Senior lecturer in Building Technology with specialization in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Updated: about 6 hours ago
Deadline: 23 May 2021

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The Department of Building Technology is part of the Faculty of Technology at Linnaeus University in Växjö, and has extensive collaboration with business partners in research and education. The department works together with neighboring departments – Forestry and Wood TechnologyBuilt Environment and Energy Technology and Mechanical Engineering – for a creative environment with challenging educations and outstanding research.

Research in the field of building technology includes wood building technology, structural engineering, steel and concrete structures, building physics, ventilation technology, historic construction, maintenance and structural health monitoring of structures, life cycle analysis, Computer aided design (CAD)/Building information modeling (BIM) and construction materials. The department currently offers a Bachelor’s program in building technology, a Bachelor’s program in Architectural Engineering and a two-year Master’s program, the latter in Sustainable Structural Engineering. Recently, Linnaeus University was granted permission for offering five-year civil engineering educations and the department is currently developing such a program within the field of building technology. This requires that new personnel are recruited. The current position for a Senior Lecturer in CAD and BIM is an important part for strengthening the departments teaching and research capacity in the field of building technology.

An academic position at Linnaeus University means manifold opportunities for attractive research funding and collaborations with industry. The department’s strengths include research and teaching in the above-mentioned fields, a well-equipped laboratory, many externally funded research projects and close collaboration with business partners in the building sector. This gives a senior lecturer in building technology with specialization in Computer Aided Design and Building Information Modeling large possibilities for both developing research and teaching within this area at Linnaeus University.

Field of subject for the appointment: Senior lecturer in Building Technology with specialization in CAD and BIM.
Placement city: Växjö, Sweden
Scope of appointment: 100% permanent position

Job description
The Senior lecturer is expected to work with teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as with carrying out and participating in research projects and administrative tasks, in the field of Computer aided design (CAD) and Building information modeling (BIM). The candidate’s fields of interest should include the development and use of digital models for buildings and the management of building information throughout the entire building process and the life cycle of a building. The candidate’s research and teaching should aim to link digital models with other aspects of construction, such as prefabrication, cost estimates, energy simulations and life cycle analyses. The area requires in-depth knowledge of both digital modeling and practical building design, construction and production of buildings.

The above-mentioned subject areas will be included in the planned five-year civil engineering program in building technology. Developing new and strengthening existing collaboration with other university, with business partners and the surrounding society is of priority as well.

Working tasks include teaching, development of courses, supervision of students and research in the areas of CAD and BIM. To apply for external research funding, take part in ongoing or new research projects and to contribute in supervision of doctoral students will be part of the tasks as well.  The position may also include administrative tasks at the department.

Required qualifications
In order to qualify for the position of senior lecturer, applicants must be able to demonstrate teaching expertise and hold a PhD in the subject of building technology or another topic relevant to the position, or must have equivalent research expertise competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the position and the duties involved.

According to Linnaeus University's employment regulations, pedagogical skills must include planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching, as well as supervision and research.

In addition, applicants must master the English language well in speech and writing. 

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria for appointment as a senior lecturer are the degree of scientific and pedagogical skills. Equal importance shall be attached to the assessment of teaching expertise as to the assessment of scientific skills.

Additional selection criteria

  • research experience in digital models for wood buildings
  • experience from work in the construction sector or related sectors
  • experience in supervision at the basic, advanced and postgraduate levels
  • ability to obtain external funding for research
  • administrative skills and leadership skills
  • ability to communicate orally and in writing in Swedish and English.

When the university appoints/employs new teachers and researchers, applicants are selected on the basis of a qualitative overall assessment of their competence and skill. The applicant judged to be the most suitable to carry out and develop the work and to contribute to the successful development of the field of interest will be selected.

Linnaeus University values the qualities that an even gender and age distribution as well as ethnic and cultural diversity add to the university.

For more information, please contact
Head of Department Thomas K. Bader, 0470-767579,
HR-Partner Hanna Holgersson, 0470-708490,

Linnaeus University has the ambition to utilize the qualities that an even gender distribution and diversity brings to the organization.

Please apply by clicking on the Apply button at the bottom of the ad. Your application should be designed according to the Template for application which can be found in the Guide to Appointment procedures under important documents below the ad. The credentials you invoke must be verified with certification and they must be attached digitally in your application. Other documents, including various types of scientific works, must be submitted digitally along with the application. The application and other documents to be marked with the reference number. All documents cited must be received by the University no later than 24.00 (Local time in Sweden) on the closing day.

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