Senior Lecturer (Urban Water Engineering)

Lulea University of Technology
Lulea, Sweden
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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Not Specified
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Languages Required: 
Swedish and English


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The research group Urban Water Engineering at Luleå University of Technology is searching for a driven, committed researcher who is interested in a Senior Lecturer position within Urban Engineering with focus on modeling of the urban drainage system.
The Urban Water engineering research group has a strong position regarding research and education within the area of urban water systems mainly regarding stormwater, wastewater and sewer systems. Being part of the Urban Water group implies working in an international and creative environment. The group consists of a number of senior researchers, adjunct professors and about 15 doctoral candidates. The group has an extensive national and international collaboration network. The group’s overall aim is to contribute to the development of sustainable urban water systems.

Subject description 
Urban Water Engineering encompasses the entire urban water system (stormwater, drinking water and wastewater) including collection, transport and treatment, as well as organisation and planning. Our research aims at encouraging a clean environment and the efficient use of resources, while preserving public health and safety.

As a senior lecturer you will work on developing models and procedures as well as model and simulate different situations within the stormwater system. The work will be performed in collaboration with others in projects which also includes laboratory studies and field work. You will be responsible for publications within the area as well as contribute to new research applications, management and coordination of research projects and co-supervising PhD students. Teaching both on basic and advanced level will be a part of the job description.  

We are looking for someone with a PhD within Urban water/ Urban hydrology or similar with a documented knowledge of modeling and the procedure of modeling such as calibration, sensitivity analysis and uncertainty analysis. You should also have good knowledge within hydraulics and hydrology as well as current research challenges related to the urban drainage system. Experience of publishing scientific papers is required and experience of project management and coordination is meriting. You should also have the capacity of working independently, taking own initiative but also have good interpersonal skills as the projects involves other researchers, municipalities and companies. Since teaching is a part of the job description earlier experience is meriting.

Eligibility requirements according to the Higher Education Ordinance and the employment order

The right to be employed as a senior lecturer is the one who has:

  • acquired a doctorate or equivalent scientific competence
  • demonstrated pedagogical skills
  • completed university level pedagogical education equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits or in other ways acquired equivalent knowledge. If the successful applicant has not completed the corresponding training, this must be done within 2 years from the date of employment

Assestment criteria

When employing a senior lecturer, the following forms the basis for assessment:

  • Scientific proficiency
  • Pedagogical proficiency

Other assessment criteria (weighted equally):

  • Knowledge in the area of ​​urban water engineering in general and modeling with focus on stormwater in particular
  • Contact network in the research area
  • Experience of coordinating projects.
  • Ability to seek external research and development funds.
  • Able to teach in Swedish and English

In addition, other objective grounds, such as the university's gender equality goals, shall be taken into account. Provided that the qualifications are otherwise equal, the underrepresented gender will be given priority.

For further information about the position, please contact; Professor Maria Viklander, (+46) 70- 3301486,

Union representatives: SACO-S Christer Gardelli, (+46)920-49 1809,   and OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792, 

Luleå University of Technology is actively working on equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study- and work environment. The University's core values ​​are based on respect, openness, cooperation, trust and responsibility.

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

Please apply for the position by clicking on the application 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. 

Application must be written in English or Swedish/Please write your application in English. We often have English speaking external experts. Mark your application with the reference number. Application documents that can´t be uploaded electronically should be submitted in triplicate to Luleå University of Technology, Registrar, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden, remember to mark the documents with the reference number.

Final day to apply: August 25, 2019
Reference number: 2765-2019