Mälardalen University (MDU) is the youngest university in Sweden. In line with our vision, to be a progressive and collaborative University where we shape a sustainable future together, we wish to make a difference.

Do you want to be involved and contribute to our development?

Together, we can create a sustainable future through knowledge and innovation. We believe that knowledge and new perspectives are best attained and reached together in collaboration with others – our colleagues, students, the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally

At the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering our students are studying to be for example innovators, entrepreneurs, illustrators, information designers, network technicians and engineers. Here we have the research specialisations of Embedded Systems, and Innovation and Product Realisation. Our work takes place in cooperation with and in strategic agreements with companies, organisations and public authorities in the region.

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment
Scope: Full time
Number of positions: 1
Closing date for application: 2024-05-07
Campus location: Eskilstuna
School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

For information and a detailed description of basic eligibility requirements and assessment criteria, that apply to a position of  an Associate Senior Lecturer, please consult the Appointment Regulations for Mälardalen University.

Work duties

An appointment as Associate Senior Lecturer is a fixed-term career-development position of least four years and at the most six years in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 4, Section 12 a.

The purpose of the appointment is for the teacher to have the opportunity to develop research autonomy and acquire the scholarly and teaching qualifications required for the eligibility requirement for appointment as a Senior Lecturer.

The Division of Product Realization at the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering is looking for an Associate Senior Lecturer in Product and Process Development with a focus on Supply and Operations management.

As an Associate Senior Lecturer, you will divide your time between research and teaching. For the research duties, you will belong to the research specialisation Innovation and Product Realization and be part of the research group Production Development. You are expected to contribute to projects and initiatives related to our research on Smart Production. Your research will focus on the digital transformation of supply chains and specifically the use of digital technologies for the development and management of environmentally and socially sustainable supply chains. The position requires you to actively seek funding, individually or together with others, by writing applications for research grants. With your research, you will help build and strengthen our research in sustainable supply chains as well as our collaboration with business and academic partners.

The position involves teaching at basic and/or advanced level as well as training for professionals. This includes, among other things, course responsibility, examinations, and course administration. Supervision of PhD students and being part of conducting and developing our postgraduate programs will also be included. 

The position also includes participation in external activities via publications and presentations at conferences and in scientific journals as well as through interaction with the surrounding community. As an Associate Senior Lecturer, you will collaborate with various actors, both with employees at Mälardalen University and academic partners as well as business partners and within our collaboration platforms​.

Eligibility requirements

The entry requirements to be appointed as an associate Senior Lecturer is primarily a person who has graduated with a Degree of Doctor or has the equivalent academic competence at least five years before the time for application for employment as an Associate Senior Lecturer has expired.

The applicant should have completed ten weeks of higher education teaching and learning education or acquired equivalent knowledge in another way. Anyone who is appointed as an Associate Senior Lecturer but who lacks a higher education teaching and learning education will be offered such an employment within two and a half years. The higher education teaching and learning at Mälardalen University corresponds to ten weeks.

We are looking for someone with a PhD in supply chain management, operations management, logistics, production, industrial economics, mechanical engineering or equivalent.

 The position requires:

  • Experience of research and knowledge in supply and operations management, supply chain management, logistics and/or sustainable supply chains.
  • Experience of empirical research.
  • Experience of teaching at basic and/or advanced level.
  • Scientific publications at leading conferences and in journals in the field.
  • Knowledge of Swedish and specific ability to teach and conduct collaborations in Swedish.

Assessment criteria

For specific assessment criteria for this position see full advertisement at MDU Job opportunities

Upon promotion to senior lecturer

For special criteria for feeding see full advertisement at MDU Job opportunities



Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the "Apply" button below.

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Union representatives:

Saco-S saco-s@mdu.se
Susanne Meijer ST-OFR/S, tel: 021-10 14 89

We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.


Anna Granlund

Senior Lecturer

+46 (0) 16-15 34 43


Ioanna Aslanidou

Acting Head of Division

+46 (0) 21-10 14 23


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