Assistant Professor in rail vehicle technology at School of Engineering Sciences, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 2023
Position: Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: Mechanical Engineering
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: Subject to norms
School of Engineering Sciences
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Brinellvägen, Stockholm, Sweden
An individual who has obtained a PhD or equivalent research expertise is qualified for appointment as an assistant professor. Candidates who met those qualifications within five years prior to expiration of the application period should be prioritized. Other candidates may also be considered if there are extraordinary grounds for doing so. Extraordinary grounds refer to illness, parental leave or similar circumstances
Grounds of assessments
The assessment criteria for appointment as an assistant professor at KTH are stated in KTH's appointments procedure section 1.3, and apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.
Of highest importance is that the applicant has
- potential to qualify for a higher teaching post. This includes the potential for independent development as a researcher and teacher within the subject field in question and also the ability to establish, review and develop the research area in question.
- research expertise demonstrated through research publications, conference attendance, attendance of research cooperation and also other undertakings in the scientific community such as for example, assignments as a reviewer or expert.
- an interest in and understanding of pedagogical development within the subject field in question.
Of second highest importance is that the applicant has
- postdoc visits to a research environment other than the university at which the applicant defended their doctoral thesis. In application-oriented areas, experience from research and development work within the industry or other organizations is considered to correspond to a traditional postdoc visit to another university.
- an interest in and understanding of leadership in an academic environment, third-stream activities, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.
It is also important that the applicant has
- administrative expertise
Special grounds of assessment for promotion to associate professor
When assessing applications for promotion to associate professor, the applicant's ability to independently initiate and carry out research of high academic quality, published in international publications, and the applicant's ability to obtain financing for research operations will be assessed. Of highest importance is the applicant's ability to independently establish new collaborations and research specializations. It is also of highest importance that the applicant has displayed teaching and supervising expertise. Ability to teach in Swedish is a merit that is given great importance in the application for promotion.
The subject area includes mechanical design, performance verification and maintenance of rolling stock. The research involves studies aimed at making rail transport more sustainable, as well as the dynamic interaction between vehicles and infrastructure.
The position includes research and teaching in the subject area. In research, the assistant professor is expected to create new networks within and outside KTH and actively apply for research funding. The assistant lecturer is expected to teach mainly at advanced level within the subject. Teaching at undergraduate and PhD level may occur. This includes development of existing and possibly new courses. In addition, the assistant professor is expected to contribute to our research activities as well as supervise master theses and PhD students in the subject area. Some administrative duties are also included.
The assistant professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within four years. If necessary, a language development plan will be implemented at the start of employment.
The assistant professor will be given opportunity to develop their independence as researcher and gain accreditation that may allow them to take other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements (see Chapter 4, Section 12 a of the Higher Education Ordinance). Following application, the assistant professor can apply for promotion to associate professor in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 12 c of the Higher Education Ordinance.
How to Apply?
Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: VL-2022-0113
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.
About the Employer: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Note or Other details
Time limitation: The appointment is for an indefinite term, but no more than six years, and may be extended if, due to the teacher’s absence due to sick leave, parental leave or other special grounds, more time is required to reach the objectives of the appointment. However, the total appointment period may not exceed eight years. The appointment is part of the Tenure Track system at KTH and the assistant professor may apply for promotion to tenured associate professor.
For more information regarding KTH's assessment, see Appointments procedure at KTH
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- Sebastian Stichel, Professor, [email protected]
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