Assistant Professor in Communication Systems

Linköping University
Linkoping, Ostergotland
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Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The department of Electrical Engineering (ISY) is central to the engineering education at the Institute of Technology, one of four faculties at Linköping University, and this regards both basic and applied knowledge. The research is based on industrial needs, and ranges from basic research to direct application in collaboration projects.

hereby advertises a position as

Assistant Professor in Communication Systems

formally based at the Department of Electrical Engineering

Description of the subject area
We seek applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in communication systems, with specialization in technologies for sixth generation (6G) wireless networks, including techniques for the physical, multiple-access and application layers. The position is based at the Division of Communication Systems in the Department of Electrical Engineering (ISY), and will be part of the strategic research area within IT and mobile communications, ELLIIT (, a collaboration between Linköping University, Lund University, Halmstad University, and Blekinge Institute of Technology. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to ELLIIT’s broader goals within research, graduate education, dissemination and exploitation.

The Division of Communication Systems conducts research and education in communications engineering, statistical signal processing and network science.  For details, see

An assistant professor’s duties may comprise educational responsibilities or research, and administrative tasks. Teachers are also responsible for monitoring developments within their subject areas and developments in the wider community that are significant to their role as a teacher at a higher education institution. The holder of the appointment will participate in teaching at undergraduate and advanced levels.

As assistant professor, you are expected to lead and conduct independent research in communication systems at an international level, and to build an externally funded research program. The subject area includes communications technology, communications networks, statistical inference, signal processing, and optimization. As assistant professor, you are also expected to supervise Ph.D. and M.Sc. students and to teach and develop courses at all levels. 

For this position, the languages of instruction will be Swedish and English. The candidate must have excellent communication skills in English.

Employment as an assistant professor
The purpose of the employment as an assistant professor is to give the teacher the opportunity to develop independence as a researcher and to obtain both the scientific and teaching qualifications required for employment as associate professor.

An applicant who has received a Degree of Doctor or has the equivalent academic expertise shall be qualified for this appointment.

Priority shall be given to a person who has been awarded a doctoral degree or achieved equivalent academic expertise no more than five years before the deadline for applications for employment as assistant professor. A person who has been awarded a doctoral degree or has achieved equivalent expertise at a previous date may, however, be considered in special circumstances. Special circumstances is here used to describe sick leave, parental leave, and other similar circumstances.

Grounds for assessment
As grounds for assessment when appointing an assistant professor, the level of proficiency required to qualify for the appointment shall apply.

As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching proficiency as to other conditions of eligibility.

For this position special weight is given to scholarly proficiency, followed by teaching proficiency, in turn followed by remaining proficiencies which should be considered equally. The successful candidate is expected to have significant international experience.

Scholarly proficiency must have been demonstrated through original research resulting in publication, through planning and managing research and third-cycle courses and study programmes and through the ability to obtain research grants. Scholarly proficiency can also be demonstrated through the ability to achieve results in research through collaboration with other teachers and through the ability to provide information about research. Documented, specialized competence in federated and distributed learning and complex networks makes the applicant particularly suitable for this position.

Teaching proficiency is demonstrated through the ability to convey relevant knowledge and skills, to stimulate students such that they drive their own learning process, to create engagement and interest in the subject area, and the ability to structure and organise both the content and forms of work in relation to the goals of the subject area. In addition, the teaching proficiency must have been demonstrated through the ability to contribute to the development and renewal of education and the ability to reflect on their own attitude to education and the results of their work.

Collaboration with society is an integral part of the research and educational mission of the higher education institution, where the ability to use collaboration with society as a means to raise the quality of the education and research, its relevance, dissemination, accessibility and application may constitute grounds for assessment.

Collaboration within research is demonstrated by the ability to disseminate, make accessible and benefit from research through the production and dissemination of popular scientific material, collaborative projects with external non-academic actors, commissioned consulting as expert, mobility projects, commercialisation, and activities undertaken within the framework of permitted secondary employment.

It is desirable that the successful candidate with another mother tongue than Swedish should be able to teach in Swedish within two years from being appointed. The applicant must be fluent in English.

Form of employment
An assistant professor may be employed until further notice, however, for a maximum period between four and six years determined by the university before employment. An employment may be renewed, however, for a maximum of a total of two years, if due to the assistant professor's sick leave, parental leave or other special reasons, additional time is required to achieve the purpose of the employment.

For this employment, an employment period of five years applies.

An assistant professor shall, upon application, be promoted to associate professor if he/she is eligible for a position as associate professor and in an assessment is deemed suitable for such employment according to the assessment criteria determined by the university. The assessment criteria are stated in the university's employment regulations, p 2.4.2 (LiU-2017-03931).

Starting date
By agreement.

Salary and employment benefits
The university applies individual salaries.

More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest May 11.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal Opportunities
A majority of Assistant Professors within the Department of Electrical Engineering are men, which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as from vendors of job advertisements.

Contact persons

Erik G Larsson

Professor, Head of Division

+46 13 281312

Christina Hammarstedt

Secretary of the Appointments Board

+46 13 281528

Lina Florvik

HR partner

+46 13 281925


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