University lecturer in space technology systems
Kiruna, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position University and college lecturer
Work model On location
Application due date 19 August 2024
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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 sums will be invested in Norrbotten and Västerbotten in large projects aimed at a more sustainable society nationally as well as globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these highly topical research projects and the societal transformation that follows. We have a wide range of training to match the skills that are in demand. We hope you will help us build the sustainable companies and communities of the future. Northern Sweden is a European space region with several major players who collaborate in space technology and space science. Luleå University of Technology, represented by the Department of Space Technology located above the Arctic Circle in Kiruna, conducts research in atmospheric and planetary science as well as space systems technology together with research and postgraduate education. There are two other research organizations in close proximity, e.g. Swedish Institute for Space Physics (IRF) and EISCAT Scientific Association. IRF conducts experimental and theoretical basic research and postgraduate training in space physics, atmospheric physics and space technology. IRF also has national responsibility for observational activities in space physics. The EISCAT Scientific Association performs ionospheric and atmospheric measurements using radar. The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC), with its Esrange Space Center, provides science, engineering, launch and operational services for the international space market. The Department of Systems and Space Technology is looking for a senior lecturer to develop the research and educational activities at the Department of Space Technology in Kiruna. The department is an international, diverse team with approximately 25 academic staff and PhD students. We strive for courage, openness and trust in our daily work and communication. Our day-to-day activities are supported by high quality infrastructure such as systems testing and rocket propulsion laboratory facilities, small satellites, asteroid technology and spacecraft. You will work in the Space Systems group focusing on payloads, spacecraft and launch vehicles for technical demonstration and use as well as space applications and exploration in the upper atmosphere, Earth orbit and planetary space. Subject description Space engineering systems include systems for regulation, control, instrumentation and communication in the upper atmosphere and space. Of particular importance are reliable electronics systems with low energy consumption as well as radiation resistance and their miniaturization. Job duties As a senior lecturer in space systems, you will conduct research at Kiruna Space Campus in spacecraft control (also related to GNC, and AOCS) with frictionless platforms and electromechanical manipulators, Hardware-in-the-Loop simulation and concurrent engineering, as well as nanosatellites. In this role, you will develop your vision and your own line of research related to the space systems. To realize your research, you will attract external funds from Swedish national and international organisations. You will work with the leading international space companies and agencies, users of space technology, universities and research institutions. You will also disseminate the research results by publishing in the international well-known journals and presenting at international conferences. You will also supervise PhD students and teach MSc courses. Competence Eligible to be employed as a university lecturer is someone who: • Graduated with a doctorate or have equivalent scientific competence • Demonstrated teaching skills • Completion of higher education education corresponding to 7.5 ECTS credits or alternatively acquired equivalent knowledge in another way Basis of assessment The following assessment criteria are applied for the position: • Scientific skill • Pedagogical skill • Other assessment grounds Other assessment grounds (in order of priority): • Ability to deliver and communicate research results in the above-mentioned subject area, as evidenced by a strong publication list • Demonstrated ability and skill in interdisciplinary research collaboration and leadership • Demonstrable expertise in remote sensing or numerical modeling related to planetary science • Demonstrated ability and skill to attract external research funding • Be able to communicate and teach in English Information The position is full-time until further notice, located at the Department of Space Technology in Kiruna. You will receive support and the opportunity for professional development. Access by agreement. For more information, please contact: Head of Department Victoria Barabash, 0980-67532 or Professor of Space Engineering Systems René Laufer, 0980-67582 Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, (+46)920-49 1529 or OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 Application We prefer that you apply for the position via the application button below where you attach the requested application documents, including diplomas (verified and translated into Swedish or English), pedagogical self-reflection and publications, etc. Follow the link Instructions for applicants for complete instructions. Please mark your application with the reference number below. Both the application and degree certificate must be written in Swedish or English. Application deadline: August 19, 2024 Reference number: 1895-2024