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ICT AoA is looking for the next Vice-Director

Do you like to communicate, build relationships, and have a long-term vision and a desire to change the status quo? Do you also have an interest in leadership​ – take a look at this opportunity! ​We are looking for the next Vice-Director of Information and Communication Technology Area of Advance.
Chalmers' areas of advance are thematic platforms for strategy and long-term collaboration that aim to address specific challenges relevant to industry and society. They also offer common access to cutting-edge research infrastructures as well as to several targeted research centers. The aim is to generate new knowledge and solutions by breaking the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines and collaborating with various societal actors. 

Information and Communication Technology Area of Advance  (ICT AoA)

The vision of ICT AoA is to be a significant contributor to Chalmers and society in their digital transformations. In particular, the ICT AoA promotes the development of sustainable ICT tools and enablers for a sustainable transformation of society. To achieve this goal, the ICT AoA works with the departments, the education organization, and Chalmers strategic industrial partners to promote and support excellent research and education initiatives, especially those that do not naturally fall within the domain of a single department. 

The role of vice-director

As a vice-director, you have overall responsibility for the ICT AoA, together with the director, Prof. Erik Ström, and the ICT AoA management team. This means that you are expected to design activities and initiatives that help Chalmers address selected societal challenges within ICT. This involves engaging both Chalmers' faculty and relevant actors in society. 

Who are we looking for?

You are a docent or professor at Chalmers in an area that is relevant for ICT AoA. You like to communicate, build relationships, and have a long-term vision and a desire to change the status quo. You are well organized and have an interest in leadership, interdisciplinary research, and collaboration with industry and relevant actors in society. Understanding Swedish is advantageous for this role. The role is time-limited to 3 years with the possibility of a prolongment of additional 3 years (6 years in total). The required commitment, which is 15%-25% of full time, is negotiated individually, in a dialogue with the vice-rector for research, with the ICT AoA director, and the department.

Application procedure

Please upload to EasyChair​ containing the following information:
  • CV
  • Personal letter of maximum 2 pages
  • Additional material if needed
Application deadline: 7 December, 2021

If you have questions, please get in touch with the following persons:
Erik Ström, Director, ICT AoA
Giuseppe Durisi, Vice-Director, ICT AoA 

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