School of Architecture and Built Environment at KTH

Subject area

Risk management and design of structures in soil and rock. 

Subject description

The subject area comprises geotechnical engineering with a specialisation in risk management and design of structures in soil and rock for resource-efficient and sustainable construction. The subject area also includes design and risk management of geotechnical structures such as road and railway embankments, steep slopes, tunnels, rock caverns and dams. The specialisation combines soil and rock mechanics with probabilistic methods for the design of geotechnical structures, analyses of geotechnical uncertainties and risks, and environmental engineering.

Job duties

The associate professor is expected to teach in geotechnical engineering at the first-, second- and third-cycle levels, this involves, among other things, serving as course-responsible teacher and examiner, developing courses and supervising degree projects. Administrative duties are also included. The job duties also include conducting research in the subject area, serving as principal supervisor and assistant supervisor for doctoral students, as well as applying for research funding and serving as project coordinator. The associate professor is further expected to collaborate both within KTH's academic environments related to research and teaching and with societal actors in the industry. The associate professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within three years. If necessary, a language plan will be established to assist in this at the time of appointment.


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

  1. been awarded a PhD or have corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is significant to the subject matter of the appointment and the duties that it will involve, and
  2. demonstrated documented 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. 

It is of the highest importance that the applicant has

  • research expertise in the subject field.
  • teaching skills in the subject field.
  • the ability to pursue third-stream activities and also provide information about research and development work.

It is of the next highest importance that the applicant has

  • expertise to develop and lead activities and staff. This includes having documented knowledge in diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.
  • administrative expertise
  • interpersonal skills

Trade union representatives

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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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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly pay
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number VL-2021-0140
  • Stefan Larsson, professor, +4687906016
  • Fredrik Johansson, lektor, +467907991
Published 18.Nov.2022
Last application date 21.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

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