Organizational Unit: Faculty, Maritime Education and Training Specialization
Duration of contract: Two-year fixed-term appointment
The World Maritime University (WMU) is a postgraduate and research university established in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization, the maritime agency of the United Nations. WMU offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Professional Development Courses (PDCs) with the highest standards in maritime and oceans education and training. WMU also has a highly respected research programme supported by specialized research groups across the maritime and ocean fields.
The Assistant Professor position is located in the Faculty unit at WMU’s headquarters in Malmö, Sweden.
The position works under the supervision of the Vice President Academic, and functionally with the Head of the MSc. Specialization – Maritime Education and Training (MET). As a faculty member at the World Maritime University, the Assistant Professor is expected to provide services in teaching, mentoring, research-based publishing, and the promotion of inter- university cooperation in the maritime education and training, leadership and human resource management fields.
The Assistant Professor, MET, will focus on the areas of seafarer education and training, education for a sustainable maritime future, technology and the human element, as well as leadership and human resource development in a maritime context. The position requires in- depth knowledge of the International Maritime Organization, its conventions and their aims as well as an understanding of the technical operation of ships within the legal framework of these conventions. The faculty member must be knowledgeable and supportive of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their relationship to IMO and to the university’s mandate and goals.
Work involves teaching regularly both introductory and specialization courses, mentoring PhD and M.Sc. students, serving on committees and panels, and providing service to WMU, IMO, and the maritime and oceans community.
Duties include engaging in maritime research projects and scholarship leading to the publication of peer-reviewed articles, reviewing scholarly publications, and assisting in the development and execution of research projects and the subsequent dissemination of findings in a scholarly manner.
As a member of the faculty and professional staff at WMU, he/she will work to keep WMU positioned as an academic institution of excellence and help advance the institution, encourage inter-university research cooperation, and build its reputation in the field of expertise.
Internal contacts – Incumbent liaises and interacts with all faculty members on a regular basis as well as with support staff as required.
External contacts – Incumbent liaises with global maritime and ocean/marine industries and communities, research organizations, government agencies, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, as well as scientific journals and publishing entities.
This vacancy is open to male and female candidates. WMU seeks to increase the number of women at all levels and, therefore, qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. WMU will make every effort to facilitate the employment of persons with disabilities.
Deadline for Applications: 15 April 2019
For more information on how to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button.