Professor in Food Technology

Lund University Faculty of Engineering


Professor in Food Technology

Lund University, LTH

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The department of Food Technology at Lund University, Faculty of Engineering invites applications for a position as Professor in Food Technology .

Food technology has a long tradition at Lund University and the research conducted has been pioneering in many areas, as for example lipids and starch in food. At the Department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition we work closely together between different disciplines of food science, which makes it possible to link how food structures are affected and formed in different production processes and then link this to the food's impact on human health. The department has both a pilot hall and a human lab to study effect of food on human health. In Lund there is within a few years access both to one of the world's most brilliant synchrotron facilities and one of the most powerful neutron sources (MaxIV and ESS). The department works closely with these facilities and a strategic development area is to use synchrotron and neutron research for characterization of food.


Food Technology

Subject description

The subject Food Technology at LTH is based in applied colloid and/or food chemistry with a focus on characterization and formulation issues in food and/or life science. The subject may include, for example: mapping the physical and/or chemical properties of raw materials and food products, principles for formulating complex products, methods of characterizing relevant molecular or macroscopic structures and the development of systems with physiological functionality.

Work duties

Work duties include:

  • Research within the subject area.
  • Represent the field nationally and internationally through active leadership.
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies.
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students.
  • Actively seeking external research funding.
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society.
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above.

Qualification requirements 

Appointment as a Professor requires that the applicant has:

  • Demonstrated research expertise.
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise.
  • Completed at least five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means, unless there are valid reasons. 

Assessment criteria

When assessing the applicants, special importance will be given to research and teaching expertise within the subject, with the greatest emphasis on research expertise.

The assessment criteria specify the aspects to be taken into account, and the level to be achieved, in order for the assessment criteria to be deemed fulfilled. The following assessment criteria must be fulfilled for appointment to Professor:

  • A very good national and international standing as a researcher. The requirement for international experience shall be assessed with consideration to the character and traditions of the subject.
  • A very high level of teaching skills, including a very good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other educational activities on different levels and using a variety of teaching methods.
  • A good ability to supervise doctoral students to achieve a PhD.
  • A good ability to collaborate with wider society and communicate his or her activities.
  • A good general ability to lead and develop activities.

Additional requirements

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Documented good ability to actively participate in and apply for funding for external projects.

Other qualifications

  • Broad knowledge in the field also includes life science areas other than the food field.
  • Documented good ability to actively participate in projects with broad collaboration between industry and academia.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research, first and second cycle education and innovation within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/578
Marie Wahlgren, 046-2228306
Mattias Alveteg, 046-2223627
Union representative
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364,
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,
Published 14.Apr.2022
Last application date 02.Jun.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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