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Associate Professor (f/m) in Onboard Space Systems
Published(1170 days ago)
Deadline for applications(1087 days ago)
Luleå University of TechnologyLuleå (Schweden)
Vacancies at LTU
Associate Professor in Onboard Space Systems
The Onboard Space Systems in the Division of Space Technology at the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space
Engineering has an opening for an Associate Professor position contributing to the group’s growing activities. The mandate
of the group is to provide research and education on systems for control, observation, instrumentation, communication and
manipulation in the space and near-space environments and on the planetary surfaces. Some of the research subjects include
nanosatellite design, free-flying robot manipulators, satellite formation flying, satellite/robot teams for space debris
removal, planetary exploration and asteroid redirection and exploitation. The group has established a Nanosatellite Laboratory
hosting state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for the fabrication, integration, and environmental and hardware-in-the-loop
tests and simulations, as well as a ground station for tracking and operating miniaturized satellites. The facilities are
currently used for the complete cycle of design and development of a 2U cubesat for the QB50 international project. Current
collaborations with the industry include joint research and development projects with Swedish Space Corporation, OHB-Sweden
and RUAG Space. The group also has research collaborations with international academic partners including universities in Canada,
Brazil and Spain.
The Division of Space Technology provides a number of educational programs at the graduate level, including the international
SpaceMaster program in collaboration with several other universities in France, Germany, Japan, and the USA. The Division is
based at the Space Campus in Kiruna, the space capital of Sweden. The town is located on the 67th parallel north, about 150 km
above the Arctic Circle, which enables a set of unique conditions for space-related research and industry. It is home to an
array of space activities, including the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) and the SSC-Esrange Space Center, along with a
consortium of multinational companies. Several ESA’s antennas are also located in Kiruna, providing facilities for tracking,
telemetry and radiometric measurements. Kiruna is a popular tourist attraction for its icehotel, midnight sun and northern lights.
It also hosts the world’s largest underground iron ore mine.
Onboard space systems includes systems for control, instrumentation and communication in the upper atmosphere and in space.
Of particular importance are reliable, radiation resistant low-power electronic systems and miniaturization of these.
The appointed Associate Professor will assist the Chaired Professor in all activities for the growth of the group’s research
subjects and work actively with external funding. The employment as Associate Professor includes teaching, seminars and examination
at all levels, supervision of PhD students and research. The employment also involves responsibility in interacting with the surrounding
community and industry, and presenting the research to a broader audience.
Due to the multidisciplinary nature of Space Engineering, the appointed Associate Professor is expected to closely interact with other
research groups within the Department and beyond, and utilize knowledge and expertise of a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines.
Persons are eligible to be appointed as Associate Professor if they have displayed both scientific proficiency as well as pedagogical proficiency.
In order to meet the requirements for the position, the applicants must:
Have documented their proficiency in a scientific body of work that corresponds to at least two doctoral dissertations
Demonstrate well-documented proficiency in supervision at the third-cycle level and have been the assistant supervisor for at least one third-cycle student for at least two years,
Have demonstrated pedagogical proficiency and have completed university pedagogy training equivalent to 7.5 credits, or have in some other way acquired the equivalent knowledge,
Have been active as an independent researcher, normally for at least three years after earning their Doctorate
The following criteria for assessment will be applied:
Documented scientific qualifications
Documented qualified teaching skills
Other assessment criterias (weighted equally)
documented international cooperation,
excellent oral and written communication skills,
experience in planning and performing space-related projects,
experience with software and hardware development,
experience with instrument and payload development,
experience in obtaining external research and development grants.
Provided that the qualifications are otherwise equal, the underrepresented gender will be given precedence.Information
For further information please contact: Professor Reza Emami +46 (0)980-67546, firstname.lastname@example.org
Union representatives: SACO-S Daina Dagis, + 46 (0)920-49 3880
email@example.com or OFR-S Lars Frisk, + 46 (0)920-49 1792 firstname.lastname@example.org
Luleå University of Technology is actively working on equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study- and work environment.
The University's core values are based on respect, trust, openness and responsibility.
In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
Please apply for the position by clicking on the application button below and attach your cover letter and CV/resume. Enclose the
scholarly work to be used in support of the application. We prefer that applicants follows the
Application template available on
our website, under "Open positions". Note that The applicant´s educational qualifications should be particularly documented.
Application must be written in English or Swedish. Diplomas must be verified and translated to English or Swedish. Mark your
application with the reference number. Application documents that can´t be uploaded electronically should be submitted in
triplicate and sent to Luleå University of Technology, Registrar, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden, remember to mark the documents with
the reference number.
Final day to apply: 2016-08-28
Reference number: 736-2016
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