Senior Lecturer in Information Systems with a focus on digital service innovation

Lulea University
April 28, 2024
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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.

Here you have an opportunity to belong to an innovative research environment that develops new knowledge about one of the great societal challenges of our time - to support and understand the digital transformation in companies and in society. At the Information Systems Research Group at Luleå University of Technology, we have a need to employ a senior lecturer in information systems with a focus on digital service innovation. The information systems research group is part of the Division of Digital Services and Systems which also includes the Center for Distance Spanning Technology and the Center for Security in Society and Critical Infrastructures. The Division consists of about 35 employees including researchers, teachers and project managers.

The position of the senior lecturer is at the department of computer science, electrical and space engineering, where Luleå University of Technology has gathered research in, among other things, computer science, information systems, signals and systems, and automation. The department's turnover is approximately SEK 220 million, of which education accounts for half and external funds for research for the other half. The department has well- developed collaborations with research institutes, industry partners, universities and other authorities in both research projects and student projects. The environment at the department is open, dynamic and brings together researchers from around twenty different nationalities as well as doctoral students and students from all over the world.

Subject description The research subject Information systems focuses on the design and use of information technology in relation to humans, organisations and societies.

Duties Digital service innovation focuses on societal and individual aspects related to digital transformation and innovation. This research area is founded upon systems- and critical systems thinking, value adding design, norm-critical design, participatory design, norm-critical design, participatory design and sustainability theories. Hence, this area aims to influence, anticipate and assess real, as well as potential, implications and societal expectations on digitalization with the endeavor to foster inclusive and sustainable research and innovation. This research is carried out in four areas that complement and contribute to each other: societal digital change, living labs and testbeds, human-centered design and innovation, digital transformation and sustainability.

As a senior lecturer in Information Systems with a focus on digital service innovation, you are responsible together with professors and others in the subject for the development of the subject at the undergraduate and advanced level. As a senior lecturer, you are expected to strengthen our research and education profile and contribute to establishing the field internally both in the form of existing and future educations and as a research area on our campus in Luleå.

The position means that you will:

  • Be responsible for developing, teaching and examining courses in digital service innovation
  • Supervise students and follow the international development of the subject.
  • Work with research tasks (e.g. apply for external research funding, lead and collaborate in research projects, communicate and disseminate research results via academic publications)
  • Be active in the research community within your own subject
  • Qualifications Qualified for an appointment as 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.
  • Assessment criteria

    The following assessment criteria will be applied for the position:

  • scientific expertise
  • teaching expertise
  • other assessment criteria.
  • Other assessment criteria (weighted equally):

  • Ability to lead and develop research initiatives
  • Ability to collaborate with the surrounding society
  • Ability to collaborate within the university
  • Ability to obtain external research and development funding
  • Good communication skills in English, verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and establish new research areas
  • Applicants must be willing to learn Swedish and will hopefully communicate in Swedish within a 3-year period. Luleå University of Technology offers tailor- made courses to reach an acceptable level of Swedish.

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

    Information The position is a permanent full-time employment located in Luleå. Start date by agreement.

    For further information about the position please contact: Johan Wenngren, Head of Division, +46 (0)920-492059, [email protected] Ahmed Elragal, acting Head of Subject, +46 (0)920-493670, [email protected]

    Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, +46 (0)920-49 1529, [email protected] OFR-S Lars Frisk, +46 (0)920-49 17 92, [email protected]

    Application We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below and attach the requested application documents including diplomas (certified and translated into Swedish or English), pedagogical self- reflection and publications, etc. We prefer that applicants follows the Instructions for applicants. Note that the applicant´s educational qualifications should be particularly documented. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

    Final day to apply: 18 April 2024 Reference number: 1174-2024

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