Karlstad University / Faculty of Health, Science and Technology / Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

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The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science hereby invites applications for a permanent senior lectureship in Computer Science with a specialisation in operating systems, real-time systems, and Internet of Things.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science comprises two disciplines, Mathematics and Computer Science, and has more than 90 employees. The research and education in Computer Science is focused on data communication and distributed systems, cybersecurity and privacy, and software engineering. The Department works closely with international, national, and regional partners from academia as well as the private sector. Computer Science is developing a new Master’s (120 credits) programme in Networked Systems and Cybersecurity to reinforce its core areas and strengthen its international position in education and research.

As senior lecturer, you will be a part of and strengthen one of the established Computer Science research groups. Which one will depend on your expertise and interests.

  • DISCO (Distributed Systems and Communication), whose research includes internet protocol, wireless systems, edge/cloud services, and next-generation technology, such as programmable networks, SDN/NFV, and 5G.
  • PriSec (Privacy and Security), currently focusing on different aspects of cybersecurity such as network security, privacy-enhancing technology, data security and personal integrity.
  • SQuaD (Software Quality and Digital Modernisation), whose areas of study include software architecture degradation and other forms of technical debt, quality assurance techniques such as testing long-lived systems, and the design and evolution of security-critical and privacy-critical systems.

Research is primarily funded through external projects, such as international and national projects funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, the Knowledge Foundation, and the Swedish Internet Foundation. The new senior lecturer will play a vital role in the continued evolution of the Department’s education on operating systems, real-time systems, and Internet of Things. We are looking for a driven candidate with solid experience in research and teaching related to operating systems, real-time systems, and Internet of Things, or an adjacent field relevant to the position.


Duties include research, teaching, supervision and course administration. The applicant is expected to further the evolution of the Department’s research in operating systems, real-time systems, and Internet of Things by conducting high-quality research, expanding our international network, and contributing to an increase in research funds on a national and international level. The research is expected to reinforce one or more of the Department’s research groups. The applicant is also expected to teach bachelor’s and master’s study programmes and courses at the Department. Given that our new Master’s programme in Networked Systems and Cybersecurity is starting this autumn, there may be an opportunity to participate in designing the programme, depending on the applicant’s expertise.

Duties also include supervision of doctoral students, course administration and development, and supervision of bachelor's and master’s degree projects. The applicant that is ultimately offered the position is expected to be able to teach and supervise students in Swedish within a couple of years.

At least 50 % of the employment consists of conducting research. After that, there is the opportunity to keep the research component at 50 % or more, provided that external funds are granted and depending on the future direction of the Department and research group.

You are also excepted to collaborate with the wider community and strive towards a mutual exchange and to ensure that the knowledge and expertise available at the university is of benefit to society.

In order to contribute to a positive working environment and help further the subject’s activities, we expect you to be a present and active part of the day-to-day operations and workplace community.

Qualification requirements

To be eligible for the position of senior lecturer in Computer Science, applicants are required to have demonstrated teaching expertise and hold a PhD in Computer Science with a specialisation in operating systems, real-time systems, and Internet of Things, or equivalent academic qualifications or professional expertise deemed relevant to the nature of the position and the duties included therein.

Pursuant to the Karlstad University appointments procedure, teachers must possess the personal qualities required to perform the duties involved, as well as a completed course in higher education pedagogy. In special circumstances, the course in higher education pedagogy may be completed within two years of employment as part of the professional development commitment. For more information about general eligibility, go to Karlstad University’s Appointments Procedure: Microsoft Word - 17_20 Bilaga Anstallningsordning_ENG (002) (kau.se)

An excellent command of spoken and written English is required.

Assessment criteria

Special weight will be given to teaching skills and research expertise. Special weight will be given to documented pedagogical experience and skill, especially with regard to operating systems, real-time systems, Internet of Things and related areas. Special weight will also be given to how well the applicant can be expected to enhance one of the Department’s existing research groups and to the research potential of the applicant (findings during the last five years).

Considerable weight will be given to documented research expertise and the applicant’s experience with national and international research projects in collaboration with partners from the academic community as well as commerce and industry.

Considerable weight will be given to personal qualities such as the ability to cooperate, sound judgement, sense of responsibility, dedication, and a positive attitude towards colleagues and students.

Up-to-date experience of community collaboration and of dissemination of research and development work is a valuable qualification.


This is a permanent full-time position starting in the autumn of 2022, or as agreed upon by both parties. A probationary period may be required.

Additional Information

Karlstad University places great value on the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and gender balance in the organisation. We welcome applicants with different cultural backgrounds, gender identities, functional abilities, and life experiences.


Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. For advice on how to draft your application, refer to “What should be included with my application?”.

Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement, for providing translations of any documents written in another language than Swedish or English, and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. Your applications should be in English, since it may be reviewed by international experts with English as their working language. A complete application should be submitted by the application deadline. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications.

The application should include:

  • CV
  • cover letter
  • an in-depth account of research experience
  • an in-depth account of teaching experience
  • certificate to verify a completed course in higher education pedagogy or an account of equivalent skills
  • an account of other experiences
  • managerial, collaborative, and administrative experience
  • plans for future work
  • list of publications (in publications with multiple authors, the role of the applicant must be specified)
  • language skills certificates
  • degree certificates and academic transcripts
  • no more than 10 scientific publications and no more than 5 materials intended to convey knowledge, such as textbooks, computer programmes for teaching, or popular science articles
  • two references, at least one of which is a current or former supervisor

Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. Attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not just provide links to them). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content.

Documents that cannot be submitted electronically, such as books or publications, should be sent in triplicate to the following address:

Karlstads universitet
HR-avdelningen/Josefin Rönnkvist

State the ref.no. REK2022/95

Application deadline: 29 May 2022

We look forward to your application!

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2022/95
  • Stefan Alfredsson, Head of department, +46547001668
  • Anna Brunström, Professor, +46547001795
Union representative
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-7001714
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-7001434
  • Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, 054-7001404
Published 15.Mar.2022
Last application date 29.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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