The School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability (FIH)

We are looking for a new senior lecturer in construction engineering with a focus on structural design!

Halmstad University
Halmstad University adds value, drives innovation and prepares people and society for the future. Since the beginning in 1983, the University has been characterised as forward-thinking and cross-border. Today, the University has around 600 employees and 12,000 students. The range of education is wide and the research is internationally renowned. Halmstad University actively participates in social development through collaboration with both industry and the public sector.

School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability
The University consists of four interdisciplinary academies and the current position is located at the School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability (FIH). Here you get to work in a research and educational environment with a focus on sustainable development and entrepreneurship. The school trains future economists, engineers, environmental scientists and biologists. The school has approximately 120 employees and consists of five departments, the department of Biomechanics and Mechanical Engineering, the department of Construction and Energy Engineering, the department of Business Studies, the department of Environmental and Biosciences and the department of Innovation Management. FIH offers education at the undergraduate and advanced level, as well as doctoral education in the field of Innovation Sciences. The research is multidisciplinary and often takes place in co-production with other actors.

School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability.

Work description
At the Department of Construction and Energy Engineering, there is a need for a senior lecturer in construction engineering with a focus on structural design, both regarding teaching and development of the educational programs at the department and to strengthen the research of the construction engineering group. The new senior lecturer is expected to take part in research, relating to the subject areas of the education programs and relevant for the construction sector. There will also be a chance to participate in the planned research program focusing on Smart Energy, so experience within research focusing on energy in buildings is advantageous.  The proportion of research that will be included in the position depends on the applicant's ability to contribute to current research projects and apply for research grants.

Teaching responsibilities will include teaching in practical and theoretical construction engineering courses, mainly within the BSc program in Construction Engineering, BSc program in Construction and Real Estate Business, and the MSc in Energy smart innovation in the built environment. Suitable courses to teach include building mechanics, construction technology, structural mechanics, and structural engineering. There are also possibilities to teach in buildings physics and building services engineering, and experience regarding these areas are seen as favorable.

Scientific skills:

  • a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed equivalent to a doctoral degree
  • a good level of scientific production in terms of scope, originality, breadth and impact on the subject area

Teaching skills:

  • proven experience in planning, conducting, examining and evaluating teaching, including supervision of theses or dissertations
  • completed training in higher education pedagogy and experience in educational development work

Other skills:

  • for the position, you must have a high level of proficiency to teach, research, communicate and write in english
  • profficiency in Swedish is not mandatory but is seen favourable upon

Subject related skills
The ideal candidate should have a successful research profile and teaching experience in construction engineering, preferably with a focus on structural/building engineering.

Experience in buildings physics or building services engineering is also desirable. Proven experience in leadership, administrative skills, and interaction with the broader community is considered as an asset. Research with a clear link to one of the two profile areas of the university - Health Innovation, and Smart Cities and Communities - is favorable.

The candidate should have the ability to work as a part of a team and must be enthusiastic and inspiring to learners.

The application package shall consist of:
1) a cover letter stating the purpose of the application and a brief statement of why you believe that your goals are well-matched with the goals of this position, together with a description of future research plans

2) an attested CV that includes at least
- a list of previous degrees, with dates and institutions, transcripts for higher-education studies until most recent available 
- a description of previous work experience and, if possible, a list of publications with links to online copies of the most important publications

3) contact information for at least three references.

We value the qualities that gender balance and diversity bring to our organization. We therefore welcome applicants with different backgrounds, gender, functionality and, not least, life experience.

Facts about Halmstad University

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Information for International applicants

Salary is to be settled by negotiation. The application should include a statement of the salary level required by the candidate.

Welcome with your application!

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment By appointment
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Halmstad
County Hallands län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2021/124
  • Erik Möllerström, Head of department , +46739479450
  • John Lindgren, program director BSc, +46729773658
Union representative
  • Kristina Hildebrand, Saco-S, +46723734135
  • Anniqa Lagergren, OFR, +4635-167655
  • Camilla Soto, ST, +4635-167242
Published 22.Dec.2021
Last application date 20.Mar.2022 11:59 PM CET

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