Application and appointment as Associate Professor at the VH Faculty

Last changed: 28 November 2023

Being appointed associate professor at SLU is a step in the academic career and proof that a person has developed their academic skills after a doctoral degree so that it has the quality required for assignments as a main supervisor.

Since 1 January 2019, all four faculties at SLU have common guidelines for the appointment of associate professors.

Read the guidelines here

You apply to be appointed Associate Professor in one of the Doctoral Education Subjects available at the faculty, and this subject must be stated in the application.

Read more about Doctoral Education Subjects at VH here.

Instructions for application

At any given time you have the possibility to see what the application form for Associate Professorship looks like as you can find instructions and the application template below. It is recommended to read this document while working with your application as it is meant to function as a technical aid to the writing process.

Instructions and template for the associate professor application at the VH faculty

An information meeting about being appointed Associate Professor at the VH faculty was held in January 2021.

You can see the recorded meeting here


The application for appointment as Associate Professor is processed on two occasions per year. The application periods open on 1 December and 15 June, respectively, with deadlines on 1 March and 15 September.

To the application