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Senior Lecturer in Information design with focus on Interaction design

  • Yrkesroll

    Universitets- och högskolelektor

  • Anställning

    Heltid, Tillsvidare

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    5 september

  • Sök jobbet senast

    1 oktober

Om jobbet

At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the future. Our 15 000 students read 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. Our close cooperation with the private and public sectors enables us at MDH to help people feel better and the earth to last longer. 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: Permanent employment with a possible probationary period of six months
Scope: Full time
Closing date for application: 2019-10-01 
Campus location: Eskilstuna
School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

Position description

Senior Lecturer in Information design with focus on Interaction design includes both research and education. As a researcher you will be a part of the environment Innovation and Product Realization (IPR), one of six prioritized research specializations at Mälardalen University. IPR is an interdisciplinary research milieu that consists of researchers, teachers and PhD students with complementary scientific and pedagogic competences in engineering sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts. The vision of IPR is to contribute to sustainable future development and industrial renewal through holistic efforts that take into account people, systems and global challenges in research and education. You will specifically contribute to the Information design research group that applies a human-centered design perspective in cross-disciplinary research projects which are formulated to improve understanding of how information can be designed, communicated and understood through artefacts in the environment in terms of spaces, texts and visualizations. As a researcher you are expected to publish, apply for funding, and contribute to the advancement of the department and the research milieu .

As Senior Lecturer you will be teaching in our 1st, 2nd and 3rd level education. The educational focus for this position will be in our newly approved Bachelor program in Interaction design, which also includes the further development of the interaction design program and courses within the program. In addition, you will also contribute to  the international master program in Innovation and Design, as well as to the research  education.

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 this position as Senior Lecturer in Information design with focus on Interaction design, the applicant must have documented knowledge and experience of user-centered design and programming of interactive interfaces.   

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

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria shall be based on the degree of skills required for the appointment. In general terms these assessment criteria shall include 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.

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.


For information:


Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the "Apply" button below.

The scientific publications that you do not have in digital form are to be sent by post in three copies to:

Mälardalen University
Division of Human Resources 2019/1685
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 closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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