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Professor in sensor technology with a specialization in AI

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    Heltid, Tills vidare

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    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    18 november

  • Sök jobbet senast

    9 december

Om jobbet

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is University West’s overarching profile and basic principle applied to learning, the exchange of ideas, and educational development. The government has assigned the distinguished task of developing WIL to University West. Work integrated learning in education and research develops new, relevant and advanced knowledge both within the academy and among its partners, which also benefits society in general. University West offers a wide variety of study programs, has a good number of applicants and the students show a high entry rate on the labor market. The main research environments at University West are Production technology, Learning in and for the new working life and Child and youth studies and is conducted in collaboration with the surrounding society. Campus is centrally located in Trollhättan with about 15,000 students and 675 employees.

University West is looking for a professor in sensor technology with a specialization in AI!
The department of Engineering Science works closely with many industries on multiple co-innovation and co-development projects.

Now we want to expand our portfolio in the domain of applied machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). Many of our research projects within automation have a substantial number of scopes for the application of AI solutions. We are also starting two new masters’ programs related to ML and AI (one within autonomous vehicles and one within AI and automation). We are looking for an applied AI specialist who can develop both the teaching and research portfolio within the domain.


The position mainly includes research and teaching at all levels within the domain of sensor technology, ML and AI. The role will involve assignments such as research leadership, securing new research projects, running large-scale research projects and supervision of doctoral students and postdoc projects. The new professor is expected to initiate new and on-going projects in the research field of AI and ML with a special focus on sensor-based control within automation. We also expect the new professor to actively interact with industries and other universities to increase the visibility of our work within applied AI. In addition, we expect the new professor to work on new ML and AI technologies to create some unique value proposition from our university. Our department has been growing rapidly and the new professor will have great opportunities to develop a research group in the domain of applied ML and AI.


- Extensive experience of conducting independent research that significantly exceed what is required for associate professor according to practice in the field of sensor technology.
- Demonstrated pedagogical skills. Applicants who do not have a pedagogical education are expected to undergo such training within the first two years of the employment.

 This position also requires:

- Experience of course development at undergraduate, advanced, and postgraduate level.
- Experience of supervising doctoral students.
- Ability to develop research activities in collaboration with colleagues and the surrounding community.
- Interpersonal skills necessary to fully carry out the duties of the appointment in collaboration with the rest of the group.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills in English is expected.
- Experience of academic leadership.

The following skills will be considered meritorious:

- Experience of writing international research applications.

Assessment criteria

Special importance will be given to the scientific and pedagogical skills in the subject field, as well as the ability to develop research- and educational activities in collaboration with colleagues and the surrounding community. The subject field and the work tasks will be considered when evaluating the applicant’s skills.

Terms of employment

The employment is a permanent position on full time.


Example lecturing, interviewing, and referencing may be relevant in the selection process. The applications should be made digitally using our recruitment tool.

For information about the design of the application, please see the guidelines for employment and promotion of teachers at University West:

Documents that cannot be sent digitally, such as books and publications, should be labelled with reference number R 2021/258 and sent in two copies.

The application is sent to:

Högskolan Väst
461 86
Trollhättan Sweden

In case of questions about the position, please contact head of department Per Nylén at

The application deadline is 2021-12-09

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