Associate Professor in Software Technologies for Complex Software Systems


Ref LiU-2022-02734

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Computer and Information Science was founded in 1983 but its roots go back to the early 1970s. It is one of the largest computer science departments in northern Europe.

Our research covers a broad spectrum of fields, from core to applied computer sciences. Its vast scope also benefits our undergraduate and graduate programmes, and we now teach courses in several engineering programmes at bachelor’s and master’s levels, as well as the programmes in statistics, cognitive science and innovative programming.

hereby advertises a position as

Associate Professor in Software Technologies for Complex Software Systems

formally based at the Department of Computer and Information Science (IDA)

Description of the subject area
This position is at the Division for Software and System (SaS) at the Department of Computer and Information Science (IDA).

The focus of the position is development of tools and technologies for developing and maintaining complex software systems. Examples of expertise sought after include

  • Tools for model-driven software engineering where in particular graphical entities and declarative formalisms constitute core modeling concepts from which software system or cyber-physical systems can be prototyped or automatically synthesized;
  • Tools and technologies for developing and maintaining heterogeneous and distributed software architectures while building appropriate abstractions supporting e.g. virtualization and cloud computing;
  • State-of-the-art tools and technologies for scalable testing, deployment, and verification of large-scale and complex software systems.

A successful candidate will be affiliated with The Division for Software and Systems (SaS). The division conducts research and education in the following areas: Software Engineering, Programming Systems, Systems Software, Embedded SW/HW Systems, Computer Systems Engineering, Real-Time Systems, Parallel and Distributed Systems, and Theoretical Computer Science.

The candidate will have a unique opportunity to conduct fundamental and applied research in Software Technologies for Complex Software Systems. The candidate will have access to the world-class ELLIIT research environment, which is funded by the Swedish government, to support intensive research in information technology and mobile communications. ELLIIT research activities will also have synergy with research in the areas of “design for security, privacy, and trust” as well as “communications and networks beyond 5G: sensors, IoT, and cloud.” Additionally, we offer an internationally renowned research environment in embedded systems with a wide network of national and international collaboration.

The employment is tenure track and will be affiliated at the Department of Computer and Information Science (IDA), at the Division for Software and Systems, and will be part of the strategic research area within IT and mobile communication, ELLIIT (, a collaboration between Linköping University, Lund University, Halmstad University, and Blekinge University. The selected candidate is expected to contribute to ELLIIT’s broader goals within research, graduate education, collaboration, and dissemination.

The duties assigned to teaching staff may comprise educational responsibilities or research, and administrative tasks. Teachers are also responsible for monitoring developments within their subject areas and developments in the wider community that are significant to their role as a teacher at a higher education institution. The holder of the appointment will participate in teaching at undergraduate and advanced levels.

The successful candidate will primarily be engaged in research and PhD mentoring. In addition, the employment includes teaching, such as course management and supervision of student projects, mainly at advanced level. The holder is also expected to actively seek external research funding, and develop research funded through external funding. Collaboration with other researchers and the society in general is included in the employment.

The duties presuppose the ability to communicate freely in English.

To be qualified for this appointment the applicant must have demonstrated teaching proficiency, received a Degree of Doctor or have the equivalent academic expertise or other professional skill which is of significance with consideration for the subject relevant to the appointment and the associated duties.

Here, the definition of “equivalent academic expertise” is a documented foreign degree which is deemed to be at least equivalent to a Degree of Doctor.

The definition of “other professional skill” is relevant professional skill gained outside of higher education. Other professional skill can be considered as a condition of eligibility only for employment in which proven experience within a profession is important.

Grounds for assessment
As grounds for assessment when appointing an associate professor, the level of proficiency required to qualify for the appointment shall apply.

As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching proficiency as to other conditions of eligibility.

For this position special weight is given to scholarly proficiency.

Scholarly proficiency must have been demonstrated through: original research resulting in publication, through planning and managing research and third-cycle courses and study programmes and through the ability to obtain research grants Scholarly proficiency can also be demonstrated through the ability to achieve results in research through collaboration with other teachers and through the ability to provide information about research.

Teaching proficiency is demonstrated through the ability to convey relevant knowledge and skills, to stimulate students such that they drive their own learning process, to create engagement and interest in the subject area, and the ability to structure and organise both the content and forms of work in relation to the goals of the subject area. In addition, the teaching proficiency must have been demonstrated through the ability to contribute to the development and renewal of education and the ability to reflect on their own attitude to education and the results of their work.

Collaboration with society is an integral part of the research and educational mission of the higher education institution, where the ability to use collaboration with society as a means to raise the quality of the education and research, its relevance, dissemination, accessibility and application may constitute grounds for assessment.

The candidate must have the ability to communicate freely in English. It is desirable that the successful candidate with another mother tongue than Swedish should be able to teach in Swedish within two years from being appointed.

Appointment procedure
The position will be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University on the advice of the Appointments Board. A letter of intent will be required of the applicants who make the short list for the position.

Starting date
By agreement.

The University applies individual salary scales based on the experience of the employee and the labour market.

Union representatives
To get in contact with union representatives, see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received no later than September 5, 2022.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Please attach your selected research publications electronically, in pdf or word format, in the application template. Research publications, e.g. monographs, which cannot be sent electronically should be sent in three sets by mail to the University Registrar at Linköping University, University Registrar, S-581 83 Linköping, Sweden. The publications must be received by Linköping University no later than the deadline for application.

Please note that printed publications will not be returned. They will be archived at Linköping University.

In the event of a discrepancy between the English translation of the job announcement and the Swedish original, the Swedish version shall take precedent.

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives - diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody's equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact persons

Henrik Eriksson

Professor/head of department

Christina Hammarstedt

Secretary of the Appointments Board

Linda Strandman


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