Associate Senior Lecturer in Space Systems

Updated: about 15 hours ago
Deadline: 19 Aug 2024

Luleå University of Technology is in strong growth with world-leading competence in several research areas. We shape the future through innovative education and ground-breaking research results, and based on the Arctic region, we create global social benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are conducted in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.9 billion per year. We currently have 1,840 employees and 17,670 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.


Northern Sweden is a European space region with several major players collaborating in space technology and space science. Luleå University of Technology (LTU) represented by the Division of Space Technology located above the polar circle in Kiruna conducts research in atmosphere and planetary sciences, and space system engineering together with graduate and postgraduate education. In close proximity, two other research organisations are located, e.g.  the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) and EISCAT Scientific Association. IRF conducts experimental and theoretical fundamental research and postgraduate education in space physics, atmospheric physics, and space technology. IRF also has a national responsibility for observatory activities in space physics. EISCAT Scientific Association conducts ionospheric and atmospheric measurements with radars. The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC), with its Esrange Space Center, provides science, engineering, launch and operational services for international space market.

The Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Technology is seeking an associate senior lecturer to develop the research and education activities at the Division of Space Technology in Kiruna. The division is an internationally diverse team of around 25 academic staff and PhD students. We strive for courage, openness, and trust in our daily work and communications. Our daily activities are supported by high-quality infrastructure such as laboratory facilities for systems testing and rocket propulsion, small satellites, asteroid engineering, and spacecraft avionics. You will be working in the Space System group which focuses on payloads, spacecraft and launchers for technology demonstration and utilisation as well as space applications and exploration in the upper atmosphere, Earth orbit, and planetary space.

Subject description
Space systems include systems for control, instrumentation, and communication in the upper atmosphere and in space. Of particular importance are reliable, radiation resistant low-power electronic systems and miniaturization of these.

Duties
As an associate senior lecturer in space systems, you will conduct research at the Kiruna Space Campus in spacecraft control (relating also to GNC, and AOCS) with frictionless platforms and electromechanical manipulators, Hardware-in-the-Loop simulation and concurrent engineering, as well as nano satellites. In this role, you will develop your vision and your own research line related to the space systems. To realize your research, you will attract the external funding from the Swedish national and international organizations. You will be working with the leading international space companies and agencies, users of space technologies, universities, and research institutions. You will also disseminate the research achievements by publishing in the international well-recognized journals and presenting at international conferences. You will also supervise PhD students and teach MSc courses.

Qualifications
Eligible to be hired as associate senior lecturer is the one who has completed a doctorate or have a foreign degree that is deemed to correspond to a doctorate.

In the first instance, one should be considered for employment who has completed a doctorate a maximum of five years before the end of the application period. If there are special reasons, the doctoral degree may have been passed earlier. Special reasons mean leave due to illness, parental leave, clinical service, trust assignment, or similar circumstances.

Assessment criteria
The following assessment criteria apply to this position:
- scientific expertise
- other assessment criteria.

Other assessment criteria:
- administrative proficiency that is of value in view of the subject matter and the duties included in the appointment
- the ability to collaborate with the wider community
- the ability to obtain external research and development funding
- the ability to communicate research and development work
- the ability to teach in Swedish and/or in English.

Period of employment
For this employment, an employment period of four years applies.

Promotion to senior lecturer
An associate senior lecturer shall, upon application, be promoted to university lecturer (senior lecturer) and employed until further notice if he/she has the qualifications for an appointment as a senior lecturer and in an examination is deemed suitable for such employment according to the assessment criteria set out below.

The examination requires that the associate senior lecturer has undergone pedagogical education equivalent to 7.5 credits or otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge. In addition, during the period of employment, the associate senior lecturer shall independently, to a considerable extent and with high quality, contribute to the university's research and demonstrate good pedagogical skills.

Other grounds for assessment (weighted equally)
- Successful demonstration of granted research funding
- Scientific excellence through published scientific works
- Teaching capabilities, either through participating into teaching or course developments.

Further information
The position is located at the Division of Space Technology, Luleå University of Technology in Kiruna. Starting date, upon agreement.

For further information, please contact: Head of Division Victoria Barabash, +46 (0)980 67532 [email protected] . or Chair Professor in Space Systems René Laufer, +46 (0)980-67582 [email protected]

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, (+46)920-49 1529 [email protected] or OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 [email protected] .

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Application
We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below and attach the requested application documents including diplomas (certified and translated into Swedish or English), pedagogical self-reflection and publications, etc. We prefer that applicants follows the Instructions for applicants . Note that the applicant´s educational qualifications should be particularly documented. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

Final day to apply: August 19, 2024
Reference number: 1893-2024

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