Lund University, LTH,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 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.

Description of the workplace 
Lund University School of Aviation (LUSA) is a department within Lund University Faculty of Engineering. LUSA strives to be a knowledge centre within the broad Aeronautical Sciences. Research is especially established within Aviation Safety, Unmanned Aerial Systems and Sustainable Aviation. LUSA is located at the airport in Ljungbyhed and the research will be conducted in collaboration between research groups and LUSA’s different educational programmes; including a training programme for commercial civil pilots, commissioned education of pilots in the Swedish Airforce, as well as commercial remote pilots. The senior lecturer in aviation safety sciences will be asked to lead the development of the research area at the department by attracting and conduct research as well as supervise PhD students and undergraduate students. The research will have access to LUSA’s facilities and infrastructures including airplanes, flight simulators, and unmanned aerial systems, but also to other Lund University facilities such as the VR Lab and Humlab. 

The senior lecturer is expected to conduct teaching within the established and reputable MSc programme in Human Factors and Systems Safety; a programme which attracts students with experiences from working in high-risk organisations worldwide. Within the position the senior lecturer will also have the possibility to develop and conduct new courses within the new MSc programme in Risk, Safety and Crisis Management-Engineering. 

Aeronautical Sciences focusing on Aviation Safety Science and Human Factors in the wider socio-technical aviation system.

Subject description
The subject includes a systems perspective to how safety emerges from interactions and relations between actors and artefacts in the complex aviation system. This approach can include research traditions such as Ergonomics, Cognitive Systems Engineering, Resilience Engineering and/or Science and Technology Studies (STS). The subject sees safety and risk as emergent properties of the same kinds of processes: strategies to adapt locally to perceived variability in the socio-technical system. The subject contrasts with research traditions which, in a more reductionistic manner, explains safety and risk to individual components’/actors’ individual behaviour or cognitive processes.

Work duties

Work duties include:

  • Research within the subject area.
  • Teaching and course development in the first, second and third cycles of studies.
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students.
  • Actively seeking external research funding.
  • Collaboration with other research institutions, industry and wider society.
  • Work to collaborate between the department’s different research and education environments.
  • 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. 

Assessment criteria
When assessing the applicants, special importance will be given to research and teaching expertise within the subject, - assessing research and teaching expertise equally.

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:

  • 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.

Additional requirements

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Other qualifications

  • Leadership experience
  • Experience from work in high-risk domains
  • Experience as pilot, remote pilot or air traffic controller
  • Experience as flight instructor

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.

We offer 
Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme.  
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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 Permanent 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 PA2023/781
  • Johan Bergström,
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364,
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,
Published 05.Apr.2023
Last application date 30.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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