Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Ref. No.: 2017/1377
Form of employment: Permanent employment
Scope: Full-time
Last date of application: 2017-06-30
Employment location: Västerås
School: Innovation, Design & Engineering (IDT)

MDH in Eskilstuna and Västerås is one of Sweden’s biggest university colleges with its 14 000 students and 900 employees. It has a long tradition of cooperating with society and has entered strategic agreements with both the public and the private sector. Most study programmes fall into four main areas: economy, health and welfare, education, and technology. With its research, which often takes the form of co-production on the regional, national and global levels, MDH aims to generate useful solutions for societal development. In 1999, MDH was the world’s first university to be environmentally certified, and it was the first higher education institution in Sweden to be certified for its work environment.   

Position description

The tasks of the position mainly consist of teaching in a broad spectrum of courses, mainly at undergraduate level, supervising PhD and MSc students, and research, especially in one of the areas (but not limited to) static analysis, programming languages, computer graphics or similar. In addition, the appointment requires to actively seek for funding, research grants, and to actively participate in strengthening the research and managing of projects in collaboration with academic, but also industrial partners.

The candidate is expected to heave a broad experience in teaching both in English and Swedish, e.g., Programming, Functional Programming, Parallel Systems, Data structures and Algorithms,  Mobile Applications, Interaction Design, Compilers Theory, Computer graphics, or similar.

Qualification requirements

The qualification requirements for appointment as a Senior Lecturer are both documented teaching skills and also a degree of Doctor, or equivalent academic competence or other professional qualifications of significance with regard to the subject content of the appointment and the duties included in the appointment.

To be qualified for appointment as a Senior Lecturer the applicant must have demonstrated the academic skills and teaching abilities required for the appointment. Academic skills may also have been demonstrated by the ability to achieve results in research through cooperation in joint projects of benefit to academia and industry/the public sector/society in general and through the ability to disseminate research.

The assessment of teaching skills shall apply to the planning, carrying out and evaluation of teaching as well as supervision and examination. Teaching skills shall be well documented in such a way that their quality can also be assessed.

The applicant should have completed ten weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge. A person appointed as a Senior Lecturer but lacking training in higher education teaching and learning will be offered in-house training during the first year. The course in higher education teaching and learning at Mälardalen University corresponds to ten weeks of training.

For other information, consult the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, and the appointments procedure for Mälardalen University.

Assessment criteria

In general terms the assessment criteria shall be based on the ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to fulfil the duties well.

The same attention shall be paid to the assessment of teaching skills as to the assessment of academic skills.

Specific criteria include:

  • Teaching and course development experience in computer science subjects such as, programming, data structures and algorithms, parallel programming, mobile applications, web programming, compiler theory, or similar.
  • Research expertise in one of the following topics: static analysis, programming languages, interaction design, or similar
  • Experience of supervision of Ph.D. and master thesis students.
  • Ability to teach in English 

Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organisation.


  • Ability to teach in English and Swedish
  • Experience of different forms of collaborative research projects
  • Experience in writing funding applications.
  • Experience in leading research projects.
  • Already established academic/industrial network.


Information can be provided by Head of Division, Radu Dobrin, +46 21 107356,   

The union representatives are Michaël Le Duc, (SACO), +46 (0) 21-10 14 02 and Susanne Meijer (OFR), +46 (0) 21-10 14 89.

We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.


When applying, the template “Qualifications for Employment” shall be used, by downloading from the link at the bottom. Mark “Qualifications for Employment” with the reference number 2017/1377 and send all the documents by regular post (qualifications for employment, scholarly work, publications, degree certificates, testimonials and other enclosures you wish to cite in your application) in 3 copies in 3 identical packages which can be forwarded to the panel of experts without sorting. Mark the packages with your name and reference number, and send to the following address:

Mälardalens högskola (Mälardalen University)
Personalsektionen (Division of Human Resources)
Jan Romedahl
Box 883
721 23 Västerås

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than 2017-06-30.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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