Creativity, knowledge, and innovation converge at the Swedish School of Textiles. Our unique lab environments and competencies relate to the majority of the textile value chain. Our close collaboration with both business and industry shapes our educational programmes and as a result, the Swedish School of Textiles is at the core of supplying the knowledge needed in the textile industry. Here, design, engineering, technology, production, business administration, and marketing meet, and that is why our textile research, textile innovation, and textile educational programmes are so strong. This makes the Swedish School of Textiles unique in Europe as well as an internationally recognised educational and research environment in the textile area for its work towards a more sustainable textile value chain.

Textile management is a multidisciplinary area with roots in various social science research fields such as business administration, industrial engineering and management, and fashion studies. The diversity of our theoretical perspectives creates a unique environment for teaching and research in textiles and fashion in combination with retail. The area’s focus includes, among other things, business models, logistics and procurement, strategic management, trend analysis, fashion marketing, and consumer behaviour in the clothing and textile industry.

The Department of Business Administration and Textile Management is now seeking a Senior Lecturer in Textile Management with a Specialisation in Supply Chain Management.

Job description
The work tasks are mainly related to the field of textile management with a specialisation in supply chain management, logistics, and business models. Senior lecturers teach, supervise, and administer programmes and courses at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. The work also includes research and professional development, thereby actively contributing to the research environment and ensuring connections to research in the educational programmes.

Furthermore, Senior Lecturers are expected to participate in the development and planning of courses and to build up contacts and interact with the surrounding community.

This position requires a doctoral degree in a subject relevant to the position, such as business administration, textile management, or industrial engineering and management, as well as demonstrated teaching skills.

You should also have good collaboration skills, experience of teaching and supervising in the field of supply chain management, and good oral and written communication skills in English.

Merits for this position are:

  • Good ability and experience in teaching and supervising at the Master’s level in the field of textile management with a focus on supply chain management, or equivalent
  • Good ability and experience in research in the field of textile management with a focus on supply chain management, or equivalent
  • Experience in collaboration with business and industry and/or public administration
  • Good ability and experience of responsibility for development work in Bachelor’s level education.
  • International relationships and contacts with foreign universities
  • Good ability to communicate orally and in writing in Swedish
  • Experience in the textile and fashion industry

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; probationary employment may be applied
Employment rate: Full-time (100%) or as agreed upon
Start date: As agreed upon
Position location: Borås, Sweden
Reference number: PA2022/132

Information about the position can be provided by Director of Studies Daniel Hjelmgren via telephone +46 (0)33- 435 41 45 or email at 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 2022-09-30. 

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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