Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology

Blekinge Institute of Technology is one of Sweden’s most distinctly profiled institutes of technology, with a focus on IT and innovation for a sustainable future. A key word at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) is closeness – close cooperation with industry and society, and closeness to our students and to our management.
Our closeness to the sea is also very apparent at both campuses, as well as being a comfortable bike ride away from the city and residential areas. BTH stands for quality and new approaches and strives to be recognised as an open, exciting and creative higher education institution.
We develop new knowledge through our research, which often takes place in collaboration with wider society and with a specific application in mind. The research contributes to a sustainable future, through directly through our research results as well as indirectly, through our PhD graduates and research-based undergraduate studies. To reach our goals, we need motivated and committed staff who are provided with the conditions to deliver research and education of the highest quality. Work environment and equal opportunities are consistently on the agenda and we strive for continuous improvements. Does this sound like your future?

About the Department of Mechanical Engineering:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of seven departments at the Faculty of Engineering Sciences. The department is a vital part of BTH and has been so ever since its start in 1989. Our work is focused on activities that build competence for a modern digital product development that support companies transition towards a sustainable society. In research and education, we work in a broad spectrum. From basic mechanical engineering via modelling and simulation towards innovative product-service system development. More info about the department.

Work description:
The work consists of participating in, and teaching within, and developing our educational programs, as well as participating in and initiating research projects within the department's research area with a special focus on digital, model and simulation driven product development. Supervision of doctoral candidates and participation in research applications is part of the work. The position will involve close collaboration with industrial partners within BTH's strategic research profile "Model Driven Development and Decision Support" as well as adjacent research and development projects.

A person is qualified for employment as a senior lecturer in other than artistic areas if he or she has exhibited pedagogical expertise and has obtained a doctoral degree or the equivalent scholarly competence, or some other type of significant professional skills with regard to the content of the subject and the duties of the position:

  • The applicant has taken a doctorate.
  • The applicant has exhibited pedagogical expertise.
  • The applicant has exhibited scientific expertise.

For further information, see “Guidelines for appointment of teachers and appointment to docent at Blekinge Institute of Technology", available at (end of page).

Meriting qualifications:

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Documented experience in industrial research and collaboration with industry.
  • Documented experience of international research projects.
  • Documented experience of research and application in product-service system development.
  • Documented experience in model and simulation driven product development.
  • Documented experience in supervision of degree projects.
  • Very good knowledge in Swedish.

Employment level:    


To be agreed.

Application instructions:
Please submit your application, by 31th January, 2020 at the latest.
For more information, please refer to the instructions for applicants at 

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Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, embraces diversity and welcomes applicants with varying backgrounds and experiences.
We work actively to take advantage of the qualities that diversity and and an even gender distribution contribute to our operations.

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Contact person

Tobias Larsson, Professor, +46455385525,

Alexandra Wagner, HR-specialist, +46455385016,

Mikael Åsman, Universitetsadjunkt, facklig representant (SACO), +46455385720,

Sandra Falkskär, Universitetsadjunkt, facklig representant (OFR), +46455385417,


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