Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at Karlstad University, Sweden

Karlstad University/Department of Engineering and Physics – See job listing at Karlstad University

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16,000 students and a staff of over 1,200 members.

Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff.

Electrical Engineering at Karlstad University The Faculty of Health, Science and Technology comprises five departments, including the Department of Engineering and Physics. The department offers courses in the faculty’s bachelor and master degree programmes in engineering, including courses in electrical engineering. The faculty offers a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, with specialization in renewable electrical energy. A master programme in electrical engineering is currently under development, with specialization in embedded systems, automation, mechatronics and signal processing. Departmental research areas include electrical engineering, physics and materials science. In addition, the department participates in a number of collaborative projects with small and medium-sized companies, regional agencies and organizations. The department has around 50 staff members, including 9 professors, 7 associate professors, 4 senior lecturers, 8 doctoral students and 11 lecturers.

Karlstad University has been offering programmes in electrical engineering since 1991. There is an established network that includes regional businesses and our graduates enjoy attractive labor market prospects.


Duties include teaching at bachelor and master level, course development, as well as conducting research in electrical engineering and related fields. In addition to basic electrical engineering courses, teaching areas include embedded systems and electronics and comprises theoretical and practical components. Duties include specific responsibility for developing the electrical engineering laboratories, as well as conducting research in electrical engineering through participation in internal and external projects. The new senior lecturer is expected to actively establish contacts for new teaching and research projects in partnership with industry and agencies, as well as to apply for external funding for such projects. Additional administrative duties may also be assigned.

Qualification Requirements

The eligibility requirements for this senior lectureship are a doctor’s degree in electrical engineering or equivalent qualifications, teaching experience in a higher education environment in the subject area of the lectureship, documented teaching skills, as well as a completed course in higher education pedagogy, or equivalent. If no such course has been completed, the successful applicant has to commit to completing it within two years of appointment as part of professional development.

Good ability to teach in Swedish and English is a requirement. The requirement for teaching in Swedish must be fulfilled within two years of employment. Interest in teaching as well as research is required.

Assessment Criteria

Equal weight is given to research and teaching skills. Weight is further given to pedagogical testimonials and experience of teaching, course development and degree programme development in electrical engineering.

Considerable weight is given to such experience in the area of embedded systems and electronics. Experience of teaching theoretical and practical components is particularly valuable.

Good research results, extensive research experience, well-developed networks and a documented ability to attract external research funding are valuable.

A Master of Science in Engineering and industry experience are valuable.

Karlstad University further gives considerable weight to personal qualities such as the ability to cooperate, the ability to create and maintain good relationships with colleagues and students, as well as the ability to take initiative and participate in initiatives taken by others.

Karlstad University aims to be an open, international institution. Ideally, the new senior lecturer should therefore have an extensive international network and international experience. Successful partnerships with industry are valuable.

The above assessment criteria have to be documented.

See Ch. 4 Sec. 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance for more information on assessment criteria.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, non-fixed term position, starting as per agreement.

Application should include:

CV with contact details of at least two references Account of research and teaching experience Certificate of completed course in higher education pedagogy, or an account of equivalent qualifications Account of experience of previous employment Account of experience of leadership, cooperation and administration Future research and teaching plans List of publications (specify your contribution to co-authored works) Copies of certificates, references and degrees A maximum of ten academic publications and five works designed to convey knowledge such as textbooks, educational software, or popular science articles.

The application should include well-documented qualifications. Applicants are responsible for documenting qualifications in a way that allows for objective and qualitative assessments.

More information about applications is available in “Application guidelines for the appointment/promotion of teaching staff” on the university homepage.

Applications should be submitted electronically via MyNetwork, the university’s web-based recruitment system.

Three copies of documents that cannot be submitted electronically, such as books, other publications and software, should be sent to: Karlstads universitet, Registrator, 651 88 Karlstad

State the REK 2016/203

Application deadline: 20 January 2016

We look forward to your application.