Jönköping University
Professor in management of construction production
Jönköping University
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Published: 6 months ago
Application deadline: Jun 30
Location: Jönköping , Sweden
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Professor in management of construction production

School of Engineering, Construction Engineering and Lighting Science

The School of Engineering, JTH, is one of four schools that are part of Jönköping University. It is our vision to be leaders in Europe in developing and spreading new technology and knowledge that reinforce the international competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises.
JTH offers education at all levels. Contact with industry is an important part of our education in order to ensure that the education is anchored in reality, and to acquire practical experience.Research and third-cycle education are targeted at Industrial product realisation in cooperation, especially applications for small and medium-sized enterprises. Research takes place in collaboration with companies, research institutes and other university colleges of technology, in common projects.

Within the department of Construction Engineering and Lighting Science there are good possibilities for personal development by participating in research projects, mostly done in close co-operation with industry. The research is interdisciplinary and includes the whole chain from coating process and material properties to materials science as well as modelling and simulation. The department today consists of 17 researchers and PhD students.

Job description

We are seeking one Professor with a background in construction, production, or operations management to work in the Built Environment research group. The research is conducted in close cooperation with other relevant fields within the school of engineering, for instance Product Development and Industrial Engineering and Management. The work consists of research and teaching in the area construction engineering.

The primary research focus concerns how an integrated industrialized construction process can be created for customizing and optimizing the design and production of the final product. It also entails the integration of planning, design and management of production in construction projects. For instance, how digital technologies, tools and applications can be used for information management in an integrated building process.

A close cooperation with relevant companies is also one of the foundations of the work within the School of Engineering. Other integral parts of the research activities are to apply for research grants from external funding agencies, as well as supervision of PhD and master students.


We are looking for researchers with a strong track record in the area of construction as well as having experience from cross-disciplinary research in cooperation with companies.

The following qualifications are mandatory for all applicants

  • Doctoral degree in the field of production management in construction, or construction engineering, or other relevant fields.
  • The candidate is expected to have a genuine interest and curiosity in the subject and ability to work both independently and in teams.
  • Publications in relevant international scientific journals.
  • Proven experience of teaching in amounting to at least one year full-time teaching.
  • Pedagogical education or equivalent, as well as evidence of pedagogical skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and proven ability to teach and examine courses using English at the university level.
  • Experience in writing research grant applications.

The following competences are considered merits

  • Experience from multidisciplinary collaboration.
  • Experience in writing research grant applications, in collaborating internationally in research, and in collaborating and interacting with private, public and voluntary sector organizations.


Employment starts from October 1st 2017 or after agreement.

It is a fulltime position until further notice. Collective agreement is applicable.

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.

Questions about the position can addressed to:

Head of department, Thomas Olsson,, +46 (0)36-10 1956
Associate Dean of Research, Magnus Granström, magnus.granströ, +46 (0)36-10 1582
Dean and Managing Director, Ingrid Wadskog,, +46 (0)36-10 1650

Union representatives:
Saco-S, Mikael Palmgren, or OFR, Thomas Axelsson, Contact phone number for them both is +46 (0)36-10 1000.


Please send your application via, no later than June 30, 2017. Your application should include:

  • Motivation letter: Please state why you wish to work in academic research in these research topics, giving an account of your academic interests and your specific qualifications and competences. Maximum two A4 pages.
  • Curriculum vitae with scientific publications list
  • Relevant transcripts (e.g. for the MSc or PhD) or registration extract
  • Digital copy of the PhD thesis if applicable
  • At least one reference with name, phone number and e-mail address

Type of employment: Permanent position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: 1 october, 2017
Salary: fixed monthly salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Jönköping
County: Jönköpings län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: 2017/400-221

  • Thomas Olsson, 036-101956
  • Ingrid Wadskog, 036-101650
  • Magnus Granström, 036-101582
Union representative: 
  • Mikael Palmgren, Saco-S, 036-10 16 47
  • Thomas Axelsson, OFR, 036-10 10 76
Published: 03.Feb.2017
Last application date: 03.Mar.2017 11:59 PM CET
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