Type of employment: Permanent post
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Business Administration, Göteborg
First day of employment: By agreement
Reference number: PER 2012/40
The School of Business, Economics and Law (the School) has more than 7,400 students, 450 employees, and 150 international university partners. There are six departments for the School's main areas of study: Business and Law. The School enjoys a close relationship with both the private business sector and the public organisation sector. The School is one of only 60 universities in the world with a five-year EQUIS accreditation - an international recognition of high quality management education.
Logistics and Transportation is an important area in the School's research and education activities. Research is conducted in close association with Chalmers University of Technology at the research centres Lighthouse and Northern LEAD. Together, the two universities run the Sustainable Transport Initiative with strategic research funding from the Swedish Government. A Bachelor Degree programme is offered in Logistics, and a Master's Degree programme is offered in Logistics and Transport Management.
The research group in Logistics consists of two professors, five international guest professors, five associate professors/senior lecturers, a post-doctoral researcher and five doctoral students. In addition, there is a recruitment process for two more senior lecturers. For additional information, see the following website: http://www.fek.handels.gu.se/english/sections/ifel/research/
Due to strong research funding as well as an increase in education and management responsibilities we are able to make this announcement of a Professorship.
Business Administration - with a focus on Logistics and Transport Management
Logistics and Transportation deal with the economic, organisational and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) aspects of the flows of materials and their physical distribution. Key areas are the design and management of innovative, effective and sustainable logistics and transportations systems. The development of methods and models for evaluating the competitiveness and environmental performance of transport systems is another relevant area.
The research group takes a systems view of logistics and transport of goods. The research is conducted in intermodel freight transport, maritime logistics, transport efficiency, sustainable logistics, ICT for transport, and urban freight transport.
The responsibilities of this professorship are teaching and publishing research as well as providing leadership in the development of the research and educational activities of the Department at all levels and at various levels of the School. It is also expected that the appointed professor will contribute to the national and international research environment and will participate in related private and public sector activities. In addition, the appointed professor will actively seek external funding for the research activities and the research education.
The applicant should provide evidence of scientific and pedagogic competences. It is required that the applicant is able to teach in English. The abililty to teach in Swedish is viewed positively (HF4 kap 3§ and the University of Gothenburg's employment rules).
In the evaluation of the applicant's competences, equal weight is given to her/his scientific and pedagogic competences. The evaluation shall also take into consideration the applicant's administrative skills, the ability to develop and lead activities and personnel, the ability to finance and manage research projects, and the ability to work with the society.
A research focus in or close to the research group's current interests is viewed positively.
It is important that the appointed professor shall contribute both scientifically and pedagogically. It is also important that she/he has the personal characteristics suitable for working cooperatively with internal and external persons in order to develop the Department. As men currently dominate in the research area, we especially encourage women candidates to apply for the professorship.
The selection process may require trial lectures, interviews, and reference checks. Applicants who lack formal training in teaching and learning in higher education are expected to attend a course or acquire equivalent knowledge within one year from the initial employment date.
Applications must contain the following:
Applicant's Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
Evidence of education: grade transcripts or other documents. (Tab 9)
Letter of Intent (maximum 2 pages) in which the applicant explains his/her expected contribution in the position. (Tab 2 )
Description of applicant's research qualifications. (Tab 8.1)
This description should list a maximum of ten research examples with an explanation of why they were selected for inclusion. In addition, the applicant should include a summary statement of his/her research projects, interests and goals.
The research publications/writings should be included in the Attachments. (Tab 9)
Description of pedagogic qualifications. (Tab 8.2 )
This description should include a summary of the applicant's pedagogic education that includes a list of teaching experiences and instructional materials used (a maximum of ten items) and a summary statement of his/her views on pedagogic goals and methods.
Quality reviews, course evaluations (or similar documents) should be included in the Attachments. (Tab 9 )
A summary statement on leadership and administrative qualifications (Tab 8.3) and on collaboration qualifications. (Tab 8.4) Attachments. (Tab 9 )
References. (Tab 7)
All Attachments should be included under (Tab 9 ) and should be identified by title and by content.
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Jonas Flodén, senior lecturer
+46 31 786 5131
Johan Woxenius, professor
+46 31 786 1453
Freddy Hällsten, head of department
+46 31 786 1508
SACO: Mikael Johansson
+46 31 786 2749
OFR/S: Stefan Schedin
+46 31 786 1167
SEKO: Lennart Olsson
+46 31 786 1173
Please apply online.
Complementary documents, such as publications/books should be sent in three copies to the following address:
School of Business, Economics and Law
University of Gotheburg
Academic Appointment Board
SE 405 30 GOTHENBURG
Reference number PER 2012/40 should be clearly stated when sending complementary documents.
The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.
Salary is determined on an individual basis.
Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.