Tenure Track - The academic career path at KTH
KTH's work with the recruitment and development of its faculty is based upon certain standpoints and preconditions. The idea behind KTH’s tenure track is to recruit younger people to academic career services, and to provide them with the right conditions so that they can develop their excellence in research and teaching on a long-term basis.
The academic positions at KTH are associated with the internationally established concept ‘tenure track’. The career path is commenced with a position as assistant professor which requires a doctoral degree and postdoctoral experience. After approximately 4 years, an assistant professor has the right to be considered for promotion to associate professor, and if successful, to a permanent tenure. After a further period as associate professor, you can apply for promotion to become a professor.
A position on KTH’s tenure track is a long-term commitment from KTH, in the form of resources and development opportunities.
An important aspect of KTH’s tenure track is the career development programme which involves network building, support for scientific and pedagogical development, and management training.