Lund University, LTH,

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

The department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences at Lund University, Faculty of Engineering invites applications for a position as Associate Senior Lecturer in Mechanics of Materials

Mechanics of Materials

Subject description
Mechanics of Materials concerns the material- and structure-specific response in different thermomechanical load situations.
Specifically, the focus is on modeling materials at the atomistic level through atomic and ab initio simulations. The purpose is to present theories and methods for multi-scale modeling of materials and to describe relationships between atomistic and continuum mechanical descriptions. The modeling is based on and verified through experimental observations.

Work duties 
Employment as an Associate Senior Lecturer is a career development position, which aims for the holder to develop his or her independence as a researcher and educator. The work duties mainly involve research and teaching. The position shall include the opportunity for five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. 

Work duties include: 

  • Research within the subject area. 
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies. 
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students. 
  • Actively seeking external research funding.
  • Collaboration and interaction between the subject areas mechanics of materials and physics.
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above. 

Qualification requirements 
Appointment to Associate Senior Lecturer requires that the applicant has a PhD or acquired corresponding research expertise. 

Priority should be given to applicants who have completed their degree or acquired the equivalent expertise no more than five years before the last date for applications. 

Assessment criteria 
For appointment to Associate Senior Lecturer, the following shall form the assessment criteria: 

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research
  • Teaching skills.

Additional requirements 

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English. 
  • Experience from other relevant research environments than the one the position relates to. 
  • Documented experience of independently planning and implementing research projects.
  • Experience of material modeling with numerical tools.
  • Experience of computer-based modeling, especially in molecular dynamics or ab initio simulations.

Other qualifications

  • Experience of disseminating produced research results and applying these in new subject areas or new applications.
  • Ability to communicate in speech and writing in Swedish.
  • Good ability to independently structure and carry out tasks.
  • Documented experience of applying for external research funding.
  • Relevant publications in the field of research.
  • Experience of national and international collaborations.
  • Experience of subject relevant experimental methods

Consideration will also be given to ability to cooperate within research teams, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing activities within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment 
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 6 years. The employment is regulated in accordance with Chapter 4 Section 12a§ HEA. 

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:


Promotion to Senior Lecturer in Mechanics of Materials

During the period of employment, an Associate Senior Lecturer can apply for promotion to a permanent position as Senior Lecturer if he or she has the required qualifications listed below and is deemed suitable. An Associate Senior Lecturer can only apply for promotion once. 

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. 

Assessment criteria 
In assessment, special emphasis will be placed on scientific and pedagogical skills. The assessment criteria specify the aspects to be taken into account, and the level to be achieved, in order for the assessment criteria to be deemed fulfilled. The following assessment criteria must be fulfilled for appointment to Senior Lecturer:    

  • Good national and international level as a researcher, where the requirement for international merits must be assessed with regard to the subject's character and tradition.
  • Good pedagogical ability, which means good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other pedagogical activities at different levels and with varying teaching methods.
  • Ability to participate in the supervision of doctoral students in studies for a doctoral degree.
  • Ability to collaborate with the surrounding community and to inform about the activities.
  • Other ability to lead and develop operations.

Additional requirements:

  • Good co-operation ability, independence, and drive.
  • Demonstrated ability to disseminate research results in an international environment.
  • Ability to actively, independently seek and successfully acquire external funding.
  • Ability to contribute to innovation and renewal of the department activities.
  • Good oral and written proficiency in Swedish
Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/328
  • Aylin Ahadi, 046-2223039
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364,
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,
Published 24.Feb.2022
Last application date 25.Mar.2022 11:59 PM CET

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