Professor of Innovation Sciences with a focus on Construction Management

The position will belong to the Department of Construction and Energy Engineering which is part of the School of Business, Engineering and Natural Sciences. Within the Department, research and education within both construction and energy are conducted. In 2019 the new master’s program “Energy Smart Innovation in the Built Environment” started and there are bachelor’s degree programs in both Construction and Energy engineering.

Research within Innovation Sciences seeks to understand and explain how and why innovations are designed, created, adapted, diffused and used allowing for value creation and value capture. Construction Management addresses how the process of designing, producing and facilitating the built environment is managed. Innovation research is conducted on management and organization of construction processes, quality control in construction and sustainable construction in developing countries.

We are looking for a Professor who has an interest in researching and developing the field of construction management within the research environment of Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL) and in the University's doctoral education in Innovation Sciences. The position intends to strengthen Halmstad University’s research profile area Smart Cities.


Duties

Central to the position is to actively work with applications for external research funding and to ensure research funding for the development of the field construction management for the further development of the doctoral education in Innovation Sciences.

As Professor, you will be contributing to building and developing research and education. The work consists of research, research management and development of education at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. Regarding education, courses at both bachelor and master level within construction management, construction economics, sustainable project management and energy systems can be applicable for the position. The work includes supervising and being an examiner at all levels of education. Within the position, you will conduct research of high international quality, establish and develop national and international contacts and partnerships within academia, industry and other organizations, publish research results in international scientific journals and contribute to the development of the research environment, both in research and in postgraduate education.


Basic Qualifications

You have a PhD in construction management, or equivalent. To qualify for appointment as a Professor, candidates must demonstrate both academic and teaching skills in accordance with the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 4:3, and otherwise meet the requirements of rules and regulations for academic appointments at Halmstad University.


Other Qualifications

Your research and/or dissertation should focus on innovation in construction. Besides a demonstrated ability to conduct and publish empirical research in the area of construction management, industrial experience within the field are meritorious. Documented education in, and experience from, supervision at a doctorate level is a requirement. You need experience of and be successful in teaching, conducting research and collaborating with others. You should have a proven ability to publish internationally and to seek and receive external research funding for research, and successful collaboration with colleagues and other organizations. Experience of management is also highly valued. When evaluating candidates, great importance will be given to personal maturity and the ability to lead others.


Applying for the position

The Application Shall Consist Of

Applications should be sent via Halmstad University's recruitment system Varbi (see link on this page). The starting date is negotiable.

  • A declaration of intent describing what goals and visions the applicant would strive to achieve upon employment.
  • A complete list of awarded grants and scholarly publications.
  • An account of the applicant’s bases for evaluation.
  • Scientific/scholarly skills should be documented and include grants awarded, scientific background, scientific production, national and international research contacts, expert assignments, opponent or examination board commissions etc. Examples of documentation are theses, articles, reviews, publications (including work in progress), national and international prizes and awards, assessment of associate professor (docent) or full professor qualifications, certificates and credentials pertaining to scientific skills as well as doctoral and master’s theses the candidate/applicant has supervised to completion.
  • Pedagogical skills should be documented and include pedagogical background, the applicant’s pedagogical ethos/approach/philosophy, how the applicant/candidate works with his/her and the students’ learning development and contributes to pedagogical development etc. Examples of documentation are grades/credentials from courses in teaching and learning in higher education and other pedagogical education and courses in supervision, evaluations, self-assessments, pedagogical prizes, course and conference programs, teaching material, certificates and assessments of pedagogical skills etc.
  • Leadership and administrative skills should be well documented through certificates and/or grades. These may also be complemented with references.
  • Collaboration with the surrounding community should be well documented through certificates and/or grades. These may also be complemented with references.
  • A maximum of ten (10) publications.
  • Individual salaries are applied at Halmstad University. The application should include salary requirements.


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