At the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business, we conduct research and education in business administration, industrial engineering and management, resource recovery, and building technology, as well as within the textile field: design, management, and technology. The Faculty’s departments are the Department of Business Administration and Textile Management, the Department of Engineering, the Department of Resource Recovery and Building Technology,... Visa mer
At the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business, we conduct research and education in business administration, industrial engineering and management, resource recovery, and building technology, as well as within the textile field: design, management, and technology. The Faculty’s departments are the Department of Business Administration and Textile Management, the Department of Engineering, the Department of Resource Recovery and Building Technology, the Department of Textile Technology, and the Department of Design. There is also a department for the Textiles Labs. The Swedish School of Textiles, as well as the two research centres, the Centre for Sustainable Society Development and the Swedish Institute for Innovative Retailing/The Retail Lab, are other important elements within the Faculty. The Faculty is also the home to two doctoral education programmes: Resource Recovery and Textiles and Fashion.
A focus on non-woven and recycled fibres
The Department of Textile Technology at the Swedish School of Textiles is now seeking an Assistant Senior Lecturer in Textile Technology with a focus on non-woven and recycled fibres, in order to develop and conduct research and teaching in the field of textile technology. The research group for advanced textile structures, led by Professor Nawar Kadi, focuses on non-woven fibres as well as the biological and mechanical fractionation of recycled fibre. In recent years, the research group has grown significantly and has established an advanced research environment focused on fibres, yarn, yarn structures, textile structures, as well as the mechanical recycling of textiles. The focus is on natural fibres and biodegradable polymer fibres. Teaching, course coordination, and examination will mainly be within freestanding courses and the Bachelor's and Master's programmes in textile technology, but there will be some teaching in doctoral courses within the doctoral education programme Textiles and Fashion.
Interested? Please submit your application at the latest by 14 June 2022.
The position includes teaching at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, course development, and research and supervision at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. Participation in spinning/non-woven lab development is another work task. Work tasks also include applying for research funding, serving as an assistant supervisor for doctoral students, and conducting research, as well as publishing in international scientific journals.
The position as Assistant Senior Lecturer requires a doctoral degree earned no longer than five years ago in textile technology, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, or another applicable field. You need to have very good knowledge of textile fibre technology, the extraction of bast fibre, non-wovens, and the separation and mechanical fractionation of recycled fibres. In addition, you need to have knowledge of finishing and surface treatment of non-woven fabrics as well as knowledge of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). We are seeking applicants who also have experience of teaching about the production of non-woven fabrics. Furthermore, you should be able to communicate well in written and spoken English.
These tasks require that you as a person have good collaboration skills, a structured way of working, the ability to take initiative, and can prioritise among tasks.
Merits for the position are:
• Research experience and publications in addition to the doctoral degree.
• Experience regarding applications for research funding, as well as participation in major research projects.
• A proven international and national network as well as contacts with universities and research centres.
• Experience in online teaching.
• Good reading comprehension in Swedish.
Type of employment: Fixed-term employment for four years, with the possibility to be promoted to a permanent position as Senior Lecturer if the eligibility requirements are met.
Employment rate: 100%
Start date: 1 September 2022 or as agreed upon
Position location: Borås, Sweden
Registration number: PA 2022/104
For further information about the position, please contact Professor Nawar Kadi, Research Group Leader ([email protected]
), and Niina Hernández, Head of Department, Department of Textile Technology ([email protected]
). Trade union representatives are Magnus Sirhed, OFR-ST and Martin Behre, Saco-S; they can be reached via the university’s switchboard at +46 (0)33-435 40 00.
You can apply for the position via our website by clicking on “Apply.” Please note that your application must be written in English. Write clearly in your application which position you are applying for and include the applicable reference number. The following documents must be attached to your application:
• Personal letter
• CV (overview list of education and work experience in chronological order) with reference contact information and desired salary
• Merit Portfolio (written account of scientific and pedagogical work and documentation of teaching skills, including self-evaluation). See our Merit Portfolio template.
• Doctoral degree diploma
• Publication list
• A maximum of seven cited publications
• Certificates/grades and other merit documents that you desire be taken into consideration
Contact HR if you have scientific publications that cannot be attached electronically directly in the application. The publications must be received by the university no later than one week after the application deadline. After the application deadline, no additions can be made electronically.
Please submit your application at the latest by 14 June 2022.
The University of Borås strives for even gender distribution among employees and values diversity.
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