Associate Senior Lecturer in Defence Systems with a focus on the Cyber Domain
Swedish Defence University

The Swedish Defence University is seeking an associate senior lecturer in Defence Systems with a focus on the cyber domain


The subject of defence systems, which falls within the purview of the Department of Military Science (militärvetenskapliga institutionen, MVI), conducts research and education at the intersection of social sciences and engineering. The subject is interdisciplinary and studies how a combination of social and technical components affect the systems used for the defence and security of society. The subject's employees primarily teach within the Officer Programme, the Master's Programme in Defence and Security Systems Development, and the Senior Officer Programme. They also contribute by provided teaching and expertise in other civilian and military education programmes, including contract education commissioned by both governmental and private parties. Research is either financed by grants or commissioned by contract. The position is located at the Division of Management Science and Defence Systems (avdelningen för ledningsvetenskap och försvarssystem, ALF) at the Swedish Defence University (Försvarshögskolan, FHS) in Stockholm.


Job responsibilities and tasks

The position relates to research of at least 50%, as well as teaching and administration in the area of defence systems. The duties of this position have a particular focus on the cyber domain. This includes areas such as informatics, computer and systems science, information security and the like.


General requirements for teachers

Civilian and military teachers at the Swedish Defence University must have completed a course in teaching and learning in higher education prior to, or no later than one and a half years after the start of their employment.


The applicant must possess the personal traits necessary to do well in the position.



Applicants for the position of associate senior lecturer must have a PhD or possess equivalent scientific competence. In particular, persons should be considered who have obtained a PhD or achieved equivalent competence no more than five years prior to the end of the application period, unless there are special reasons for exemption to this general rule, such as sickness, parental leave or other explanatory circumstances.


If the applicant holds a foreign degree, an assessment will be made on a case-by-case basis to determine if it can be regarded as equivalent to a Swedish degree.


Assessment criteria

The primary assessment criteria for employment as an associate senior lecturer, is the applicant’s degree of expertise in independent research work within the field to which the call for applications relates. In addition, a balance of the following assessment criteria apply:

  • Interdisciplinary research experience.
  • Cyber research experience with a focus on defence, crisis management and security.
  • Experience with cyber research in collaboration with government authorities or industry actors.
  • Documented teaching expertise.


Applicants must have documented proficiency in teaching in English and Swedish. If the person appointed is not proficient in Swedish at the start of their appointment, they are expected to acquire the necessary language skills during the first two years of employment.


As the Department is striving to achieve a more equal distribution of gender among its teaching staff within the subject area in question, the Department especially invites woman applicants to apply for this position. Where there is an unequal gender balance, the Swedish Defence University can, in the event of equally or nearly equally qualified applicants, choose to accept an applicant of an underrepresented gender.


The appointment

The position is a full-time appointment lasting four years, with a start date to be agreed upon by the prospective employee and the university. The appointment is a career development position with a focus on the possibility of qualifying for other teaching positions for which there are higher eligibility requirements and which involve permanent employment.


The assessment criteria on which the possibility of promotion is based are set out in the Swedish Defence University's appointment procedure for teachers.


The Swedish Defence University strives for equality and diversity among all its positions. We welcome applicants with different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. It is natural for us to strive for an inclusive work climate and for our employees to be able to combine work with active parenting.



The application shall be designed using our template, Template application for academic position, available from this link:


The application should be written in English as it may be reviewed by international experts whose professional language is English.


Applicants must also select at most ten publications to refer to in support of their application. The publications are sent directly to the experts, once appointed. If the application documents will be supplemented, this must be stated in the application. The applicant may supplement their application within two weeks of the application deadline.


The application is submitted via the Swedish Defence University’s recruitment system, available via the “Logga in och sök jobbet” [Log in to apply for the job] link on the job listing page: Mark your application with reference number HF/HR 54/202



Further information about the position is available from:


  • Hans Liwång, Head of Subject for the subject of Defence Systems,
  • Ylva Pekkari, Head of the Division of Management Science and Defence Systems,
  • HR Specialist Nike Gårdinger,


The trade union representatives are Ronnie Hjorth (Saco-S), Anders Oltorp (OFR/O) and Christian Friman (OFR/S-Försvarsförbundet). All can be reached via +46 (0)8-553 425 00 (switchboard).


Please submit your application no later than 2020-07-05!

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