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 environment for its work towards a more sustainable textile value chain.

The Department of Textile Technology at the Swedish School of Textiles is seeking a Senior Lecturer in Textile Technology who wishes to be involved in shaping the educational programmes of the future. We already have several educational programmes at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. During the past year, we have also developed programmes focusing on textile innovation and product development, also at different levels. Within the research environment, there are also projects with the same focus.

The Department of Textile Technology is now seeking a Senior Lecturer in Textile Technology in Innovation and Product Development.

Job description
You will have the opportunity to work with teaching, course development, course coordination, and examination at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. This is mainly done in freestanding courses and the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in textile technology, but can also take place in related subject areas and doctoral education. The teaching takes place in the areas of innovation strategy, processes, and methods as well as product development, all with links to textiles. You will teach everything from theory to practice and supervise students in courses at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. You will also teach basic knowledge of digital tools so that students can communicate ideas and product-specific details. Many courses contain practical elements of product development that take place in interaction with our teaching techniques within the textile labs, where you as the course coordinator lead and distribute tasks.

Based on your own interests and proficiencies, continued academic career advancement in both education and research is possible.

The position requires a doctoral degree in, for example, industrial design, textile technology, textile design, textile management or something else relevant to the position as assessed by the university.  You must also have demonstrated pedagogical expertise. In addition, it is expected that you have professional experience from business and/or industry in textile innovation and product development and that you are familiar with digital visualisation techniques.

To fit the role, you have a good ability to communicate in English in speech and writing. Furthermore, you have good collaboration skills, good computer skills, as well as administrative skills and a good ability to work independently and take responsibility for your own courses and projects from start to finish.

Merits for this position are: 

  • Theoretical and practical professional knowledge in any of the textile techniques: knitting, weaving, dyeing and finishing, sewing
  • Good reading comprehension in Swedish.
  • Experience in course and software development at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels
  • Knowledge of digital 3D visualisation techniques
  • Good knowledge of sustainable development
  • Contacts in the business and industry and experience of collaboration with the surrounding community

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: 100%
Start date: As agreed upon
Position location: Borås, Sweden
Reference number: Reg. no. PA2022/121

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Niina Hernández by phone +46 (0)33- 435 42 52 or by 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.

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 a 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 to taken into consideration

Contact HR if you have scientific publications that cannot be attached electronically directly to 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 2022-08-28.

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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