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The Faculty of Health, Science and Technology announces a position as Senior Lecturer in Physics, at the Department of Engineering and Physics. The specialisation is in condensed matter theory, within which all areas can be considered, for example materials physics, topological phases of matter, strongly correlated systems, soft condensed matter and quantum information/computation with applications to condensed matter.
The Department of Engineering and Physics has a friendly, inspiring and international atmosphere, with many colleagues from different parts of the world. Physics is one of three subjects at the Department, that in total has about 60 employees, of which 11 are full professors. We offer, among other things, a PhD programme in physics and materials engineering, degree programs in physics, engineering physics, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, as well as teacher education in physics and technology.
The theoretical physics group has a broad scope of research interests encompassing material science, soft condensed matter, quantum phases of matter, high-energy and mathematical physics. Some of the theoretical physicists are actively involved in collaborations with the researchers in experimental physics at Karlstad University.
Main duties are
Duties include administrative tasks.
You are expected to collaborate with the wider community for a mutual benefit, as well as working towards ensuring that the knowledge and expertise available at the university is of benefit to society.
To contribute to a positive work environment and further the department’s activities, you are expected to be a present and active part of the day-to-day operations and workplace community.
To be eligible for the position of senior lecturer in physics, applicants are required to have demonstrated teaching expertise. A Degree of Doctor or equivalent academic expertise is also required, in Physics or in a closely related subject.
A further requirement is excellent communication skills in writing and speaking English. To teach at Karlstad University, a candidate ought to be able to teach in both English and Swedish. Candidates without Swedish proficiency are eligible to be hired provided they are able to actively acquire this proficiency in the future.
Pursuant to the Karlstad University Appointments Procedure, teachers must have the personal qualities required to perform the duties involved, as well as a completed course in higher education pedagogy. Candidates who have not completed a course in higher education pedagogy may still be hired, provided that they use the time allotted to continual professional development to do so within two years of employment, or that they apply for validation of prior learning. For other eligibility requirements, refer to Karlstad University’s Appointments Procedure: https://www.kau.se/files/2022-04/Regulations for the appointment and promotion of teaching staff(Anstallningsordning) ENG (002).pdf
In the assessment of research expertise and teaching expertise, equal weight will be given to the two.
Special weight will be given to demonstrated proficiency and experience in:
Considerable weight will be given to:
Weight will be given to:
The position is permanent and full-time, beginning June 2024, or by agreement.
Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. For advice on how to draft your application, refer to “What should be included with my application?”.
Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement, for providing translations of any documents written in a language other than Swedish or English, and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted by the application deadline. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications.
The application should include:
Attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not just provide links). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content.
Documents that cannot be submitted electronically, such as books or publications, should be sent in triplicate to the following address:
651 88 Karlstad
Application deadline: December 10, 2023
State the reference no: REK2023/212
We look forward to your application!
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HR Excellence in Research
Karlstad University received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research award September 2020. The award is issued to employers with a stimulating work environment and good conditions for researchers and its continuous improvement. The award also conveys the university’s commitment to fair and transparent recruitment as well as favorable professional development for researchers. Read more: kau.se/hrs4r
Sapere Aude—dare to be wise—is our motto. Our students and employees develop knowledge and expertise that enrich both people and the world around them. Our academic environment is characterised by ...