Faculty of Health, Science and Technology

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The Department of Engineering and Physics within the Faculty of Health, Science and Technology invites applications for a Senior lecturer position in theoretical condensed matter physics. All areas of condensed matter theory will be considered, including, but not limited to materials physics, electronic structure theory, topological phases of matter, mesoscale and nanoscale physics, soft condensed matter and computational physics. The successful candidate will be expected to develop outstanding research programs and contribute significantly to the service and educational activities of the department and University.

As a new member of the growing research environment in materials science, comprising at present about 25 researchers, there is good opportunities for collaboration with researchers in materials physics, in areas such as metals, semiconductors, molecular materials, and nanostructures for optoelectronic and nanomechanical applications, and you will have access to significant research infrastructure with advanced spectroscopy and scanning probe microscopy techniques at the department.

The department has approximately 55 employees, including 9 full professors and offers, among others, PhD programmes in physics and materials engineering, degree programmes in physics, engineering physics, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, as well as teacher education in physics and technology.

Main duties are:

  • Teaching and assessment in our physics and engineering programs,
  • Create, develop and manage education and courses,
  • Developing, leading and participating in research projects in condensed matter physics, including applications for research funding,
  • Participate in supervision of doctoral students in the PhD programme in Physics,
  • Collaborate nationally and internationally in research and education,

Administrative tasks may occur.

Qualification requirements
To be eligible for the position, a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field with a proven track record of scientific and professional accomplishment in condensed matter theory is required.

Documented teaching expertise is required as well as a completed qualifying course in teaching in higher education 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 excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.

Assessment criteria
Special weight will be given to demonstrated excellence and expertise in:

  • Independently, as well as in collaboration with others, developing and implementing research activities in condensed matter theory, in particular in any of the areas materials physics, electronic structure theory, topological phases of matter, mesoscale and nanoscale physics, soft condensed matter, and computational physics,
  • Attracting research funding,
  • Teaching and assessment in courses in higher education,

Considerable weight will be given to proven skills in:

  • Developing, conducting and managing education activities
  • Supervision of doctoral students
  • Collaborating nationally and internationally in research and education,
  • Cooperation and good interpersonal relations
  • Cooperate with others and create a good working environment among colleagues and students

Valuable qualifications are:

  • International experience, e.g post-doctoral experience

Further information on eligibility requirements and assessment criteria are provided in the Higher Education Ordinance, Ch. 4 and Karlstad University’s appointment regulations, https://www.kau.se/en/work-us/work/vacancies.

Terms of Employment
The position is full-time, non-fixed term employment with starting date in the later part of 2019 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 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.

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). Three copies of submissions that cannot be sent electronically, such as books and publications, should be sent to:
Karlstads universitet, Registrator 651 88, Karlstad, Sweden.
State reference number REK2019/30

Last day of application: June 2, 2019

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

Type of employment Contract de munca pe perioada nedeterminata
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2019/30
  • Lars Johansson, Head of department, +46 54 700 1677
  • Thijs Holleboom, Director of studies, +46 54 700 11 48
Union representative
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, +46 54 700 1434
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, +46 54 700 1714
  • Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , +46 54 700 1404
Published 18.Apr.2019
Last application date 02.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CET

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