KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Industrial Engineering and Management

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Subject field

Learning in Engineering Science with a focus on Integrating Sustainable Development.

Subject description

The subject field covers the implementation, management and development of elements that integrate sustainable development into technical education.


The position includes educational development initiatives such as teaching in higher education courses and various types of development projects, including strategic responsibility for such development in terms of goals, activities and collaborations. The work may include developing international collaborations and research projects, conducting research and teaching in another subject and supervising doctoral students. 


Those qualified for appointment as an associate professor are persons who have:

  1. been awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve , and
  2. demonstrated teaching expertise. 

Grounds of assessment

The assessment criteria for appointment as an associate professor at KTH shall be the degree of expertise required as a qualification for employment. In addition, the assessment criteria stated in the KTH appointments procedure, section 1.2., apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • documented scientific skills demonstrated through research and development work. concerning the integration of sustainable development in the subject field.
  • documented teaching skills in the subject field.
  • documented ability to apply for and obtain funds for conducting research activities.
  • documented experience of developing technical education at course and program level.

Of second highest importance that the applicant has

  • documented experience of communicating education development nationally and internationally.
  • documented experience of researching one's own and / or others' integration of sustainable development into technical education.
  • good interpersonal skills.
  • expertise to develop and lead activities and staff. This includes knowledge of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.

It is also important that the applicant has

  • ability to communicate in Swedish and English in speech and writing.
  • the ability to pursue third-stream activities and also provide information about research and development work.
  • administrative expertise.

Trade union representatives

Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH's webpage.


Your application should follow KTH's CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position online.

For more information regarding KTH's assessement, see Appointments procedure at the Royal Institute of Technology


Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH's work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly pay
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number VL-2019-0031
  • Arnold Pears, + 46 700877040, email: pears@kth.se
  • Helena Lundquist, + 46 8 790 71 74, email: hellund@kth.se
Published 08.May.2019
Last application date 30.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CET

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