The Onboard Space Systems at the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering has an opening for a Senior Lecturer position contributing to the group’s growing activities. The mandate of the group is to provide research and education on systems for control, observation, instrumentation, communication and manipulation in the space and near-space environments and on the planetary surfaces. Some of the research subjects include nanosatellite design, planetary exploration, and asteroid redirection and resource utilization. The group has established a Nanosatellite Laboratory hosting the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for the fabrication, integration, and environmental and hardware-in-the-loop tests and simulations, as well as a ground station for tracking and operating miniaturized satellites. Current collaborations with the industry include joint research and development projects with Swedish Space Corporation, OHB-Sweden and RUAG Space. The group also has research collaborations with international academic partners.
The Division of Space Technology provides a number of educational programs at the graduate level, including the Spacecraft Design program and international SpaceMaster program in collaboration with several other universities in France, Germany, Japan, and the USA. The Division is based at the Space Campus in Kiruna, the space capital of Sweden. The town is located on the 67th parallel north, about 150 km above the Arctic Circle, which enables a set of unique conditions for space-related research and industry. It is home to an array of space activities, including the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) and the SSC-Esrange Space Center, along with a consortium of multinational companies. Several ESA’s antennas are also located in Kiruna, providing facilities for tracking, telemetry and radiometric measurements. Kiruna is a popular tourist attraction for its icehotel, midnight sun and northern lights. It also hosts the world’s largest underground iron ore mine.
Subject description Onboard space systems includes systems for control, instrumentation and communication in the upper atmosphere and in space. Of particular importance are reliable, radiation resistant low-power electronic systems and miniaturization of these.
Duties The candidate will perform teaching at advanced level in the following areas: propulsion, space interactions, space mechanics, and spacecraft subsystems and design. As a Senior Lecturer you work with students actively and with great responsibility. We are looking for a candidate who can contribute to the continued enhancement of our educational programs.
Qualifications Persons are eligible to be appointed as Senior Lecturer:
If they have been awarded a Doctorate or have the equivalent scientific competence in the related areas.
If they have demonstrated pedagogical proficiency and have completed university pedagogical training equivalent to 7.5 credits or have in some other way acquired the equivalent knowledge.
Assessment criteria The following criteria for assessment will be applied:
Other assessment criteria, weighted equally
Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of propulsion, space interactions, space mechanics, and spacecraft subsystems
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Internal Number: 656-2018
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