[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at Karlstad University, Sweden

Jorge Solis Jorge.Solis at kau.se
Tue Dec 6 03:34:44 PST 2016

Karlstad University / Department of Engineering and Physics

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.

Electrical Engineering at Karlstad University The Faculty of Health, Science
and Technology comprises five departments, including the Department of
Engineering and Physics. The department offers courses in the faculty's
bachelor and master degree programmes in engineering, including courses in
electrical engineering. The faculty offers a Bachelor of Science in
Electrical Engineering, with specialisation in renewable electrical energy.
A master programme in electrical engineering is currently under development,
with specialisation in embedded systems, automation, mechatronics and signal
processing. Departmental research areas include electrical engineering,
physics and materials science. In addition, the department participates in a
number of collaborative projects with small and medium-sized companies,
regional agencies and organisations. The department has around 50 staff
members, including 9 professors, 7 associate professors, 4 senior lecturers,
8 doctoral students and 11 lecturers.

Karlstad University has been offering programmes in electrical engineering
since 1991. There is an established network that includes regional
businesses and our graduates enjoy attractive labour market prospects.

Duties include teaching at bachelor and master level, course development, as
well as conducting research in electrical engineering and related fields. In
addition to basic electrical engineering courses, teaching areas include
embedded systems and electronics and comprises theoretical and practical
components. Duties include specific responsibility for developing the
electrical engineering laboratories, as well as conducting research in
electrical engineering through participation in internal and external
projects. The new senior lecturer is expected to actively establish contacts
for new teaching and research projects in partnership with industry and
agencies, as well as to apply for external funding for such projects.
Additional administrative duties may also be assigned.

Qualification Requirements
The eligibility requirements for this senior lectureship are a doctor's
degree in electrical engineering or equivalent qualifications, teaching
experience in a higher education environment in the subject area of the
lectureship, documented teaching skills, as well as a completed course in
higher education pedagogy, or equivalent. If no such course has been
completed, the successful applicant has to commit to completing it within
two years of appointment as part of professional development.

Good ability to teach in Swedish and English is a requirement. The
requirement for teaching in Swedish must be fulfilled within two years of
employment. Interest in teaching as well as research is required.

Assessment Criteria
Equal weight is given to research and teaching skills. Weight is further
given to pedagogical testimonials and experience of teaching, course
development and degree programme development in electrical engineering.
Considerable weight is given to such experience in the area of embedded
systems and electronics. Experience of teaching theoretical and practical
components is particularly valuable.

Good research results, extensive research experience, well-developed
networks and a documented ability to attract external research funding are

A Master of Science in Engineering and industry experience are valuable.

Karlstad University further gives considerable weight to personal qualities
such as the ability to cooperate, the ability to create and maintain good
relationships with colleagues and students, as well as the ability to take
initiative and participate in initiatives taken by others.

Karlstad University aims to be an open, international institution. Ideally,
the new senior lecturer should therefore have an extensive international
network and international experience. Successful partnerships with industry
are valuable.

The above assessment criteria have to be documented.

See Ch. 4 Sec. 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance for more information on
assessment criteria.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, non-fixed term position, starting as per agreement

Application should include:

Application letter
CV with contact details of at least two references Account of research and
teaching experience Certificate of completed course in higher education
pedagogy, or an account of equivalent qualifications Account of experience
of previous employment Account of experience of leadership, cooperation and
administration Future research and teaching plans List of publications
(specify your contribution to co-authored works) Copies of certificates,
references and degrees A maximum of ten academic publications and five works
designed to convey knowledge such as textbooks, educational software, or
popular science articles.
The application should include well-documented qualifications. Applicants
are responsible for documenting qualifications in a way that allows for
objective and qualitative assessments.

More information about applications is available in "Application guidelines
for the appointment/promotion of teaching staff" on the university homepage.
Applications should be submitted electronically via MyNetwork, the
university's web-based recruitment system.

Three copies of documents that cannot be submitted electronically, such as
books, other publications and software, should be sent to: Karlstads
universitet, Registrator, 651 88 Karlstad

State the ref.no: REK 2016/203

Application deadline: 20 January 2016

We look forward to your application.

Type of employment	Permanent position
Contract type	Full time
First day of employment	by agreement
Number of positions	1
Working hours	100%
City	Karlstad
Country	Sweden
Reference number	REK2016/203

Lars Johansson, Head of department , + 46 (0) 54 700 1677

Published		06.Dec.2016
Last application date	20.Jan.2017 11:59 PM CET

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