Associate Senior Lecturer in Informatics (Information Systems)

Halmstad University


December 13, 2021


Halmstad University, School of Information Technology

“Our School and research environment is in a very exciting and expansive phase. It is a large research environment with a strong international character. The goal is to be a nationally leading environment within, among other things, applied AI” – Magnus Clarin, Dean of the School of Information Technology.

Halmstad University Halmstad University adds value, drives innovation and prepares people and society for the future. Since the beginning in 1983, the University has been characterised as forward-thinking and cross-border. Today, the University has around 600 employees and 12,000 students. The range of education is wide and the research is internationally renowned. Halmstad University actively participates in social development through collaboration with both industry and the public sector.

More information about working at Halmstad University: https: //

The School of Information Technology Halmstad University consists of four interdisciplinary Schools and the current position is located at the School of Information Technology (ITE). ITE is a multicultural school with around 130 employees from 20 different countries. It is a strong research and education environment, with focus on smart technology and its applications. Students and researchers are working with everything from AI and information driven care to autonomous vehicles, social robotics and digital design. ITE offers education on all levels, from undergraduate to PhD education, plus education for professional. The research is conducted within the research environment Embedded and Intelligent Systems (EIS). An innovation centre for information driven care called Leap for Life is connected to ITE, as well as a collaboration arena for electronic development, Electronics Centre in Halmstad (ECH).

Informatics at Halmstad University develops the Scandinavian Informatics tradition, which integrates Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction research. We profile the research towards Digital Service Innovation (DSI). This implies a focus on how value is co-created with users, organizations, and society through combining, re-combining, and integrating resources into digital services. We also investigate how and why DSI may promote or create improvements in different societal actors' wellbeing by studying, for example, digitalization, stakeholder involvement in innovation processes, design methods, digital service logics and architectures, innovation ecosystems, and value network governance.

Research is often carried out interdisciplinary and in collaboration with companies and the public sector. The research on digital service innovation is one of the prioritized research areas where continued development of research strength is expected in order to reach excellence in international and national collaborations. This area, which is expected to attract considerable industrial interest also in the future, will be an important research area for the two research profiles at Halmstad University: Health Innovation, and Smart Cities and Communities.

Informatics at Halmstad University has two bachelor programs (Digital Design and Innovation, Enterprise Systems), an international master program in Digital Service Innovation, and a doctoral school in Informatics.

More information about the School of Information Technology:

More information about the research environment Embedded and Intelligent Systems:

More information about informatics research and Digital Service Innovation: Technology Area Digital Service Innovation

The Department of Intelligent Systems and Digital Design (ISDD) at Halmstad University seeks to appoint an Associate Senior Lecturer in informatics. Appointment as Associate Senior Lecturer is a qualifying appointment with the purpose to give the employee a possibility to promote to Senior Lecturer. Appointment as Associate Senior Lecturer is for four years.

Description An Associate Senior Lecturer shall mainly be engaged in research and education. We are looking for applicants experienced and interested in informatics research within digital transformation, AI and automation in the public sector/healthcare, digitalization and ethics, smart mobility, or wants to help develop new research areas. The position represents an opportunity to be part of a team that develops and applies innovative and interdisciplinary information systems research approaches. This research is focused at the interface between academic scholarship and applied practice. The Associate Senior Lecturer will contribute to developing applied research with impact, and in collaboration with industry partners, as well as to academic scholarship and debate through publications.

The appointed Associate Senior Lecturer will teach in the two bachelor programs and the master's education. Informatics at Halmstad University represents a progressive education aiming at educating tomorrow's ERP, Interaction, UX, and Service Designers with a strong focus on digital innovation and transformation. The programs implement forward-looking pedagogical approaches and have integral relations with external companies and partners actively involved in the education.

The appointed Associate Senior Lecturer is expected to:

  • conduct research of high international quality within design-oriented informatics
  • develop research in DSI in collaboration with industrial partners, including applying for external funding
  • conduct high-quality teaching in higher education and develop courses at different levels within the three educational programs in informatics
  • contribute to developing research on DSI in an interdisciplinary setting
  • Candidates must write a research proposal, including ideas about possible cooperation within the area of digital service innovation related to one of the two research profiles at Halmstad University (Health Innovation, and Smart Cities and Communities.

    Qualification The position is intended for applicants with a recent PhD degree in informatics (including Human Computer Interaction, Information Systems) or closely related fields not earlier than 5 years before the time limit for applying. The applicant should be an active researcher in the relevant field with a good publication record. Experience and interest in working in interdisciplinary research and development teams in an industrial environment are desirable. Pedagogical training in teaching in higher education and experience from teaching at different levels in relevant subjects is a merit. Education is an important part of our work, and the applicant should be interested, engaged, and willing to explore new ways of teaching to enhance the student learning experience at all levels. The applicant must be able to examine students in both Swedish and English.

    We especially appreciate applicants who are engaged, structured, accountable, have good interpersonal skills and can take the initiative to develop research and education in informatics. Excellent leadership, innovation ability, pedagogical competence, and experience in cooperation with industry are desirable.

    Assesment criteria For appointment as an Associate Senior Lecturer, the following assessment criteria will be applied:

  • Ability to conduct high-quality teaching in higher education and to develop courses at different levels
  • Ability to conduct research in informatics of high international quality
  • Experience from research in collaboration with industrial partners
  • Experience in supervision of bachelor and master students
  • Salary Salary is to be settled by negotiation. The application should include a statement of the salary level required by the candidate.

    Application Applications should be sent via Halmstad University's recruitment system Varbi (see link on this page).

    The application package shall consist of (preferable as one pdf file):

  • a letter about the applicant's personal background and motivation for the application
  • a CV (curriculum vitae)
  • master and doctoral theses
  • list of publications
  • max eight (8) linked (or attached) selective publications the applicant wishes to refer to
  • diplomas, certificates and other documents the applicant wishes to mention
  • a research proposal
  • contact information for at least three references
  • For further information, please contact Jesper Lund (, Stefan Byttner ( or head of school Magnus Clarin (

    General Information We value the qualities that gender balance and diversity bring to our organization. We therefore welcome applicants with different backgrounds, gender, functionality and, not least, life experience.

    Read more about Halmstad University at https://

    Information for International Applicants Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea what we have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit: https: // www. staff-support.html

    Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months

    Contract type Full time First day of employment 2022-01-01 or as soon as possible Salary Monthly salary Number of positions 1 Working hours 100% City Halmstad County Hallands län Country Sweden Reference number 2021/112 Contact

  • Stefan Byttner, +46 729773601
  • Union representative

  • Kristina Hildebrand, Saco-S, 070-7721015
  • Camilla Soto, ST, 035-167242
  • Anniqa Lagergren, OFR, 072- 977 37 45
  • Published 23.Nov.2021 Last application date 13.Dec.2021 11:59 PM CET

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