Lecturer in Energy Engineering

University of Borås
November 27, 2023
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In recent years, the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business has undergone significant development in the research field of Resource Recovery. The research and education environment today consists of seven professors, about 30 doctoral students, and 30 senior teachers and researchers and post docs. Education is conducted at both the Bachelor's and Master's levels and we also have our unique doctoral education programme in Resource Recovery. We have access to modern and well-equipped teaching and research laboratories. Research in Resource Recovery mainly deals with fields of energy, industrial biotechnology, polymer technology, resource management as well as civil engineering. We have a large network, both nationally and internationally, and well-developed collaborations with both industry and public actors.

Job description

As a lecturer in Energy Engineering, you will mainly teach at the advanced level within the Master's Programme in Resource Recovery - Sustainable Energy Processes. Research, teaching at the undergraduate level, supervision of degree projects and development of courses and educational programmes are also included in your duties. Furthermore, you are expected to participate in the development and planning of individual courses, within the Master's Programme in Resource Recovery - Sustainable Energy Processes and the Energy Engineering Programme, as well as to collaborate with staff in other subjects to contribute to knowledge development in accordance with the university's goals and visions. Participation in courses within other programmes as well as freestanding courses may also occur.

It is important that you actively work for a good collaboration with industry, research institutes, and the public sector. The University of Borås attaches great importance to connections to research in our educational programmes, which means communicating national and international research, but also to include research methodology and a scientific approach.


The position requires demonstrated teaching expertise in thermal processes, energy systems and modelling, and at least a licentiate degree in Resource Recovery - Energy Engineering or equivalent. Applicants should have good knowledge of energy engineering as well as relevant work and research experience. Furthermore, good knowledge of the modelling tools FactSage, Aspen Plus, Thermo-Calc and Comsol is required, as well as experience of experimental and theoretical research in thermal processes. The ability to communicate fluently in English, both written and spoken, is also a requirement.

Furthermore, employment presupposes that you have good collaboration and initiative-taking skills, the capacity to work independently and in a structured manner, and the ability to prioritise among tasks.

Additional merits

  • Scientific publications
  • Experience of participating in major research projects and writing applications for research funding
  • Knowledge of ash and coating chemistry, pyrolysis and biochar
  • Experience from collaboration with both academia and industry partners
  • A general eligibility requirement for permanent employment as a teacher is completion of training in teaching and learning in higher education equivalent to 10 weeks of full-time studies, or equivalent competence An employee who does not have training in teaching and learning in higher education may complete the training during the first two years of employment.

    Type of employment: Until further notice. A six-month probationary period may be applied. Employment rate: 100% Starting date: January 2024 Position location: Borås, Sweden Registration number: PA2023/191


    For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Kamran Rousta by phone at +46 (0)33-435 46 44. Questions regarding research are referred to the research group leader, Associate Professor Anita Pettersson, by phone +46 (0)33-435 59 82. The trade union representative is Martin Behre, Saco-S. Trade union representatives can be reached via the university switchboard, +46 (0)33-435 40 00.


    You can apply for the position via our website by clicking on “Apply.” For more information on how to apply, see How to apply for a job with us.

    Write clearly in your application which position you are applying for and include the applicable reference number. A complete application should include the following electronic documents:

  • Cover page/personal letter with brief reason for your application where the position and subject area applied for is stated
  • CV (overview list of education and work experience in chronological order) with reference contact information and desired salary
  • Merit portfolio according to the University of Borås's guidelines (Template for merit portfolio in PDF format)
  • Relevant degree certificates substantiating how you meet the requirements for the position
  • Any certificates documenting completed training in teaching and learning in higher education
  • Any relevant documentation substantiating how you meet the requirements for the position.
  • Contact HR at [email protected] if you have scientific publications that cannot be attached electronically directly to your application. Such 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.

    Please submit your application by midnight 2023-11-27 (CET, Central European Time).

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