Assistant Professor in Electrical Machines and the System Aspects

Uppsala University Department of Electrical Engineering

Assistant Professor in Electricity with Specialization in Electrical Machines and the System Aspects

Published: 2022-08-12

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

Electrification and digitalization are among the largest areas for the future in the conversion to 
sustainable societies. The Department of Electrical Engineering conducts successful research and 
education in the areas - renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, industrial IoT, 5G 
communication and wireless sensor networks as well as smart electronic sensors and medical 
systems. The Department of Electrical Engineering is an international workplace with around 140 employees that all contribute to important technical energy and health challenges at the Ångström Laboratory.

The position will be at the division electricity, at the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Description of subject area of the employment:

Generators and electrical machines are fundamental parts of our power system. Replacing more and more of the traditional electricity generation to variable renewable generation requires research not only on the electricity generation itself but also on the control aspects and system integration aspects. New control, storage and flexibility needs have appeared. The subject area of this position is renewable electricity generation and especially the control and system aspects of such variable electricity generation.

Duties:

  • Teaching, research and administration. Teaching duties include course responsibility and course administration and supervision of second- and third-cycle students. Class teaching will primarily be undergraduate level, the focus will be on electrical machines and renewable energy.

  • Follow developments within the subject area and the development of society in general that is important for the work at the university.

  • The position may include collaborations with academia and industry

Appointment Period: The position can be held for a maximum of six years. An Assistant Professor can apply for promotion to Associate Professor. If the Assistant Professor is deemed suitable and fulfills the criteria for promotion established by the Faculty Board he/she shall be promoted to and employed as Associate Professor.

Qualifications Required:

  • PhD in electrical engineering. Applicants who have obtained a PhD degree or achieved the equivalent competence in five years or less prior to the end of the application period will be given priority.
  • Research Expertise and Teaching Expertise. It is necessary that the pedagogical skills, the research expertise and the professional skills are relevant to the content of the employment and the tasks that will be included in the employment.

  • Applicants should have completed teacher training of relevance to operations at the University, comprising five weeks, or have acquired the equivalent knowledge. If special circumstances apply, this training for teachers in higher education may be completed during the first two years of employment.

  • Documented ability to teach in Swedish and English is a requirement unless special reasons prevail.

  • Personal capabilities necessary to carry out fully the duties of the appointment.

Assessment Criteria/Ranking of applicants that fulfil the above-mentioned qualifications required

The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research and teaching expertise, which will be given equal weight

Research Expertise comprises research merits as well as the applicant´s potential to contribute to the future development of both research and teaching. In assessing research expertise research quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of research, primarily in regard to depth and breadth, must also be afforded consideration. In assessing research expertise special weight will be attached to research merits in control for renewable electricity generation, power quality for renewable electricity generation and collection and transmission systems for combined renewable electricity generation. Special weight will also be attached to industry experience.

Teaching Expertise comprises educational and teaching qualifications. In assessing teaching expertise teaching quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, must also be afforded consideration. In assessing teaching expertise special weight will be attached to merits in experimental work.  

Administrative Expertise is important for the employment and will be given consideration. Administrative expertise is demonstrated, for example, through the capacity to plan, organise, and prioritise work in an efficient and task-related manner as well as through the ability to assign and observe time frames. Expertise includes overall operational planning and the capacity to manage resources in a way that reflects operational priorities as well as the ability to work in a structured manner based on an awareness of goals and quality.

Collaboration Expertise is important and will be afforded consideration. Collaborative expertise is demonstrated by the ability and skill of planning, organizing and implementing interaction with the surrounding community. Popular publications, public debate and lectures are examples of forms of interaction with the surrounding community. Other examples of collaboration is industrial cooperation. The ability to translate knowledge sharing with the surrounding community into activities of importance to the education's development and quality is part of the collaboration expertise. Demonstrated collaboration with industry or society will be given merit.  

All merits must be documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess both quality and scope.

In filling this position the university aims to appoint the applicant who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of her/his competence and expertise, is judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help advance operations.

Further information

In an overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments, military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience.

University appointment regulations

Faculty appointment regulations

Instructions for application

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Karin Thomas, +4618-471 3098, karin.thomas@uu.se

Type of position: Temporary full-time position six years.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

 Starting date: 01-01-2023 or as otherwise agreed

Town: Uppsala

Please submit your application by 6 October 2022, UFV-PA 2022/2472.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Electrical Engineering

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/2472

Last application date: 2022-10-06

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