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Position: Assistant Professor in Structural Mechanics
Institution: Lund University
Location: Lund, Scania, Sweden
Duties: 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 with industry and wider society; Administration related to the work duties listed above
Requirements: Significant documented research experience (e.g. from postdoc or doctoral studies) from another university/institute or relevant experience from industry/public sector; Very good knowledge in Structural Dynamics and/or Structural Acoustics
Text: Login and apply Swedish Norwegian Danish Finnish German Dutch Chinese (BETA) Polish French Romanian Norwegian (nynorsk) Assistant Professor in Structural Mechanics Login and apply 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 The Division of Structural Mechanics, at the Department of Construction Sciences, offers a collaborative work environment and committed employees. We have a strong focus on leading research and good teaching and we have access to equipment for advanced computer calculations and experimental measurements. You will work in a group of researchers who are motivated by understanding and solving societal challenges. We are motivated by developing new knowledge that contributes to solutions to engineering problems. Subject Structural Mechanics Subject description For the current position, the research is focused on the sub-area of computational strategies, applied analyses and experimental investigations for dynamic problems with application in areas such as structural vibrations and structural acoustics. The position also includes teaching at basic and advanced levels, in both Structural Mechanics and Engineering Acoustics. Work duties Employment as an assistant professor is a tenure track position, which aims for the holder to develop their independence as a researcher and educator. The work duties mainly involve research and teaching. The position includes the opportunity to undertake five weeks of training in teaching and learning in higher education. 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 with industry and wider society. Administration related to the work duties listed above. Qualification requirements Qualification requirements for employment as an assistant professor are fulfilled by someone who has been awarded a doctorate or has the corresponding research competence. Primary consideration should be given to someone who has been awarded a doctorate or achieved the equivalent competence within five years of the deadline for application for employment as an assistant professor. However, someone who has been awarded a doctorate or achieved the equivalent expertise at an earlier date may also be considered if there are special grounds. Special grounds are sick leave, parental leave or other similar circumstances. Assessment criteria For appointment to assistant professor, the following shall form the assessment criteria: A good ability to develop and carry out high quality research. Teaching ability. Additional requirements Very good oral and written proficiency in English. Collaborative skills, initiative and the ability to solve work tasks independently, as well as a demonstrated interest in leadership. Good written and oral proficiency in Swedish, since teaching in Swedish is part of the work. Other qualifications Significant documented research experience (e.g. from postdoc or doctoral studies) from another university/institute or relevant experience from industry/public sector. Very good knowledge in Structural Dynamics and/or Structural Acoustics. Documented experience in theoretical and experimental methods in Structural Dynamics and/or Structural Acoustics. Documented experience in teaching, including supervision of master’s theses. Documented experience of work in industry and/or collaboration with industry. The extent to which the applicant, through their experience and skills, may complement and strengthen ongoing research, undergraduate education, departmental innovation, and how they can contribute to the future development of the department will also be taken into consideration. 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. The purpose of the appointment is for the teacher to be given the opportunity to develop research autonomy and acquire the scholarly and teaching qualifications required for eligibility for appointment as a senior lecturer. We offer Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee: https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/about-university/work-lund-university. 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: http://www.lth.se/english/working-at-lth/to-apply-for-academic-positions-at-lth/ ***************************************************************** Promotion to Senior Lecturer in Structural Mechanics During the period of employment, an assistant professor 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 assistant professor 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 The assessment criteria specify the aspects to be considered, and the level to be achieved, 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 general ability to lead and develop activities. Additional requirements Good ability to collaborate, independence and drive. Progression in research and teaching expertise. Demonstrated ability to independently formulate research questions and apply for external research funding. LTH is Lund University’s Faculty of Engineering. At LTH we educate people, build knowledge for the future and work hard for the development of society. We create space for brilliant research and inspire creative advancements in technology, architecture and design. We have nearly 10,000 students. Every year, our researchers - many of whom work in world-leading profile areas - publish around 100 theses and 2 000 scientific findings. In addition, many of our research and degree projects are transformed into innovations. Together we explore and create - to benefit the world. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts. 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 PA2024/1469 Union representative SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364,kansli@saco-s.lu.se OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,st@st.lu.se Published 23.May.2024 Last application date 15.Aug.2024 11:59 PM CEST Login and apply Share links Return to job vacancies Varbi Recruit recruitment system Cookies Conditions and GDPR Accessibility statement × Modal title We use cookies for login, improved user experience, share links and in some cases marketing and collection of statistics. Accept all cookies Accept only necessary Read more about our cookies here ×
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