Associate senior lecturer in robotics and AI

Lulea University
November 23, 2023
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Luleå University of Technology is in strong growth with world-leading competence in several research areas. We shape the future through innovative education and ground-breaking research results, and based on the Arctic region, we create global social benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are conducted in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.9 billion per year. We currently have 1,840 employees and 17,670 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.

The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) Subject at the department of Computer Science and Electrical and Space Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, is now looking for one Associate Senior Lecturer in a Tenure Track position contributing to our growing activities. The RAI team is conducting fundamental research in all the aspects of robotics with a specific focus on aerial, space, and bioinspired robotics. The vision of RAI is aiming in closing the gap from theory to real life while the team has a strong expertise in field robotics, while it is one of the biggest Academic nodes of Robotics in Sweden. Specific application areas of focus are robotics for mines, aerial inspection of aging infrastructure, multi-robotic search and rescue, musty sensorial fusion and multirobot coordination, including multirobot perception, decentralization, and mission execution. The RAI team has a strong European participation in multiple R&D&I projects, while RAI has participated in the DARPA SUB-T challenge with the CoSTAR Team lead by NASA/JPL.

Subject descriptions Robotics and artificial intelligence aim to develop novel robotic systems that are characterized by advanced autonomy for improving the ability of robots to interact with the surrounding environment and humans during the execution of specific tasks.

Duties The Associate Senior Lecturer will be enrolled in a Tenure Track position in RAI. As an Associate Senior Lecturer, you participate in the development of teaching and research in the field of RAI and IN more specific the research topics for the announced position are focusing in the areas of autonomous robotics with an emphasis in:

- Reactive navigation and obstacle avoidance

- Model Predictive Control in path planning

- Robot exploration in unknown environments

- Large scale and multi robot search and rescue missions

- Unification of aerial-ground robot

- Extended field testing and experimental evaluation in real life test sites in the mining sector

The position includes responsibilities for: - Administrate and teach in courses delivered by the Control Engineering group at the first and second cycle level.

- Supervise Master and PhD students

- Grant Application for initiating new project-based research directions

The applicant is expected to participate in the group's joint development of the field of education and research, as well as collaborate in research groups both within the department, the university and with other universities, colleges and other external parties both nationally and worldwide.

Qualifications Qualified for an appointment as associate senior lecturer are those who:

- have been awarded a doctoral degree or have equivalent scientific qualifications.

- have demonstrated teaching expertise.

- have completed courses in higher education pedagogy corresponding to 7.5 credits or otherwise have acquired equivalent knowledge.

In the first instance, it should be considered for employment that has completed a doctorate a maximum of five years before the end of the application period. If there are special reasons, the doctoral degree may have been passed earlier. By special reasons is meant leave due to illness, parental leave, clinical service, trust assignment, or similar circumstances.

Assessment Criteria The following criteria are used for the position:

  • Scientific expertise in the specific research topics of the announced position
  • Scientific Excellence in the general field of RAI
  • Experience of leading research projects nationally, within the EU or similar ability
  • Experience of teaching and educational education
  • Documented experience of seeking funding
  • Ability to interact and cooperate.
  • Period of employment For this employment, an employment period of four years applies.

    Promotion to senior lecturer An assistant senior lecturer shall, upon application, be promoted to senior lecturer and a position until further notice. If the applicant is qualified for a position as senior lecturer and in an examination is deemed suitable for such a position, is determined in accordance with the assessment criteria set out below.

    In the examination, it is required that the associate senior lecturer has completed higher education pedagogical education corresponding to 7.5 credits or has acquired corresponding knowledge in another way.

    During the employment period, the associate senior lecturer must also independently, to a considerable extent and with high quality, contribute to the university's research and demonstrate good pedagogical skills.

    Other grounds for assessment (weighted equally)

  • Successful demonstration of granted research funding
  • Scientific excellence and performance
  • Teaching involvement and student evaluations
  • Information For further information, please contact Prof. George Nikolakopoulos [email protected]

    Union representatives: SACO-S Christer Gardelli, 0920-49 1809 [email protected] OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 [email protected]

    In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

    Application We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The appli-cation should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

    Closing date for applications: November 23, 2023 Reference number: 4512-2023

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