This position gives the successful candidate the opportunity to closely engage in research efforts and collaborate with colleagues in worldwide leading research groups in the field of energy conversion and energy system.
Information about Energy Technology
The Division of Energy Technology conducts research and offers educational training in the areas of energy technology and energy systems. Ongoing projects and activities cover a broad spectrum of issues related to energy system transformation, improving efficiency, reducing the environmental impact of energy conversion and energy use in society. The Division is also the host of the research infrastructure Chalmers Power Station, which plays a central role in our research activities.
Our research aims at identifying resource-efficient and competitive technologies and transformative pathways that will enable the energy, energy-intensive heavy industry and transportation sectors to comply with ambitious international sustainable development goals. An important characteristic of our research is the combination of system level activities with in-depth development of energy conversion processes, as well as participation in a large number of national and international research projects. The division has around 70 employees, whereof about 50 persons are PhD-students or Postdocs.
The two positions will consist of 30% management duties and 70% academic merits via own research, within one of the strategic research field of the division, and pedagogic activities. An important role of the research is in maintaining and further developing key collaborations within Chalmers, with other Universities in and outside Sweden, as well as Swedish industry.
Furthermore, it is a goal for these positions that the candidates should, within 5 years after appointment, meet the pedagogical requirements of an associate professor position. Thus, the division will offer the possibility to take on pedagogical activities, i.e. teaching and pedagogical courses, so that such merits can be met.
Part of the position (about 30%) is connected to the management, as head of unit. The successful candidate will become member of the division’s management team and our goal is to create a diverse management group at the division with respect to age, gender, nationality and cultural background, which reflect the current employments at the division. As head of unit, the candidate, together with the head of division, will be responsible for personnel matters, working environment, budget and equality at the division.
The two section-heads will have two different main directions.
1. Line manager of a group of around 20 PhD students, but also give the voice for all the PhD students at division in the management team.
2. Line manager of research engineers (currently four persons) and responsible for practical work on health and safety related issues in the experimental facilities in the division. In addition, line manager for a limited group of PhD students (5-10).
The funding of the 30% management duties will be covered from Chalmers central resources, while the 70% connected to the academic merit must be covered by external funding and is the responsibility of the candidate appointed to the position to raise by her/himself or in collaboration with one of the project leaders at the division. The time spent on pedagogical development will be funded by the division and may be considered as part of the 70%.
Full-time permanent employment.
Candidates should have a PhD, or equivalent, within one of the core research areas of the division. In addition, candidates should have excellent communication skills, ability to conduct independent research, ability to raise funds for one’s own research and a cooperative nature. Education or proven interest in organizations and leadership is an advantage, but not a necessity. Experience from previous leadership and working with equality and working environment is meritorious. Mastering Swedish and English orally and in writing is required.
The successful candidate should have at least 18 months of secured funding, corresponding to 50% of total cost for the position (~750 000 SEK), within one of the strategic research fields of the division. Such funding may be secured via own projects or guaranteed by one of the project leaders at the division of Energy Technology or other division at Chalmers.
Candidates that fulfill the requirements will be identified and encouraged to apply for the position. Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.
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The application should be marked with Ref 20190641 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:
CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref.number) including:
Publication list organized according to:
• Orcid, total number of citations, H-index, based on Google Scholar or Scopus
• 5-10 Most relevant publications, with a short motivation why these are selected, short description of own contribution and co-author that can be contacted to verify this description
• Full reference list organized in chronological order starting with latest contribution. Please, make a distinction between peer-reviewed journal papers, peer-reviewed full-length conference papers and other publications.
Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
• 1-2 pages
Other documents (optional):
• Name and contact details of two references that we can contact should be provided.
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.
Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).
Application deadline: 17 December, 2019
For questions, please contact:
Professor Henrik Thunman
Phone: +46 76 101 0516
About the department
The Department of Space, Earth and Environment contains five divisions, with research and education spanning from global challenges related to sustainability and energy supply to astronomy and space sciences. The department is host to two major infrastructures, Onsala Space Observatory and Chalmers Power Central, and consists of about 250 employees. The Department contains five research divisions: Astronomy and Plasmaphysics, Energy technology, Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing, Onsala Space Observatory and Physical Resource Theory. The vacant positions will be placed in the division Energy Technology.
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Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!
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