Tenure Track Position as Associate Senior Lecturer in Signal Processing
Sort on published: 2016-10-21
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
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. Furthermore, the holder of the the position is required to participate in some of the different research projects of the division within the areas Signal Processing, Wireless Communications, and Automatic Control, as well as participating in the application of external research funding. It is also expected that the holder of the position will develop the capacity attract external grants for his/her own research. A position as associate senior lecturer is intended to qualify the holder for a teaching position with higher qualification requirements.
Appointment Period: The position can be held for a maximum of four years. An associate senior lecturer can apply for promotion to senior lecturer. If the associate senior lecturer is deemed suitable and fulfills the criteria for promotion established by the Faculty Board he/she shall be promoted to and employed as senior lecturer.
Qualifications Required: According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance those qualified for appointment as associate senior lecturer are persons who have obtained a doctoral degree or achieved the equivalent competence. Applicants who have obtained a doctoral degree or achieved the equivalent competence in seven years or less prior to the end of the application period will be given priority.
According to Uppsala University´s appointments regulations, teaching expertise is an eligibility requirement for appointment as an associate senior lecturer. To obtain teaching expertise, the applicant should have participated in teacher training for higher education of relevance to operations at the University, comprising at least five weeks, or be considered to have acquired the equivalent competence. If it has not been possible to acquire this qualification prior to employment, qualifying training for teachers in higher education shall 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.
Research Expertise and Teaching Expertise: The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research and teaching expertise. Research expertise comprises research merits as well as the applicant´s potential to contribute to the future development of research, teaching and attraction of external grants. In assessing research expertise research quality must be the prime consideration and special weight will be attached to research merits in Signal Processing, and Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks. Experience from conducting studies and research abroad, as well as international research collaboration is considered a merit. Experience from applications, or taking part in applications, for research funding is also considered a merit.
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. In assessing teaching expertise teaching quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, must also be afforded consideration. The Division of Signals and Systems is responsible for a significant number of courses covering a wide range of topics such as Signal Processing, Signals and Systems, Automatic Control, Wireless Communications, Analog- and Digital Electronics and Embedded Systems. Since these courses are given for several engineering programs of different sizes experience from developing and teaching courses for both small and medium size student groups will be considered a merit.
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.
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Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity 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. Since most senior lecturers of the Faculty are men, women are especially invited to apply for this position.
For further information about the position, please contact
Prof Anders Ahlen, by phone +46184713076 och email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than December 18, 2016, UFV-PA 2016/2849.
In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Engineering Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Marie Ols, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2016/2849
Last application date: 2016-12-18