School of Industrial Engineering and Management at KTH

Subject field

Thermal Technologies with specialization in Decarbonized Circular Industries

Subject description

The subject includes knowledge of thermal components and processes with a focus on heat for industry and their links to renewable energy sources, recovered heat, and stored energy. The subject includes how thermal technologies can be integrated with industrial processes for achieving low greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore the subject includes insight on how such integration can aid industry in achieving circularity by reducing primary energy and material demands, increasing re-use and recovery of process streams, minimizing waste, and enhancing economic competitiveness. Finally, the subject contains knowledge of both experimental and modeling methods in the field.


The employment includes research, teaching, and supervision. The assistant professor is expected to create new networks within and outside KTH, develop activities towards new research areas, and actively apply for research funding. Teaching will be at first, second, and third cycles in the subject area. Activities are expected to contribute to fulfilling KTH's goals of sustainable development.

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 there are special reasons.  Special reasons’ refers 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 within the subject area 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.

Of second highest importance is that the applicant has

  • an interest in and understanding regarding pedagogical development within the subject field in question
  • 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

It is also important that the applicant has

  • administrative expertise
  • experience from a postdoctoral visit in a research environment other than the university at which the applicant defended their doctoral thesis.
  • experience from research and development work within industry or other organizations can be considered equivalent to a traditional postdoctoral stay at 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.

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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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 salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number VL-2024-0038
  • Rafael Eduardo Guedez Mata,
Published 16.May.2024
Last application date 05.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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