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Senior Lecturer in Informatics with a Specialisation in Software Development – University of Borås, Sweden


Senior Lecturer position is available in Informatics with a Specialisation in Software Development at Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT, education and research, University of Borås, Sweden, 2022

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General Info

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

Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT, education and research

University of Borås (HB), Sweden


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Qualification Details

The position requires demonstrated pedagogical skills and a doctoral degree in Informatics or other relevant subject for the focus of the position (e.g. computer science). In addition, documented experience of relevant teaching in software development and experience of course responsibility and development of course materials is required. You have scientific expertise in the subject area demonstrated through scientific publications, conference participation, and participation in research collaborations and other commitments in the scientific community such as review or expert assignments. Furthermore, you have the ability to contribute to the development of the department's research in Informatics as well as good and documented knowledge of English, both in speech and writing.

Merits for employment are;

  • Experience of responsibility for development work in Bachelor’s level education.
  • Experience of teaching and supervision at the doctoral level.
  • Knowledge of Python and Java and frameworks such as .Net.
  • Experience of applying for and obtaining external research funding.
  • Leadership of research in Informatics.
  • International contacts.
  • Professional experience from business and industry.
  • Collaboration with business and industry and/or public administration.

Significant emphasis will be placed on personal suitability and the ability to collaborate within a teaching team.

For a permanent position at the university, you must have completed a course of pedagogical training relevant to university instruction university education equivalent to 10 weeks full-time studies or equivalent knowledge. This course can be completed during the first two years of employment. Read about the course on our website.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Your main tasks will consist of teaching and research. The teaching is carried out together with colleagues within the department's educational programmes in Informatics and includes courses at both Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. Teaching at Bachelor’s level is mainly carried out in the Bachelor’s programme Computer and Systems Science, while teaching and course development at the Master's level will primarily be carried out in Informatics with a focus on data-driven IT management. Examples of current content in courses are object-oriented programming in C#, data visualisation, intelligent agents, software development projects, and web/mobile development.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: PA 2022/64

Application Procedure

Write clearly in your application which position you are applying for and include the applicable reference number.  The following documents must be attached to your application:

  1. Personal letter
  2. CV with reference information and desired salary
  3. Merit Portfolio, which means a written account of scientific and pedagogical activities and a documentation of teaching skills, including self-evaluation. See template for merit portfolio.
  4. Publication list
  5. No more than seven published works or other merits you wish to be taken into consideration.
  6. Certificates/grades and other merit documents

Contact HR If you have scientific publications that cannot be attached electronically directly in the application. The publications must be received by the university no later than one week after the application deadline. After the application deadline, no additions can be made electronically.

About the Department/Section/Group

The department's policy is that employees should, if possible, also participate in research projects in relation to the department's research groups. At the department, there are two research groups, InnovationLab, with a focus on studying and developing digital innovations, and ComputerScienceLab, where the research is focused on intelligent data analysis of large amounts of data. A large part of the research conducted focuses on data-driven innovation, which includes both digital artefacts and organisational aspects. The research is often externally funded and is carried out in project form with several employees in collaboration with business and industry. An important part of the position is to further develop the research environment, primarily through one’s own research, but also through the supervision of doctoral students and the development of applications for external research funding. Developing collaborations with national and international networks is a natural part of the work.

During the first two years, the position includes 40% research and competence development time, which, after two years, is changed in its in scope according to the relevant working time agreement. Teaching at the Bachelor’s is mainly in Swedish, while teaching at the Master’s level is mainly in English.

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Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact Hannes Göbel by phone at 033- 435 42 70 or email [email protected]. Trade union representatives are Magnus Sirhed, OFR-ST and Maria Ferlin, Saco-S; they can be reached via the university’s switchboard at +46 (0)33-435 40 00.

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