Företag: Chalmers University of Technology

Instructor – Offshore operations and dynamic positioning

Shipping and Marine Technology covers a wide research field, ranging from environmental research to the development of the latest technologies for propulsion and navigation of ships. Our research aims to improve ship efficiency, marine environment, and working conditions for the ship personnel.

We educate master mariners, marine engineers, and shore-based personnel in shipping. The department currently has about 100 employees, of whom 80 are researchers and teachers.

The department is situated on the expansive Campus Lindholmen. 

We have Sweden’s most extensive simulator centre for marine transportation and navigation.

Information about the division

The division for Maritime Operations organizes both education and research which includes activities as the programmes for master mariner and marine engineers. The offshore sector is evolving and includes today not only oil and gas but also renewable energy as wind and wave. We have several ongoing offshore related projects focusing on operational issues as well as design and structure questions. There is an increasing demand for development and systematic analysis of offshore operations in combination with education and training activities. 

In order to further develop and ensure our competence within the offshore sector and safety of navigation we are looking for suitable candidates.

Job description

Your major responsibility as an instructor is education for bachelor students and maritime professionals, primarily in the field of Dynamic Positioning (DP) and offshore operations. You are expected to participate in the development of offshore related training topics and advanced maritime operations. You are a part of our team of instructors and you will also be included in other nautical courses such as navigation principles, navigation systems and bridge team management. The position includes participation in different offshore related research and innovation projects.

The position as instructor focusing on offshore activities is interesting and stimulating if you would like to broaden your knowledge and work with the future of advanced maritime operations and safety of navigation. You will be educated to meet the instructor requirements as laid down by Nautical Institute. As employed there are possibilities for higher education as a part of our competence development scheme.  


To qualify as an instructor, you must have a bachelor´s level degree or higher in a relevant field and experience as a deck officer at management level (STCW II/2, Chief mate). You have a Nautical institute DPO unlimited certificate and at least one year experience serving on DP vessels as DPO. Experience from educational activities is an advantage. The position requires an ability to be cooperative and socially active in professional situations in order to establish and maintain relationships. Sound verbal and written communication skills in English are desirable.

Living and working in Sweden

On the Swedish Institute’s webpage you can learn more about living and working in Sweden, for example about the social benefits and Swedish healthcare. 

On the official site of Sweden you can read more about the Swedish society and culture, what traditions we have and what the Swedish food and kitchen looks like.

Brief facts about Gothenburg

Here you can find Gothenburg in figures, for example, the size of the city, the number of inhabitants and the number of sold prawn sandwiches.

Events and cuisine of Gothenburg
On Göteborg & Co’s website you can read more about current events and get tips on good restaurants and attractions.  These pages may be a good starting point for exploring your new city.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure 

The application should be marked with Ref 20140334 and be attached as two pdf-files, as below:
    Application: (Please name the document in the e-recruitment system as: APPLICATION, Surname, reference number).
− CV,
− Two references that we can contact,
− Letters of recommendation from previous employers.
  2. Personal letter/Qualifications: 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications relevant for the position.

  3. Other: 
− Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

For questions please contact:

Lars Axvi, Head of Navigation and communication: +46 31-7722635

Christopher Anderberg, DP manager, Navigation and communication: +46 31-7722621

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***


Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Built Environment, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!