The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) invites applications for a new full-time, permanent position as professor in traffic safety with a focus on injury prevention. The position will also be linked to the division of Vehicle Safety at the department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg. The professorship has an expected starting date in 2020 and is placed at VTI:s office in Göteborg.
VTI is Sweden’s leading independent transport research institute with approximately 200 employees and an annual turnover of about 200 MSEK (about 21 M€). VTI’s scientific personnel currently includes four full-time professors, about twenty associate professors, a large number of researchers, and about thirty doctoral candidates. Research projects, which are primarily financed through external funding, are carried out in a broad range of areas within applied natural sciences, engineering, social science and the humanities. For more information, see www.vti.se.
Chalmers department M2 conducts fundamental and applied research in all modes of transport to achieve sustainable technological solutions as well as research to achieve environmentally friendly process techniques and a sustainable energy supply. The research in the division of Vehicle Safety has the primary goals of reducing or mitigating the risk of injury for all road users. The researchers have access to both theoretical and experimental resources to analyze the factors leading to a crash or study the dynamic response of vehicles, structures, and individuals that cause injuries. Through the national and international collaborations, the researchers have access to different databases containing information on the consequences of a crash as well as driver behavior that can contribute to the cause of a crash. For more information, see www.chalmers.se.
Both VTI and M2 have strong and active links to SAFER – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers (www.saferresearch.com).
About the position
The position is aimed to develop the field of traffic safety and injury prevention with a focus on new technologies and infrastructures as well as integration with other goals for a sustainable development.
- Methods and tools to be adopted to current and new use-cases e.g. what are the injury mechanisms when traveling in automated vehicles? What are the most important accidents to focus on both as new types of mobility emerges and in the current traffic system?
- Collaboration between different stakeholders such as industry, governmental agencies and academia.
- New methods for assessment and further enhancement of safety for all road users.
Specific goals are to provide research that supports Sweden in reaching the intermediate goals of Vision Zero and Agenda 2030. The research should also address traffic safety on an international level and contribute to knowledge within the international scientific traffic safety community.
The position will be liked to undergraduate and graduate (PhD) studies at Chalmers.
As a VTI professor in the area of traffic safety, you will be expected:
We are looking for an internationally acknowledged researcher who has proven to make significant and innovative contributions in the area of traffic safety and specifically in the field of injury prevention.
We expect proven experience in writing grant applications with a good track record and a strong publication record in leading scientific journals as well as contributions at leading international scientific conferences. The successful candidate is a proven and experienced project leader and should take a leading role in shaping future directions of the traffic safety and development of methods for injury prevention research at VTI, Chalmers and within SAFER. Continuation and further engagement in national and international network activities is also an important task.
You have a PhD degree in Transportation Engineering, Traffic Safety or equivalent, and at least at the level of an associate professor (Docent).
Criteria for scientific and pedagogic excellence:
The following qualifications will be meritorious in the assessment:
Good oral and written skills in English are required. Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement at the time of appointment, but the successful applicant will be required within three years to master Swedish sufficiently to be able to participate actively in all the functions and tasks that the position entails, including communication with external stakeholders.
Additional information about the position can be obtained from Jonas Jansson (Research director department Traffic and Road User) + 46-13-20 40 37. Additional information with regard to salary and other terms of employment is available from Christina Carlson (Human Resource Manager) +46-13-20 42 20 or union representatives Jonas Ihlström, Saco or Thomas Lundberg, ST, both of whom can be reached through the VTI telephone exchange +46-13-20 40 00.
VTI will not accept any commercial or other external assistance with regard to advertising or recruiting to this position.
Applications marked “Professor Traffic safety, ref no 2019/0462-3.1” shall be send by regular mail to VTI, Personnel Department, SE 581 95 Linköping, Sweden or by email to: email@example.com. The application shall include the scientific and related works that are referred to in support of the application. Applications which are sent by regular mail shall be submitted in four identical copies.
The application must include:
Applications must arrive no later than January 29th 2020.Läs mer
|Titel||Professor in traffic safety - with focus on injury prevention|
|Employer||VTI, Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut|
|Job location||Olaus Magnus väg 35, 583 30 Linköping|
|Publicerad||december 2, 2019|
|Sista ansökningsdatum||januari 29, 2020|
|Ämnen||Transportteknik,   Riskhantering,   Säkerhetsteknik  |