The main competencies at the department of Industrial and Materials Science are found in the areas of: Human-Technology Interaction | Form and Function | Modeling and Simulation | Product Development | Material | Production and in the interaction between these areas. The research develops the industrial process, from need to finished product while creating added value. To combine skills throughout the whole chain distinguishes the department both nationally and internationally. Here we gather internationally prominent researchers, in dynamic and outstanding research environments, as well as in national and international research networks.

nformation about the research
Polymeric materials constitute today a very important class of materials. The field of applications in society are expected to increase over a foreseeable time. Current application areas span over a wide range, from biology to structural components. The existing and future challenges will include promoting extended use of polymers based on renewable resources, development of better adapted manufacturing techniques for both recycled polymers and polymers based on renewable raw materials and tailoring properties of composite systems meeting the demands for lighter materials and a variety functional applications.

The research group Polymeric Materials and Composites, being a part of the Department of Industrial and Materials Science seeks a Lecturer or an Associate Professor in Polymeric Materials and Composites (Engineering Polymers) specializing in polymer processing and properties meeting the challenges mentioned above. The position is a tenure position within an area that is strategically important for the future development of Chalmers.

The group of Polymeric Materials and Composites concentrates on both research and educational activities on sustainable manufacturing and materials, typically with a focus on the mechanical, thermal or electrical properties of materials. Highly interesting materials are derived from renewable resources, such as wood, tailored composites and recycled thermoplastics. In many cases, studies are aimed at developing efficient manufacturing processes.

The research activities of the group are performed in close cooperation with other groups at Chalmers, other Swedish academic institutions and with industrial partners. The group contributes also to the education in materials science and engineering at Chalmers on undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels through participation in several Master programs and the Graduate Research School in Materials Science. We are now looking for an ambitious person to join the group, to contribute in building a leading research team.

Major responsibilities
The new group member is expected to conduct and to further develop both educational and research activities of the group. The research will be carried out both independently and in cooperation with both academia and industrial organizations.

Position summary
Full-time permanent position.

The candidate should possess a PhD degree in Polymer Science and Engineering. The applicant is expected to possess research and teaching experience on issues relevant to the area of polymeric materials and composites, especially a fundamental knowledge based on polymer physics extending towards polymer properties, rheology and processing. The research field has boundaries towards polymer chemistry and solid mechanics. It is important that the competence of the candidate allows for an adequate cooperation across these boundaries.

A position at Chalmers requires scientific expertise on a high level. You must demonstrate the ability to undertake a role as a skilled educator accustomed to teaching on different levels as well as in research. Experience from research and development work in industry and demonstrated innovation capacity are meritorious.

Applicants should have a strong motivation and commitment, a cooperative mindset and to be self-propelled, in addition having a genuine interest and curiosity in polymeric materials science and engineering. The position requires full professional proficiency in English. As parts of the teaching is expected to be in Swedish, the successful candidate should be prepared to acquire Swedish proficiency in some years of employment. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

The position's level will primarily be determined on the basis of your scientific qualifications. The position of associate professor requires, for example, scientific expertise that is considerably higher than that required for a doctoral degree (corresponding to admission as docent).

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20170620 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, Family name, Ref.number)
• CV
• Complete list of publications
• Two references that we can contact
• Certificates of course completed in Supervision of Research: Principles and Practice or another equivalent course

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref.number)
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and describe your future research plans
• Previous research fields and main research results
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Copies of your most relevant publications in full format (maximum of ten publications). It is a good idea to attach the files as a PDF or compress them into a Zip file.
• Copies of a maximum of ten other publications that substantiate your other qualifications (for example, educational publications and popular science articles)

Pedagogical qualifications: 
• Please use the specified format for the Pedagogical Portfolio when you compile your pedagogical qualifications
• Certificates of courses completed in pedagogy for higher education (15 ECTS points, 10 Swedish credit points in the previous credit system), or other equivalent courses, or proven equivalent pedagogical expertise

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 10 February, 2018

For questions, please contact:
Professor Antal Boldizar
+46 31-772 1314

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***

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