Senior Lecturer in Business Administration, specialisation in
At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the future. Our 15 000 students read courses and study
programmes in Business, Health, Engineering and Education. We conduct research within all areas of education and have internationally outstanding research in future energy and embedded systems. Our close cooperation with the private and public sectors enables us at MDH to help people feel better and the earth to last longer. Mälardalen University is located on both sides of Lake Mälaren with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås. At the School of Business, Society and Engineering our students are studying to be for example Bachelors or Masters of Engineering, political scientists and business administrators. Here we have the research specialisations of Industrial Engineering and Management, and Future Energy. Our work takes place in cooperation with and in strategic agreements with companies, organisations and public authorities in the region.
Employment: Permanent employment
Scope: Full time
Closing date for application: 2019-08-30
Campus location: Västeras
School: School of Business, Society and Engineering, (EST)
Business administration is one of the major disciplines at Mälardalen University. Studies in Business and Economics at the Department of Business and Social Studies (DBS) is one of four areas of education with approximately 1250 full-time students enrolled in one of six educational programs, two of which are EPAS accredited. The faculty is specialized in organization and management; marketing; international business and entrepreneurship; finance and governance; economics; and political science.
The DBS faculty performs research within the research subject of Industrial Economics and Management (IEO) which is one of six
research subjects at MDH. Today we are 4 professors, 6 associate professors (docents), 19 senior lecturers, 15 lecturers, 1 post docs and 9 active PhD-students. The research performed at the division is mainly externally funded and most PhD-candidates are part of the Swedish Graduate School “Management and IT” (MIT).
The area of Business administration is currently strengthening its position in both education and research. A well-established and
experienced senior lecturer is therefore needed for further advancing the research activities and for reinforcing the way in which research informs the educational programs. As senior lecturer you will be part of the New Management-practices group (NMP), which is a group of researchers focusing on new forms, processes, action nets and ideas through which management is performed in, and around, organizations today. The group has a strong research competence in areas such as leadership; temporary organizing/projects; inter- organisational collaboration; the effects of digitalization on organisations etc.
MDH strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the MDH’s excellence and diversity.
The position includes teaching and research in the field of Project Management and general Organisation studies field. The teaching will include teaching at various levels to Business Administration students, and students at the Industrial Engineering and Management program. The teaching may also involve issues related to Change Management, Digitalization, Ethics, Equality and/or Sustainability. The position involves the supervision of students at bachelors’ and masters’ levels; course responsibility; and the development of new courses.
Also, the position involves creating opportunities for further advancing research in the field of Project Management and general
Organisation studies field and contributing to connecting research to education, the development of the NMP-group, contributing to the acquisition of external research funding, strengthening the department’s position through contributions to research leading to publication in international, peer-reviewed academic journals and in leading debate at national and international levels. The position includes an additional 20% research the first year for associate professors.
Finally, the position also involves participation in the development of the department and/or the School of Business, Society and
Engineering, taking an active responsibility to further developing a creative environment and for advancing both research and the
pedagogical development of Business Administration.
The qualification requirements for appointment as a Senior Lecturer are both documented teaching skills and also a degree of Doctor, or equivalent academic competence or other professional qualifications of significance with regard to the subject content of the appointment and the duties included in the appointment.
To be qualified for appointment as a Senior Lecturer the applicant must have demonstrated the academic skills and teaching abilities
required for the appointment. Academic skills may also have been demonstrated by the ability to achieve results in research through
cooperation in joint projects of benefit to academia and industry/the public sector/society in general and through the ability to
The assessment of teaching skills shall apply to the planning, carrying out and evaluation of teaching as well as supervision and
examination. Teaching skills shall be well documented in such a way that their quality can also be assessed.
The applicant should have completed ten weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or have otherwise acquired
equivalent knowledge. A person appointed as a Senior Lecturer but lacking training in higher education teaching and learning will be
offered in-house training during the first year. The course in higher education teaching and learning at Mälardalen University
corresponds to ten weeks of training.
For other information, consult the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, and the Appointments Procedure for Mälardalen University.
In general terms the assessment criteria shall be based on the ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to fulfil the duties well.
The same attention shall be paid to the assessment of teaching skills as to the assessment of academic skills.
The applicant must have shown academic skills in the area of project management, for example through:
- documented ability to disseminate research in scientific journals, other scientific literature and to a broader public;
- documented ability to achieve results in the research area through cooperation in joint projects of benefit to academia and
industry/the public sector/society in general.
The applicant must have shown teaching abilities in the area of project management, for example through:
- the planning, carrying out and evaluation of teaching as well as supervision and examination
- pedagogical developmental work within the area of the position
- integrating teaching with reserach
The applicant must be able to demonstrate relevant high-level research experience, including supervising PhD students, and be familiar with ongoing research within their field.
The applicant must have shown administrative experience service to a Department, School, and/or University, for course- and program responsibility.
Command of the Swedish and the English language is a requirement for the position.
Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as
ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organisation.
The following skills are considered merits:
- Research and teaching/pedagogical activities within the areas of Change Management, Digitalization, Sustainability, Ethics and/or Equality.
- Experience in developing, managing and teaching courses in Industrial Engineering and Management.
- Experience in teaching and conducting research that includes an international perspective, given that the Department of Business and Social Studies has two EPAS accredited programs.
- The ability to generate external research funding and publishing in international high-ranked journals.
Application is made online.
The scientific publications that you do not have in digital form are to be sent by post in three copies to:
Division of Human Resources
721 23 Västerås
The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the
University no later than closing date for application.
Please note that all qualification requirements, assessment criteria and merits shall be documented in such a way that their content and quality may be assessed
Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews and a demonstration of their teaching qualifications, usually in the form of a trial
In the ranking of eligible applicants, emphasis will be given to each of the applicant’s skills, experience and field of specialisation in
relation to meeting the needs of the Faculty and the Department and complementing the academic staff.
We look forward to receiving your application.
We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.
Eva Maaninen Olsson
Head of Department
+46 (0)21-10 31 47
Michaël Le Duc
Union representative SACO
+46 (0)21-10 14 02
Union representative OFR
+46 (0)21-10 14 89