Professor in Industrial Engineering and Management

Lund University


Lund University, LTH,


Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.


LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.


The division of Production Management in the department of Industrial Management and Logistics at Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH invites applications for a position as full Professor in Industrial Engineering and Management with focus on mathematical modeling and control of supply chain operations.


Description of the subject area for the annonced position
A core issue in supply chain management is decision making under uncertainty to achieve efficient (i.e., economically, environmentally and socially sustainable) control of material flows, financial flows, and information flows. The increasing environmental awareness, and the fast development in information technology, lately connected to strong interest in Digitalization, Big Data, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, creates new challenges and opportunities for controlling these flows. In response to this, the announced position should strengthen the departments existing research on stochastic models for analysis and control of processes and decision making under uncertainty and risk in supply chains


Work 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


Qualification requirements 
Appointment as a professor requires that the applicant has:
• Demonstrated research expertise.
• Demonstrated teaching expertise.
• Completed at least five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means, unless there are valid reasons.


Additional requirements:
• Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
• Leadership experience
• Experience and proven ability to collaborate with industry and external funding organizations in research projects


Assessment criteria
When assessing the applicants, special importance will be given to research and teaching expertise within the subject, with highest emphasis on research expertise.


For appointments to professor, the following shall form the assessment criteria:
• A very 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.
• A very high level of teaching skill, including a very good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other educational activities on different levels and using a variety of teaching methods.
• A good ability to supervise doctoral students to achieve a PhD.
• A good ability to collaborate with wider society and communicate his or her activities.
• A good general ability to lead and develop activities.


Other qualifications:
• Good oral and written proficiency in Swedish
• Experience and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the production/operations management area within the subject industrial engineering and management.


Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research, first and second cycle education and innovation within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.


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:


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