Associate Senior Lecturer in Informatics - Software Development

Associate Senior Lecturer in Informatics - Software Development


At the Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT, education and research are conducted in Library and Information Science, Informatics, and Educational Work. The Department of Information Technology has more than 25 employees, three Bachelor's programmes, and one Master's programme in informatics. The department has a successful research environment in information technology with several significant externally funded projects, for example in data-driven innovation and service development, intelligent data analysis, and IT service management. The department also has strong collaborations with the business community in both research and education, including through the newly launched Techarena Borås.

Job description

The position of Associate Senior Lecturer is a fixed-term career-development position. This position intends to provide a teacher with the opportunity to develop their independence as a researcher and to gain both scientific and pedagogical qualifications in order to meet the requirements for a position as Senior Lecturer. The main tasks consist of teaching and research, which are distributed according to the candidate's professional development needs.

The teaching is carried out together with colleagues within the department's educational programmes in Informatics and includes courses at both Bachelor’s and Master's levels. Teaching at Bachelor’s level is mainly carried out in the Bachelor's programme Computer and Systems Science, specialisation in Software Development, while teaching and course development at the Master's level will primarily be carried out in the Master Programme (One Year) in Informatics - Data-driven IT Management. Examples of course content include object-oriented programming in C#, machine learning, software development projects, and web and mobile software development.

The department's policy is to work to ensure that employees have the opportunity to participate in research projects related to the department's two research groups. One research group, InnovationLab, specifically studies the design of digital artefacts while the other research group, ComputerScienceLab, focuses on intelligent data analysis of large data sets. The research is often externally funded and is carried out in project form and in collaboration with business and industry.

Another important part of the position is to further develop the research environment, primarily through one’s own research, but also through the supervision of doctoral students and the development of applications for external research funding. Developing collaborations with national and international networks is a natural part of the work.

Teaching at the Bachelor’s is in Swedish and English, while teaching at the Master’s level is mainly in English.


The position requires proven teaching skills and a doctoral degree or equivalent scholarly competence in computer science or in another subject relevant to the focus of the position (e.g. computer science). Applicants should have knowledge in most of the areas listed in the job description above. Furthermore, knowledge of C# including frameworks such as .Net and good and documented knowledge of English, both spoken and written, is required.

Merits for employment are documented experience of:

• relevant teaching in software development
• knowledge of Python
• experience of responsibility for development work in Bachelor’s level education
• international collaboration
• professional experience from business and industry
• collaboration with business and industry and/or public administration
• research in the subject area through e.g. scientific publication, conference participation, participation in research collaborations.

Significant emphasis will be placed on personal suitability and the ability to collaborate within a teaching team.

For a permanent position at the university, you must have completed a course of pedagogical training relevant to university instruction university education equivalent to 10 weeks full-time studies or equivalent knowledge. This course can be completed during the first two years of employment. Read about qualifying training in higher education pedagogy.

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment for four years, with the possibility to be promoted to a permanent position as Senior Lecturer if the eligibility requirements are met.
Employment rate: 100 %
Start date: As soon as possible or as agreed upon
Position location: Borås, Sweden
Registration number: PA2023/97


For further information about the position, please contact Head of Department Hannes Göbel by phone at +46 (0)33-435 42 70. The trade union representative is Maria Ferlin, Saco-S. Trade union representatives can be reached via the university switchboard, +46 (0)33-435 40 00.

You can apply for the position via our website by clicking on “Apply.” For more information on how to apply, see the How to apply for a job with us. 

Write clearly in your application which position you are applying for and include the applicable reference number.  The following documents must be attached to your application:

• Personal letter
• CV (overview list of education and work experience in chronological order) with reference contact information and desired salary
• Merit Portfolio (written account of scientific and pedagogical work and documentation of teaching skills, including self-evaluation). Download the template for a portfolio of qualifications.
• Doctoral degree diploma
• Publication list
• A maximum of seven publications
• Certificates/grades and other merit documents that you desire be taken into consideration

Contact HR at if you have scientific publications that cannot be attached electronically directly to your application. Such publications must be received by the university no later than one week after the application deadline. After the application deadline, no additions can be made electronically.

Please submit your application at the latest by 2023-06-16. (CET, Central European Time).


  • Arbetsplats: Högskolan i Borås
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 26 maj 2023
  • Ansök senast: 16 juni 2023

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