Assistant professor in Physics of medical imaging
Assistant professor in Physics of medical imaging Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, School of Engineering Sciences
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Physics of medical imaging with focus on experimental spectral tomography
Research in the subject area and teaching in physics at Bachelor, Masters’ and Ph.D. level. Supervision of Masters’ and Ph.D. students. Collaboration with medical doctors and researchers at MedTechLabs and relevant Departments at KTH for medical applications within the subject area. The appointee is expected to undertake administrative duties within the Physics Department. The appointee is required 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.
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Of highest importance is that the applicant has
- research expertise in the subject area 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.
Of second highest importance is that the applicant has
- an interest in and understanding of pedagogical development within the subject field in question.
- postdoc visits to a research environment other than the university at which the applicant defended their doctoral thesis.
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 and other 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 teaching and supervising expertise.
Applicants should be able to teach Bachelor-level courses in Swedish. The ability to collaborate with personal at KTH and within society at large is considered an important attribute.
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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.
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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-2018-1284 Contact
- Lanie Gutierrez-Farewik, Director, MedTechLabs, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mats Danielsson Head of Physics of Medical Imaging, email@example.com
- Mark Pearce, Head of Physics Department, firstname.lastname@example.org
Published 09.Jan.2019 Last application date 10.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET