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Professorship in production engineering with a specialization in maintenance
Published(1148 days ago)
Deadline for applications(1088 days ago)
University of SkövdeSkövde (Schweden)
The University of Skövde is modern university with highly relevant programs and socially beneficial research. Our students
and staff have the prerequisites for success through our innovative thinking, openness to strategic collaborations with the
surrounding world and because we take good care of our students and employees. The University has approximately 500
employees and about 10 000 students and is an important asset in the development of the district.
The School of Engineering Science is looking for an
Professor in production engineering with a specialization in maintenance
Ref nr HS 2016/662
The position refers to the area of automation engineering, which at the University of Skövde is defined as automated
production systems and computer aided engineering tools. This includes the interaction between humans and machine
systems, as well as the integration of product development processes.
As elected to be the Volvo Preferred Academic Partner within three strategic research areas, namely, Virtual Manufacturing
(from 2009), Maintenance and Process Points Analysis (from 2016), the University of Skövde is well recognized by the
Swedish automotive industry as one of the leading research groups in Sweden in these areas. In terms of Virtual
Manufacturing, it is one of the largest research group in Sweden that conducts research, development and consultancy to
solve industrial-scale problems. The research of the University of Skövde has also some strong linkage with Gothia Science
Park who received the European Enterprise Award from the European Union in 2009.
The position includes research, teaching and administration. Additional assignments might be included in the position.
The qualification requirements are:
proven scientific proficiency equivalent with qualification as Professor within production engineering.
documented experience of research within production engineering and maintenance.
well-documented proficiency in supervision at the doctoral level. The applicant should have been main supervisor
or in fact main supervisor for at least one PhD Student until completed PhD degree. Consideration will be given to
established practices within the field. The applicant should have been primarily responsible for at least half of the
PhD Student’s education
proven pedagogical proficiency
documented ability to communicate well, orally and in writing, in English.
documented good ability to cooperate and leadership skills
documented experience of applying for, obtaining and managing research projects with external research funding.
In addition to the qualification requirements, the bases of evaluation for this position are:
The degree of proficiency that is required for the employment (see qualification requirements).
Documented experience of conducting university level education in production engineering and maintenance.
Documented ability of research in collaboration with industry.
The level of ability in communicating research with the surrounding society.
Certificate of completed training in teaching and learning in higher education (15 ECTS) or demonstration of
Ability to communicate well, orally and in writing, in Swedish.
For this position special emphasis will be placed upon documented experience of research within production engineering
and maintenance, documented ability of research in collaboration with industry and documented experience of conducting
university level education in production engineering and maintenance.
The University of Skövde strives towards ethnical and cultural diversity and equal gender distribution within all employment
categories. As the majority of the employees in the subject area are men, the University especially invites women to apply
for this position.
The position is a full time (100 %) permanent employment.
Information about the position is provided by Mattias Strand, Head of the School, Magnus Holm Head of Division and Jan Oscarsson, Subject
representative. Union information is provided by Anders Johansson (SACO-S), Sonja Nohlgren (ST) or Helen Jern (the Swedish Teacher’s
Union). These persons may be reached through the University’s switchboard, 0046-(0)500-44 80 00. Your application must be marked with ref
nr HS 2016/662 and provided to the Registrar, University of Skövde, Box 408, SE-541 28 Skövde, Sweden or by e-mail to
email@example.com no later than January 31st, 2017. The application must be
submitted with an attested list of qualifications, a brief written
account of scientific, pedagogical and other activities (including future work plans and development within respective activity), other work referred
to, no more than ten scientific publications (a minimum of two published during the last three years) and no more than five work intended for
documenting the pedagogical proficiency including a list of (all) publications. Information about employment at the University is provided in our
Terms of Employment (Anställningsordning). All documents must be submitted in four sets (in four identical folders) that may be provided to
expert evaluators without further treatment. (Documents should - to the extent possible - be in English which enables evaluations by foreign
According to the regulations of the National Archives the University is obliged to keep application documents for two years after the appointment
of the position. Applicant requesting documents to be returned will have them returned after the two years, otherwise they will be eliminated.
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