Senior Lecturer in informatics

The position refers to the area of Informatics, which at the University of Skövde is defined as the science that addresses how information is represented, processed and communicated in artificial and natural systems, and how such systems are used and developed in order to achieve usable and effective applications and solutions for individuals, organizations or society. Research and education in game development is carried out within two research groups: Interaction Lab and MTEC. This means that Skövde has a strong profile as one of the leading environments for game development in Sweden. We need to strengthen this environment with new researchers and teachers.

Application deadline: May 18th 2017
Reference number: HS 2016/1153

The position includes:

  • Research within the area of serious games.
  • Teaching at undergraduate and graduate level in game development and serious games.
  • Being a part of the future development of the research and education within game development in general and serious games in particular.
  • Additional assignments might be included in the position.

Qualificaton requirements

The qualification requirements are:

  • PhD or have the equivalent scientific qualifications or other professional skills that are of interest with respect to the subject matter and the tasks to be included in the position
  • proven pedagogical proficiency
  • ability to teach and grade student work in Swedish
  • documented ability to collaborate well.

Base of evaluation

In addition to the qualification requirements, the bases of evaluation for this position are:

  • Degree of proficiency that is required for the employment (see qualification requirements).
  • Certificate of completed training in teaching and learning in higher education (15 ECTS) or demonstration of equivalent education.
  • Documented good ability to work independently.
  • Ability to teach and grade student work in English.
  • Experience of research in game developing, especially Serious Games.
  • The degree of ability to disseminate research to the society.
  • Experience of research and collaboration with organizations outside the University.
  • Good ability to communicate well.

For this position special emphasis will be placed upon education within the area and experience of research and collaboration with organizations outside the university.

The University of Skövde strives towards ethnical and cultural diversity and equal gender distribution within all employment categories. As the majority of the employees in the subject area are men, the University especially invites women to apply for this position.

The position is a full time (100 %) permanent employment. The University applies a probationary period of 6 months.


Information about the positions

Johan Almer, Head of Division
Per Backlund, associate Professor of Informatics

Managing HR-specialist

Hanna Carlsson
Human Resources Office

Union information

Anders Johansson, SACO-s
Sonja Nohlgren, ST

These persons may be reached through the Universitys switchboard 0046-(0)500-448000.

Your application

Your application must be marked with the reference number and provided to the Registrar, University of Skövde, Box 408, SE-541 28 Skövde, Sweden or by e-mail to no later than the application deadline.

The application must be submitted with an attested list of qualifications, certificate of degree, a brief written account of scientific, pedagogical and other activities (including future work plans and development within respective activity), work referred to, no more than five scientific publications (a minimum of two published during the last three years) and no more than five work intended for documenting the pedagogical proficiency including a list of (all) publications. Information about employment at the University is provided in our Terms of Employment (Anställningsordning). All documents must be submitted in three sets (in three identical folders) that may be provided to expert evaluators without further treatment. (Documents should – to the extent possible – be in English which enables evaluations by foreign experts.)

According to the regulations of the National Archives the University is obliged to keep application documents for two years after the appointment of the position. Applicant requesting documents to be returned will have them returned after the two years, otherwise they will be eliminated.