Assistant Professor Position at Chalmers

05 April 2012

About the position

Chalmers University of Technology has opened a position for an assistant professor in ICT.  The position is open for any subject area, including system security. The succeeding candidate will be placed at the department of her or his choice, including, but not limited to, Computer Science and Engineering, Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Signals and Systems, and Applied IT.

The assistant professorship is a 4-year full time position starting in the academic year 2012/2013. The position includes at least 80% research and at most 10% teaching within relevant areas. The offer also includes financing of one PhD student and some operational costs.

A leadership training programme, including career planning, together with courses in graduate student supervision and teaching is connected to the position. The offer also includes a language course for non-Swedish speakers and a relocation package (including moving costs and help with practical issues for people moving to Sweden).

After four years, an assistant professor who has been appointed in open competition may, under certain circumstances, be considered for appointment to a permanent position as associate professor.


The applicant must have a PhD degree in a relevant field, earned not more than five years before the application deadline. Exceptions will be made for longer periods resulting from parental leave, military service or similar reasons.

Applicants should:

  • have performed high-quality research
  • have the potential to reach excellence in the research field
  • have held at least one postdoctoral position at a different university than where you obtained your PhD or held a position performing qualified research and development in industry or at a research institute
  • have started to build an international network.

Additionally, the ideal candidate should:

  • have the ambition to build a research group and attract external funding
  • be open minded and interested in collaborating across borders within and outside Chalmers.

Interest in and experience from teaching and supervising undergraduate students is considered a merit. Teamwork, leadership, organizational and entrepreneurial skills are an advantage.

About Chalmers

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 2,500 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is needed to tackle the grand challenges of our time in energy, transportation, health and manufacturing. Our future society and growth will depend on basic advances in ICT research and innovation ranging from software to components and systems. Chalmers is one of the key international players in ICT research, constantly looking for new talents in its endeavours.

Chalmers has a solid academic record and track record in winning external grants and collaborating with the best universities and companies worldwide. Among the many strong research groups of Chalmers, six areas have been identified where their current ICT research has significant momentum, namely Antenna Systems, Communication Systems, Microwave Technology, Photonics, Parallel & Distributed Systems andSoftware Engineering & Technology.

Further information

Information on how to apply can be found in the online vacancy listing . For further information, please contact:

  • Prof. Jan Grahn (Area of Advance Director ICT)
    Phone: +46 31 772 1055
    e-mail: jahn.grahn _at_
  • Prof. Dave Sands (Area of Advance Co-director ICT)
    Phone: +46 31 772 10 59
    e-mail: dave _at_

The application deadline is 1st May 2012.