Senior lecturer in Media Technology
About Malmö University
Malmö University is an innovative and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö in Sweden. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally.
Faculty of Technology and Society
The Faculty of Technology and Society conducts research and offers educational programs in the natural sciences, applied mathematics, mechanical engineering, materials science, construction science, computer science and media technology. Our work is characterised by collaboration with the surrounding community, including industry. We conduct socially relevant research and our students get early exposure to relevant labor markets and career possibilities.
Department of Computer Science and Media Technology
At the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, DVMT, there are 60 faculty teachers and researchers. The department has an international character with employees from around twenty different countries.
DVMT offers eight master’s programs and three master’s programs in media technology, computer science, computer engineering and informatics, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Engineering program in computer technology and mobile IT. Our education, as well as our research activities, have close connections to the surrounding society and industry. Most of our programs received the highest marks in the Vice Chancellor’s Office’s latest quality evaluation.
The department conducts technically and socially relevant research, for instance in the area of ​​Internet of Things and People (IoTaP), which deals with connected objects in our environment with a particular emphasis on user perspectives. Several of the department’s researchers are active within the research collaboration Software Center, where Malmö University is a partner. At the Computational Media Lab, housed at Media Techology, researchers are involved in the development of digital media, and mediated forms of communication and social interaction. Another central field of the department’s research concerns the digitisation of public transport in connection with K2, the National Knowledge Center for public transport. DVMT is also the institutional home for the interdisciplinary and cross-faculty research program Data Society, in which researchers study the effects of digitalisation and datafication on society.
For more about the department, see
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Job description
The position is within the Media Technology section of the department. Media technology at Malmö University is defined as the study and development of media production, platforms and channels in relation to their technical, social, cultural and economic conditions. A senior university lecturer conducts teaching independently and in collaboration with the teacher group (often with course or program responsibility), undertakes examinations at the basic and advanced levels, engages with curricular development, conducts research, and cooperates in various ways with the surrounding community. The teaching duties within the position are mainly in the field of digital methods, especially in data-driven analysis, data visualisation, as well as quantitative or qualitative methodology. Supervision of degree projects at the undergraduate and graduate level in any of the department’s subject areas is another important element of your duties. As a senior university lecturer, you are also expected to actively participate in the department’s research activities, to seek external research grants and develop international collaborations.
Those qualified for appointment as a senior lecturer are, except in disciplines in the fine, applied or performing arts, a person who has demonstrated teaching expertise and been awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve. (Chapter 4, Section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance)
A university teacher at Malmö university is expected to have a pedagogical higher education comprising at least 15 higher education credits, or equivalent formalized higher pedagogical education. New employees who do not have this training must, within the framework of their employment, begin such training within one year from the start of the employment.
Specific to this employment is required:
•         Experience in teaching and research in digital methods, especially data-driven analysis and data visualisation.
•         Ability to teach in English
Assessment criteria
The assessment criteria for appointment as a senior lecturer shall be the degree of the expertise required as a qualification for employment. As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching expertise as to the assessment of other qualifying criteria laid down in the first paragraph above. Each higher education institution determines itself what assessment criteria are otherwise to apply to the appointment of a senior lecturer. (Chapter 4, Section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance)
A senior lecturer must be established within their scientific field, taking into account the nature and tradition of the subject specialisation.
A senior lecturer must demonstrate:
  • Documented competence in their field
  • Documented ability to communicate and collaborate with actors in other parts of society with a clear connection to education and research
Teaching expertise relates to
  • Documented ability to carry out and lead education using various teaching methods within higher education
  • Documented experience in pedagogical development work and a reflective presentation of their own pedagogical outlook and practices
  • Documented ability to link research and education with regards to both content and teaching
Scientific proficiency relates to
  • Documented ability to independently conduct research of a high quality
  • Research within fields relevant to the appointment in question
  • Active participation in the scientific community
The merits for this employment are:
•         Experience of teaching and research in media related subjects
•         Good oral and written Swedish language skills
•         Experience of supervision at postgraduate (Ph.D.) level
In addition to the formal competence, university employees must have the personal skills needed to fulfill the job well and to represent the university in the best possible way.
Further information
Bo Peterson, Head of Department,
Sara Eriksson, HR-specialist,
Malmö University kindly but firmly declines direct contact with recruiting and staffing agencies, as well as job advertising sellers.
You apply through Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking the button “ansök”. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete according to the criteria of the adverted position and your application must be received no later than 2020-02-20.
Please ensure your application contains the following:
  1. A complete résumé/CV.
  2. Copies of relevant certificates
  3. A statement on pedagogical philosophy and intent
  4. A statement highlighting scientific, pedagogical and other activities of particular significance for the position
  5. List of educational and any scientific work
  6. Copies of selected scientific and pedagogical works (up to five in each category).
  7. References
  8. Personal letter
Your merits can be documented according to Malmö university’s Guidelines for documentation and assessment of qualifications (Link to Qualifications portfolio)See also Malmö University appointment rules(Link to Policy and guidance document)
If the application includes physical material, send three identical sets of the supplementary physical material by mail, marked with reference number REK 2.2.1 2019/316, HR-department, Malmö universitet, 205 06 Malmö. If the physical material weighs more than 2 kg use the following address: HR-department, Matrosgatan 1, 211 18 Malmö, marked with reference number REK 2.2.1 2019/316 Your application will be handled by our internal hiring board and also assessed by external experts.
Additional information
This is a permanent, full-time position.
Malmö University is a workplace characterised by an open and inclusive approach where equal treatment adds value to our activities. At Malmö University, individual salary negotiations apply.
Starting date
The position will commence by September 1st 2020, or at another date by mutual agreement.
A probationary period of six months may apply.
Union representativies
SACO Stefan Gustafsson,
OFR/ST Bodil Sterner,
We look forward to receiving your application!