Nippon Foundation Chair
Professor, Marine Technology and Innovation
Organizational Unit: Faculty, Maritime Energy Management and Ocean Sustainability, Governance and Management Specializations
1. Organizational setting
The World Maritime University (WMU) is a postgraduate and research university established in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization, the maritime agency of the United Nations. WMU offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs, postgraduate diplomas, and Professional Development Courses with the highest standards in maritime and oceans education and training.
The Professor position is located in the Faculty units at WMU's headquarters in Malmö, Sweden.
2. Main purpose
The position works under the supervision of the Vice President Academic, and functionally with the Heads of the MSc. Specializations - Maritime Energy Management and Ocean Sustainability, Governance and Management. As a faculty member at the World Maritime University, the Professor is expected to provide teaching/mentoring and research and publication as well as promote inter-university cooperation in the marine technology field.
The Marine Technology and Innovation Chair's focus will be consistent with, and supportive of, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal # 7 to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, Sustainable Development Goal # 9 of Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure - build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation, and Goal #14 of conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The expertise should also include new maritime transport concepts, intelligent marine transport systems, including unmanned and autonomous ships, propulsion technology, marine technology and seafaring employment.
Work involves teaching regularly both introductory and specialty courses, mentoring PhD and M.Sc. students, serving on committees and panels, and providing service to WMU, IMO, and the maritime and oceans community. The Professor, as a Nippon Foundation (NF) Chair, will focus on Marine Technology and Innovation themes and issues that support both WMU and NF goals in this field.
Duties include engaging in the investigation and utilization of technologies to support sustainable management initiatives in such areas as undersea investigations utilizing UAV technology, propulsion and engine technologies, (marine) renewable energy technology including ocean energy, and transport systems technology, etc.) and to undertake research projects and scholarship leading to the publication of peer-reviewed articles, review articles, and scholarly books, and assisting in the development and execution of research projects and presentation of scholarly results.
As a senior member of the faculty and professional staff at WMU, the incumbent will work to keep WMU positioned as an academic institution of excellence and help advance the institution, encourage inter-university research cooperation, and build its reputation in the field of marine technology and innovation.
3. Working relationships
Internal contacts - Incumbent liaises and interacts with all faculty members on a regular basis as well as with support staff when needed.
External contacts - Incumbent liaises with the global maritime, ocean and the marine technology scientific and industry communities, research organizations, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, as well as scientific journals and publishing entities.
4. Duties, responsibilities
The selected candidate for the position of Professor in the area of Marine Technology and Innovation, should preferably have strong subject mastery/experience in the international policy framework of the maritime and oceans sectors, as well as a proven track record of research and collaboration particularly with respect to the management and policy dimensions of marine technology and innovation. Knowledge transfer and capacity building experience that relates to improving the sustainability of the maritime industry or the oceans would be an advantage.
The Professors are expected, under the supervision of the Vice-President (Academic) to be engaged in the field of policy and management on marine technology and innovation, including maritime transport and renewable energy with respect to the following functions:
Competencies and professional experience
The successful candidate will have:
5. Minimum requirements - education, experience and language skills
6. Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge and skills
This vacancy is open to male and female candidates. WMU seeks to increase the number of women at all levels and, therefore, qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. WMU will make every effort to facilitate the employment of persons with disabilities.
The position offers an attractive salary (P-4 Grade of the ICSC salary scale), free of income tax in Sweden, a benefits package and relocation expenses. Applicants should send a letter of interest, a complete CV, and the contact information of three referees to Marco Batista, Head of Human Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline for Applications: 31 January 2017.