Associate Professor in Thermal Management

Applied physicsMechanical EngineeringThermal Engineering
Aug 31, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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The Road Vehicle Aerodynamics and Thermal Management group at Chalmers focuses on fundamental and applied research on road vehicles. We are expanding our portfolio to include new areas central to the transition to electrification where thermal optimization is an important corner stone. As an Associate Professor you will be expected to drive the development of the area and expand it to other modes of transport. We offer you the possibility to pursue your ideas in an inclusive working environment at one of the top universities in Sweden in the lively west coast city of Gothenburg.

Information about the department and the research

The division of Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems (VEAS) conducts applied research for vehicle or robot applications. Our aim is to provide innovative solutions to problems of industrial and societal relevance using basic theory, modelling, simulations, and experimental work. The division currently has 9 faculty members, 16 PhD students and several project assistants.Fundamental fluid- and thermodynamic problems form the base for all research in the Road Vehicle Aerodynamics and Thermal Management (RVAD) group at VEAS. We are internationally known for our research work in wake dynamics, wheel aerodynamics, underhood thermal management and brake cooling. Our goal is to contribute to the development of environmentally friendly, energy-efficient, and safe vehicles. With electrification, we see thermal optimization as a growing field where technologies are developing quickly. We are particularly interested in research on battery and brake cooling, cooling drag, interior climate comfort, and modelling and system optimization in general. In collaboration with colleagues from other divisions, we are establishing thermal management research for other modes of transport. We count on you to help us in this expansion.

Major responsibilities

As associate professor, you are expected to contribute to existing projects and secure funding for new projects for yourself and others (PhD students and post-docs) within the fields relevant to the RVAD group. Particularly, we hope your expertise will help us attract more research grants to expand in the areas of battery climatization and climate comfort. In addition to your own research, the work also involves supervision of students at Master and PhD levels and project management to some degree. As part of the teaching faculty, you will be required to teach approximately 20% of your total working time. A commitment to teaching is very important for the position.At Chalmers, we highly value utilization of our research results and academic citizenship. You will be expected to contribute to a good and inclusive working environment, to carry out departmental duties, to participate in committees and councils, to serve as advisor to decision makers, and so on.

Contract terms

Full-time permanent employment.

QualificationsMandatory:– PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, or other relevant field for the position.- A well-documented pedagogical track record for teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, successfully obtained research funding, and shown indication of performing independent research of high-quality, as evidenced by publications in high-ranked journals.- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.Meritorious:– Experience as main supervisior of PhD students. Experience as co-supervisor is required.

For a complete list of qualifications for the Associate Professor position, please see the Chalmers University of Technology’s Appointment Regulations for Teaching and Research Faculty, Chapter 6.3.Finally, creativity, independence, and initiative are expected, but also the ability to work in a team.If Swedish is not your native language, we would like you to aquire sufficient knowledge to be able to communicate and teach in Swedish within a few years. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Teaching faculty at Chalmers are required to have complered couses in higher education pedagogics in accordance with SUHF’s recommendations (REK 2016:1) or equivalent education for a total of at least 10 weeks of full-time study. External applicants who currently do not meet the SUHF requirements may be employed for a permanent position under the condition that the required education is completed within the first two years of employment. Please read more about it here.

We offer

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20230368 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

Please follow the instructions for compiling an application for a research and teaching position at Chalmers.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)One page where you:

•  Introduce yourself

•  Describe your motivation for applying to this position and what attracts you about Chalmers

•  Describe how you support your colleagues and bring about a good working environment.

•  Include names and full contact information of two references that we can contact.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Family name, Ref. number)

• Your CV (please see the CV instructionsINCLUDE LINK TO THE CV INSTRUCTIONS

• Include a list of publications.

Research statement: (Please name the document as: Research statement, Family name, Ref. number)One to three pages where you:

• Describe your previous research areas and main research results related to vehicle thermal management.

• State your future research goals and focus.

Pedagogical qualifications: (Please name the document as: Pedagogical portfolio, Family name, Ref number)

• Please compile a pedagogical portfolio to describe your pedagogical and educational qualifications using the format specified in the Pedagogical Portfolio instructions.

• Please append certificates for completed courses in pedagogical training and any other documents described in the pedagogical portfolio instructions.

Other documents:

• Documents verifying awards and recognitions stated in your CV, and other documents relevant to support your application.

• Copies of a maximum of five relevant publications that cannot be accessed via your ORCID, Scopus ID or ResearcherID.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: August 31, 2023For questions, please contact:

Professor Simone

+46-703 89 11 76