Job title: Assistant Professor, Maritime Safety and Environmental Administration
Organizational Unit: Faculty, Maritime Safety and Environmental Administration Specialization
Duty Station: Malmö, Sweden
Duration of contract: Two-year fixed-term appointment
1. Organizational setting
The World Maritime University (WMU) is a postgraduate and research university established in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization, the maritime agency of the United Nations. WMU offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Professional Development Courses (PDCs) with the highest standards in maritime and oceans education and training. WMU also has a highly respected research programme supported by specialized research groups across the maritime and ocean fields. The Assistant Professor position is located in the Faculty unit at WMU’s headquarters in Malmö, Sweden.
2. Main purpose
The position works under the supervision of the Vice President Academic, and functionally with the Head of the MSc. Specialization – Maritime Safety and Environmental Administration (MSEA). As a faculty member at the World Maritime University, the Assistant Professor is expected to provide teaching/mentoring and research and publication and promote interuniversity cooperation in the marine technology field.
The Assistant Professor, MSEA, will focus on the areas of maritime safety and environmental administration with a specialization in maritime navigation or marine engineering with a strong knowledge of IMO Conventions and aims. The faculty member must be knowledgeable and supportive of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their relationship to IMO and to the university’s mandate and goals.
Work involves teaching regularly both introductory and specialty courses, mentoring PhD and M.Sc. students, serving on committees and panels, and providing service to WMU, IMO, and the maritime and oceans community.
Duties include engaging in maritime research projects and scholarship leading to the publication of peer-reviewed articles, review articles, and scholarly books, and assisting in the development and execution of research projects and presentation of scholarly results.
As a member of the faculty and professional staff at WMU, you will work to keep WMU positioned as an academic institution of excellence and help advance the institution, encourage inter-university research cooperation, and build its reputation in your field of expertise.
3. Working relationships
Internal contacts – Incumbent liaises and interacts with all faculty members on a regular basis as well as with support staff as required.
External contacts – Incumbent liaises with the global maritime, ocean and the marine and industry communities, research organizations, intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, as well as scientific journals and publishing entities.
4. Duties, responsibilities
The Assistant Professor is expected, under the supervision of the Vice-President (Academic) to be engaged in:
5. Minimum requirements – education, experience and language skills
6. Knowledge and skills Knowledge and skills
This vacancy is open to male and female candidates. WMU seeks to increase the number of women at all levels and, therefore, qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. WMU will make every effort to facilitate the employment of persons with disabilities.
The position offers an attractive salary (P2 Grade of the ICSC salary scale), free of income tax in Sweden, a benefits package and relocation expenses. Applicants must fill in the application form, which can be found at http://wmu.se/vacancies. Should send a letter of interest, a complete CV, and the contact information of three referees to Marco Batista, Head of Human Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline for Applications: 15 December 2017Continue reading