Senior Lecturer in industrial automation

Mälardalen University
May 16, 2024
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Senior Lecturer in industrial automation Eskilstuna

Mälardalen University (MDU) is the youngest university in Sweden. In line with our vision, to be a progressive and collaborative University where we shape a sustainable future together, we wish to make a difference.

Do you want to be involved and contribute to our development?

Together, we can create a sustainable future through knowledge and innovation. We believe that knowledge and new perspectives are best attained and reached together in collaboration with others – our colleagues, students, the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally

At the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering our students are studying to be for example innovators, entrepreneurs, illustrators, information designers, 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.

Employment information

Employment: Permanent employment Scope: Full time Number of positions: 1 Closing date for application: 2024-05-16 Campus location: Eskilstuna School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

For information and a detailed description of basic eligibility requirements and assessment criteria, that apply to a position of a Senior Lecturer, please consult the Appointment Regulations for Mälardalen University

Position description

As a senior lecturer at MDU, your main responsibilities include teaching. Teaching also encompasses supervision, examination, course evaluation, and course development. At our institution, research and education are closely intertwined, with research forming the foundation for our educational programs. Collaboration is also an integral part of our research and educational mission, and as a university lecturer, you actively contribute to the university's development efforts. General administration, professional development, and participation in the daily operations of the subject and the academic community are also part of your duties.

In this position, you will be involved in teaching both program students and professionals, providing guidance to students and doctoral candidates alike. You will play a key role in shaping research proposals and implementing research projects, collaborating with external academic and industrial partners. Furthermore, you will contribute to the further development of production-related educational programs, with a focus on increasing aspects such as battery production and electric vehicle manufacturing.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for you who partly have documented teaching skills and partly have a degree of Doctor, or equivalent academic competence or other professional qualifications of significance with regard to the subject content of the appointment and the duties included in the appointment.

To be qualified for appointment as a Senior Lecturer you must have demonstrated the academic skills and teaching abilities required for the appointment.

Teaching skills and academic competence shall be well documented in such a way that their quality can also be assessed.

In order to be employed as a teacher at MDU, training in higher education teaching and learning, or equivalent acquired knowledge, is required. A person appointed as a Senior Lecturer 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.

In addition to the established basic eligibility requirements, according to the Appointment Regulations for MDU, some additional requirements apply to this position.

We are looking for candidates with a doctoral degree in production engineering, industrial economics and organization, industrial technology, mechanical engineering, automation, or equivalent fields. You should have documented experience in research collaboration with academic and industrial partners in the field of industrial automation. Additionally, you must have experience in the production of electrical components/batteries. Knowledge and experience in both education and research related to robot programming and the integration of human-robot interaction in automation are essential requirements.

For this position, proficiency in spoken and written Swedish is necessary at a level sufficient to carry out regular tasks related to research, teaching, and administration. If Swedish language skills are lacking, employment may still be possible provided that the candidate has the ability to actively acquire these skills. Fluency in English is also a requirement for teaching and conducting research.

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria will be based partly on the degree of skill required for the position and partly on the ability and suitability otherwise required to carry out the work duties.

In addition to the established basic assessment criteria, according to the Appointment Regulations for Mälardalen University, there are also some other criteria that apply to this position.

We are looking for candidates with experience in:

  • Planning, Implementation, and Development of Courses for working professionals
  • Supervision of Doctoral Candidates and Contribution to Research Education
  • Project Management
  • International Collaborations in Research and Education
  • Building Demonstrators/Laboratory Environments
  • In an overall assessment of suitability, emphasis is also placed on personal abilities. All employees at MDU are expected to cooperate and treat colleagues and students with respect, take responsibility for the organisation and their own work duties and contribute to a positive work environment.

    We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organisation.


    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 2024/0969 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!

    Union representatives:

    Saco-S [email protected] Susanne Meijer ST-OFR/S, tel: 021-10 14 89

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

    Contact person

    Ioanna Aslanidou

    Head of division

    +46 (0)21-10 14 23

    [email protected]

    Jessica Bruch

    Professor in Production systems

    +46 (0)16-15 32 19

    [email protected]

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