Tuesday, 7 February 2012

KTH Associate Professor in Media Technology with specialization in Dynamic and Interactive Visual Media Job in Sweden

KTH in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all branches of engineering and includes architecture, industrial management and urban planning. There are a total of just over 15,000 first and second level students and more than 1,600 doctoral students. KTH has almost 4,300 employees.

KTH Computer Science and Communication is Sweden’s leading research and education institution in Information Technology, with activities at both KTH and Stockholm University. The activities of the school focus on higher education and research within the traditional core areas of numerical analysis and computer science; from theory building and analysis of mathematical models to algorithm construction, implementation and simulation. Other core areas of growing importance are technology and methods for the support of human communication and computer mediated cooperation. The applied research includes scientific computing, computer science, computer vision, robotics, neuroinformatics and neural networks, human-computer interaction, media technology, and communication through speech and music. For more information, go to www.kth.se/csc and follow the link to our “international website”.

The school of Computer Science and Communication at KTH announces an Associate Professor position in the area of Media Technology with specialization in dynamic and interactive visual media.

The department of Media technology and interaction design is a cross disciplinary group that performs research and education within e.g. media technology and graphic production, human computer interaction and interaction design. Connected to the department are the two centra in visualization and in sustainable communication.

Job duties include teaching at undergraduate and master level as well as supervision of doctoral students, and project financed research. The distribution between research and teaching is normally equal.

Subject area
Media technology with specialization in Dynamic and Interactive Visual Media

Subject description
The subject deals with processes, standards and methods for production of medial services and media content for distribution through various channels for dynamic and interactive visual media. Image and video production is a prioritized area.

Eligibility requirements
Persons eligible for employment as Associate Professor are those who have been awarded a doctor’s degree, or possess scientific expertise of a corresponding nature. Completed courses in teaching and learning in higher education or in some other manner acquired corresponding knowledge, as well as demonstrated teaching skills, is also required. The applicant’s ability to apply for and receive funding for research projects, and the ability to lead education and research activities are special eligibility requirements.

Assessment criteria
Particular emphasis is placed on academic skills in the subject area, documented in presentations and publications in leading conferences and journals. Equal emphasis is placed on the applicant’s skills and ability to plan, lead and perform high quality education on undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in the subject area.

Experience of and ability to develop and renew pedagogy in the subject area is of great importance. Furthermore, the ability to collaborate with the society at large, and the ability to inform about research and development is of importance. Of special importance is also documented ability to collaborate with other research groups at KTH.

The candidate should be able to teach in both English and Swedish. A candidate that is not able to teach in Swedish from the start is expected to obtain this capability during the first two years of the appointment.

Form of employment: Permanent position.
Work time: Full time.
Start date: According to agreement.
Number of positions: 1.

Last day of application: 29 February, 2012
Kindly, quote the reference number: VL-2011-0122

The application should be sent via ordinary post to

Registrar’s office
Valhallavägen 79
S-100 44 Stockholm

For more information about the application procedure, please see the instructions which should be followed as closely as possible, “CV template concerning the application for employment as and promotion to professor/associate professor” www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/cv-mall-avseende-ansokan-om-anstallning-som-och-befordran-till-professor-lektor-1.2112?l=en_UK

Complete applications should be received no later than 29-02-2012. The applications, including publications (maximum number 10), should be submitted in three identical packages when applying for an associate professorship. Each package is to be marked with the reference number VL-2011-0122.

For information about KTH see www.kth.se .
For further questions about the application procedure, please contact:
Kia Vejdegren,
Phone: +46 8 790 69 32,
E-mail: kiav@kth.se

Ann Lantz, Associate professor and director of the department
Phone: 08-790 68 71
E-mail: alz@kth.se

Björn Hedin, director of studies
Phone: 08-790 69 90
E-mail: bjornh@kth.se

Eva-Lena Åkerman, HR Manager, Queries concerning employment at KTH
Phone: +46 8 790 9106
E-mail: ela@csc.kth.se

Trade union representatives:
David Spangenberg, SACO
Phone: +46 8 790 94 37
E-mail: davidspa@kth.se .

Niclas Carlsson, ST
Phone: +46 8 790 84 16
E-mail: nc@kth.se .

Per-Ove Öster, LO/SEKO
Phone: +46 70 690 83 82
E-mail: perove@admin.kth.se

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