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Associate professor Engineering Materials – Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, 2022


Department of Engineering Science and Mathematics at Luleå University of Technology invites applications for an Associate professor Engineering Materials at Sweden, 2022

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General Info

Position: Associate professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Permanent
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Engineering Science and Mathematics

Luleå University of Technology (LUT), Sweden


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Qualification Details

Qualified for an appointment as associate professor are those who have demonstrated both scientific and teaching expertise. As much attention must be given to the assessment of the teaching expertise as to the assessment of scientific expertise. In order to meet the requirements for the appointment as associate professor, the applicant must:

  • Have been active as an independent researcher, normally for at least three years after completing a doctoral degree.
  • Conducted nationally or internationally recognized research in collaboration with actors outside their own university and presented a research profile with clear progression after the dissertation. This includes a total scientific production that corresponds to at least two doctoral dissertations.
  • Have experience of supervising doctoral students, and have been the assistant supervisor for at least one doctoral student for at least two years, unless there are special grounds to the contrary,
  • Have demonstrated teaching expertise.
  • Have completed training in higher education pedagogy equivalent to 7.5 credits or otherwise have acquired the equivalent knowledge,

Assessment criteria

For the position the following assessment criteria will apply:

  • Scientific expertise
    • Documented experience of research in materials science, with focus on steel- and metal research
  • Pedagogical expertise
    • Documented experience of qualified supervision of doctoral- and master students and teaching
  • Other assessment criteria

Other assessment criteria:

- Ability to independently and in teams further develop our research and undergraduate education

- Ability to obtain external research

- and development funding

- Ability to teach in Swedish and / or English

- Ability to communicate internally and externally

- Ability to collaborate with the surrounding society, mainly Swedish and international industry and research organizations

- Interest and experience of experimental activities

Responsibilities/Job Description

Engineering materials includes the field of material composition, structure, properties and production of materials – mainly metallic and ceramic – as well as application aspects.

As an associate professor in Engineering Materials, you are expected to be involved in both education, pedagogical development work and research. Promoting collaboration with national and international research groups and collaboration with local community and industry are also important. The work tasks also include supervising doctoral students and contributing to the development of the subject as well as working actively with external funding of research, and scientific publications. For associate professors, it is also included to lead research projects and communicate their results via academic publications, as well as being active in the research community within the research subject.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 1857-2022

Application Procedure

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below and attach the requested application documents including diplomas (certified and translated into Swedish or English), pedagogical self-reflection and publications, etc. We prefer that applicants follows the Instructions for applicants. Note that the applicant´s educational qualifications should be particularly documented. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

About the Department/Section/Group

The subject Engineering Materials belongs to the Department of Engineering Science and Mathematics at Luleå University of Technology. The research at the subject is mainly focused on metallic and ceramic materials, with a focus on the relationship between structure, properties and manufacturing and is mainly experimental. We are now looking for an associate professor who can contribute to the development of our subject, mainly in the field of metallic materials, as well as participate in supervision of doctoral students and teaching at basic and advanced level. The research group currently consists of four senior researchers, two technicians and ten doctoral students. The subject has a well-equipped laboratory for advanced material characterization and analysis of thermomechanical behaviour. We also have access to nearby laboratories, for example for testing of mechanical properties.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

The position is a permanent employment which is placed at the Division of Materials Science at the university campus in Luleå. Admission date by agreement.

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, +46(0)920-49 1529 [email protected] and OFR-S Lars Frisk, +46(0)920-49 1792 [email protected]

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Contact details

Information about the position can be given by professor Marta-Lena Antti, +46(0)920-492093, +46(0)730-0290434, [email protected]

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