Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för teknikvetenskap

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Subject field


Subject description

Biomechanics with focus on neuromuscular biomechanics


Research in the subject area, as well as teaching in mechanics and biomechanics at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD student level. The appointee will also participate in supervision of Master’s and PhD students. Collaboration within clinical applications relevant to biomechanics with a focus on the human neuromusculoskeletal system, with clinical professionals and scientists, as well as with scientists in nearby research areas at KTH. The appointee is expected to undertake leadership administrative duties within the research group and the department. The appointee is expected to teach in Swedish within four years of appointment.  

The assistant professor will be given opportunity to develop their independence as researcher and gain accreditation that may allow them to take other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements (see Chapter 4, Section 12 a of the Higher Education Ordinance). Following application, the assistant professor can apply for promotion to associate professor in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 12 c of the Higher Education Ordinance.


An individual who has obtained a PhD or equivalent research expertise is qualified for appointment as an assistant professor. Candidates who met those qualifications within five years prior to expiration of the application period should be prioritized. Other candidates may also be considered if there are extraordinary grounds for doing so. Extraordinary grounds refer to illness, parental leave or similar circumstances.

Grounds of assessments

The assessment criteria for appointment as an assistant professor at KTH are stated in KTH's appointments procedure section 1.3, and apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • Research expertise demonstrated through research publications, conference attendance, attendance of research cooperation and also other undertakings in the scientific community such as for example, assignments as a reviewer or expert.
  • Potential to qualify for a higher teaching post. This includes the potential for independent development as a researcher and teacher within the subject field in question and also the ability to establish, review and develop the research area in question.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform experimental research on human subjects interdisciplinarily with scientists and clinical professionals within e.g. neurology, orthopedics, medical imaging analysis or physiotherapy
  • Documented expertise in numerical modelling and simulation of the human neuromusculoskeletal system.

Of second highest importance is that the applicant has

  • Postdoc positions at a research environment other than the university at which the applicant defended their doctoral thesis.
  • An interest in and understanding of pedagogical development within the subject field in question.
  • Documented ability to teach Mechanics at a Bachelor’s level

It is also important that the applicant has

  • An interest in and understanding of leadership in an academic environment, third-stream activities, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.
  • Administrative expertise

Special grounds of assessment for promotion to associate professor

When assessing applications for promotion to associate professor, the applicant's ability to independently initiate and carry out research of high academic quality, published in international publications, and the applicant's ability to obtain financing for research operations will be assessed. Of highest importance is the applicant's ability to independently establish new collaborations and research specializations. It is also of highest importance that the applicant has displayed expertise in supervising and in teaching Bachelor’s level courses in mechanics. Ability to teach in Swedish, as well as ability to perform experimental research on people with special needs, are both merits that are given great importance in the application for promotion. The ability to collaborate with personnel at KTH and within society at large will also be considered.

Trade union representatives

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


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).

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Time limitation:The appointment is for an indefinite term, but no more than six years, and may be extended if, due to the teacher’s absence due to sick leave, parental leave or other special grounds, more time is required to reach the objectives of the appointment. However, the total appointment period may not exceed eight years. The appointment is part of the Tenure Track system at KTH and the assistant professor may apply for promotion to tenured associate professor.

For more information regarding KTH's assessment, see Appointments procedure at KTH

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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 Temporary position longer than 6 months
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 S-2019-0352
  • Lanie Gutierrez Farewik, +4687907719, lanie@kth.se
Published 27.Jun.2019
Last application date 25.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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