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Job Record #19074
TitleAssociate Professor or Assistant Professor in Heat Transfer
CategoryJob in Academia
EmployerChalmers University of Technology
LocationSweden, Gothenburg
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateFriday, May 31, 2024


The Vehicle Aerodynamics and Thermal Management (RVAD) group at Chalmers is 
expanding its scope to encompass new areas central to the 
transition to a sustainable, fossil-free society and is seeking an Associate 
Professor or Assistant Professor in Heat Transfer. With 
our well-established scientific network, close ties to industrial partners, and 
commitment to develop innovative solutions, we provide 
an ideal platform for you to make real impact.  You will be able to pursue your 
ideas within a collaborative and inclusive working 
environment at one of Scandinavia’s top universities in the lively west-coast city 
of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The department and the research group
The Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2) conducts fundamental and 
applied research in all modes of transport and is 
characterized by an international environment, outstanding research, and world-
class education. It consists of seven divisions within 
the areas of engineering and maritime sciences, and one division of administration 
and support.

The division of Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems (VEAS) works with 
fundamental and applied research questions for vehicle or 
robot applications. Our aim is to provide solutions to problems of industrial and 
societal relevance using basic theory, modelling, and 
simulations. Our staff is responsible for 13 courses at Bachelor, Master, and PhD 

Fundamental fluid- and heat transfer problems form the base for all research in 
the RVAD group. Renowned internationally for our 
contributions to vehicle aerodynamics, brake cooling, underhood, and battery 
thermal management, we perceive thermal optimization as an 
evolving field with rapid technological advancements, especially amid the 
electrification of the transportation sector. Our interests 
span across battery and fuel cell heat management, utilization of AI techniques 
for enhanced modelling, interior climate control, 
acoustic effects on heat transfer, and exhaust heat recovery. All these areas 
require both fundamental understanding of heat transfer 
and the ability to propose new engineering solutions. In collaboration with 
colleagues from other divisions at our department, you will 
have the opportunity to apply your heat transfer knowledge to applications across 
all modes of transport (land, sea, air).

Job description
You will benefit from our robust foundation in applied thermal engineering to 
pioneer advancements in fundamental heat transfer within 
novel applications. Your responsibilities will involve participating in ongoing 
projects, but most significantly, actively securing 
funding for future projects both for yourself and for others (PhD students and 
post-docs). We expect a blend of creativity, focus, 
independence, and initiative, coupled with teamwork skills. You will supervise 
students across various academic levels and engage in 
project management to some extent. As member of the teaching faculty, you will be 
expected to teach approximately 20% of your total 
working time.

At Chalmers, we highly value utilization and academic citizenship. You will be 
expected to contribute to a positive and inclusive 
working environment, to participate in committees and councils, to serve as 
advisor to decision makers, and so on. 

Your profile 
You have a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, or equivalent 
and solid knowledge in heat transfer and fluid 
mechanics. For the Assistant Professor post, the degree must not be older than 7 
years prior to the application deadline. Exceptions 
can be made for longer periods resulting from parental leave, sick leave or 
military service*. 

For the position as Associate Professor, you must meet the qualifications, 
experiences, and skills listed below:

 -A good track record in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels.
- A good track record regarding high-quality, independent scientific research.
- A good track record of successful grant applications.
- Experience with PhD student supervision.

For the Assistant Professor position, the above is not mandatory but meritorious. 
You should, however, demonstrate experience of 
applying for research funding.

Excellent command of English, both written and spoken is required.

For a full definition of the qualifications and duties of an Assistant or an 
Associate Professor, please consult our Rules of Procedure 
– Chalmers University of Technology's Appointment Regulations for Teaching and 
Research Faculty, Chapter 6.3-6.4.

 * 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. 

Contract terms
The position is aimed for Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level. 
Associate Professor at Chalmers is a permanent faculty 
position. 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. An Assistant Professor is 
expected to improve their ability to formulate and 
solve scientific problems, to publish scientific articles, and to develop their 
skills in teaching and supervision, by means of both 
practical training and independent study. 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. 

The level of the position will be decided based on the qualifications of the 
selected candidate. For a definition of the academic level 
and qualifications for the two positions, please consult our Rules of Procedure – 
Chalmers University of Technology's Appointment 
Regulations for Teaching and Research Faculty (Assistant professor chapter 6.4 and 
Associate professor at chapter 6.3). Your 
qualifications and academic level will be evaluated by the department, Chalmers 
Faculty Appointment Committee and external evaluators.

We offer
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 aims to actively improve our gender balance. 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.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20240194 and written in English. The 
application should be sent electronically and be 
attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note 
that the system does not support Zip files.

Please follow the instructions for compiling an application for a research and 
teaching position at Chalmers.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. 
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 
- Include names and full contact information of two references that we can 

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
- Your CV (please see the CV guidelines).
- Include a list of publications.

Research statement: (Please name the document as: Research statement, Family name, 
Ref. number)
One to three pages where you:
- Describe your previous research area and main research results emphasizing those 
that are relevant for the position.
- State your future research goals and focus within the area of heat transfer.

Note: If you are applying for the position on Assistant Professor level, please 
also add information about your previous teaching 
experience in this document since your application does not have to include a 
pedagogical portfolio. 

Other documents:
- Certificate or Diploma verifying your doctoral degree
- Verification of parental leave, sick leave or military service, if relevant.
- Documents verifying awards and recognitions stated in your CV, leadership or 
teaching 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 ResearcherID, if relevant.

If you are applying for the position on associate professor level, your 
application needs to contain a pedagogical portfolio. 

Pedagogical qualifications: (Please name the document as: Pedagogical portfolio, 
Family name, Ref number)
- Please compile a pedagogical portfolio to describe your pedagogical and 
educational qualifications using the format specified in the 
Pedagogical Portfolio instructions.
- Please append certificates for completed courses in pedagogical training and any 
other documents described in the portfolio 

Please note: The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is 
complete. Incomplete applications and applications sent 
by email will not be considered.

Application deadline: 31 May, 2024

For questions, please contact:
Professor Simone Sebben, Head of Division at VEAS, +46 (0)70-3891176
Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #19074 when responding to this ad.
NameSimone Sebben
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