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    • Stockholm
  • Full time
  • Recruitment
  • 2022-12-22


  • Technology


  • Associate professor

Apply by: 2023-02-20

Associate Professor in Rail Traffic Operations and Control

Published 2022-12-22

Subject field

Rail Traffic Operations and Control.

Subject description

The subject mainly includes tactical and operational analysis, planning and development of technology, processes and systems for traffic management, control and operation of rail traffic, including railways, subways and tramways and other track systems for passenger or freight transport. Areas that can be included are traffic management and traffic control systems, punctuality and capacity, signalling systems and safety, and maintenance of tracks and systems connected to traffic.


The associate professor is expected to teach in rail traffic operations and control at the first-, second- and third-cycle levels. This involves, among other things, serving as course-responsible teacher and examiner, developing courses and supervising degree projects. Administrative tasks are also included. Other important tasks are conducting research in the subject area, being the main supervisor and assistant supervisor for doctoral students, as well as developing KTH's research, applying for research funds and being a project manager. The associate professor is further expected to collaborate both within KTH's academic environments related to research and teaching and with societal actors in the industry. The associate professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within three years. If necessary, a language plan will be established to assist in this at the time of appointment.

The position includes handling of sensitive infrastructure data, which requires security screening of people before employment.


Those qualified for appointment as an associate professor are persons who have:

  1. been awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve , and
  2. demonstrated teaching expertise.

Grounds of assessment

The assessment criteria for appointment as an associate professor at KTH shall be the degree of expertise required as a qualification for employment. In addition, the assessment criteria stated in the KTH appointments procedure, section 1.2., apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.


Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • research expertise in the subject field.
  • teaching skills in the subject field.
  • the ability to pursue third-stream activities and also provide information about research and development work.


Of second highest importance that the applicant has

  • expertise to develop and lead activities and staff. This includes knowledge of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.
  • administrative expertise.
  • interpersonal skills.



Trade union representatives

Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH's webpage.


Your application should follow KTH's CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position online. 

For more information regarding KTH's assessement, see Appointments procedure at the Royal Institute of Technology


To be able to obtain the employment, the applicant needs to pass a security check with the Swedish Security Police.

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence. 

About KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy. Read more here

Anställningsform: tillsvidareanställning | Anställningens omfattning: heltid | Antal lediga befattningar: 1 | Sysselsättningsgrad: 100 % | Ort: Stockholm | Län: Stockholms län | Land: Sweden | Referensnummer: VL-2022-0119 | Kontakt: Erik Jenelius, avdelningschef +4687908032, Erik Jenelius, Head of Div. +4687908032, Annika Gram, Head of Dept. +467909750, Annika Gram, prefekt +467909750, | Publicerat: 2022-12-22 | Sista ansökningsdag: 2023-02-16

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