JTH, Industrial product development, production and design

The School of Engineering is one of four schools within Jönköping University. We offer attractive technical education at undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct advanced research in several technological areas. The School of Engineering is able to award doctorates in the area of industrial product realization. We collaborate with the surrounding society to develop new technology and spread knowledge to strengthen the competitiveness of companies. We have been awarded the accreditation "Engaged University" by the international organization ACEEU (Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities) and in three categories received the highest rating "Excellent". Working with us, you are close to colleagues in an international environment with great opportunities to influence and develop.

The department of Product development, production and design conducts education and research in areas such as product development, production development and industrial design. The department is responsible for four educational programs at Campus in Jönköping. In addition, the department is responsible for two education programs in Nässjö and Värnamo. The department has a strong engagement in the development of research and education within Knowledge Intensive Product Realisation which is a strategic area at Jönköping University.

The department of Product Development, Production and Design is looking for a resource in Production Systems with focus on research projects, program management and teaching. Applications will be handled on an ongoing basis.


Work assignments

The work will mainly include teaching and research. Teaching will take place on basic and advanced level in production engineering at the department of Product development, production and design (PPD), foremost on the Production Engineering and Management program on master level.

Typical topics/courses relevant for the teaching are courses within Research Methodology and Production Development as well as in advanced project courses on Master level focusing on the integration of production and product development, in collaboration with industry.

Supervision of thesis work is also in focus. Work with course administration is also relevant for this position. There is an opportunity as Program Manager for the master program Production Engineering and Management on master level for the relevant applicant.

The research efforts will mainly be linked to research projects at the PPD department. Other research initiatives are set on the needs of the business, operations and the departments based on competence and qualification. Research takes place mainly in collaboration with industry.



We are looking for you who have a doctoral degree in Production Systems, Production Development or the equivalent. You have knowledge and experience of research within production. Experience of research within the wooden industry or house building industry, as well as in collaboration with manufacturing SMEs is a merit. Research in close collaboration with industry is a requirement. The department has a history of working in projects.

We expect applicants for this position to:

  • have experience of supervision of thesis work on master level and have at least one year of teaching experience in total, equal to a minimum of 1700 hours
  • be interested in pedagogical activities and have completed training in higher education pedagogy or otherwise acquired corresponding knowledge
  • have documented pedagogical skills and experience of teaching at university level
  • have experience of teaching within Research Methodology is a requirement.

Jönköping University has a clear international character, which also requires good written and communicative ability in English.

Driving license for car (at least B-level in Sweden) is a requirement to be able to carry out research together with industry and to be able to travel to our different campuses. 

Furthermore, it is considered meritorious if you have:

  • online/digital education skills
  • experience of course responsibility
  • written and communicative skills in Swedish is a merit.

To succeed and thrive in the role, we see it as necessary that you are driven, structured and responsible. It is also important to have good communication and collaboration skills when working together with students and staff.

For complete eligibility requirements for a position as assistant professor at Jönköping University, see the applicable parts of the "Regulations for the employment of teachers at Jönköping University"https://ju.se/about-us/employment-regulations-for-teachers



The position is a permanent employment of 100%, starting 1st of August 2023 or by agreement. 
Annual working time for teachers according to the university's collective agreement. The University of Jönköping implements individual salary setting.

The School of Engineering encourages applications of both female and male applicants. We are actively working for a more balanced distribution between male and female researchers/teachers.

We value having an organization made up of diverse skills, experiences, and abilities, which is why we encourage applications from all backgrounds.  We are committed to equality and diversity within our organization.



Welcome with your application, no later than 2023-02-17
The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis, whereupon appointments can be made before the last application date.

Your application is preferred in PDF form through our recruitment system and must include:

  • a cover letter and a CV 
  • three (3) references 
  • attested certificates and diploma
  • a publication list
  • a pedagogic portfolio
  • a dissertation

We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterised by internationalisation and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. For more information, visit www.ju.se

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-08-01, According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2023/478-211
  • Olof Granath, +4636-101749
Union representative
  • Mikael Palmgren, Saco-S, +4636-101647
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +4636-101076
Published 03.Feb.2023
Last application date 17.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

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