Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Institutionen för maskinteknologi

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 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.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

The subject of this main work duties position is teaching and research in the area of metallic material characterization and developing materials for light-weight structures and renewable energy sources.

Of particular importance is teaching a course on materials for industrial design as well as laying a foundation for reinforcing a strategically important for the department direction of engineering metals for lightweight structures and renewable energy sources.

Detailed description of the work duties:

  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • Research within the subject area
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirements

Appointment to senior lecturer requires that the applicant has:

  • A PhD or corresponding research competence or professional expertise considered important with regard to the subject matter of the post and the work duties it will involve.
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise.
  • Completed five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means, unless there are valid reasons.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Ability to communicate in Swedish.
  • Proven Ability to attract external funding.
  • Experience in planning and leading research projects as well as working on projects within small groups under time pressure.

Assessment criteria

When assessing the applicants, special importance will be given to research and teaching expertise within the subject. Particular attention will be given to formal education in univeristy teaching implemeting modern system, qualifications in electron microscopy and mechanical testing, and research in the area of materials for light-weight structures and renewable energy sources.

For appointments to senior lecturer, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good national and international standing as a researcher. The requirement for international experience shall be assessed with consideration to the character and traditions of the subject.
  • 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.
  • An ability to supervise doctoral students to achieve a PhD.
  • An ability to collaborate with wider society and communicate his or her activities.
  • A good general ability to lead and develop activities.

Other qualifications:

Expertise in transmission electron microscopy as well as electron back-scatter diffraction analysis in scanning electron microscopy. Understanding of deformation microstructures and textures along with recrystallization phenomena. In-depth knowledge of structural performance and microstructures in aluminium alloys and steels.

Consideration will also be given to ability to cooperate, drive and independence, and 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. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires 2020-06-14
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2020-03-16
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 40
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/4096
  • Professor Jan-Eric Ståhl, prefekt, +46462228595
  • Professor Aylin Ahadi, stf prefekt, 046-2223039
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 06.Dec.2019
Last application date 10.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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