Uppsala University, Department of Engineering Sciences

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Division of Electricity is today part of the Department of Engineering Sciences, see https://www.teknik.uu.se/.

As of 2020-01-01 the Department of Engineering Sciences will be divided in three new departments. The Division of Electricity will belong to the Department of Electrical Engineering.

The Division of Electricity conducts fundamental theoretical studies based on basic physical principles as well as experimental activities under realistic conditions.

Description of Subject Area: Various aspects of electricity are studied at the Division of Electricity. Technology for converting renewable energy sources into usable electricity is one of the division's areas of strength. Synchronous machines are essential for a wide range of industrial applications, for example for wind power and hydropower, but also for the electrification of drivelines for vehicles. The division has cutting-edge expertise in the field, with a particular focus on applications in hydropower, where synchronous generators are the dominant technical solution. The field includes both basic theoretical studies based on physical first-principles and experimental activities in an industrial setting under realistic conditions. A large part of the research is carried out in collaboration with industry.

Duties: The position includes teaching, research and administration. Teaching duties include course responsibility, course administration and supervision of second- and third-cycle students. The holder shall also keep abreast of developments within the subject area and the developments in wider community that are significant for the work at the university.

Qualifications Required: According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance those qualified for appointment as Associate Professor are persons who have demonstrated teaching expertise and been awarded a PhD or have the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise. It is necessary that the pedagogical skills, the research expertise and the professional skills are relevant to the content of the employment and the tasks that will be included in the employment.

According to the appointment regulations of Uppsala University to be eligible for appointment as Associate Professor, applicants also must have completed teacher training of relevance to operations at the University, comprising ten weeks, or have acquired the equivalent knowledge. If special circumstances apply, this training for teachers in higher education may be completed during the first two years of employment. A general eligibility requirement is that the applicant must possess the personal capabilities necessary to carry out fully the duties of the appointment.

Documented ability to teach in Swedish and/or English is a requirement unless special reasons prevail. The holder is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within two years.

Assessment Criteria/Ranking

Research Expertise and Teaching Expertise: The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research and teaching expertise, which will be given equal weight.

Research expertise comprises research merits including research merits obtained outside the academy, which includes for example technology development and innovation ability. In assessing research expertise special weight will be attached to research merits in experimentally conducted research on electrically magnetized synchronous machines, particularly in the field of hydropower. Considering the nature of the research projects as well as the teaching, industrial experience and a Master of Engineering degree are merits that will be afforded consideration.

As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching expertise as to the assessment of research expertise. Teaching expertise comprises educational and teaching qualifications. This expertise can have been achieved outside the academy through supervision, internal training, mentoring programs, etc. Since the division has a strong pedagogic focus on electric vehicles, in assessing teaching expertise special weight will be attached to merits in pedagogical work within the field of control of synchronous motors for electric propulsion systems.

Administrative Expertise Administrative expertise is important for the employment and will be afforded consideration.

Management Expertise Management expertise is important and will be afforded consideration. Administrative expertise also includes entrepreneurship.

Collaboration Expertise Collaboration expertise is important and will be afforded consideration.

All merits must be documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess both quality and scope.

In filling this position the university aims to appoint the applicant who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of her/his competence and expertise, is judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help advance operations.

In an overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments, military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience.

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience. At present there are more employees with legal gender man than legal gender woman/among Associate Professors within the faculty. The university is striving for a more balanced distribution of legal gender within this category.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed

Type of position: Permanent full-time position.

For further information about the position please contact
Professor Mats Leijon, e-mail Mats.leijon@angstrom.uu.se

For further information about Uppsala University appointment regulations see

Uppsala University Appointment Regulations

For further information about Faculty appointment regulations see

Faculty Appointment Guidelines

Please submit your application by December 9, 2019, UFV-PA 2019/3888.

If you are an international candidate, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/3888
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 25.Nov.2019
Last application date 09.Dec.2019 11:59 PM CET

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