Lund University, Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Department of Computer Science

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The Computer Science department at Lund University invites applications for a newly created faculty position as Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Software Technology.

The position is supported by the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program (WASP), a 10 year research program funded by a 1,300 MSEK donation by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, and with additional 500 MSEK funding provided by industry and participating universities. The program supports a number of strongly financed positions in Sweden, see .

The position includes a generous starting grant of roughly 25 MSEK, i.e., similar in volume to an ERC starting grant. The grant is adequate to finance a research group core consisting of four PhD/postdoc students over a period of 4 years.

For information on the department of Computer Science, see . For general information on working at Lund University, see .

Software Technology

Subject description
The targeted field includes design principles, techniques and tools for agile development of large-scale software systems, with key characteristics such as usability, security, and robustness. Important application areas include connected, distributed, smart systems for industry and society.

Work duties
The applicant is expected to do research and teaching at the department of computer science. We are looking for candidates who are internationally renowned and upcoming leaders that can interact with the current research at the department, and with industry. The applicant is expected to contribute to the development of the department at all levels, and to supervise within the subject field. The applicant is also expected to apply for external research funding, and to, in time, contribute to the leadership of the department.

Detailed description of the work duties:

  • Research within the subject area
  • Teaching at the bachelor, master, and PhD levels
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Application for external research funding
  • Collaboration with industry and the wider society
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirement
An appointment to senior lecturer requires that the applicant has:

  • A PhD or corresponding research competence or professional expertise considered relevant to the research area of the position and its work duties.
  • Demonstrated teaching skills and experience.
  • Completed five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means.

Additional requirements:

  • A PhD degree in Computer Science or a closely related subject.
  • Proven record of conducting experimental applied research within the area of software technology, combining scientific excellence with construction of software of public relevance.
  • Clear indication of long term potential to plan and lead research of high international standard.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria
When assessing the applicants, special importance will be given to research and teaching expertise within the subject, with emphasis on the research record.

For appointments to Associate Professor/Senior lecturer, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • Very good national and international standing as a researcher. Excellent research record, demonstrated through publications in top international journals and conferences.
  • The ability to collaborate with industry and society, and to communicate his or her activities. Societal impact is shown, for example, with collaboration projects with industry and society, and showing that research results are applied in practice.
  • Good teaching ability, including a good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other educational activities on different levels and using a variety of teaching methods. Documented experience of education at the undergraduate and graduate levels is a merit, in particular concerning course development and course responsibility.
  • The ability to supervise doctoral students.
  • A good general ability to lead and take new initiatives.

Other qualifications:

  • Very good ability to conduct experimental applied research within the area of software technology, with construction of software of societal impact. This can be shown by the construction of software systems and tools that are made available for research and industrial use, for example, as open source software.
  • Special attention will be paid to the long-term potential of the candidate. This can be shown through applications for research grants, supervision of PhD students, scientific and industrial collaborations, and through engagement in the scientific community, where the candidate is expected to participate in program committees and the organization of workshops. The applicant is also expected to present a research plan to show the development potential.
  • Consideration will also be given to the ability to cooperate, the ability to take initiatives, and the independence of the applicant as well as how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research, education and innovation within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English. Draw up the application in accordance with the Academic qualifications portfolio at LTH, and attach it as three PDF files (in the recruitment system). Read more here:

In addition, attach a research plan as a PDF of at most 8 pages in 12 pt font with the following structure:

  • Vision and challenges
  • Survey of the field
  • Research description for the upcoming 4 years, including a plan for four PhD/postdoc students
  • Significance
  • International and national collaboration
Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2016/2304
  • Prof. Görel Hedin, Main contact, e-mail:, phone: +46462229644
  • Prof. Per Runeson, Head of department, e-mail:, phone: +46462229325
Published 27.Jun.2016
Last application date 15.Sep.2016 11:59 PM CEST

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