Ass. Prof. Chemical engineering, specialization in electrochemical systems


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KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Subject field

Chemical engineering with specialization in electrochemical systems.

Subject description

The subject rests on a chemical engineering basis and includes studies of electrochemical systems at component, cell and system level. The subject includes modelling of charge transfer and mass transport, the use of balance equations for charge, mass and energy to describe electrochemical processes on surfaces, in porous electrodes and whole cells, as well as electrochemical measurement methodologies to study these reactions and systems. Sustainable electrochemical systems play a key role in electrifying the transport sector, storing renewable electricity in the energy system and decarbonising the industry, and relevant applications include electrochemical systems for energy storage in batteries, electricity generation with fuel cells and hydrogen production by electrolysis. Electrochemical systems for the production of chemical products and metals, treatment of waste streams and for the production of fuels from renewable sources are other relevant applications.

Duties

The employment includes research, supervision of doctoral students and teaching in the subject area. The assistant professor is expected to be able to participate in the various chemical engineering courses given by the School of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health. Teaching at the bachelor’s level takes place in Swedish, while higher courses are given in English. The assistant professor is expected to be able to teach in both English and Swedish when promoted to associate professor. The assistant professor is expected to contribute to KTHs activities within sustainable development.

The assistant professor will be given opportunity to develop their independence as researcher and gain accreditation that may allow them to take other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements (see Chapter 4, Section 12 a of the Higher Education Ordinance). Following application, the assistant professor can apply for promotion to associate professor in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 12 c of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Eligibility

An individual who has obtained a PhD or equivalent research expertise is qualified for appointment as an assistant professor. Candidates who met those qualifications within five years prior to expiration of the application period should be prioritized. Other candidates may also be considered if there are extraordinary grounds for doing so. Extraordinary grounds refer to illness, parental leave or similar circumstances.

Grounds of assessments

The assessment criteria for appointment as an assistant professor at KTH are stated in KTH’s appointments procedure section 1.3, and apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • research expertise in the subject field demonstrated through research publications, conference attendance, attendance of research cooperation and also other undertakings in the scientific community such as for example, assignments as a reviewer or expert.
  • potential to qualify for a higher teaching post. This includes the potential for independent development as a researcher and teacher within the subject field in question and also the ability to establish, review and develop the research area in question.

Of second highest importance is that the applicant has

  • an interest in and understanding of pedagogical development within the subject field in question.

It is also important that the applicant has

  • an interest in and understanding of leadership in an academic environment, third-stream activities, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.
  • administrative expertise.
  • postdoc visits to a research environment other than the university at which the applicant defended the doctoral thesis. In application-oriented areas, experience from research and development work within the industry or other organizations is considered to correspond to a traditional postdoc visit to another university.

Special grounds of assessment for promotion to associate professor

When assessing applications for promotion to associate professor, the applicant’s ability to independently initiate and carry out research of high academic quality, published in international publications, and the applicant’s ability to obtain financing for research operations will be assessed. Of highest importance is the applicant’s ability to independently establish new collaborations and research specializations. It is also of highest importance that the applicant has displayed teaching and supervising expertise. Ability to teach in Swedish is a merit that is given great importance in the application for promotion.

Trade union representatives

Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH’s web page.

Application

Your application should follow KTH’s CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

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Other

Time limitation:The appointment is for an indefinite term, but no more than six years, and may be extended if, due to the teacher’s absence due to sick leave, parental leave or other special grounds, more time is required to reach the objectives of the appointment. However, the total appointment period may not exceed eight years. The appointment is part of the Tenure Track system at KTH and the assistant professor may apply for promotion to tenured associate professor.

For more information regarding KTH’s assessment, see Appointments procedure at KTH

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs soon as possible
SalaryMonthly pay
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberVL-2020-0121
ContactCarina Lagergren, Head of Department, +46 8 790 6507Göran Lindbergh, Head of Division, +46 8 790 81 43
Published11.Dec.2020
Last application date01.Feb.2021 11:59 PM CET

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