Assistant Professor of Biomedical Signal Processing

Royal Institute of Technology School of Engineering

Sweden

Assistant Professor in Biomedical Signal Processing

KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology & Health

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

Biomedical Signal Processing

Subject description

The subject concerns studies aimed to improve people’s health based on the ability to measure, process and analyse sensor data from the human body. The subject field includes analog electronics to amplify, filter and modify signals, digitalisation of the signal for processing, and embedded systems for analysis and visualisation. Security, privacy, reliability and validation are important integrated parts of the subject field.

Duties

The assistant professor is expected to participate in teaching and to strengthen the research profile of the department. Responsibility for courses at undergratuate level, supervising final degree thesis, and supervising advanced level students is included in the duties. The assistant professor is also expected to establish research collaboration within the department with an initial focus at the Ergonomics division. A significant contribution to the KTH performance on the sustainable development goals is expected.

Assistant professors will be given opportunity to develop their independence as researcher and gain accreditation that may allow them to take on 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 within the subject field, demonstrated through research publications, conference attendance, attendance of research cooperation and also other undertakings in the scientific community such as for example, assignments as a reviewer or expert.
  • 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.
  • Experience of interacting with the surrounding society, for example with clinical work.

Of second highest importance is that the applicant has

  • Postdoc visits to a research environment other than the university at which the applicant defended his/her 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.
  • Ability to collaborate interdisciplinary.

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. Ability to teach in Swedish is a merit that is 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 Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly pay
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number VL-2020-0023
Contact
Sebastiaan Meijer, Head of Department, smeijer@kth.se, +46 8 790 80 71
Anders Cajander, Head of Division, cajander@kth.se, +46 8 790 97 91
Published 12.Jun.2020
Last application date 13.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET


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