Professor/Full professor in Design of Human-Technology Systems

Occupation: Professor
Employer: Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
Workplace location: Göteborg, Västra Götalands län, Sverige
Last application date: 2022-08-21
Publication date: 2022-06-30


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Are you curious about complex relationships between people and technology? Do you want to play a role in a responsible human-centred development of technical products and systems? The Department of Industrial and Materials Science now has an open position as Professor or Full professor, where your will lead and shape the division's future research in the area of Human-Technology Systems, and contribute to making every design meaningful.

Information about the Department and the division
The Department of Industrial and Materials Science empowers people with knowledge and technical solutions for future industry, in a sustainable society. Through excellent research, innovation, and education, we create future industrial value chains. The main competencies at the department of Industrial and Materials Science are found in the areas of: Human-Technology Interaction | Form and Function | Modeling and Simulation | Product Development | Material | Production and in the interaction between these areas. The research develops the industrial process, from need to finished product while creating added value. To combine skills throughout the whole chain distinguishes the department both nationally and internationally. Here we gather internationally prominent researchers, in dynamic and outstanding research environments, as well as in national and international research networks.

You will be part of Division Design & Human Factors, one of six divisions at the department. The research and teaching at Division Design & Human Factors aim to contribute to a more human-centred development of technology. More specifically, the division seeks to develop further knowledge on the relationship between people and technology (in a broad sense); knowledge that can be used for the design of technical products and systems and that contributes to social and ecological sustainability.

The knowledge is disseminated through educating future designers and engineers and through collaboration with industry as well as public organisations. The vision is that one day, all products, services and workplaces will be designed to enable users to live and work in a meaningful and sustainable way.

Our current research is clustered around four themes: Sustainable Urban Transport; Circularity and Sustainable Product Use; Safe and Efficient Human-Machine Systems; and Healthy Work Systems and Ergonomics. The research is interdisciplinary with a basis is design theory, ergonomics/human factors, behavioural science, and theories on complex socio-technical systems.

Major responsibilities
You will contribute to the division's vision by supporting ongoing research as well as lead and shape the division's future research in the area of Human-Technology Systems. This includes a responsible use(r)-centred development of technology in domains characterized by complex relationships between people and technology, such as automation, AI and/or medical technology.

Since your research as well as that of Ph.D. students is primarily funded by external sources, one important responsibility is to continuously apply for and secure external research funding, most often in collaboration with other academic partners, and/or with industry as well as public organisations.

Disseminating your research results through different information channels, including recognised academic fora as well as reaching out to the general public, is another important task.

Other main responsibilities are to provide support to colleagues, mentor junior researchers, supervise Ph.D. candidates and teach at bachelor and master levels. You will contribute to developing existing courses, design new courses, and try out novel teaching strategies.

You are expected to be able to show how your research has impact and benefited the world outside academia.

On-site presence at the university is mandatory.

Contract terms
Full-time permanent employment.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. 
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
For more information and to apply, please go to:

Application deadline: 21 August, 2022

For questions, please contact:
Head of Department, professor Rikard Söderberg, Industrial and Materials Science, +46 (0)31 772 8617

Senior lecturer Pontus Wallgren, Design & Human Factors, + 46, (0)31 772 1397

Professor Marianne Karlsson, +46 (0)31-772 1108

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!  



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