Mälardalen University is growing and evolving due to increased research funding from the Swedish Government. Join our team on this exciting journey towards MDU`s vision, to be a progressive and collaborative University where together we shape a sustainable future. You can make a difference. Together, we can create a sustainable future through knowledge and innovation. We believe that knowledge and new perspectives are best attained and reached together in collaboration with others – our colleagues, students, the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally.
Around 20 000 students are currently studying courses and programmes with us in the various domains. We offer education in areas such as design and communication, economics, health, engineering and technology, preschool and compulsory school teacher training as well as in chamber music and opera. In most of our areas we also offer programmes entirely taught in English. We conduct research in all disciplinary domains and our research in Future Energy and Embedded Systems is internationally prominent.
Mälardalen University is located in Sweden, on both sides of Lake Mälaren, with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås. Mälardalen is a region dominated by strong growth with several multinational companies based here such as ABB, Volvo, Westinghouse, Alstom and Northvolt. We enjoy close cooperation with the region’s private sector, municipalities, and county councils.
At the School of Education, Culture and Communication (UKK) our students mainly study programmes relating to teacher education, but we also offer programmes and courses in languages and communication, mathematics/applied mathematics, physics, music and opera as well as the preparatory technical foundation year. MDU’s research specialisation educational sciences and mathematics is part of the School. We collaborate with the surrounding community and our international partners. Lärum, which is the University’s Centre for Teaching and Learning for staff and students, also belongs to UKK.
Employment: Permanent employment, starting 2023-01-01 (wth possible probationary period of six months)
Scope: Full time
Closing date for application: 2022-08-10
Campus location: Västeras
School: School of Education, Culture and Communication, (UKK), Division of mathematichs and physics
At MDU there is a lively environment in mathematics, including teaching and research oriented towards applied areas such as finance and engineering. We now want to further strengthen our group by recruiting a senior lecturer in mathematics/applied mathematics with direction towards computational mathematics.
As a new employee, you will join MDU at an exciting stage when the Swedish Government decided to grant Mälardalen university general degree-awarding powers for third-cycle courses and study programmes from January 1, 2022. The decision also entails boosting of the research funding which allows for a substantial expansion of ongoing research activities. You will play an important role in the work of strengthening the research environment MAM (mathematics/applied mathematics), specifically the research group “Engineering Mathematics”, and developing our programmes.
The work assignments comprise:
- Teaching at undergraduate, advanced, and postgraduate level. This may involve teaching at the university’s two campus locations, Västerås and Eskilstuna, as well as distance teaching.
- Development of the bachelor’s and master’s programs in engineering and financial mathematics and of the mathematics courses in the engineering programs at the university.
- Supervision and examination at undergraduate, advanced, and postgraduate level.
- Research in the field of mathematics with relevance for the research environment MAM (mathematics/applied mathematics).
- Work with applications for external research funding.
- Contribution to collaboration and co-production with the surrounding society.
Future duties may include administrative and managerial assignments, for example programme responsibility and/or coordination.
The qualification requirements for appointment as a Senior Lecturer are both documented teaching skills and also a degree of Doctor, or equivalent academic competence or other professional qualifications of significance with regard to the subject content of the appointment and the duties included in the appointment.
To be qualified for appointment as a Senior Lecturer the applicant must have demonstrated the academic skills and teaching abilities required for the appointment. Academic skills may also have been demonstrated by the ability to achieve results in research through cooperation in joint projects of benefit to academia and industry/the public sector/society in general and through the ability to disseminate research.
The assessment of teaching skills shall apply to the planning, carrying out and evaluation of teaching as well as supervision and examination. Teaching skills shall be well documented in such a way that their quality can also be assessed.
The applicant should have completed ten weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge. A person appointed as a Senior Lecturer but lacking training in higher education teaching and learning will be offered in-house training within two and a half years. The course in higher education teaching and learning at Mälardalen University corresponds to ten weeks of training.
Special qualification requirements for this employment include:
- Active research in mathematics/applied mathematics with a focus on computational mathematics.
- Ability to carry out assignments in a structured and well-organized way.
- Good teamwork skills.
- A good command of the English language.
For other information, consult the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, and the Appointments Procedure for Mälardalen University.
The assessment criteria shall be based on the degree of skills required for the appointment. In general terms these assessment criteria shall include the ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to fulfil the duties well.
The same attention shall be paid to the assessment of teaching skills as to the assessment of academic skills.
Special emphasis is placed on the quality of completed teaching at undergraduate and advanced levels in higher education. Experience of supervision and examination at undergraduate and advanced level is an additional aspect of assessment.
Another basis for assessment is quality of research in mathematics/applied mathematics and its relevance for research environment MAM (mathematics/applied mathematics). Special emphasis is placed on research in computational mathematics. More information can be found below about:
- MAM environment: Mathematics and Applied Mathematics – Mälardalens universitet (mdu.se)
- The research group “Engineering mathematics”: Engineering Mathematics – Mälardalens universitet (mdu.se)
Documented ability to plan, publish, and inform about research is also assessed. The research should be internationally recognized.
You need to have good teamwork skills as the tasks require collaboration both internally at the academy and with other academies and sections of MDU.
As a senior lecturer, you need to be able to work independently and to have a structured and well-organized way of working, have the ability to work with many different tasks in parallel and independently prioritize and plan your work.
You should be able to express yourself well in speech and writing in English.
Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organisation.
Qualifications considered to be a merit include:
- Documented good ability to acquire funds for research.
- Teaching, supervision, and examination at postgraduate (3rd cycle) level.
- Course development at undergraduate and advanced level.
- Teaching of mathematics to students whose main area of study is not mathematics.
- Experience in administrative or managerial assignments, e.g. programme responsibility and/or coordination.
- Experience in using Matlab, Latex, Zoom and Canvas (or other learning platforms).
- Good knowledge of Swedish.
Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the “Apply” button below.
The scientific publications that you do not have in digital form are to be sent by post in three copies to:
Division of Human Resources
721 23 Västerås
The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.
We look forward to receiving your application!
We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.
Michaël Le Duc (SACO), tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 02
Susanne Meijer (OFR), Tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 89
Head of Division