Senior lecturer in Science, Technology and Society

Chalmers University of Technology
June 22 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Department of Technology Management and Economics conducts prominent research within areas such as logistics, innovation, entrepreneurship, industrial marketing and quality sciences. The department consists of seven divisions and three research centres. Our research is linked to several of Chalmers Areas of Advance.


Information about the division

The Division for Science, Technology and Society (STS) focuses on the societal role of science and technology in the modern and contemporary world. The research and teaching conducted at the division encompasses a broad spectrum of perspectives. Among the disciplines and fields represented are history of science and technology, innovation and sustainability studies, infrastructure and policy studies, science and technology studies as well as gender studies, philosophy and sociology. Key research areas are the built environment and urban mobility, digital economies and societies, disruptive technologies and sharing economies, gender and higher education, large technological systems, transnational history, university history, users of technology and technology-in-use. The division gives courses in the Bachelor's programmes Industrial Engineering and Management, Software Engineering and Humans, Technology, Society as well as Master's programmes such as Management and Economics of Innovation and Quality and Operations Management.

-The details of the departmental research activities may be found here.

Major responsibilities

The position as Senior lecturer at Science, Technology and Society is a full-time position aimed primarily at teaching in Science, Technology and Society. Your main focus will be teaching Bachelor's and Master's courses such as Technology for a Global Sustainable Society, Technology and Society, Green IT and Innovation. You will also coordinate the division's portfolio of MTS-courses as well as supervise Master students when needed. You are expected to develop your teaching and learning skills. You are expected to conduct research of high international quality within the subject area and to apply for external funding. Science, Technology and Society is a young and ambitious division, and you are expected to actively participate in its build-up. Furthermore, you are expected to contribute to and sustain the collegial atmosphere of the division as well as the department.

Position summary

Full-time permanent position.


Applicants should have a PhD degree in History of Science and Technology, Science and Technology Studies, Technology and Social Change or similar disciplines. Other relevant degrees are Anthropology, Economic History, Ethnology, History, Innovation Studies, Policy Studies and Sociology.

Main qualifications are:

- performed documented high-quality research within the subject area

- documented teaching and supervising experience within the subject area

- postdoctoral positions or correspondingly

- shown ambition and success in attracting external funding

- a strong international research profile

- participation in international research networks within the subject area

- experience of interdisciplinary research collaboration

- experience of collaboration with partners outside academia

A Senior lecturer in Science, Technology and Society must be highly proficient in Swedish and English. If the applicant is not a native speaker in Swedish, he or she is expected to teach in Swedish within two years. Chalmers offers courses in Swedish.

At least 15 higher education credits in teaching and learning in higher education or corresponding expertise are required. We also place a great deal of emphasis on your pedagogical portfolio. 

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20160355 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Family name, Ref. number) including:

• CV

• Complete list of publications, (Divided into peer reviewed/non peer reviewed journal articles, conference contributions, etc).

• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:

• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself present your qualifications and describe your future research plans.

• Previous research fields and main research results.

• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:


• Copies of your most relevant publications in full format (maximum of ten publications). It is a good idea to attach the files as a PDF or compress them into a Zip file.

Pedagogical qualifications: 

• Please use the specified format for the Pedagogical Portfolio when you compile your pedagogical qualifications.

• Certificates of courses completed in pedagogy for higher education (15 ECTS points, 10 Swedish credit points in the previous credit system), or other equivalent courses, or proven equivalent pedagogical expertise.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 15 August 2017

For questions, please contact:

Per Lundin, Head of Division Science, Technology and Society,, +46 31 7721528

Maria Elmquist, Head of Department,, +46 31 7728412

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. *** 



Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


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