Senior Lecturer Position in Space Systems

Lulea University
August 05, 2024
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Luleå University of Technology is in strong growth with world-leading competence in several research areas. We shape the future through innovative education and ground-breaking research results, and based on the Arctic region, we create global social benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are conducted in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.9 billion per year. We currently have 1,840 employees and 17,670 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.

Northern Sweden is a European space region with several major players collaborating in space technology and space science. Luleå University of Technology (LTU) represented by the Division of Space Technology located above the polar circle in Kiruna conducts research in atmosphere and planetary sciences, and space system engineering together with graduate and postgraduate education. In close proximity, two other research organisations are located, e.g. the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) and EISCAT Scientific Association. IRF conducts experimental and theoretical fundamental research and postgraduate education in space physics, atmospheric physics, and space technology. IRF also has a national responsibility for observatory activities in space physics. EISCAT Scientific Association conducts ionospheric and atmospheric measurements with radars. The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC), with its Esrange Space Center, provides science, engineering, launch and operational services for the international space market.

The Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Technology is seeking a senior lecturer to develop the research and education activities at the Division of Space Technology in Kiruna. The division is an internationally diverse team of around 25 academic staff and PhD students. We strive for courage, openness, and trust in our daily work and communications. Our daily activities are supported by high-quality infrastructure such as laboratory facilities for systems testing and rocket propulsion, small satellites, asteroid engineering, and spacecraft avionics. You will be working in the Space System group which focuses on payloads, spacecraft and launchers for technology demonstration and utilisation as well as space applications and exploration in the upper atmosphere, Earth orbit, and planetary space.

Subject description Space systems include systems for control, instrumentation, and communication in the upper atmosphere and in space. Of particular importance are reliable, radiation resistant low-power electronic systems and miniaturization of these.

Duties As a senior lecturer in space systems, you will conduct research at the Kiruna Space Campus in spacecraft control (relating also to GNC, and AOCS) with frictionless platforms and electromechanical manipulators, Hardware-in- the-Loop simulation and concurrent engineering, as well as nano satellites. In this role, you will develop your vision and your own research line related to the space systems. To realize your research, you will attract the external funding from the Swedish national and international organizations. You will be working with the leading international space companies and agencies, users of space technologies, universities, and research institutions. You will also disseminate the research achievements by publishing in the international well- recognized journals and presenting at international conferences. You will also supervise PhD students and teach MSc courses.

Qualifications Qualified for an appointment as senior lecturer are those who:

  • have been awarded a doctoral degree or have equivalent scientific qualifications;
  • have demonstrated teaching expertise;
  • have completed courses in higher education pedagogy corresponding to 7.5 credits or otherwise have acquired equivalent knowledge.
  • Assessment criteria The following assessment criteria apply to this position:

  • scientific expertise
  • teaching expertise
  • other assessment criteria
  • Other assessment criteria, in order of priority:

  • Ability to deliver and communicate research results in the above-mentioned subject area as evidenced by a strong publication record
  • Exhibited ability and proficiency in interdisciplinary research collaboration and leadership
  • Demonstrable expertise in remote sensing or numerical modelling related to planetary science
  • Exhibited ability and proficiency in attracting external research funding
  • Ability to communicate and teach in English
  • Information The position is located at the Division of Space Technology, Luleå University of Technology in Kiruna. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Swedish universities. You will receive support and the opportunity for professional development. Starting: upon agreement.

    For further information, please contact: Head of Division Victoria Barabash, +46 (0)980 67532 [email protected]. or Chair Professor in Space Systems René Laufer, +46 (0)980-67582 [email protected]

    Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, (+46)920-49 1529 [email protected] or OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 [email protected].

    In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

    Application We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below and attach the requested application documents including diplomas (certified and translated into Swedish or English), pedagogical self- reflection and publications, etc. We prefer that applicants follows the Instructions for applicants. Note that the applicant´s educational qualifications should be particularly documented. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

    Final day to apply: August 19, 2024 Reference number: 1895-2024

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