HALMSTAD UNIVERSITY, Sweden, invites applications for the vacant position of
- a full time permanent position at the Department of Business and Technology.

Halmstad University´s strategic profile includes three areas of strength – development of Organisations, Products and Quality of Life. The research group Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics and Health is tied to several research areas; Biological and Environmental Systems (BLESS), Embedded Intelligent Systems (EIS), and Centre of Wellbeing, Health and Sports (CVHI). The research is carried out in Ergonomics and Biomechanics related to Prevention, Sport Biomechanics, Rehabilitation and Training. The emphasis on muscle structure and function spans from cellular level to whole body function. There is also a close collaboration with other healthcare technology organisations related to the University.

Programmes linked to Ergonomics and Biomechanics are: Biomechanical Engineering programme – Human-technology, Biomedicine – Exercise Training, and a one year master programme: Sport and Exercise Science – Human Performance.

Job description:
The work duties include theoretical and practical teaching in Ergonomics and Biomechanics and tutoring at basic- and advanced level, as well as active research related to the subject area. Duties also include some administrative tasks.
Some research and teaching take place in the laboratory of Biomechanics and Physiology. It is therefore an advantage if the applicant has competence in any of the technologies:
– 3D analysis
– Ergonomic simulation programme (Human V5)
– Electromyography
– Other biomechanical measurement techniques

“Those qualified for appointment as a senior lecturer are, except in disciplines in the fine, applied performing arts, a person who has demonstrated teaching expertise and been awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve. …” Ordinance Chapter 4, section 4 (2010:1064)

In addition to the general qualifications listed above, Halmstad University requires that a senior lecturer has successfully completed teacher training for the higher education sector or in some other way acquired the equivalent skills and expertise. In case someone do not fulfill these requirements, the qualification must be acquired within two years from the starting date of the employment.

It is favourable if the applicant is actively engaged in research within any of the disciplines ergonomics, biomechanics or related fields. Since teaching is to be carried out in Swedish as well as in English, adequate skills in both languages are required.

Assessment criteria:
The assessment criteria for appointment as a senior lecturer shall be the degree of the expertise required as a qualification for employment. As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching expertise as to the assessment of other qualifying criteria laid down in the first paragraph above ( i. e. the research competence). Each higher education institution determines itself what assessment criteria are otherwise to apply to the appointment of a senior lecturer. Ordinance Chapter 4, section 4 (2010:1064)

Halmstad University has decided on the following assessment criteria (besides research competence and teaching expertise) for the appointment of senior lecturers: administrative skills, the ability to develop and lead activities and staff, involvement in cooperative ventures with the wider community and the ability to disseminate information relating to research and development work.

Salary: Salary is to be settled by negotiation. Please enter a statement of the salary level required in the application.

For further information please contact Marie Mattson, head of the science department, or Marianne Magnusson, docent, or alternatively union representatives Inger Wieslander, lecturer (SACO) or Robert Pettersson, technician (OFR). They can all be reached at: +46 35 16 71 00.

Please quote ref no SET 3/11 and provide Halmstad University with your application on March 7, 2011, at the latest. Please e-mail your application (except publications) to registrator@hh.se and send the complete application (in the form of three packages as stated below) to Högskolan i Halmstad, Registrator, Kristian IV:s väg 3, 302 50 HALMSTAD.

All applications should consist of three ready-made packages, each containing:
- a personal letter,
- a short statement covering the applicant’s scholarly and teaching merits together with other areas of experience,
- an attested curriculum vitae/list of qualifications with statement of references, clearly documented and attested with enclosed certificates,
- a list of publications,
- a maximum of eight cited publications,
- attested documents which demonstrate the applicant’s ability to develop and lead research and teaching activities and staff concerned, in addition to demonstrating experience in the development of extra-mural and community-wide cooperation and the administrative skills in general, and
- a statement of the salary level required.

All copies must be attested. The University must receive any complementary materials no later than three weeks after closing date.