School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Subject field

Chemical Engineering with specialization in electrolysers and fuel cells.

Subject description

The subject area rests on a foundation of chemical and electrochemical reaction engineering. It includes charge transfer and mass transport, the use of balance equations for charge, mass and energy to describe electrochemical processes on surfaces, in porous electrodes and whole cells. Both experimental electrochemical measurement methodology and theoretical modelling are included. Electrochemical reactions and transport processes in electrolysers and fuel cells are of central importance for the subject field. Minimising losses and increasing system performance and lifespan with sustainable materials and components, as well as with efficient operation, are important goals.


The position includes research and teaching in the subject field. It includes supervision at first level, advanced level and postgraduate level. The assistant professor is also expected to participate in courses outside their own subject field, for example in the various chemistry-oriented education programmes given by the School of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health. Teaching at first level takes place in Swedish, while higher courses are given in English. The applicant is expected to be able to teach in both English and Swedish at the latest upon promotion to associate professor. If necessary, a language plan is established as support in connection with employment.

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 Swedish 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 completed a doctorate or equivalent scientific competence is qualified for appointment as an assistant professor. Candidates who met those qualifications a maximum of five years before the deadline for applying for the appointment as an assistant professor has expired should be prioritized. Other candidates may also be considered if there are special reasons. ’Special reasons’ refer to absence due to illness, parental leave or other similar circumstances.

Assessment criteria

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

  • scientific expertise demonstrated through scientific publications, conference attendance, attendance of research cooperation and also other undertakings in the scientific community such as 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.
  • administrative expertise, which includes documented project management experience.
  • an interest in and understanding of pedagogical development within the subject field in question.

Of second highest importance is that the applicant has

  • established academic and industrial collaborations within the subject area both nationally and internationally.

It is also important that the applicant has

  • interest in and insights concerning leadership in academia, collaboration with the outside community, and awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues with a particular focus on gender equality.
  • experience from a postdoctoral visit in a research environment other than the university at which the applicant defended their doctoral thesis. In application-oriented areas, experience from research and development work within the industry or other organisations is considered to correspond to a traditional postdoc visit to another university.

Special grounds of assessment for promotion to associate professor

When assessing applications for promotion to associate professor, provisions according to Section 1.2.4 of Appointments procedure at KTH will be applied. Ability to teach in Swedish is a merit that is given great importance in the application for promotion.

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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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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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Type of employment Temporary 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-2024-0027
  • Carina Lagergren, Head of Dep., +4687906507
  • Göran Lindbergh, Head of Division, +4687908143
Published 08.May.2024
Last application date 24.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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