Associate Professor in Solid Mechanics
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The Division of Applied Mechanics is today part of the Department of Engineering Sciences, 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 Applied Mechanics will belong to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Description of Subject Area: Solid mechanics is an engineering discipline, and can be regarded as a link between materials science and applied mechanics. Solid mechanics deals with mechanical properties of materials and structures, and encompasses both basic and applied research.
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 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, of which weight will be primarily given to teaching expertise. 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 cross-disciplinary work with neighbouring disciplines, where solid mechanics is of practical use to solving engineering problems. Research expertise in Solid Mechanics is of particular merit.
In assessing research expertise research quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of research, primarily in regard to depth and breadth, must also be afforded consideration. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop research and education in the third cycle, the ability to acquire funding for research in competition, as well as the demonstrated capacity to interact with others both within academia and in the wider community.
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. In assessing teaching expertise special weight will be attached to merits in planning and development of courses, as well as extent and width of teaching in the various fields of solid mechanics.
Management Expertise: Management expertise is important and will be afforded high consideration.
Collaboration Expertise: Collaboration expertise is important and will be afforded be afforded high 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 strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
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 Kristofer Gamstedt, telephone 018-4713026, e-mail email@example.com or Professor Per Isaksson, telephone 018-4713027, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by January 20 2020 at the latest, UFV-PA 2019/4043.
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Placement: Institutionen för materialvetenskap
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/4043
Last application date: 2020-01-20
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