News from the NJ Faculty Board meeting, 22 September

Last changed: 29 September 2022

The faculty board met on 22 September. Here is a summary of the decisions taken at the meeting:

Faculty board members

Richard Ferguson, who has been appointed head of the Department of Economics, has renounced the post of deputy member of the faculty board.

All faculty board members (only in Swedish)

Members of the faculty’s academic appointments board 2022–2025

The faculty board has decided to appoint Ingrid Öborn, Department of Crop Production Ecology, group deputy for the faculty’s academic appointments board for the period 1 October 2022 to 30 June 2025 at the latest.

All members of the academic appointments board (only in Swedish)

New professor

Following a decision by the vice-chancellor on 20 September, Markus Schmid has been appointed professor of molecular cell biology.

Recruitment of a professor of ecology

The faculty board has approved an ad for the recruitment of a professor of ecology, specialising in the role and dynamics of plant communities in changing ecosystems. This position is with the Department of Ecology.

SLU’s strategy and core values

The NJ Faculty’s strategy

Adjunct teachers

The faculty board discussed the possibility of increasing the number of adjunct teachers to strengthen teaching, in particular on the agricultural sciences programmes managed by PN-NJ. This issue will be raised again at future meetings.

Faculty board meetings in 2023

  • 8 February (Wednesday)
  • 19 April (Wednesday)
  • 14 June (Wednesday)
  • 21 September (Thursday)
  • 26 October (Thursday)
  • 13 December (Wednesday)


Pär Aronsson
Head of Faculty Administration
Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, SLU, +46 18 67 25 67