Associate Professor in Building Technology, Energy, and Indoor Climate with a focus on Fluid and Climate Theory

Subject field

Building Technology, Energy and Indoor Climate with a focus on Fluid and Climate Theory

Subject description

The subject focuses on a resource-efficient and sustainable society. Buildings and their indoor environment are complex domains of fundamental importance to engineering and science, including design engineering, applied physics, fluid mechanics, aerosol engineering, indoor air quality and thermal comfort. Research in the field includes simulations of flow dynamics (numerical modeling) of built environments, energy use and thermal transport in buildings, ventilation, thermal comfort and optimization of energy and climate systems. The proposed specialization focuses on improving the quality of indoor air with a focus on building ventilation, clean rooms (pharmaceutical, food and electronics industries) as well as operating rooms and laboratory environments. In the future, hospital ventilation and clean rooms continue to be of great interest, as are various climate-related issues.


The associate professor is expected to teach in fluid mechanics, building services and energy at the first-, second- and third-cycle levels. A large part of the working time will be devoted to participating in teaching, this involves serving as course-responsible teacher and examiner, developing courses and supervising degree projects. Administrative duties are also included. The job duties also include conducting research in the subject area, serving as principal supervisor and assistant supervisor for doctoral students. An important task is to be responsible for you own research applications and serving as project coordinator. The associate professor is further expected to collaborate both within KTH’s academic environments related to research and teaching and with societal actors in the industry. The associate professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish.


Those qualified for appointment as an associate professor are persons who have:

  1. been awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve, and
  2. demonstrated documented teaching expertise.

Grounds of assessment

The assessment criteria for appointment as an associate professor at KTH shall be the degree of expertise required as a qualification for employment. In addition, the assessment criteria stated in the KTH appointments’ procedure, Section 1.2., apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • research expertise in the subject field.
  • teaching skills in the subject field.
  • the ability to pursue third-stream activities and also provide information about research and development work.
  • the ability to teach in Swedish.

Of second highest importance that the applicant has

  • expertise to develop and lead activities and staff. This includes having documented knowledge in diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.
  • administrative expertise.
  • interpersonal skills.


Trade union representatives

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Your application should follow KTH’s CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

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For more information regarding KTH’s assessement, see Appointments procedure at the Royal Institute of Technology


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  • Type of employment – Permanent position
  • Contract type – Full time
  • First day of employment – As soon as possible
  • Salary – Monthly pay
  • Number of positions – 1
  • Full-time equivalent 100 %
  • City – Stockholm
  • County – Stockholms län
  • Country – Sweden
  • Reference number VL-2022-0125


  • Annika Gram, Head of Dept., +4687909750