Senior lecturer in Electrical Engineering

Updated: about 16 hours ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 24 May 2021

Ref no: ORU 2.1.1- 02390/2021

We are looking for a senior lecturer in Electrical Engineering for a permanent position at the School of Science and Technology.


Subject area

The subject area for this position is Electrical Engineering.


Background

The School of Science and Technology does research and offers courses and education programmes in several areas of science and engineering. Two five-year and five three-year engineering programmes account for the majority of the teaching volume. The research at the school is primarily concentrated to three strong research environments focused on Computer Science, Chemistry and Biology, but there are also research activities in Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics and Physics.

Courses on Electrical Engineering are central to the two five-year engineering programs focused on Computer Engineering and Industrial and Management Engineering, respectively. At this time, we need to increase the teaching capacity in electrical engineering and are seeking to recruit a senior lecturer.


Duties and responsibilities

At Örebro University, a senior lecturer is expected to spend their working hours on teaching at all levels, research, and any associated public engagement activities. In addition to education, research and collaboration, duties and responsibilities include development work, administration and continuing professional development. Moreover, teaching encompasses supervision, examination, course development, planning and evaluation.

As a senior lecturer in electrical engineering you will develop, plan and execute the teaching of a number of courses in electrical engineering, such as Electric Circuits, Electrical Machines, Electronics, Switching Theory, and Digital Signal Processing. Teaching will constitute the major part of your tasks but it can be combined with research in electrical engineering or several other related areas, such as computer science, control theory, or applied mathematics or physics.


Qualifications

Those qualified for appointment as a senior lecturer are applicants who have demonstrated teaching expertise and been awarded a doctoral degree in a subject matter relevant for the position, or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the position and the duties that it will involve.

A general eligibility criterion for teaching staff at Örebro University is that they have completed courses on teaching and learning in higher education corresponding to 10 weeks. Knowledge and skills equivalent to such courses may also be assessed to establish whether these provide eligibility. A teacher who at the time of appointment lacks such training or the equivalent competence, must complete the required courses no later than within two years of taking up the position.


Assessment criteria

When appointing teaching staff, both the applicant’s research expertise and their teaching expertise will be assessed, and they are to be given equal attention. The assessment is also to consider the applicant’s qualifications and experience from collaboration with the wider community, of which the university is a part, as well as national and international experience and mobility. Teachers are to have the ability to communicate and disseminate information; collaborate and engage with the wider community; and facilitate utilisation of the university’s research. In addition, the applicant’s suitability for the position will be assessed. Suitability refers to the applicant demonstrating the personal qualities required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities at hand; to be able to cooperate with other members of staff; and to contribute to the development of university operations.

Research expertise

Research expertise is to be demonstrated through independent research contributions and continued scientific publishing following the award of the doctoral degree. Importance shall also be attached to the candidate’s establishment in the research community as well as to their experience of planning, administrating, and leading their own research.

When assessing the research merits of the applicants, the quality and quantity of scientific publications and the candidate’s ability to acquire external research funding will be given considerable attention.

Teaching expertise

When defining teaching expertise at Örebro University, three categories are used: teaching approach, how the teaching approach is put into practice, and professional development as a teacher. The applicant’s teaching qualifications are therefore to be documented accordingly and in compliance with Örebro University’s template for teaching portfolios, relating clearly to the values set out in Örebro University’s educational philosophy.

Teaching expertise is to be demonstrated through varying degrees of contributions within teaching, such as planning, execution, evaluation and follow up of teaching activities, as well as supervision and examination. The applicant must be able to account for their teaching outlook and approach and have the ability to reflect on their own pedagogical development as well as on the teacher’s role. The applicant is also expected to have contributed to educational development.

Well documented experience of teaching and development of courses within some of the subject areas listed under Duties and responsibilities will be given great attention.

As a person you have great collaborative skills, and are able to work together with co-workers, students, and external stakeholders.

Power of initiative and an interest in developing courses and educational programmes are additional merits.

Very good communication skills (orally, and in writing), in Swedish and English, are mandatory. If this requirement is not fulfilled for one of the languages a recruitment is still possible if you work actively to acquire the necessary language skills to be able to teach in both Swedish and English in the future.


Information

This is a permanent full-time position. At Örebro University, salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, and positions announced are, where appropriate, subject to a trial period.

For more information about the position, contact Professor Dag Stranneby +46 19 30 35 77, email: dag.stranneby@oru.se , or Head of Unit Lars Karlsson, +46 19 30 33 55, email: lars.karlsson@oru.se

At Örebro University, we expect each member of staff to be open to development and change; take responsibility for their work and performance; demonstrate a keen interest in collaboration and contribute to development; as well as to show respect for others by adopting a constructive and professional approach.

Örebro University actively pursues an equal work environment and values the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.


Application

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • Covering letter, outlining how you believe you can contribute to the continued development of Örebro University
  • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience
  • Teaching portfolio (as instructed in Örebro University’s guidelines)
  • Research portfolio
  • Publication list
  • Relevant scientific publications (maximum of 10 and in full-text format)
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met

Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed.

More information for applicants will be found at out career site:  https://www.oru.se/english/working-at-orebro-university/jobs-and-vacancies/applicants-and-external-experts/

The application deadline is 21-05-24. We look forward to receiving your application!

After the application deadline, no supplements can be made electronically. If you have scientific publications that cannot be attached electronically to the application, you will, once the external experts have been appointed, receive instructions on how the missing publications can be submitted.

We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.


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