Senior lecturer in computer science

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 16 Apr 2023

We are one of Sweden’s most distinctly profiled institutes of technology, with a focus on IT and innovation for a sustainable future. A key word at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) is closeness – close cooperation with industry and society, and closeness to our students and to our management.
Our closeness to the sea is also very apparent at both campuses, as well as being a comfortable bike ride away from the city and residential areas. BTH stands for quality and new approaches and strives to be recognised as an open, exciting and creative higher education institution.
We develop new knowledge through our research, which often takes place in collaboration with wider society and with a specific application in mind. The research contributes to a sustainable future, through directly through our research results as well as indirectly, through our PhD graduates and research-based undergraduate studies. To reach our goals, we need motivated and committed staff who are provided with the conditions to deliver research and education of the highest quality. Work environment and equal opportunities are consistently on the agenda and we strive for continuous improvements. Does this sound like your future?

TheDepartment of Computer Science (DIDA) is one of three departments at the Faculty of Computing. The department is BTH’s largest department at BTH with 70 people. At the department, research is conducted in two major areas: computer science and engineering, as well as visual and interactive computer science. There are a number of different research projects in both areas.

Work description

This is a full-time permanent position as senior lecturer in computer science, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The holder of the position is expected to perform research and teaching at bachelor, master, and doctoral level in the area of computer science, primarily in AI, machine learning, data science, and related areas. Teaching can include lectures and practical activities such as laboratory exercises and projects. The position also includes supervision of doctoral students as well as bachelor’s thesis and master’s thesis projects.

The holder of the position will belong to the research environment AIDA - AI and Data Analytics lab, an environment that is developed from the research profile “BigData@BTH - Scalable resource-efficient systems for big data analytics”. Close research collaboration with industry and society is key for most of our research project at AIDA. The duties also include performing and publishing research of high international quality, leading and developing research and teaching activities, as well as applying for external research funding at both national and international level.

International applicants should initially be able to teach in English. Applicants without a good knowledge of Swedish are expected to acquire such knowledge and to teach in Swedish within three years of appointment to the position.

Eligibility requirements

Eligible to be employed as a senior lecturer except in disciplines in the fine, applied and performing arts is a person who has:

  • been awarded a doctoral degree or has equivalent scientific competence or other professional skills that are of significance regarding the subject content of the employment and the work tasks it will involve,
  • demonstrated pedagogical skills.

Eligibility requirements and assessment criteria are described in detail in the “Guidelines for employment and promotion of teachers and appointment to docent,” available at .

Meriting competencies and experience

In addition to the requirements described in the work description, eligibility requirements and assessment criteria for the position, the following degrees, competencies and experiences are considered meriting:

  • Documented ability to perform independent research of high international quality in AI and machine learning, primarily in deep learning and natural language processing (NLP).
  • Documented experience of applied research in collaboration with industry and society.
  • Documented experience of seeking and being granted external funding.
  • Good communication and collaboration skills.
  • Documented good knowledge of English and Swedish.

Place of employment: Karlskrona

Employment level: 100%

Commencement: To be agreed

Duration: Permanent

Application deadline: 2023-04-16

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