Professor in Technology and Social Change

Linköping University - Department of Thematic Studies

hereby advertises a position as

Professor in Technology and Social Change
formally based at the Department of Thematic Studies

Appointment programme

Technology and Social Change is a nationally and internationally leading environment for research and education in how people create and use technology, and how technological change is interwoven with cultural patterns, everyday life, politics and economy. Third cycle and first cycle studies specialising in issues of technology and social change are carried out at the department.

Research and teaching within the department are focused on a number of important technological fields, and conducted from a number of different theoretical perspectives. The activities are currently organized into four broad programme areas - Environmental Humanities; Body, Knowledge, Subjectivity; Science, Technology & Valuation Practices; Technology, Everyday Life and Society.
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The tasks within the announced professorship will comprise individual research, teaching and supervision of post-graduate students, research leadership, active responsibility for the continued development of Tema T, and collegial participation in intellectual, leadership and administrative roles.

The candidate shall demonstrate scientific expertise and a publication record at a high international level within fields relevant for the study of technology and social change. Documented scientific skills within humanities and/or social science are of particular merit as is research in interdisciplinary contexts.

The candidate will also have a track record of receiving external donations and lead research projects, collaborate with participants outside of the academy and supervision of post-graduate students.

Evidence of pedagogical skills from teaching in fields relevant for 'Urban and Regional Planning' are an additional merit.

The duties assigned to teaching staff may comprise educational responsibilities or research, and administrative tasks. Teachers are also responsible for monitoring developments within their subject areas and developments in the wider community that are significant to their role as a teacher at a higher education institution. The holder of the appointment will participate in teaching at undergraduate and advanced levels.

An applicant who has demonstrated both academic and teaching skills shall be qualified for this appointment. 

More information on the grounds for assessment, see web link below.

Appointment procedure
The position will be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University on the advice of the Appointments Board. A letter of intent will be required of the applicants who make the short list for the position. 

Starting date
By agreement.

The University applies individual salary scales based on the experience of the employee and the labour market.

Application procedure
Apply for the position at the web link below. Your application must be received no later than 15 January 2018.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered. 

Contact person

Per Gyberg
Head of Department
+46 13 28 5616

Harald Rohracher
Professor, Head of Unit
+46 13 28 2975

Maria Wallgren
Secretary of the Appointments board
+46 13 28 10 51 

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