Work at Computer Science and Engineering

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Head of Department Richard Torkar welcomes you to CSE

On this page you will find valuable information to kickstart your career and find out why choosing to work at the department is a great decision. We have provided links and useful details on various aspects to assist you in making a smooth transition into our team. The department is joint between Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg which means you will find links to both universities.

Applying to Join Our Team

  • Open positions Chalmers | Open positions GU
    We are continuously looking for new talents. To find our open positions choose Computer Science and Engineering (for Chalmers) and the IT-faculty (for GU) in the dropdown-list . 

  • About Chalmers´s academic positions
    Chalmers’ academic positions are different than public higher education institutions in several respects. Read what it means here.

Five reasons to join CSE

  • Global Diversity: Our department is truly international, with representatives from over 50 different nationalities. This rich cultural tapestry creates an environment where you can learn from a global perspective, gain exposure to various viewpoints, and collaborate with colleagues from all over the world. Working alongside individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences will expand your horizons and enrich your professional journey.

  • International Excellence: We take pride in being a leading center of excellence in computer science and engineering education and research. Our commitment to international collaboration means that you will have the opportunity to engage in projects with global impact. Our faculty members are experts in their fields and will guide you in advancing the frontiers of knowledge and addressing some of the most challenging problems in these domains.

  • Diversity as Strength: We believe that diversity is a strength. Our department is a vibrant and inclusive community, valuing individuals from different backgrounds and cultures. This inclusive culture fosters creativity, innovation, and a sense of belonging. 

  • Career Development: We are committed to the growth and development of our employees. Whether you are just starting your career or seeking opportunities to advance, our department provides the support and resources you need to excel. We offer a conducive environment for you to develop your skills and achieve your professional goals. 

  • Supportive Environment: We are here to support you every step of the way. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, we encourage open communication. We understand that your success is our success, and we are dedicated to helping you thrive in your role. For all new junior faculty we offer a mentoring program where we help you find an experienced academic mentor to support you with independent advice and guidance.  

Interview with assistant professor Rocío Mercado

"One thing that drew me to the department is that CSE are really trying hard to diversify the department"

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Two universities - one department

Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is a joint department between Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg (GU). We have about 80 employees at the University of Gothenburg and about 220 at Chalmers. Either or, you are a part of CSE - an integrated department. 

Benefits and Conditions

  • Benefits and conditions Chalmers | Benefits and conditions GU
    You will have a great opportunity to influence how you work, what you do and when. We have generous annual leave rules to allow you to recharge your batteries, the opportunity to work remotely and good arrangements for parents, among other benefits. It is important for us that you have a good work/life balance.

Preparing Before You Move

  • International staff support Chalmers | International staff support GU
    There are several things you need to arrange before you travel to Sweden to start your employment. The above linkes provides you with important information when starting to plan your move. Below is a checklist of important steps, more details are provided in the linked pages.
    • Visa, Residence Permit and Work Permit
    • Housing
    • Childcare and schools
    • Insurance
    • First salary payment and bank
  • Guidance on relocating to Gothenburg
    The site "Move to Gothenburg" gives you a wealth of information to help you understand the attractiveness of this region and a lot of practical advice on the actual move here. We also offer a host of tools, events and services to help you along the way

  • Finding accommodation
    It is necessary to look for own housing. At this page you will find the latest information on housing market and how and where to search for housing in Gothenburg. 
  • Preboarding webinars to international staff before arrival to Sweden Chalmers host preboarding webinars several times a year to offer support in planning your relocation to Sweden. The event is suitable for newly recruited international employees and their accompanying families before arriving in Sweden. Click the link and scroll down the page to find dates and links to the webinars. 

Onboarding - your first weeks at CSE

We understand that beginning a new career or moving to a new city can be a significant step, and we want to ensure that your experience with us is as seamless as possible. If you have any specific questions, concerns, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to support you throughout this journey, and we look forward to welcoming you to our team. Your success is our priority, and we are excited to have you on board!

Important steps upon arrival to Sweden 

  • Register with the Tax Agency and personal identify number
  • Register at the Swedish Social Insurance Agency
  • Apply for Identity card
  • Taxation
  • Set up bank account (recommended before arrival)

More details on these important steps can be found here:
International staff support Chalmers International staff support GU.

You can also seek assistans at Järntorget Service Center where you can get help using digital services, filling in forms and applications, order a new ID card and use the “Moving to Sweden” service. 

Username and password

When employed at the department you will receive a username, also called Chalmers ID (CID). Used together with a password this will give you access to Chalmers computer systems, including the Intranet. You will also receive a so called X-account for access to GU´s Staff Portal. 


Chalmers intranet and GU´s Staff Portal is your gateway to essential information and resources. Here, you'll find information about your employment, the tools and support available to you, organization's structure, contact information, latest news, and calendar of events. 

Chalmers intranet is accessible only to those with a Chalmers ID and to access the University of Gothenburg's Staff Portal you need your X-account to reach certain information.

As soon as you gain access, it is important that you read up on the Introduction for new employees at Chalmers or New at work - a staff introduction at GU.

Administrative support

The departments administrative support provides service to employees within finance, HR, communication, internal service and department administration. Every division has a administrator and a finance officer.

  • Your division administrator is your first point of contact in terms of contract, keys, access card etc.
  • The division finance officer is your point of contact in regards to finance, project no, budget, travelling
  • The infra/technical team helps you with purchasing of technical equipment
  • Communication officers administrates the weekly newsletter and helps you with communicative support

Checklist for your first weeks

We want your start at our department to go as smooth as possible. For this we have put together a checklist to help you with your onboarding, which also includes a quick guide with good-to-know information for you who started your new job with us.

You will also find folders for new employees at GU and Chalmers.

Computer Science and Engineering, a joint department between Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg.