Associate Professor in Geoinformatics

Royal Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Built Environment


Assoc Prof in Geoinformatics, Geospatial Big Data Analytics for Sustain Dev

KTH, School of Architecture and Built Environment

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Subject field

Geoinformatics with specialization in Geospatial Big Data Analytics for Sustainable Development

Subject description

The subject is multidisciplinary and involves the science and technology of acquiring, processing, analyzing and mining Earth observation and other geospatial big data using cloud processing platforms and machine learning methods. It also includes the application of geospatial big data analytics for urban analysis, environmental change monitoring, natural resource management and disaster management to support sustainable development. The subject integrates knowledge and research approaches from different disciplines such as geomatics, surveying, information technology, computer science, environmental science and urban and regional planning. 


The position includes teaching and research. Teaching is mainly at bachelor’s and master’s level, but also at doctoral level. This primarily involves teaching and examination of existing courses, course development and supervision of bachelor, master and doctoral students. The associate professor is expected to contribute to research and develop research activities, including, for instance, seeking external funding in the field and developing collaborations with academic environments within and outside KTH and societal actors, as well as contributing to KTH's work in sustainable development. The associate professor is also expected to participate in other activities related to research, teaching and collaboration. Leadership assignments may be part of the teaching and research duties. The associate professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within three years. If necessary, a language plan will be drawn up at the start of employment.


Those qualified for appointment as an associate professor are persons who have:

  1. been awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the position and the duties that it will involve, and
  2. demonstrated teaching expertise.

Grounds of assessment

The assessment criteria for appointment as an associate professor at KTH shall be the degree of expertise required as a qualification for employment. In addition, the assessment criteria stated in the KTH appointments procedure, section 1.2., apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • Research expertise in the field demonstrated by, among others, publications in reputable international journals. This also includes the ability to seek and obtain external research funding for the development of the subject area.
  • teaching skills in the subject area, including experience in supervising master’s and doctoral students.
  • ability to conduct research and collaborate in interdisciplinary research environments and projects.  

Of second highest importance that the applicant has

  • the ability to collaborate with the surrounding society and communicate research and development work.
  • the ability to develop and manage activities and staff. This includes knowledge of diversity and equality issues with a particular focus on gender equality.
  • administrative skills.  

It is also important that the applicant has

  • the ability to collaborate with private and public stakeholders to develop education and research activities that meet the needs of society.  

Trade union representatives

Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH's webpage.


Your application should follow KTH's CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position online.

For more information regarding KTH's assessement, see Appointments procedure at the Royal Institute of Technology


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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly pay
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number VL-2021-0051
Maria Håkansson, Head of Department, +46 8 790 92 80,
Yifang Ban, Head of Divison, +46 8 790 86 48,
Published 30.Jun.2021
Last application date 16.Aug.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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