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About the department
At the Department of Applied Information Technology, critical and interdisciplinary research is conducted in an international environment of the highest quality with great relevance to the surrounding society. Our researchers are in the midst of the debate to help explain and problematize IT- and society-related challenges linked to the digitalization of society.

We develop the individual's knowledge and ability to analyze, understand and handle various aspects of IT as well as the interaction between human and technology in areas such as human-computer interaction, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, digital innovation, e-Health, mobile communication, robots, social media and IT in schools and teaching.

We provide education at Bachelor's and Master's level anchored in research and the development of society.

The department is located at the knowledge-intensive Lindholmen, and has a well-developed collaboration with both business and public sector as well as the civil society.

About the division of informatics

The Division of Informatics consists of approximately thirty researchers who work specifically on issues related to digital innovation, open innovation, digital platforms and digitalization of the public sector. The researchers are regularly published in international top journals.

All teaching at the division's program, Master in Digital Leadership and the Bachelor's programme Information Systems reflect the strong research environment.

In both research and education, the division has a long tradition of working closely with industry and the public sector. The division hosts the Swedish Center for Digital Innovation, SCDI, and also offers contract teaching.
For more information about the division, please visit

Subject area
Information Systems/informatics

Subject area description

Project management for challenge-based software development projects

Job assignments

The job assignment consists of taking responsibility for a course in challenge-based software development project
management and to lead the education and administer the course. The course is comprised of theoretically focused lectures
and practical elements in software development management, the role of software development in business, requirement
analysis and entrepreneurship where the students will work in group-based development projects to tackle identified
challenges. In addition to education, the job assignment will involve participation in research in the existing projects on digital
government at the division for information systems.


The eligibility for employment as a teacher is stated in chapter 4, sections 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and the
University of Gothenburg's employment procedure. Qualifying to be employed is the one who has demonstrated educational
skill, has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence or any other skill that is important in the view of the
content of the employment and the duties that are to be included.


In the assessment of merits the degree of pedagogical skill will be attributed with the greatest weight. Scientific skill involves
proven experience of research related to IT projects, software development, entrepreneurship and digital government.
Pedagogical skill involves proved experience of higher academia education in neighboring fields of software development,
project management, entrepreneurship as specified above, preferably in close collaboration with industry.
Leadership and administrative skill involves experience of course management.
Outreach and industry collaboration involves experience of close collaboration with industry related to both research and


The position is a fixed-term employment (allmän visstidsanställning) of 12 months at a scope of 20%, and is placed at the
Department of Applied Information Technology.
The start date is on 15th of December 2020, or according to agreement.

Appointment procedure

The selection, interview and assessment will be undertaken by a local recruiting group.
Interviews may be held continuously.

For further information:

- Regarding the position please contact Tomas Lindroth, Head of division: +46 708-59 58 76
- Regarding the appointment procedure, please contact Emil Fägerwall Ödman, Human Resources Officer, +46 31 786 29


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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment
system, start by clicking the button “Apply”. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete
in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of
candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.
The application is to be written in English.
The following documents are to be attached:

  • Resume / CV and data
  • Degrees and diplomas, certificates or other documents
  • Letter of intent of maximum one A4 page, where you state what you want to work with if you are offered the
  • Presentation of scientific merits containing a list of the (maximum) 10 scientific papers cited, justification for the
    selection and concise statement of its own scientific activities.
  • Presentation of educational credentials containing educational training, a list of the (maximum) 10 pedagogic /
    teaching materials cited and concise statement of educational activities and reflection. Qualitative reviews, course
    evaluations or equivalent should be included or referenced in the appendices.
  • Summary of leadership and administrative qualifications and cooperation merits
  • References

Closing date: 10th of December 2021


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.