KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Associate professorship in applied ethics with a special focus on bioethics
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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.
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Application deadline: Apr 20
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Associate professorship in applied ethics with a special focus on bioethics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The School of Architecture and the Built Environment is one of ten schools at KTH. We employ about 700 people and we have about 3 000 students. We have a unique breadth of subject range where we educate and research on future society, about how cities, buildings and infrastructure should be designed and built. On how to create a good living environment for people while taking into account environmental, energy, economic and social factors. We are proud of the good relations we have with industry and other players in the world.

Subject area

Applied ethics with a special focus on bioethics.

Subject description

The subject encompasses applied ethics with a special focus on technology applied to healthcare.

Job description

The position involves teaching and research. In the first four years, contributions to the division’s on-going research on patient centred care form an important part of the responsibilities. It is also part of the job to apply for external funding and to collaborate in applications to external funders. Teaching of the division’s first and second cycle courses at KTH is included. Course development and other pedagogical activities form a core part of the teaching responsibilities. Supervision of PhD students and collaboration with the surrounding society are parts of the tasks.  

Eligibility

To be eligible for a position as associate professor the applicant must:  

  1. Have a PhD exam, the equivalent scientific competence, or professional skills pertinent to the subject area of the position and the tasks included in the position
  1. Documented pedagogical proficiency  

Assessment criteria 

It is of highest importance that the applicant has:

  • scientific skills within the subject field comparable with the level of docent. The skills must be shown by high-level scientific publication, by which is meant articles in peer reviewed international journals and books published by high-quality international scientific publishing houses. 

It is of second highest importance that the applicant has:

  • pedagogical skills and experience of teaching engineering students within the subject field (e.g the ethics of biotechnology, or the ethics of medical technology)
  • ability to co-operate with the surrounding society and to communicate information on research and development
  • a documented and wide international network, and good communicative skills. 

It is also of importance that the applicant has:

  • skills in the development and management of both activities and personnel. This includes knowledge of equal opportunities and diversity, with a special focus on gender equality
  • administrative skills
  • collaborative skills
  • ability to teach in both Swedish and English

Trade union representatives

Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH:s web page.

Application

Your application should follow KTH:s CV template for employment of teachers. Please remember that it is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Log into KTH:s recruitment system in order to apply to this position online.

Other

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment: Permanent position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: According to agreement
Salary: Monthly pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: VL-2016-0086
Contact:
  1. Anders Karlström Professor, +46 8 790 92 63
  2. Sven Ove Hansson Professor, +46 8 790 95 64
Published: 2017-02-20
Last application date: 2017-04-20
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