We are one of Sweden’s most distinctly profiled institutes of technology, with a focus on IT and innovation for a sustainable future. A key word at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) is closeness – close cooperation with industry and society, and closeness to our students and to our management.
Our closeness to the sea is also very apparent at both campuses, as well as being a comfortable bike ride away from the city and residential areas. BTH stands for quality and new approaches and strives to be recognised as an open, exciting and creative higher education institution.
We develop new knowledge through our research, which often takes place in collaboration with wider society and with a specific application in mind. The research contributes to a sustainable future, through directly through our research results as well as indirectly, through our PhD graduates and research-based undergraduate studies. To reach our goals, we need motivated and committed staff who are provided with the conditions to deliver research and education of the highest quality. Work environment and equal opportunities are consistently on the agenda and we strive for continuous improvements. Does this sound like your future?

The Department of Computer Science (DIDA) is one of three departments at the Faculty of Computing. The department is BTH’s largest department at BTH with 70 people. At the department, research is conducted in two major areas: computer science and engineering, as well as visual and interactive computer science. There are a number of different research projects in both areas.

Work description:

The position includes research and teaching at the undergraduate, advanced and postgraduate level in computer science. Teaching can include lectures and practical parts such as laboratory exercises and projects. In addition, supervision of doctoral students in the subject area can be included, as well as degree projects at the undergraduate and advanced level.

The research should be conducted within one or several of the following areas:

·       Operating systems, performance optimization, or data structures.

·       Information security &  computer security.

·       Artificial intelligence and machine learning, decision support systems and automation.

·       Cloud computing, distributed systems, parallel systems.

Candidates with excellent merits in other research areas are also of interest if they strengthen or complement the research at the department. For more information please see: https://www.bth.se/eng/about-bth/organisation/faculty-of-computing/dida.

The tasks also include conducting and publishing research of high international quality, leading and developing research and education activities, as well as applying for external research funding at both national and international level.

International applicants should initially be able to teach in English. We expect that a non-Swedish-speaking executive is willing to acquire knowledge in Swedish in order to later be able to teach in this language within three years.


A person is qualified for employment as a senior lecturer in other than artistic areas if he or she has exhibited pedagogical expertise and has obtained a doctoral degree or the equivalent scholarly competence, or some other type of significant professional skills with regard to the content of the subject and the duties of the position:

  • The applicant has taken a doctorate.
  • The applicant has exhibited pedagogical expertise.
  • The applicant has exhibited scientific expertise.

The eligibility requirements and assessment criteria are described in detail in BTH's "Guidelines for appointment of teachers and appointment to docent at Blekinge Institute of Technology"  which is available at https://www.bth.se/eng/about-bth/vacancies-at-bth/.

Meriting qualifications:

In addition to what is described in the work description, eligibility requirements and specific requirements for employment, the following exams, competences and experiences are also qualifying:

  • Documented experience from education in operating systems, data structures and algorithms, or programming (Python or C/C++).
  • Ability to perform independent research of a high international quality in computer science.
  • Documented experience of applied research in collaboration with relevant actors within industry/public sector.
  • Documented experience of applied research in collaboration with relevant actors within industry/public sector.
  • Documented experience of seeking and granting external funding.
  • Good communication and collaboration skills.
  • Documented good knowledge of English and Swedish.

Employment: 100%

Commencement: To be agreed.

Duration: Permanent.

Application instructions: Please submit your application, by 01 October, 2020 at the latest.

You apply online through our recruitment system by clicking on the “apply” button.

Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, embraces diversity and welcomes applicants with varying backgrounds and experiences.
We work actively to take advantage of the qualities that diversity and and an even gender distribution contribute to our operations.

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Veronica Sundstedt

Universitetslektor/docent/prefekt (head of department DIDA)



Alexandra Wagner




Mikael Åsman

Universitetsadjunkt, facklig representant (SACO)



Sandra Falkskär

Universitetsadjunkt, facklig representant (OFR)