External Lecturer – Engineering the Energy Cloud

External Lecturer – Engineering the Energy Cloud

Opportunity to teach highly motivated US-based university students in Stockholm

DIS Stockholm
is currently hiring part-time faculty to teach the course Engineering the Energy Cloud starting in August 2021. Preparation of course content will start in spring 2021 (pre-preparation fee will be paid out separately). The course will be offered twice per year: fall term (mid-August to mid-December) and spring term (mid-January to mid-May), a total of 10 months per year. The position is temporary for one year but with great chances for extended employment.

The course includes lectures, discussions, student-centered learning activities, field studies in the Stockholm region, student assessment, grading, and feedback. Every term, teachers are in direct contact with students during 23 sessions (80 minutes each) and 2 field studies (4 hours each).

Course description: Traditional energy platforms rely on energy extraction from fossil fuels and a centralized system for energy distribution to consumers. Our warming world, however, requires major transformations in these current energy systems. In Scandinavia, these disruptions are already underway. This course focuses on decarbonizing the global economy while moving us toward localized and renewable energy ecosystems. How do we shift linear, one-way power flows – from centralized energy generation to end consumers – to more sustainable, digitized, and dynamic energy systems?

Study the technological and societal considerations needed to implement these new platforms, which aim to reduce our carbon footprint while moving societies toward the energy cloud – a dynamic and decentralized energy ecosystem that manages local energy sources, supply, and demand.

For more information about the course syllabus please visit our recruitment platform: https://dis.career.emply.com/available-positions

DIS offers excellent opportunities to
  • Work in an international, informal, and enthusiastic academic environment with an emphasis on cross-cultural understanding, teamwork, innovation, collegiality, and adaptability.
  • Develop interactive, experiential teaching skills and teaching experience in English.
  • Enhance the cultural competencies of US-based students/emerging professionals by sharing your knowledge of Scandinavia and local best practices.
  • Expand professional networks throughout Scandinavia and the United States.
Main tasks and responsibilities as part-time faculty
  • Revise and finalize the syllabus for the course, in collaboration with DIS staff. Please note: This is an introductory course to various topics within sustainable energy systems, taught to engineering students in their third or fourth year of university studies. Specific course topics may vary depending on the particular expertise of the teaching faculty.
  • Teach at DIS Stockholm. The teaching format includes classroom lectures, discussions, student-centered learning activities, experiential learning activities, and field studies.
  • Assess students' performance, grade assignments, and provide feedback to students throughout the course.
  • Participate in meetings/workshops to develop pedagogical skills inline with the DIS teaching philosophy.
Professional competencies
  • Relevant background (Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or related field), professional engineering experience, and hands-on expertise within the field of the course.
  • The candidate should be open to pedagogical support from DIS and capable of incorporating DIS's interactive and hands-on teaching philosophy into teaching practice.
  • Experience creating a structured and interactive learning environment is an advantage.
Application Process
Please submit your CV and application letter, addressing the professional competencies above, in English, as soon as possible. In your application, you should clearly state the position you are applying for. Applications will be processed as received. You can also apply directly on our recruitment platform: https://dis.career.emply.com/available-positions

Contact Information

Please send an e-mail to engineering@disstockholm.se

Temporary employment: 12 months but with great chances for extended employment.

Part-time: approximately 10 hours per week. January-May and August - December.

Deadline: As soon as possible, but no later than 2021-03-31.

Start date: 2021-08-01, but the preparation of the course content will start in spring 2021 (pre-preparation fee will be paid out separately).
Mer info
Område Stockholms stad
Yrkesroll Teknik & Ingenjör, Energi & Miljö, Utbildning, Universitet & Högskola, Elkraft
Typ av anställning Deltid, Tillsvidareanställd
Hemsida https://disabroad.org/stockholm/
Sista ansökningsdag 31 mars 2021 (31 dagar kvar)

Om arbetsgivaren

DIS is a non-profit study abroad institution with locations in Copenhagen and Stockholm, offering rigorous, credit-bearing semester, academic year, and summer programs taught in English.

Established in Denmark in 1959, and expanded to Sweden in 2016, DIS offers students enrolled in North American colleges and universities engaging and challenging coursework enriched by faculty who teach what they do, hands-on learning opportunities, and experiential study tours in Sweden and across Europe. Cultural engagement opportunities integrate students into the local culture and students gain academic knowledge and intercultural skills to prepare for a globalized world.

DIS students are usually undergraduate juniors or seniors (in their 3rd or 4th year of a 4-year degree) from highly selective North American institutions.