Full Professor in Materials and Manufacturing

Full Professor in Materials and Manufacturing


The School of Engineering is one of four schools within Jönköping University.

We offer attractive technical education at undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct advanced research in several technological areas. The School of Engineering is able to award doctorates in the area of industrial product realization. We collaborate with the surrounding society to develop new technology and spread knowledge to strengthen the competitiveness of companies. We have been awarded the accreditation "Engaged University" by the international organization ACEEU (Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities) and in three categories received the highest rating "Excellent". Working with us, you are close to colleagues in an international environment with great opportunities to influence and develop.

The department of materials and manufacturing is a vibrant multidisciplinary research environment that advances the state-of-the-art knowledge and fosters the development of highly skilled researchers and professionals. Our research focuses on material properties and manufacturing processes for cast components. The department cooperates with various national and international research institutes as well as industrial partners and is engaged in basic and applied research projects. Coproduction with industrial partners is a strong characteristic of our project portfolio, both with large companies and SMEs.


Our offer to you

The professor should lead and develop the applied research activities in alloy development in collaboration with other research groups at the department and the school. This includes networking and realizing research funding in cooperation with industrial and academic partners in Sweden and internationally. Growing the area to a critical mass of academic staff is an essential of the responsibility. The professor will take part in the administrative and managerial duties at the School of Engineering including being member of the management group at the Department of materials and manufacturing.

Applied research and teaching is closely connected at School of Engineering and the professor is expected to lead and develop industrially relevant teaching on undergraduate and graduate level, as well as in life-long-learning for professionals. Innovative formats of teaching are prioritized.

The research includes the whole value-chain of alloy design and development, including modelling and simulation and experimental validation and evaluation of properties.

The research is conducted in an iterative way, in which the experimental results is continuously used for validating and further tuning the related models used for alloy design. The research includes but not limited the development of medium-to-high entropy alloys or multi-principal element alloys. Sustainability matters, processability, and to some extent, economical aspects are always considered in our research activities, to keep the research closer to industrial and societal needs.


Your profile

For this position it is expected that you have knowledge, experience and skill in computational thermodynamics (e.g. CALPHAD) and experience in developing high-throughput screening algorithms for accelerated alloy design.

Furthermore, to be eligible for the position you have:

- documented knowledge (publication) in processing of metallic materials, including Metal casting and Metal forming, as well as postprocessing techniques such as heat treatment.
- in-depth skill and competence in analytical electron microscopy (FIB/SEM, EBSD, EDS, WDS), and other characterization techniques such as DSC, TGA, Tensile, Fatigue, In-situ tensile testing in SEM, etc.
- documented competence in successful coordination and organization of educational courses in undergraduate and postgraduate levels
- documented experience and skill in developing and conducting lifelong learning activities for the industry
- documented skill in attraction of external funding, and project leadership, for both applied research and education in collaboration with the industry and research institutes
- proven experience in developing and implementing innovative pedagogic methods.

It is considered meritorious if you have:

- a strong national and international academic network within the area of alloy development
- experience in working in international/multi-cultural settings
- experience in managerial and administrative roles in academia, at high (school/university) level
- documented experience in developing European proposals or projects together with other EU partners
- following open-door policy, positive, and are collaborative

Jönköping University and the School of Engineering has an international focus, which requires strong English proficiency for both teaching and research tasks.

For complete eligibility requirements for a position as a Full Professor at Jönköping University, see the applicable parts of the "Regulations for the employment of teachers at Jönköping University"- https://ju.se/about-us/employment-regulations-for-teachers



Welcome with your application, no later than 2023-01-01

Your application is preferred in PDF form through our recruitment system and must include:

- a cover letter and a CV with attested credentials
- three (3) references 
- a publication list
- the 10 (max.) most relevant academic articles
- a pedagogic portfolio
- a description of your future research focus
- a list of obtained external research funding 
- a description of experience in leadership within research 

The School of Engineering encourages applications of both female and male applicants. We are actively working for a more balanced distribution between male and female researchers/teachers.

We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterised by internationalisation and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit https://ju.se/en.html


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