Assistant Professor of Intelligent Systems for Cooperative Autonomous Systems
Royal Institute of Technology
Sweden

Assistant Professor in Intelligent Systems in Cooperative Autonomous Systems

 

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, EECS

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

 

Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The program addresses research on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems.

The vision of WASP is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry.

Read more: https://wasp-sweden.org/

Subject field

Intelligent systems with a specialization in cooperative autonomous systems

Subject description

Cooperative autonomous systems is a sub-area of intelligent systems that concerns distributed dynamic systems that can interact with the environment, make their own decisions and improve over time


Duties

The applicant is expected to be able to teach in subjects at the department of intelligent systems. The work consists of advancing KTH's research and teaching in the subject area. The work also includes supervising doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as establishing research collaborations both within and outside KTH. Furthermore, the person should cooperate with industry and society. The candidate is expected to contribute to the WASP program and its activities.

The assistant professor will be given opportunity to develop their independence as researcher and gain accreditation that may allow them to take other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements (see Chapter 4, Section 12 a of the Higher Education Ordinance). Following application, the assistant professor can apply for promotion to associate professor in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 12 c of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Eligibility

An individual who has obtained a PhD or equivalent research expertise is qualified for appointment as an assistant professor. Candidates who met those qualifications within five years prior to expiration of the application period should be prioritized. Other candidates may also be considered if there are extraordinary grounds for doing so. Extraordinary grounds refer to illness, parental leave or similar circumstances.

Grounds of assessments

The assessment criteria for appointment as an assistant professor at KTH are stated in KTH's appointments procedure section 1.3, and apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.


Of highest importance is that the applicant

  • has research expertise demonstrated by a clear and novel research vision and through scientific results and publications in conferences and journals of the highest quality.
  • contributes with new research competence within the area of collaborative autonomous systems.
  • has international experience, for example, as postdoctoral fellow in a research environment other than the university at which the applicant defended their doctoral thesis.

Of second highest importance is that the applicant has

  • an interest in and understanding of pedagogical development within the subject field in question.
  • good ability to establish and develop collaborations in research and education.

It is also important that the applicant has

  • good potential to develop new research and establish independent research activities, including the ability to apply for and obtain external research funding.
  • an interest in and understanding of leadership in an academic environment, third-stream activities, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.
  • ability to inform about research and development work that is of importance to a sustainable society.


Special grounds of assessment for promotion to associate professor

When assessing applications for promotion to associate professor, the applicant's ability to independently initiate and carry out research of high academic quality, published in international publications, and the applicant's ability to obtain financing for research operations will be assessed. Of highest importance is the applicant's ability to independently establish new collaborations and research specializations. It is also of highest importance that the applicant has displayed teaching and supervising expertise. Ability to teach in Swedish is a merit that is given great importance in the application for promotion.

Trade union representatives

Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH's web page.

Application

Your application should follow KTH's CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Log into KTH recruitment system in order to apply to this position.

Other

Time limitation:The appointment is for an indefinite term, but no more than six years, and may be extended if, due to the teacher’s absence due to sick leave, parental leave or other special grounds, more time is required to reach the objectives of the appointment. However, the total appointment period may not exceed eight years. The appointment is part of the Tenure Track system at KTH and the assistant professor may apply for promotion to tenured associate professor.

For more information regarding KTH's assessment, see Appointments procedure at KTH

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH's work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly pay
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2019-3194
Contact
Bo Wahlberg, Professor, bo@kth.se, +46 8 790 72 42
Hedvig Kjellström, Head of Department, hedvig@kth.se, +46 8 790 69 06
Mikael Visén, HR Officer, tenuretrack@eecs.kth.se
Published 03.Feb.2020
Last application date 05.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

 


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