The School of JTH, Industrial product development, production and design

The School of Engineering (JTH) 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. You work closely with colleagues in an international environment with great opportunities to influence and develop.

The Department of Industrial 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 five educational programs at our campus in Jönköping. In addition, the department is responsible for two educational programs in Nässjö and Värnamo. The department has a strong engagement in the development of research and education within Knowledge Intensive Product Realization which is a strategic area at Jönköping University.

The department of Industrial Product Development, Production and Design is now looking to hire an Associate Senior Lecturer in integrated product and production development with focus on industrialized building of wood-based single- and multi-family houses.

The position is intended to contribute to merit for a subsequent employment as an Assistant Professor at JTH.



Your tasks as an Associate Senior Lecturer will mainly include teaching and research with a distribution of about 50% each initially. The teaching will take place mainly on advanced level in product- and production development. Teaching at the department of building technology and lighting science may also be relevant.

You will mainly teach in the master's program in Product design, Production engineering and management or in our other 5-year master program (SE: Civilingenjörsprogram) in Industrial product development. Teaching is also planned for in program courses in industrial construction and in courses for professionals.

Additionally, supervision and examination of thesis work is in focus. Work with course administration is also relevant for this position.

The research efforts will mainly be linked to the IDEAL research project at the PPD department and be linked to planned industrial doctoral student(s) with a focus on industrialized building of wood-based single- and multi-family houses.

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.



To be eligible for this position, we see that you have a doctoral degree in one of the following areas or equivalent:

  • production systems
  • production development
  • product and production development
  • industrial construction

You have experience of industrialized building of wood-based single- and multi-family houses. Experience of research in close collaboration with industry with a focus on product and production platforms is a strong merit.

As 50% of your working time is set for teaching, you must be interested in pedagogical activities and have completed training in higher education in pedagogy or otherwise acquired corresponding knowledge. You should have documented pedagogical skills and experience of teaching at university level. Experience of supervising thesis work projects is necessary, and it is an advantage if you have experience of course responsibility or program responsibility.

Jönköping University has a clear international character, which also requires good written and communicative ability in English. Written and communicative skills in Swedish is considered 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.

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

For complete eligibility requirements for a position as an Associate Senior Lecturer at Jönköping University, see the applicable parts of the Regulations for the employment of teachers at Jönköping University.



The position is a permanent employment of 100%, starting 1st of May 2021 or as agreed upon, a trial period of 6 months is applicable.

Collective agreements and individual salary setting are applicable.

The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis, whereupon appointments can be made before the last application date.



Welcome with your application, no later than 2021-01-24.

Your application should include

  • a personal cover letter.
  • CV and attested credentials.
  • references.
  • attested certificates and diploma.
  • a publication list.
  • your dissertation.
  • a pedagogic portfolio.


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. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit

Anställningsform Tillsvidareanställning
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde 2021-05-01 eller enligt överenskommelse
Löneform Månadslön
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100%
Ort Jönköping
Län Jönköpings län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2020/4888-221
  • Olof Granath, +46 36-10 1749
  • Fredrik Elgh, +46 36-10 1672
Facklig företrädare
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +46 36-10 1076
  • Mikael Palmgren, Saco-S, +46 36-10 1647
Publicerat 2021-01-04
Sista ansökningsdag 2021-01-24

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