Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science

Flexible product development is about digital and flexible development of products meeting the demands of the sophisticated customers and at the same time fulfilling societies’ expectations of the impact on well-being and the environment .

We are looking for a professor highly motivated to building the research and research education as well as contributing to a new master’s education in the field of digital and flexible product development. The position strengthens and complements on-going collaborations between the research environments “The Rydberg laboratory of Applied Science” and “Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL)” and you will collaborate widely with complementary disciplines at the University, such as innovation science, energy and bio systems as well as health innovation and mechatronics.

The position is also intended to strengthen Halmstad University’s research in the areas of Smart Cities and Health Innovation. We therefore also specially invite applicants with experience ofresearch and/or development in product development for any of or both the application areas of sustainability and health.

As professor in flexible product development, you will be responsible for building and developing research and education in the field of product development with a special emphasis on sustainability and health. The work consists of research, research management and participation in the development and implementation of education at postgraduate, graduate and undergraduate levels. The work also includes supervising and being an examiner at all levels of education. Within the position, you will conduct research of high international quality, establish and develop national and international contacts and partnerships within academia, industry and other organisations[SAM[1] , publish research results in international scientific journals and contribute to the development of the research environment, both in research and in postgraduate education. Central to the position is to actively work with applications for external research funding.

Basic qualifications
To qualify for appointment as a professor, candidates must demonstrate both academic and teaching skills in accordance with the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 4 § 3, and otherwise meet the requirements of rules and regulations for academic appointments at Halmstad University.

Other qualifications
You have a PhD in Product or Production development or equivalent. Your research and/or dissertation should focus on product development or innovation within the area of mechanical engineering.  The research and education in the product development area at Halmstad University is closely associated to additive digital manufacturing, health care and sustainable products, and previous experience in those areas are meritorious.  Experience of industrial experimentation and implementation is meritorious, as well as demonstrated ability to conduct and publish empirical research in the area of product development. You need experience of and be successful in teaching, conducting research and collaborating with others. Previous experience of multi-disciplinary and/or cross-disciplinary projects is meritorious. You should have a proven ability to publish internationally and to seek and receive external research funding for research as well as successful collaboration with colleagues and other organisations. Documented management experience is also meritorious. When evaluating candidates, great importance will be given to personal maturity, the ability to lead others and the ability to connect complementary research disciplines.

Assessment criteria
"The assessment criteria for appointment as a professor shall be the degree of the expertise required as a qualification for employment. As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching expertise as to the assessment of research or artistic expertise." (HF 4 kap 3 §)

Halmstad University has in addition to scientific and pedagogical expertise decided on the following assessment bases for the appointment of professors: Leadership skills, administrative skills, as well as ability to interact with the surrounding community.

Applying for the position
Applications should be sent via Halmstad University's recruitment system Varbi.

The application shall consist of:

  1. A declaration of intent describing what goals and visions the applicant would strive to achieve upon employment.

     2. A complete list of scholarly publications.

  1. An account of the applicant’s bases for evaluation:
    a) Scientific/scholarly skills should be documented and include scientific background, scientific production, national and international research contacts, expert, opponent or examination board commissions etc. Examples of documentation are thesis, articles, reviews, publications (including work in progress), national and international prizes and awards, assessment of docent qualifications, certificates and credentials pertaining to scientific skills as well as doctoral and master’s theses the candidate/applicant has supervised to completion.

    b) Pedagogical skills should be documented and include pedagogical background, the applicant’s pedagogical ethos/approach/philosophy, how the applicant/candidate works with his/her and the students’ learning development and contributes to pedagogical development etc. Examples of documentation are grades/credentials from courses in teaching and learning in higher education and other pedagogical education and courses in supervision, evaluations, self-assessments, pedagogical prizes, course and conference programmes, teaching material, certificates and assessments of pedagogical skills etc.

    c) Leadership and administrative skills should be well documented through certificates and/or grades. These may also be complemented with references.

    d) Collaboration with the surrounding community should be well documented through certificates and/or grades. These may also be complemented with references.

  2. A maximum of ten (10) publications.

  3. Individual salaries are applied at Halmstad University. The application should include salary requirements.

All enclosed copies of original documents must be attested.

Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Halmstad
County Hallands län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2018/111
  • Bengt-Göran Rosén, Professor, +46 (0)35-167604
  • Magnus Holmén, Research Director CIEL, +46 (0)35-167689
  • Joakim Tell, Head of Department, +46 (0)70-7658167
  • Jonas Gabrielsson, Professor, +46 (0)35 16 79 66
Union representative
  • Kristina Hildebrand, Saco-S, +46 (0)70-7721015
  • Camilla Soto, ST, +46 (0)35-167242
  • Anniqa Lagergren, OFR, +46 (0)35-167655
Published 15.Mar.2019
Last application date 13.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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