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The Department of Building Technology is part of the faculty of technology at Linnaeus University and has extensive collaboration with business partners in research and education. The department works together with neighbouring departments – Forestry and Wood Technology, Built Environment and Energy Technology and Mechanical Engineering – to create a creative environment with challenging educations and outstanding research. The four departments have a total of around 110 employees, including 20 professors. Research in the field of building technology includes structural engineering, timber engineering, building physics, maintenance and monitoring of structures, life cycle analysis, CAD/BIM and construction materials.
The department currently offers a Bachelor’s program in Building Technology, a Bachelor’s program in Architectural Engineering, as well as a two-year Master’s program in Sustainable Structural Engineering. The latter was started in autumn 2019 and was developed based on a former one-year Master’s program. Recently, Linnaeus University was granted permission for offering five-year civil engineering educations and the department is currently developing such a program within the field of building technology. This challenge requires that new personnel are recruited. The current position for a Senior Lecturer in Steel Structures is an important part for strengthening the departments teaching and research competence in the field of building technology.
The departments strengths include research and teaching in the above-mentioned fields of building technology, a well-equipped experimental laboratory, high number of externally funded research projects and close collaborations with business partners in the building sector. This gives a Senior Lecturer in Steel Structures great possibilities for developing research and teaching in this area at Linnaeus University.
Field of subject for the appointment: Senior lecturer in Building Technology with specialization in Steel Structures.
Placement city: Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
Scope of appointment: 100% permanent position
The Senior lecturer is expected to work with teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as with carrying out and participating in research projects and administrative tasks, in the field of Steel Structures or adjacent areas. Examples of focus areas relevant to the position are conceptual and structural design of different types of steel structures and questions related to stability and dynamics of steel structures. The candidate’s fields of interest should span from material properties (steel and other metallic materials, e.g. aluminum) to analysis and design of load bearing elements, connections and structures. The goal is in particular to develop education on the graduate level and strengthen the research groups expertise within structural analysis and structural design with a focus on steel. Development of a five-year civil engineering education in building technology is of priority for all senior lecturers and professors at the department. Developing new and strengthening existing collaboration with other university, with business partners and the surrounding society is of priority as well.
Working tasks include teaching, development of courses, supervision of students and research in the areas of steel structures and structural design. To apply for external research funding and contribution to research projects, as well as supervision of doctoral students will be a natural part of the tasks. The position may also include administrative tasks at the department.
In order to qualify for the position of senior lecturer, applicants must be able to demonstrate teaching expertise and must hold a PhD in the subject of building technology, steel structures or another topic relevant to the position, or must have equivalent research expertise competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the position and the duties involved. (See chapter 4, § 3 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance.) In addition, applicants must master the English language well in speech and writing.
The assessment criteria for appointment as a senior lecturer are the degree of scientific and pedagogical skills. Equal importance shall be attached to the assessment of teaching expertise and to the assessment of other qualifying criteria.
Additional selection criteria:
When the university appoints/employs new teachers and researchers, applicants are selected on the basis of a qualitative overall assessment of their competence and skill. The applicant judged to be the most suitable to carry out and develop the work and to contribute to the successful development of the field of interest will be selected.
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Please apply by clicking on the Apply button at the bottom of the ad. Your application should be designed according to the Template for application which can be found in the Guide to Appointment procedures under important documents below the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. Other documents, including various types of scientific works, must be submitted digitally along with the application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.
|Title||Senior lecturer in Building Technology with specialization in Steel Structures|
|Job location||Universitetsplatsen 1, 35195 Växjö|
|Published||November 22, 2019|
|Application deadline||January 10, 2020|
|Job types||Lecturer / Senior Lecturer  |
|Fields||Architecture,   Materials Engineering,   Civil Engineering,   Engineering Education,   Structural Engineering,   Technology Education  |