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Associate Senior Lecturer in Computer science – Mälardalen University, Sweden

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A position as Associate Senior Lecturer is a fixed-term merit-rated appointment of at least fours, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT), Mälardalen University, Sweden – Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: Associate Senior Lecturer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: October 29, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

School of Innovation, Design and Engineering
Mälardalen University
Mälardalen University (MDH)

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Qualification Details

The qualification requirements for appointment as an Associate Senior Lecturer are primarily a degree of Doctor, or equivalent academic skills, no more than five years before the closing date for application for the post of Associate Senior Lecturer has expired.

A person who has a degree of Doctor, or has previously acquired equivalent skills may, however, be considered if there are particular reasons for this. Such particular reasons may leave of absence on account of illness, parental leave or other similar circumstances.

The applicant must have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or equivalent.
  • Background in functional safety and / or cyber security.
  • Strong communication skills in English.

The applicant should have completed ten weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge. A person appointed as an Associate Senior Lecturer but lacking training in higher education teaching and learning will be offered in-house training within two and a half years. The course in higher education teaching and learning at Mälardalen University corresponds to ten weeks of training.

Assessment criteria

In general terms the assessment criteria shall be based on the ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to fulfil the duties well.

With regard to the nature of this merit-rated employment, the applicant’s academic and teaching merits will be assessed above all in respect of quality. A quantitative precedent of an applicant, which can be explained by the applicant having worked for a longer period, will therefore not be decisive.

We also assess applicants based on their analytical skills in the above areas. Emphasis will be placed on a current and strong list of publications as well as the candidate's ability to conduct high-quality research.

Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organisation.


An interest in applying academic knowledge and research in collaboration with industry partners as well as experience of working in projects with both academic and industrial objectives.

Experience of teaching Computer Science at Bachelor, Master and PhD-level, including mentoring and supervision of PhD, Master, and Bachelor students.

A background that is closely related to the proposed research area is considered meritorious. In the application, the applicant must explain how his / her competence matches the above qualifications.

Strong written and spoken communication skills in Swedish.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The purpose of the employment is that the teacher shall be given the opportunity to develop his or her autonomy as a researcher and to become qualified both academically and pedagogically to fulfil the requirements for appointment as a Senior Lecturer.

We are looking for a highly motivated senior lecturer who will work with collaborative projects in the field of functional safety and cyber security for industrial systems, have an interest in teaching relevant courses at university level and will create a long-term teaching career at our school IDT.

As an associate senior lecturer at IDT, you will be part of the research and collaboration with our industrial partners. Your research will focus on one or more of the areas of functional safety and cyber security, including model-, simulation- and AI-based support to ensure security and security. You will work in collaboration with other researchers both internally and externally as well as in collaboration with national and international companies and research organizations and actively participate in funding applications. The candidate we are looking for is expected to mainly get involved in research and collaboration in functional and cyber security and will also be involved in:

Supervision of doctoral, master's and bachelor's students. Teaching computer science or computer engineering at university level

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About the Department

At the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering our students are studying to be for example innovators, entrepreneurs, illustrators, communications officers, network technicians and engineers. Here we have the research specialisations of Embedded Systems, and Innovation and Product Realisation. Our work takes place in cooperation with and in strategic agreements with companies, organisations and public authorities in the region.

About the Employer: Mälardalen University (MDH)

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Contact details

Hans Hansson

Michaël Le Duc
Union representative SACO
+46 (0) 21 10 14 02

Susanne Meijer
Union representative (OFR)
+46 (0) 21 10 14 89

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