical training and wet labs, examinations and supervision of students, interns and residents in the clinic and in the field is included. Work after office hours and on weekends may be included.


You have received, or are eligible to be examined to obtain, an internationally acknowledged specialist degree in ruminant medicine (Diplomate of the European College of Bovine Health Management, ECBHM), preferably after having passed a residency training programme or have another similar degree and training allowing you to supervise residents of the ECBHM, as well as documented clinical experience within ruminant medicine and surgery, at individual and herd level. You are eligible to practice veterinary medicine in Sweden. Postgraduate education and research experience within relevant subjects are merits, as well as experience from leading and developing clinical activities. Teaching experiences, preferably at university level, and training in pedagogics for higher education are merits, as well. Personal qualities, such as a positive approach, organisational skills, and abilities to communicate and collaborate are important. Personal skills are therefore an important part of the evaluation.

Excellent command of spoken and written English is required and desirable in the Swedish language. Non-Swedish speaking candidates are expected to learn Swedish through intensive courses that will be offered during the probationary period. European drivers’ license, minimum type B, is also required.

Place of work:


Form of employment:

Permanent employment. SLU uses probationary employment of six months. Extent: 100%

Starting date:

According to agreement.


We welcome your application no later than 2019-08-30, use the apply button below.

Academic union representatives:

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture. SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala. SLU is an equal opportunity employer.


Jean-Francois Valarcher
018-67 13 51

Nils Fall
Head of the department
018-67 13 69

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