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Professor Job – Information Design, Sweden, Oct 2021

Mälardalen University (MDH)


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Mälardalen University invites applications for Professor job at School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT), Division of Information Design, Sweden – Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: Professor Job
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: October 24, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: Jan 01, 2022
Contract Period: Permanent Position
Salary: According to Standard Norms

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

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Qualification Details

Academic skills will have been demonstrated by independent research work which to a significant degree exceeds the requirements for docent competence (see the University’s Guidelines for assessment of docent competence).

Importance is also attached to the planning and leading of research. Academic skills may also have been demonstrated by the ability to achieve results in research through cooperation in joint projects of benefit to academia and to industry/the public sector/society in general and through the ability to disseminate research.

Teaching skills will have been demonstrated by teaching at first-cycle as well as third-cycle levels. The assessment of teaching skills shall apply to the planning, carrying out and evaluation of teaching as well as supervision and examination. Teaching skills shall be documented in such a way that their quality can also be assessed.

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 a Professor 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.

For employment, the applicant must have a PhD exam in a subject relevant to the employment.

For other information, consult the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, and the Appointments Procedure for Mälardalen University.

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria shall be based on the degree of skills required for the appointment. In general terms these assessment criteria shall include the ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to fulfil the duties well.

The same attention shall be paid to the assessment of teaching skills as to the assessment of academic skills.

Our new professor must have a very good ability to collaborate and communicate in a professional manner, and to independently lead and drive the work forward. You are also expected to meet students in a professional and committed manner and contribute to the collegial environment.

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.


  • Experience of leading and developing research groups
  • Experience of development and implementation of teaching and programs at advanced and postgraduate level
  • Experience of networking and co-production with external parties (in research and / or teaching)
  • Experience of working with design thinking, Human Centered Design, or similar approaches in research and education
  • Experience of research relevant to information design
  • Experience of applying for and obtaining external research funding for major research projects / programs

Responsibilities/Job Description

Mälardalen University is recruiting a professor in Innovation & Design, with a focus on information design. As a new co-worker, you will together with colleges shape the future of the Division of Information Design and the research environment Innovation and Product Realization (IPR) as MDH is transitioning into Mälardalen University (MDU).

You will advance the research in information design at MDH, which is cross-disciplinary and has a strong focus on Human Centered Design and co-production with external organizations. The group contributes to an increased understanding of how information can be designed, communicated, and understood through artifacts in an environment, specifically in the form of interaction, spatiality, text, and visualizations. To complement the current competencies in the research group, we are recruiting a professor with competencies in information design, cognition, and/or behaviour science.

You will also contribute to and teach in the educational programs tied to the Division of Information design (Bachelor Programmes in Informative IllustrationInteraction designSpatial design, and Text design; the International Masters programme in Innovation and Design: and the research education in Innovation and Design).

As a professor in Innovation & Design, with a focus on Information Design, you are expected to:

  • lead and develop research in Information Design and Innovation & Design
  • to contribute to the continued development of the research group
  • to seek and attract external research funding within the field
  • contribute to the long-term development of the research and education environment IPR and its doctoral students and researchers.
  • build networks and collaborate in research with external actors (regionally, nationally, and internationally).
  • engage in committees and councils to contribute to joint development.
  • plan and implement teaching at the undergraduate, advanced, and postgraduate level in the areas of information design and innovation & design.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: 2021/1632
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the "Apply" button below.

The scientific publications that you do not have in digital form are to be sent by post in three copies to:

Mälardalen University Division of Human Resources 2021/1632 Box 883 721 23 Västerås

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application.

We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.

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

Marcus Bjelkemyr
Head of Division Information Design
073-270 89 77

Yvonne Eriksson
Professor in Information Design
016-15 36 99

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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