In recent years, the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business has undergone significant development in the research field of Resource Recovery. The research and education environment today consists of seven professors, about 30 doctoral students, and about 30 senior teachers and researchers and post-docs. Education is conducted at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels and we also have our unique doctoral education programme in Resource Recovery.

We have access to modern and well-equipped teaching and research laboratories. Research in Resource Recovery mainly deals with fields of energy, industrial biotechnology, polymer technology, resource management as well as civil engineering. We have a large network, both nationally and internationally, and well-developed collaborations with both industry and public actors. Within the Industrial Biotechnology research group, 20 doctoral students have defended their theses between 2014-2021.

Job description

As a Senior Lecturer, you will work with research on fungal and bacterial cultivation and with the application of membrane reactors in lab and pilot study contexts; in addition, you will contribute with supervision in the subject. Your duties will also include teaching courses in the subject area of resource recovery and/or mechanical engineering. It may also include administration related to educational programmes/courses.

Placement: The position will be with the Department of Resource Recovery and Building Technology with the immediate manager being Assistant Head of Department Ilona Sárvári Horváth.


The position of Senior Lecturer requires a doctorate in Resource Recovery – Biotechnology, or equivalent with content relevant to the research area described above. You will also need to have relevant work experience in fungal cultivation and anaerobic digestion in membrane reactors as well as experience in research addressing social issues related to waste management. You should be able to communicate well in both written and spoken English. 

We are looking for someone with good collaboration and initiative-taking qualities, an ability to work independently and in a structured way, as well as the ability to prioritise among work tasks.  

Merits for employment are:

  • Knowledge of fungal cultivation
  • Documented knowledge of Resource Recovery at the academic level

For a permanent position at the university, you must have completed training in higher education pedagogy equivalent to 10 weeks of full-time studies or have equivalent knowledge.  This course can be completed during the first two years of employment. Read about qualifying training in higher education pedagogy.

Type of employment: Permanent employment, six months probationary period may apply.
Employment rate: 50%
Start date: 1 December 2022
Position location: Borås, Sweden
Registration number: PA 2022/143


Information about the position can be provided by Assistant Head of Department Ilona Sárvári Horváth via phone at + 46(0)33 435 46 84 or via email at Information regarding the research can be provided by research group leader Professor Mohammad Taherzadeh by phone +46(0)33-435 5908 or email Trade union representatives are Magnus Sirhed, OFR-ST and Martin Behre, Saco-S; they can be reached via the university’s switchboard at +46 (0)33-435 40 00. These contact people may be more difficult to reach during the summer due to holiday leave, so please be patient if replies are delayed.    


You can apply for the position via our website by clicking on “Apply.”

Write clearly in your application which position you are applying for and include the applicable reference number.  The following documents must be attached to your application:

  1. Personal letter
  2. CV (overview list of education and work experience in chronological order) with reference contact information and desired salary
  3. Merit Portfolio (written account of scientific and pedagogical work and documentation of teaching skills, including self-evaluation). See our Merit Portfolio template.
  4. Doctoral degree diploma
  5. Publication list
  6. A maximum of seven publications
  7. Certificates/grades and other merit documents that you desire be taken into consideration

Contact HR if you have scientific publications that cannot be attached electronically directly in the application. The publications must be received by the university no later than one week after the application deadline. After the application deadline, no additions can be made electronically.

Please submit your application at the latest by 2022-08-14.

The University of Borås strives for even gender distribution among employees and values diversity.

According to the regulations of the National Archives, we must archive application documents, excluding publications, for two years after the appointment decision has been finalised.

We kindly decline contact with advertisers and staffing companies in this recruitment. 

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