Karlstad University / Faculty of Health, Science and Technology / Department of Engineering and Physics

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The Department of Engineering and Physics at Karlstad University has an extensive activity in the fields of mechanical and materials engineering, covering both research and teaching. The department offers courses for the faculty’s Master and Bachelor degree programs in mechanical engineering and the Bachelor program in innovation and design engineering. The department has a strong research activity in materials and mechanical engineering. The research in mechanical engineering is focused on applied mechanics, e.g. solid mechanics, FEM and fracture dynamics, as well as production engineering with focus on lean production. The research in materials engineering is focused on advanced steels, fatigue, tribology and additive manufacturing. A large part of the research is done in collaboration with industrial partners. The department also has significant teaching and research activities in materials physics. Scientists in materials physics and mechanical and materials engineering together form a large research group in materials science, that is prioritized by the faculty. Presently, the department has about 50 employees, including 9 professors, 10 associate professors, 3 senior lecturers, 7 doctoral students and 16 junior lecturers.

The department is now hiring a senior lecturer in applied mechanics.

The main duties involves teaching bachelor and master students, research in mechanical engineering and cooperation with industry and society. The teaching is primarily in mechanics, solid mechanics, machine dynamics, FEM and material mechanics. Teaching in other fields of mechanical engineering may be required.

Duties also include research based on the successful candidate’s research qualifications, preferably in collaboration with other researchers in the department. The research should aim to strengthen and develop the department’s research areas.

Duties also include administrative tasks and assignments within the university.

Qualification requirements
A Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering, or equivalent qualification, is required for the position, as well as demonstrated teaching expertise within the subject. A further requirement is completed course in higher education pedagogy, or equivalent. In special circumstances, this course may be completed within two years of employment as part of the professional development commitment.

A further requirement is good communication skills in written and spoken English.

Assessment criteria
Equal weight is given to teaching and research expertise.

Special weight is given to:

  • Experience of teaching in the field of applied mechanics, such as mechanics, solid mechanics, machine dynamics, FEM and material mechanics.
  • Experience of research within the field of applied mechanics

Considerable weight is given to:

  • Experience of theoretical as well as practical laboratory moments.
  • Experience from research and proved scientific skills, for example by publications in international scientific journals.
  • Ability to successfully apply for, and attract external research funding.
  • Experience of research projects in cooperation between academy and industry.

Weight is given to:

  • Interest and insight regarding pedagogic development within the area of the position, and experience from course development in mechanical engineering.
  • Experience of positions of trust within the academy.
  • Wide national and international network and own international experience within the area of the position
  • Master of Science degree, and experience within the area of the position from non-academic employment.
  • Ability to teach in the Swedish language.

Further information on eligibility requirements and assessment criteria are provided in the Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 4, Section 4 and Karlstad University’s appointment regulations.

Terms of Employment
The position is full-time, non-fixed term employment with starting date in January 2020 or by agreement. 

The application must include well-documented qualifications. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application must be submitted no later than the application deadline. If your application is not complete, we may not be able to assess it qualitatively in all aspects.

The application must include:

  • Application letter with a short description of qualifications and research interests of relevance to the position
  • CV
  • Account of teaching and research merits
  • Certificate of completed course in higher education pedagogy, or equivalent
  • Brief account of experience of other activities and cooperation with other organisations
  • Brief account of leadership and administrative duties
  • Plans for future activities
  • List of publications (if co-authored, specify your contribution)
  • Copies of transcripts, degree certificates, relevant employment certificates and letters of recommendation
  • A maximum of ten research publications and a maximum of five works designed to convey information, e.g. text books, educational software or popular science articles.
  • Contact information of at least two references. 

Submit your application via the university’s web based recruitment tool and attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not provide links). Three copies of submissions that cannot be sent electronically, such as books and publications, should be sent to:

Karlstads universitet
651 88 Karlstad

State reference number REK2019/167.

Last day of application: 2019-08-31.

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and declines any contacts from advertising or recruitment agencies.

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 REK2019/167
  • Lars Johansson, head of department, 054 700 1000
  • Lasse Jacobsson, deputy head of department, 054-700 1000
  • Jens Bergström, Professor, 054-700 1000
Union representative
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714
  • Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , 054-700 1404
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434
Published 11.Jul.2019
Last application date 31.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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