Assistant Professor, Marine Technology
Organizational Unit: Faculty
1. Organizational setting
The World Maritime University (WMU) is a postgraduate and research university established in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. WMU offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Professional Development Courses (PDCs) with the highest standards in maritime and oceans education and training. WMU also has a highly respected research programme supported by specialized research groups across the maritime and ocean fields. The Assistant Professor position falls within the Faculty Unit at WMU's headquarters in Malmö, Sweden.
2. Main purpose
The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the Vice-President (Academic Affairs), and functionally under the Head of Maritime Safety and Environmental Administration (MSEA). As a faculty member at the World Maritime University, the Assistant Professor is expected to provide teaching/mentoring and research and publication and promote inter-university cooperation in areas related to marine technology.
The Assistant Professor, Marine Technology, is expected to contribute to the overall efforts of WMU to strengthen the technical component in its academic programmes. This position is therefore open to candidates with a wide range of interest and expertise in technical matters related to shipping and shipboard operations. Areas of focus of potential candidates for this position may include, among others, new maritime trends including automation and digitalization in the maritime field (e.g. e-navigation, MASS, maritime single window) and their implications for the future of work in maritime transport and logistics; risk-based ship design and operations; ship hydrodynamics, underwater radiated noise and vibration. The faculty member must be knowledgeable and supportive of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and understand their relationship with IMO and the University's mandate and goals.
The work involves teaching both introductory and advanced courses, mentoring of PhD and M.Sc. students, serving on internal committees and panels, and providing services to WMU, IMO, and the maritime and oceans community, as directed by the University.
The Assistant Professor will engage in maritime research projects and scholarship leading to the publication of peer-reviewed impact creating articles and scholarly books. The incumbent shall assist in the development and execution of research projects and the presentation of scholarly results.
As a member of the faculty and professional staff at WMU, the Assistant Professor, Marine Technology, is expected to contribute to WMU, positioning it as a leading academic institution of excellence in the maritime and oceans fields and to contribute to the overall research output in the area of expertise of the Assistant Professor, Marine Technology
3. Working relationships
Internal contacts - Incumbent liaises and interacts with all faculty members on a regular basis as well as with support staff, as required.
External contacts - Incumbent liaises with the global maritime, ocean and the marine and industry communities, research organizations, intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, as well as scientific journals and publishing entities, as appropriate.
4. Duties, responsibilities
The Assistant Professor, Marine Technology, is expected, under the supervision of the Vice President (Academic Affairs) to be engaged in:
5. Minimum requirements - education, experience and language skills
Education and Experience
Fluency in spoken and written English.
Knowledge of another UN language would be an advantage.
6. 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-2 Grade of the ICSC salary scale), free of income tax in Sweden, a benefits package and relocation expenses. Applicants must fill in the application form, which can be found at https://www.wmu.se/about/careers. 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 August 2021