Professor/Associate Professor in Product Development

Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Department: Industrial and Materials Sciences

Application Deadline: June 3rd 2022



The Department of Industrial and Materials Science at Chalmers University of Technology is recruiting for a tenured faculty position in Product Development. The position is open-rank, with possible placement as associate professor or professor.

The Department of Industrial and Materials Science carries out research and education across a full sustainable product and production lifecycle. The research activities include user-centered design, product development, computational mechanics, advanced materials, manufacturing, and circular production systems. The department is also heavily committed to teaching at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels in these areas. The department employs about 240 people.

You will be part of the Division of Product Development, one of six research divisions at the department. The Division of Product Development delivers research and education with a focus on new methods and tools for digital platform-based development of sustainable and robust products. Projects are often carried out in collaboration with manufacturing and automotive industry.

We are looking for a new faculty member with expertise in product development processes, methods, and digitalization. Our vision is that future products will be fully sustainable, and developed through a fully digitalized development process. You will play an important role in contributing to the realization of this vision. 

Core research activities of the position include systems engineering, design optimization, and, machine elements modeling, design, and simulation. The research is carried out in close collaboration with Swedish and international industry. Designing for sustainability is a systemic and pervasive challenge in our research while exploration of new data science-driven design methods is a key enabler. You will play an important part in contributing to our existing research, as well as in the development of new areas.

To learn more about the position, follow this link


For questions, please contact:
Professor Johan Malmqvist, Division of Product Development, +46317721382


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