Associate Professor in Industrial Engineering with specialization in Sustainable Organizational Development
The deadline for applying to this position has passed.
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 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.
The Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering comprises three departments: Quality Science, Industrial Engineering and Management, and Civil Engineering and Built Environment. The department has about 80 employees and conduct research and education both at the Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala and on Campus Gotland. This position will be located on Campus Gotland. For more information, see the department's website https://www.cie.uu.se
Description of subject area of the employment: The subject area sustainable organizational development can be described as quality management for sustainable development - doing the right thing in the right way. We work with using and developing principles, processes, practices and tools from quality management to meet stakeholder needs in a broader perspective. In the stakeholder group, we include for example customers, employees, community organizations, future generations and Mother Nature. In the subject area the position is focused on quality management for sustainable development in industry and services. Practices and tools used for quality improvement in service and industry are combined with sustainability practices and applied for quality and sustainability management. This includes among other things, CSR, the Natural Step, life cycle analysis and the use of process models to visualize, define, measure, communicate and lead sustainable process and business development.
- Teaching, research and administration. Teaching duties include course responsibility and course administration and supervision of second- and third-cycle students.
- Follow developments within the subject area and the development of society in general that is important for the work at the university.
- Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
- PhD in quality sciences, sustainable organizational development, CSR, or having corresponding research competence
- 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 must have completed teacher training of relevance to operations at the University, comprising ten 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. The holder is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within two years.
- 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. In addition to academic merits, research merits from other activities, including technology development, may also be taken into account including research merits obtained outside the academy, which includes for example technology development and innovation ability. In assessing research expertise, research quality is the prime criterion. The scope of research, primarily in regard to depth and breadth, is also considered. In assessing research expertise special emphasis will be put on research merits within interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research comprising quality sciences (or quality management) and/or applied sustainable development in organizations.
Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop research and education in the third cycle, the ability to acquire funding for research in competition, as well as the demonstrated capacity to interact with others both within academia and in the wider community.
Teaching Expertise comprises educational and teaching qualifications. This expertise can have been achieved outside the academy through supervision, internal training, mentoring programs, etc. 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 emphasis will be put on merits in linking the education to industrial and organizational applications.
Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop teaching and instruction, as well as the ability to connect research to teaching in respect to research in the subject at hand, subject didactics, as well as teaching and learning in higher education. The ability to interact concerning issues of teaching and learning in higher education with actors inside and outside the University is also included in teaching expertise.
Administrative expertise is important for the employment and will be given high consideration. Administrative expertise is demonstrated, for example, through the capacity to plan, organize, and prioritize 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. Administrative expertise also includes entrepreneurship.
Management expertise is important and will be afforded high consideration. Management expertise is demonstrated through the capacity to lead operations and personnel, make decisions, take responsibility, and motivate others, providing them with what is needed for the efficient achievement of common goals. The abilities to coordinate the group and help create a sense of involvement, participation, and enjoyment in work and to deal with conflicts constitute further examples of demonstrated expertise.
Collaboration expertise is important and will be afforded high consideration. Collaboration expertise is demonstrated through capacity to collaborate with colleagues, other stakeholders at the university, institutions, research programs and the surrounding community including political lead organizations.
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.
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.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed
Type of employment: Permanent full-time position
For further information about the position please contact Gunnar Dahlin, firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 (0)70-235 13 31
Please submit your application by April 8, 2021, UFV-PA 2020/5047.
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Placement: Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Gotlands län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/5047
Last application date: 2021-04-08
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