Associate Professor in Microsystems Technology with specialization in Materials Science
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The Division of Microsystems Technology is today part of the Department of Engineering Sciences. As of 2020-01-01 the Department of Engineering Sciences will be divided in three new departments. The Division of Microsystems Technology will belong to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Description of Subject Area: Microsystem Technology (MST) involves the science, engineering and application of structures, components and systems on a micro scale. The smallest details can be of nanometre size, but complex structures and systems can be several millimetres, or even larger when encapsulated. MST is closely related to modern microelectronics, in terms of production methods as well as electronic response and control. The properties of materials used in micro and nano scale are of crucial importance to the function of components and systems. The area is very much of a multi-disciplinary nature; with important elements of physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, computer science and many forms of engineering sciences.
At much of our MST program, the subject has a focus on its materials science. This includes synthesis, machining and fabrication of microsystems, as well as studies of the materials properties of such systems, where the materials often are divided in passive, functional, sensor, and actuator materials. Hence, the appointment profile.
Duties: The position includes teaching, research and laboratory 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. The position may include assignments such as responsibility for laboratories and process development, or for coordination of education in the field.
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/or English is a requirement unless special reasons prevail. The holder is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within two years.
An applicant who is offered an employment as Associate Professor can be promoted to Professor if he/she has applied for this, is qualified for such a post, and moreover has been deemed suitable on the basis of the specific criteria established by the faculty board.
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 microsystem technology of relevance for materials science.
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 course development, work on educational renewal, and leading project-team based courses.
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. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop teaching and instruction, as well as the ability to connect research to teaching in respect to research in the subject at hand, subject didactics, as well as teaching and learning in higher education. The ability to interact concerning issues of teaching and learning in higher education with actors inside and outside the University is also included in teaching expertise.
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 aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities 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. Uppsala University strives for a more even gender balance in its research and teaching staff. At present there are more employees with legal gender man than legal gender woman within the faculty. The university is striving for a more balanced distribution of legal gender within this category
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
Prof. Klas Hjort, e-mail email@example.com.
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Please submit your application by January 7 2020, UFV-PA 2019/3606.
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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 2019/3606
Last application date: 2020-01-07
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