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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Senior lecturer in mechanical engineering at Karlstad University, Sweden

Jorge Solis-2
Senior lecturer in mechanical engineering Karlstad University / Faculty for Health, Science and Technology

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.


The Faculty of Health, Science and Technology consists of five departments, one of which is the Department of Engineering and Physics. The department offers courses for the faculty engineering degree programmes in the subjects of mechanical and materials engineering. Research in the department has a strong focus on materials science through the research group CMM (Characterization and Modelling of Materials), which has links to the mechanical engineering field and is a prioritized research group with 25 research members at Karlstad University. In addition to research projects, staff members also participate in partner projects with a great number of small and midsize companies, regional authorities and organisations. Presently, the department has 50 employees, including 9 professors, 8 associate professors, 5 senior lecturers, 9 doctoral students and 12 lecturers.


The duties include teaching courses in our engineering programmes, research in mechanical engineering and cooperation with industry. Teaching duties involve lecturing courses in mechanical engineering at the undergraduate and master levels, mainly in mechanics, applied mechanics and machine elements and possibly other courses in mechanical engineering. Research is pursued on the basis of individual expertise and interests, preferably in cooperation with researchers in the department, and should strengthen and develop departmental research areas. Duties also include administrative tasks.

Qualification requirements

A person who has a PhD in the field of mechanical engineering, or equivalent qualifications, and has documented teaching expertise in the field is eligible for the position. Applicants must also have completed a course in teaching in higher education. In special circumstances, such training may be completed within two years of appointment as part of the professional development commitment.

Good ability to teach in Swedish and English is a requirement. If one these languague skills are lacking, appointment may still be made, provided that the new staff member actively acquire the skills required.

Assessment criteria

Equal weight is given to teaching and research skills.

Weight is given to experience of course and programme development in mechanical engineering. Special weight is given to teaching experience of mechanics, machine dynamics, fluid mechanics and machine elements. Weight is given to experience of theoretical and practical laboratory components and computer-based engineering tools.

Weight is given to good research results, extensive research experience, established networking and success in attracting external research funding.

Special weight is given to research in applied mechanics. Weight is given to academic committee membership, expert assignments and appointments. A Master of Science Degree in Engineering is a valuable qualification. Weight is also given to experience in the field of mechanical engineering outside of academia.

Karlstad University takes pride in being an open, international university. It would be of value if the successful candidate has broad international contacts and experience of international cooperation.

We especially value personal qualities such as ability to cooperate, establish good relationships with colleagues and contribute to a good atmosphere at work. We also expect our staff to take responsibility for their duties, work independently and take initiatives.

Further information on eligibility requirements and assessment criteria are provided in Higher Education Ordinance and in Karlstad University´s Regulations for the Appointment and Promotion of Teaching Staff.

Terms of employment

The position is full-time, non-fixed term employment with starting date 2018-04-01 or by agreement.


The application should include well documented qualifications. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted no later than the application deadline.

Application should include:

    Application letter with a brief description of qualifications and research interests of relevance to the position

    List of qualifications/CV

    Account of teaching and research activities

    Certificate of completed course in higher education pedagogy, or equivalent

    Brief account of experience of and cooperation with other organisations, leadership and administrative duties

    Future teaching and research plans

    List of publications (if co-authored, specify your contribution)

    Copies of transcripts, degree certificates, relevant employment certificates and letters of recommendation that support previous employments and education, etc.

    Max ten research publications and max five works designed to convey information, e.g. text books, educational software or popular science articles

    Contact information to at least two references.

Submit your application via the university’s web based recruitment tool and attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not provide links to them).

Three copies of submissions that cannot be sent electronically, such as books and publications, should be sent to:

Karlstads universitet


651 88 Karlstad

State the ref.no REK2017/259

Last day of application: 2017-12-10

We look forward to your application!


Type of employment                Permanent position

Contract type                            Full time

First day of employment         starting date April 1, 2018 or by agreement

Salary                                           salary is set individually

Number of positions                1

Working hours                           100 %

City                                               Karlstad

Country                                       Sweden

Reference number                   REK2017/259


    Lars Johansson, Head of the department, +46 54 700 1677

    Email: [hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>

Last application date                10.Dec.2017 11:59 PM CET

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   Jorge SOLIS, Ph.D.

+ Associate Professor
   Faculty of Health, Science and Technology
   Department of Engineering and Physics
   Physically and cognitive embodied robotics and intelligent machines laboratory
   Karlstad, Sweden
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+  Adjunct Researcher
    Waseda University
    Research Institute for Science and Engineering
    Tokyo, Japan
    Email: [hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>
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+  Visiting Scholar
    Tokyo Institute of Technology
  Department of Mechanical Design and Engineering
    Tokyo, Japan

+  Visiting Researcher
    Waseda University
    Humanoid Research Institute
    Tokyo, Japan

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