Assistant Professor in Electric Engineering; Sustainable Electric Power Systems

Royal Institute of Technology

Sweden

Assistant professor in Electric Engineering, Sust. Electric Power Systems

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

 

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

 

Subject field

Electric Engineering with specialization in Sustainable Electric Power Systems 

 

Subject description

The subject area includes the development of methods and mathematical models for optimization, operation, control and automation of electric power systems with a large share of renewable electricity generation. It includes issues within both system and component level for AC and DC applications. 

 

Duties

The work primarily consists of research, and supervision of doctoral students within the subject area. It includes establishing industrial and academic collaborations both nationally and internationally. The position also includes developing and teaching first-, second- and third-cycle courses within the subject area. 

Furthermore, the assistant professor will have a special responsibility to follow the development of pedagogical and didactic methods in the field and to propose how these can be implemented in existing and new courses. An important part of the educational tasks is to build interdisciplinary educational activities within the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Another important part of the educational tasks is to involve industrial companies and other authorities in project courses and course elements. 

The assistant professor will be given opportunity to develop their independence as researcher and gain accreditation that may allow them to take other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements (see Chapter 4, Section 12 a of the Higher Education Ordinance). Following application, the assistant professor can apply for promotion to associate professor in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 12 c of the Higher Education Ordinance.

 

Eligibility

An individual who has obtained a PhD or equivalent research expertise is qualified for appointment as an assistant professor. Candidates who met those qualifications within five years prior to expiration of the application period should be prioritized. Other candidates may also be considered if there are extraordinary grounds for doing so. Extraordinary grounds refer to illness, parental leave or similar circumstances. 

Grounds of assessments The assessment criteria for appointment as an assistant professor at KTH are stated in KTH's appointments procedure section 1.3, and apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • research expertise demonstrated through research publications, conference attendance, attendance of research cooperation and also other undertakings in the scientific community.
  • potential to qualify for a higher teaching post. This includes the potential for independent development as a researcher and teacher within the subject field in question and also the ability to establish, review and develop the research area in question.

Of second highest importance is that the applicant has

  • postdoc visits to a research environment other than the university at which the applicant defended their doctoral thesis. In application-oriented areas, experience from research and development work within the industry or other organizations is considered to correspond to a traditional postdoc visit to another university,
  • an interest in and understanding of pedagogical development within the subject field in question.

It is also important that the applicant has

  • an interest in and understanding of leadership in an academic environment, third-stream activities, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality,
  • administrative expertise. 
 

Special grounds of assessment for promotion to associate professor

When assessing applications for promotion to associate professor, the applicant's ability to independently initiate and carry out research of high academic quality, published in international publications, and the applicant's ability to obtain financing for research operations will be assessed. Of highest importance is the applicant's ability to independently establish new collaborations and research specializations. It is also of highest importance that the applicant has displayed teaching and supervising expertise. The ability to teach in Swedish is a credit that will been given great importance in the application for promotion.

 

Trade union representatives

Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH's web page.

 

Application

Your application should follow KTH's CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Log into KTH recruitment system in order to apply to this position.

 

Other

Time limitation:The appointment is for an indefinite term, but no more than six years, and may be extended if, due to the teacher’s absence due to sick leave, parental leave or other special grounds, more time is required to reach the objectives of the appointment. However, the total appointment period may not exceed eight years. The appointment is part of the Tenure Track system at KTH and the assistant professor may apply for promotion to tenured associate professor.

For more information regarding KTH's assessment, see Appointments procedure at KTH

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH's work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment
Temporary position longer than 6 months

Contract type
Full time

First day of employment
As soon as possible

Salary
Monthly pay

Number of positions
1

Working hours
100 %

City
Stockholm

County
Stockholms län

Country
Sweden

Reference number
J-2019-2580

Contact
Lars Nordström, Professor , larsno@kth.se
Maria Forslycke, HR-Handläggare , tenuretrack@eecs.kth.se

Published
19.Nov.2019

Last application date
01.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET


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