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Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, Secure Connected Embedded Systems

  • Yrkesroll

    Biträdande universitetslektor

  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    2 september

  • Sök jobbet senast

    15 september

Om jobbet

At Mälardalen University there is 15 000 students reading courses and study programmes in Business, Health, Engineering and Education. We conduct research within all areas of education and have internationally outstanding research in future energy and embedded systems. Mälardalen University is located on both sides of Lake Mälaren with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås.

At the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering our students are studying to be for example innovators, entrepreneurs, illustrators, communications officers, network technicians and engineers. Here we have the research specialisations of Embedded Systems, and Innovation and Product Realisation. Our work takes place in cooperation with and in strategic agreements with companies, organisations and public authorities in the region.

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment. Fixed-term employment 4 years
Scope: Full time
Closing date for application: 2019-08-31
Campus location: Västeras
School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

Position description

A position as Associate Senior Lecturer is a fixed-term merit-rated appointment of at least four and at no more than six years in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, Section 12a. The purpose of the employment is that the teacher shall be given the opportunity to develop his or her autonomy as a researcher and to become qualified both academically and pedagogically to fulfil the requirements for appointment as a Senior Lecturer.

The sought position is an associated senior lecturer in computer science specializing in secure connected embedded systems (SeCo). The candidate is expected to conduct research in the area of secure connected embedded systems in coproduction with industry, determining and fine-tuning the most important requirements of typical use cases found within industrial automation and road transport. The candidate is also expected to write research applications together with our industrial partners on the topic of secure connected embedded systems, supervise PhD students, both industrial and internal, develop and give PhD student course(s) as well as courses on advanced level, all on the topic of secure and connected embedded systems.

Qualification requirements

The qualification requirements for appointment as an Associate Senior Lecturer are primarily a degree of Doctor, or equivalent academic skills, no more than five years before the closing date for application for the post of Associate Senior Lecturer has expired. A person who has a degree of Doctor, or has previously acquired equivalent skills may, however, be considered if there are particular reasons for this. Such particular reasons may leave of absence on account of illness, parental leave or other similar circumstances.
Research and teaching experience on traditional security aspects such as confidentiality, integrity and availability as well as attack, detection and prevention are of interest, but also a focus on secure and wirelessly connected embedded systems, on physical layer security, system level security aspects, security for Internet of Things, biometric security or edge computing security are considered valuable.

The qualification requirements for appointment as an Associate Senior Lecturer requires you to fulfil the requirements for a Senior Lecturer in accordance with the Appointments Procedure for Mälardalen University.

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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.

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. With regard to the nature of this merit-rated employment, the applicant’s academic and teaching merits will be assessed above all in respect of quality. A quantitative precedent of an applicant, which can be explained by the applicant having worked for a longer period, will therefore not be decisive. The same attention shall be paid to the assessment of teaching skills as to the assessment of research skills. 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.


Security for connected embedded systems imply an additional challenge since the security solutions must not negatively interfere with the timing of the system, as this could hamper safety. Experience on research regarding the connection of security to the functional safety requirements in embedded systems is therefore considered of high merit, as well as security to increase reliability, predictability and availability in distributed embedded systems.

On promotion to a post as senior lecturer
At the end of the employment as an Associate Senior Lecturer the applicant has the right to considered for employment as a Senior Lecturer. A basic requirement is that the applicant shall meet the requirements set to be admitted as an Associate Professor at Mälardalen University. In addition to this, requirements regarding the docent degree as specified by the Embedded Systems Research Environment must be fulfilled. These requirements are presented in detail for the applicant in connection to the assessment procedure.


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