Associate senior lecturer in defence systems with a specialisation in Systems Management

Militärvetenskapliga institutionen ansvarar för ämnena försvarssystem, krigsvetenskap, ledningsvetenskap och militärhistoria. Institutionen präglas av en akademisk miljö där forskning och utbildning möts och där lärare och forskare samverkar i teori och praktik. Den militärvetenskapliga institutionens organisation består av sex avdelningar. Huvudsyftet med verksamheten är innehålls- och kvalitetsmässigt uppfyllande av kunders krav, samt en kontinuerlig ämnesutveckling. Avdelningarnas uppgifter omfattar forskning, utbildning, studieverksamhet och stöd till Försvarsmakten.

På avdelningen för ledningsvetenskap vid militärvetenskapliga institutionen arbetar forskare och lärare som bidrar till utveckling av ämnet och förmåga genom att forska, utbilda och medverka i utvecklingsverksamhet inom området. Målgrupperna är främst officerare på Försvarshögskolans programbundna utbildning, civila studerande, Försvarsmakten samt andra myndigheter. Här finns två av Försvarshögskolans masterprogram; Ledarskap och ledning för försvar, krishantering och säkerhet samt Utveckling av system för försvar och säkerhet. Förenklat kan man säga att Äämnet ledningsvetenskap handlar om att veta vad som måste göras för att nå uppsatta mål i en kris- eller krigssituation. Ämnet militärteknik handlar bland annat om att förstå hur tekniska system och militär verksamhet påverkar varandra samt hur man kan dra nytta av nya tekniska system för militära ändamål.
Avdelningen är uppdelad i tre sektioner: ledningssektionen, sektionen för militärtekniska system och sektionen för militärtekniska tillämpningar.

The subject of Systems Management conducts research and education at the intersection of social sciences and engineering. The subject is interdisciplinary and studies how a combination of social and technical components affect the systems used for the defence and security of society. The subject's employees primarily teach within the Officer Programme, the Master's Programme in Defence and Security Systems Development, and the Senior Officer Programme. They also contribute by provided teaching and expertise in other civilian and military education programmes, including contract education commissioned by both governmental and private parties. Research is either financed by grants or commissioned by contract.


Job responsibilities

The position is an appointment pertaining to research, of at least 50%, in the subject of defence systems. The job responsibilities for this position are focused in particular on applied modelling and simulation. You either have a background directly in modelling or simulation, or you have experience where modelling and simulation play a major role. The appointment also includes course responsibility, work with examinations and administrative tasks. The job responsibilities also include applying for your own research funding, supporting the work of subject development and contributing to collaboration and development of contacts with the Swedish Armed Forces and the surrounding society.


A person who holds a relevant doctorate or has equivalent academic competence is qualified for appointment as an associate senior lecturer. In particular, persons should be considered who have obtained a PhD or achieved equivalent competence no more than five years prior to the end of the application period, unless there are special reasons for exemption to this general rule, such as sickness, parental leave or other explanatory circumstances. If the applicant holds a foreign degree, an assessment will be made on a case-by-case basis to determine if it can be considered equivalent to a Swedish degree.

 Assessment criteria

The capacity for good quality independent research work is the main assessment grounds for appointment as an associate senior lecturer.

For this appointment, the following assessment grounds apply in order of priority:

  • An ability for high-quality independent research within Systems Management specifically pertaining to modelling and simulation that has been demonstrated through publication in relevant channels.
  • Experience of sociotechnical research, research focused on defence, crisis management and security and/or research collaboration with authorities or enterprise.
  • Teaching expertise demonstrated through teaching and the planning and implementation of education at a higher education institution.

Applicants must have documented proficiency in teaching in English. If the successful candidate is not proficient in Swedish at the start of the appointment, he or she is expected to acquire the requisite language skills during the first two years of employment. Experience of national and international academic collaboration in research projects and documented experience of successful applications for external research funding provide useful qualifications.

As the Department is striving to achieve a more equal distribution of gender among its teaching staff within the subject area in question, the Department especially invites woman applicants to apply for this position. Where there is gender imbalance, the Swedish Defence University may, in the case of equally or nearly equally qualified applicants, appoint an applicant from the underrepresented gender.

General requirements for teachers

Civilian and military teachers at the Swedish Defence University must have completed a course in teaching and learning in higher education prior to, or no later than one and a half years after the start of their employment. The applicant must possess the personal traits necessary to do well in the position.

The appointment

The position is a full-time appointment lasting four years, with a start date to be agreed upon by the prospective employee and the university. The appointment is a career development position with a focus on the possibility of qualifying for other teaching positions for which there are higher eligibility requirements and which involve permanent employment. The assessment criteria on which the possibility of promotion is based are set out in the Swedish Defence University's appointment procedure for teachers.

The Swedish Defence University strives for equality and diversity among all its positions. We welcome applicants with different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. It is natural for us to strive for an inclusive work climate and for our employees to be able to combine work with active parenting.

The position is located at the Division of Management Science and Defence Systems at the Swedish Defence University in Stockholm.

The Swedish Defence University is in an exciting development phase where a new vision and strategy for the university are being implemented. In brief, this means that today’s two departments will become four subject-supporting departments as of January 2022 and that our contract education will be gathered in a centre of excellence. You will be part of our development and further information will be provided in a potential interview.


The application shall be designed using our template, Template application for academic position, available from this link: Jobs - Försvarshögskolan (

The application should be written in English as it may be reviewed by international experts whose professional language is English.

Applicants must also select at most ten publications to refer to in support of their application. The digital publications shall be uploaded in connection with the application. Books are to be sent directly to the experts when they are appointed. If the application documents will be supplemented, this must be stated in the application. The applicant may supplement their application within a maximum of two weeks after the application deadline.

Submit your application through the Swedish Defence University’s recruitment system via the “Logga in och sök jobbet” (Log in to apply for the job) link on the job listing page. Mark your application with the reference number HF/HR 109/2021.


Further information about the position is available from:

Hans Liwång, Head of Subject for the subject of Defence Systems,

Union representatives are Ronnie Hjorth (SACO-S), Anders Oltorp (OFR/O) and Christian Friman (OFR/S-Försvarsförbundet).

Each of these individuals can be reached via +46 (0)8-553 425 00 (switchboard).

Please submit your application no later than November 15th 2021!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Snarast
Salary Individuell
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number HF/HR 109/2021
Published 04.Oct.2021
Last application date 29.Nov.2021 11:59 PM CET