Chalmers is recruiting an Assistant Professor within the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems Program (WASP). We seek a creative individual who wants to join Chalmers as a tenure-track Assistant Professor and accelerate our quest for new knowledge and sustainability.
Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmer. Therefore, female applicants are strongly encouraged.
For more details, please see below and the following link:
This is a great opportunity for young researchers working on autonomous systems to join the Computer Science and Engineering department and the WASP research platform. Distributed/Parallel Computing and Systems are areas of interest for this call.
Assistant Professor within Autonomous systems
Chalmers is recruiting an Assistant Professor within the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems Program (WASP). We seek a creative individual who wants to join Chalmers as tenure-track Assistant Professor and accelerate our quest for new knowledge and sustainability.
Information about the position
At Chalmers University of Technology, our inspiring, world class research environments tackle pressing scientific and societal challenges. Through our strong collaborative tradition of combining expertise from different disciplines, we are especially equipped to contribute to complex needs of our society and a sustainable future.
The position is funded by Chalmers and Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems Program (WASP), Sweden’s largest individual research program ever. WASP provides a platform for academic research and education, fostering interaction with Sweden’s leading technology companies. WASP has the ambition to strengthen and develop Sweden’s knowledge and competence in the selected area, important for the modern society. The main focus of the research within WASP is artificial intelligence and autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to and learning from their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, forming intelligent systems-of-systems. For more details about WASP see http://wasp-sweden.org/
The term “autonomous systems”, somewhat abstract, is used for autonomous artefacts and large-scale self-managing systems consisting of physical infrastructure and software that, together with humans, provide increased functionality, sustainability, and efficiency for society, e.g., self-driving vehicles, smart transportation systems, and cloud infrastructures. The recent technological progress has led to that those autonomous systems can be no longer separated from the environments in which they are embedded. Scientific and technological advances in the areas of data analytics, the Internet of Things, control and decision making, and in perception and sensing technologies are essential to the development of autonomous systems. Collaboration and interaction are other trends in the science of autonomous systems. Chalmers is one of the leading international centers in many areas that are fundamental for autonomous systems and their application, for example computer vision and decision making for ADAS systems, autonomous vehicles and life science engineering. The above-mentioned topics are only examples of relevant research areas within this field. We welcome applications even in topics not explicitly listed here.
Chalmers conducts internationally leading research in several areas that belong to autonomous systems and software engineering and technology. This research is carried out in several departments, in particular Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanics and Maritime Sciences. It is also carried out in Chalmers Areas of Advance, in particular ICT and Transport, and in several Chalmers Centers of excellence, including the Software Center and Chalmers AI Research Center. For more information visit the corresponding web pages at Chalmers.se.
As an assistant professor you will be active in research, and in collaboration with other researchers at Chalmers, other universitites, and with industrial partners. Our extensive collaborations with industry makes Chalmers strong in its research and education.
As a WASP and Chalmers researcher you will:
● participate in and lead research projects ● supervise students on all levels and postdoctoral researchers ● apply for external research grants as principal investigator, in particular grants funded by WASP ● cooperate with national and international researchers and be active in the research community ● cooperate with Swedish and international industry ● cooperate with WASP researchers and be active in different WASP activities ● and be involved in teaching activities ● contribute to spreading knowledge of science and research outside of academia ● accept tasks of academic citizenship ● work to achieve a good internal working environment
Your time will be divided into research (typically 80%) and teaching (20%) duties.
The appointment as Assistant Professor is a four-year entry-level faculty position with tenure track, whereby you will acquire both pedagogical and research qualifications during this period. The aim is to achieve the level of Associate Professor within four years and if successful, you will be offered a permanent faculty position at Chalmers. Your host department will be decided by your research background and preference.
An attractive starting package comes with the position. Full funding during four years, and additional funding for two PhD students and two postdoc positions.
• A doctoral degree in a relevant field, not older than 7 years prior to the application deadline of 15th November, 2022.** • Performed research that has resulted in publications and presentations in relevant and respected venues for your field.
• Shown your ability to create national and international networks within your subject area, for example through co-authored publications.
• Experience of applying for research funding.
• Post-doctoral experience or similar, preferably performed in an environment other than where you did your doctoral studies.
• Demonstrated your pedagogical interest and potential • Worked towards creating a good internal working environment at your workplace.
• Good communication skills, both written and verbal, in English.
We value highly that you have shared your research with society.
**The date shown in your doctoral degree certificate is the date we use, as this is the date you have met all requirements for the doctoral degree. Exceptions will be made for longer periods of verified leave, such as parental leave, military leave and sick leave.
Chalmers is looking for the best candidates and, thus, both positions could be in autonomous systems or software, i.e., not necessarily one in each.
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg.
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.
Our aim is to actively improve the gender balance in our faculty. We therefore strongly encourage female applicants. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.
The application should be marked with Ref 20220315 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:
Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) One page where you:
- Introduce yourself
- Describe your motivation for applying to this position and what attracts you about Chalmers
- Describe how you support your colleagues and bring about a good working environment
- Include names and full contact information of two references that we can contact
CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
- Your CV. Guidelines that include Chalmers expectations of the content of your CV are found here.
- Include a list of publications (also see the CV guidelines)
Research and teaching statement: (Please name the document as: Research statement, Family name, Ref. number) One to three pages where you:
- Describe your previous research and teaching experience and focus
- State your future research and teaching goals and focus
- Describe how you complement our existing competences and how you could create synergies between our existing research groups
- Certificate or Diploma verifying your doctoral degree
- Verification of leave, if relevant
- Documents verifying awards and recognitions stated in your CV, leadership activities, etc, and other documents relevant to support your application
- Copies of a maximum of five relevant publications that cannot be accessed via your ORCID, Scopus ID or ResearchID.
Use the button at the foot of the page to access the application form. Please note that the system does not support zipped files.
Application deadline: 15th November, 2022
For questions, please contact:
Erik Ström, Director of ICT Area of Advance
E-mail: [log in to unmask], phone: +46 31 772 51 82
Tomas McKelvey, Deputy Head Of Department at Electrical Engineering
E-mail: [log in to unmask], phone: +46 31 772 80 61
David Sands, Deputy Head Of Department at Computer Science and Engineering
E-mail: [log in to unmask], phone: +46 31 772 10 59
*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***
Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!
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