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    • Borås
  • Full time
  • Recruitment


  • Computer science


  • Lecturer / Assistant Professor
  • Professor
  • Senior Lecturer

Apply by: 2021-05-30

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Published 2021-05-10


Ref PA 2021/56
The University of Borås fosters learning, knowledge, and innovation of high quality in an international setting and with significant social relevance. Here, we work together with a focus on the future and on making a difference! The University of Borås has approximately 13,000 students and approximately 750 employees, and our entire campus is located in city centre of Borås, Sweden.

We have many exciting research and education environments within several different areas that have access to unique equipment. Many of the university's research projects and courses are closely tied to the objectives of Agenda 2030.

The University of Borås is also home to the Swedish School of Textiles and the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, as well as Science Park Borås, which is a national leader in sustainability and consumption.

At the Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT, education and research is conducted in Library and Information Science, Pedagogical Work as well as Business and IT. The Faculty has a doctoral education programme in the subject of Library and Information Science and is working to establish doctoral education programmes in Pedagogical Work and Business and IT as well. At the Faculty, educational programmes are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and here, among other things, librarians, preschool teachers, primary and subject teachers, system architects and web editors are trained. The Faculty also conducts work specifically intended to promote collaboration between the university and the wider community in the following areas: The Regional Development Centre, the Centre for Digitalisation, and the Centre for Cultural Policy Research.

The Department of Information Technology is now seeking a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science.

Job description
The duties of the position of Senior Lecturer include teaching in the form of lectures, supervision, seminars, and examination in educational programmes in informatics with main focus on program development and algorithms, as well as data analysis. The teaching mainly comprises courses at the Bachelor’s level in the programme Computer and Systems Science as well as teaching and course development at the Master’s level within informatics. Examples of current courses are Algorithms and Data Structures, Machine Learning, Data Mining and project courses in software development and data analysis. Also included is participation in university and pedagogical development, for example, development of courses and educational programmes, as well as administrative tasks. Supervision and examination of degree projects at all levels constitute key tasks.

The department's policy is that employees, if possible, should also participate in research projects. At the department, there are two research groups, InnovationLab, with a focus on studying and developing digital innovations, and ComputerScienceLab, where the research is focused on intelligent data analysis of large amounts of data. A large part of the research conducted: a) has a focus on data-driven innovation (covering both technical and organisational aspects), b) is often externally funded, c) is implemented in project form, and d) is normally carried out in collaboration with the business community. An important part of the position is to further develop the research environment, primarily through one’s own research, but also through the supervision of doctoral students and the development of applications for external research funding. Developing collaborations with national and international networks is a natural part of the work.

During the first two years, the position includes 40% research and competence development time, which, after two years, is changed in its in scope according to the relevant working time agreement.

For the position of Senior Lecturer, demonstrated pedagogical skills and a completed doctoral degree or equivalent scientific competence in computer science or related fields are required. You as an applicant are to have undergone training in teaching and learning in higher education involving at least 10 weeks full-time study (15 credits) or to have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge. This course can be completed during the first two years of employment.

The ability to contribute to the development of the department's research and good and documented knowledge of Swedish and English are required, both written and spoken.

Furthermore, experience of relevant teaching in data analysis and/or machine learning as well as experience of course responsibility and development of course material are required.

Merits for employment are:

  • Experience of research and teaching in visualisation
  • Experience of responsibility for development work in Bachelor’s level education.
  • Experience of teaching and supervision at the doctoral level.
  • Experience of applying for and obtaining external research funding
  • Experience in leading research in computer science
  • Experience of one or more deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, Keras
  • Experience of international relations
  • Experience of collaboration with business and industry and/or public administration.
Significant emphasis will be placed on personal suitability and the ability to collaborate within a teaching team.

The University of Borås values the qualities that even gender and age distribution as well as ethnic and cultural diversity add to the institution.

Type of employment: Permanent employment
Employment rate: Full time, 100%
Start date: As soon as possible or as agreed upon
Location: Borås, Sweden
Registration number: PA 2021/56

Information about the position can be provided by Head of Department Patrik Hedberg by phone +46 (0)33-435 4139 39 or by email patrik.hedberg@hb.se. The union representatives are Magnus Sirhed, OFR-ST and Rebecca Gmoser, Saco-S; they can be reached via the university’s switchboard at +46 (0)33-435 40 00.

You can apply for the position via our website by clicking on “Apply.”

Write clearly in your application which position you are applying for and include the applicable reference number. The following documents must be attached to your application:

  • Personal letter
  • CV with reference information and desired salary
  • Merit Portfolio, which means a written account of scientific and pedagogical activities and a documentation of teaching skills, including self-evaluation. A template for merit portfolio can be found here.
  • Publication list
  • No more than seven published works or other merits you wish to be taken into consideration.
  • Certificates/grades and other merit documents
Contact HR If you have scientific publications that cannot be attached electronically directly in the application. The publications must be to the university no later than one week after the last application date. After the application deadline, no additions can be made electronically.

Please submit your application at the latest by 2021-05-30.

According to the National Archives’s regulations, we must archive application documents, excluding publications, for two years after the appointment decision has been finalised.

We kindly decline contact with advertisers and staffing companies in this recruitment.

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