Tenure Track Position as Associate Senior Lecturer in Signal Processing Uppsala University, Department of Engineering Sciences

Tenure Track Position as Associate Senior Lecturer in Signal Processing

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.


For information about the Department of Engineering Sciences, see http://www.teknik.uu.se


Duties: The position includes teaching, research and administration. Teaching duties include course responsibility, course administration and supervision of second- and third-cycle students. The holder shall also keep abreast of developments within the subject area and the developments in wider community that are significant for the work at the university. Furthermore, the holder of the position is required to participate in some of the different research projects of the division within the areas Signal Processing, Wireless Communications, and Automatic Control, as well as participating in the application of external research funding. It is also expected that the holder of the position will develop the capacity to attract external grants for his/her own research. A position as associate senior lecturer is intended to qualify the holder for a teaching position with higher qualification requirements.


Appointment Period: The position can be held for a maximum of four years. An associate senior lecturer can apply for promotion to senior lecturer. If the associate senior lecturer is deemed suitable and fulfills the criteria for promotion established by the Faculty Board he/she shall be promoted to and employed as senior lecturer.


Qualifications Required: According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance those qualified for appointment as associate senior lecturer are persons who have obtained a doctoral degree or achieved the equivalent competence. Applicants who have obtained a doctoral degree or achieved the equivalent competence in seven years or less prior to the end of the application period will be given priority.


According to Uppsala University´s appointments regulations, teaching expertise is an eligibility requirement for appointment as an associate senior lecturer. To obtain teaching expertise, the applicant should have participated in teacher training for higher education of relevance to operations at the University, comprising at least five weeks, or be considered to have acquired the equivalent competence. If it has not been possible to acquire this qualification prior to employment, qualifying training for teachers in higher education shall be completed during the first two years of employment.


A general eligibility requirement is that the applicant must possess the personal capabilities necessary to carry out fully the duties of the appointment.


Documented ability to teach in Swedish and/or English is a requirement unless special reasons prevail. The holder is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within two years.


Assessment Criteria/Ranking


Research Expertise and Teaching Expertise: The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research and teaching expertise, which will be given equal importance. Research expertise comprises research merits as well as the applicant´s potential to contribute to the future development of both research, research education, and attraction of external grants. In assessing research expertise special weight will be attached to research merits in Signal Processing, Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks and Wireless Control. Experience from conducting studies and research abroad, as well as international research collaboration is considered a merit. Experience from applications, or taking part in applications, for research funding is also considered a merit.


As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching expertise as to the assessment of research expertise. Teaching expertise comprises educational and teaching qualifications. In assessing teaching expertise teaching quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, must also be afforded consideration.


All merits must be documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess both quality and scope.


In filling this position, the University aims to appoint the applicant who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of her/his competence and expertise, is judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help advance operations.


In an overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments, military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience.


Uppsala University strives for a more even gender balance in its research and teaching staff. Since most senior lecturers of the Faculty are men, women are especially invited to apply for this position.


For further information about the position, please contact Prof Anders Ahlen, either by phone +46184713076 or email: anders.ahlen@signal.uu.se


For further information about Uppsala University appointment regulations see


Uppsala University Appointment Regulations


For further information about Faculty appointment regulations see


Faculty guidelines for appointment


You are welcome to submit your application no later than April 16, 2018, UFV-PA 2018/515.


We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.


Placement: Department of Engineering Sciences


Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months


Pay: Fixed pay


Number of positions: 1


Working hours: 100%


Town: Uppsala


County: Uppsala län


Country: Sweden


Union representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko +4618-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST +4618-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet +4618-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/515


Last application date: 2018-04-16

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