INN University Board has reached a decision to offer associate professor Maria Hørnell-Willebrand the position of dean at the Faculty of Applied Ecology, Agricultural Sciences and Biotechnology
The appointment took place at an extraordinary Board meeting on August 22nd.
Hørnell-Willebrand is currently the head of the wildlife analysis unit at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, which is responsible for wildlife monitoring, genetic monitoring, wildlife management, wildlife research funding, international cooperation on wildlife issues, avalanche forecasts, mountain safety, education and communication, among other activities.
In addition, she holds a 20% position (associate professor II) at INN University, at the Faculty of Applied Ecology, Agricultural Sciences and Biotechnology.
Maria Hørnell-Willebrand holds a PhD in wildlife ecology from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and has educational background within pedagogy. Her scientific publications have mainly focused on the lagopus and grouse birds.
During the period 2007 to 2014 she was employed in a teaching and research position at Hedmark University of Applied Sciences at its Evenstad campus.
Publication of Vacancy
The dean position of the Faculty of Applied Ecology, Agricultural Sciences and Biotechnology became vacant after Harry Andreassen chose to resign. Kristin Gangås, head of the Institute of Applied Ecology at Evenstad, will remain the acting dean until the new dean enters her new role.
A total of 8 applicants showed interest in the position, of which 6 were external.