Faculty of Health, Science and Technology

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Are you interested in teaching and research related to sustainable development? Do you have experience of environmental systems engineering? If so, this is an opportunity for you!

The Department of Engineering and Chemical Sciences at the Faculty of Health, Science and Technology comprises four subjects: Environmental and Energy Systems, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Building and Construction Engineering. The department has around 50 members of staff and offers courses for four engineering programmes, teacher education and a Bachelor Degree programme in Chemistry.

Research in environmental and energy systems is mostly linked to the research group Pro2BE (Processes and Products for a Circular Bio Economy), centring on sustainable engineering development with an emphasis on energy efficiency, biofuel systems, purification techniques, and packaging design. We work to promote sustainability values in the area of forest resource utilisation. Read more about Pro2BE: https://www.kau.se/en/pro2be

Duties involve teaching and developing environmental and energy courses for Bachelor and Master engineering programmes, and possibly courses in related areas, as well as administrative tasks and examination.

Duties also involve contributing to ongoing research in the subject and developing new externally funded research projects. Industrial cooperation is an expected and standard part of duties. 

Qualification requirements
A doctor's degree in environmental and energy systems or other relevant field, or corresponding qualification, is required for the position, as well as demonstrated teaching expertise and completed course in higher education pedagogy. In special circumstances, this course may be completed within two years of employment as part of the professional development commitment.

Assessment criteria
Equal weight will be given to research and teaching expertise.

In the ranking process, special weight is given to:

  • professional experience of environmental and energy systems (in academia and industry)
  • research expertise and its relevance to purification or bio techniques in the area of Pro2BE's research fields
  • teaching expertise with documented experience of course development and pedagogical development in higher education.

Experience of process modelling in one of the softwares COMSOL, ChemCad, or MATLAB is given weight. Documented ability to teach in Swedish is also given weight as this is the language of instruction in most subject courses.

Karlstad University attaches great importance to applicants' personal qualities, since social and communicative skills, commitment to work and a positive attitude to colleagues and students are essential elements for a good work environment. We value staff who take responsibility for their tasks, have the ability to work independently, and take initiatives.

For more information on eligibility and assessment criteria, see Higher Education Ordinance Ch.4 and Karlstad University's regulations for appointments and promotions of teaching staff (https://www.kau.se/en/work-us/work/vacancies).

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, non-fixed term employment with starting date by agreement.

Application should 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 should be submitted no later than the application deadline. Incomplete applications may jeopardise a fair and qualitative assessment of all aspects. 

Application should include:

  • application letter briefly describing the applicant’s qualifications and research interests in relation to the duties of the position
  • CV
  • account of teaching and research activities
  • certificate of course in teaching and learning in higher education or account of equivalent qualifications
  • brief account of experience of leadership, administration, and cooperation with other organisations
  • future plans
  • list of publications (specify your contributions to co-authored works)
  • copies of relevant transcripts, degree certificates, employment certificates and letters of recommendation
  • max ten academic publications and max five works designed to convey knowledge such as text books, educational software, or popular science articles (specify your contributions to co-authored works)
  • contact information to at least two references

For more information about your application, please, read "Application guidelines", https://www.kau.se/en/work-us/work/vacancies.

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 to them).
Three copies of documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to Karlstads universitet, Registrator, 651 88 Karlstad, Sweden. State ref.no: REK2019/98. 

Application deadline: 31 May 2019 

We look forward to your application!

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

Type of employment Contrat de durée indéterminée
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2019/98
  • Gunilla Carlsson Kvarnlöf, Head of department, +46 54 700 1194
  • Jonas Berghel, Professor, +46 54 700 1247
Union representative
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, +46 54 700 1434
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, +46 54 700 1714
  • Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , +46 54 700 1404
Published 29.Apr.2019
Last application date 31.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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