Lund University was founded in 1666 and is regularly ranked as one of the world’s top 100 higher education institutions. The University has 41 000 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
The International Institute of Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) is an international and interdisciplinary centre within Lund University. We work at the nexus of economy, industry and the environment, as indicated by our name, and we believe that a profound industrial transformation is a precondition for a sustainable future. We also believe that a transformation towards sustainability will require strategically focused governance and management structures, policy instruments, business models, visions and scenarios. More information is available on the Institute's website www.iiiee.lu.se.
The post-doctoral candidate will work in the area of sustainable urban governance with a focus on nature-based solutions and innovation.
The work is to be performed in the context of the Naturvation project funded under Horizon 2020, which is of high relevance to societal actors, such as governments at various levels (i.e. city, regional and national), industry and civil society. The post-doctoral fellow is expected to conduct research, publish in high-impact, peer-reviewed leading international scientific journals, organise, coordinate and participate in events and workshops for the Naturvation project.
The research is to be performed in close connection to other research projects at the IIIEE, and other partners in the Naturvation project, e.g. the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS).
The candidate is expected to teach in Masters programmes run by the IIIEE and LUCSUS in English. The candidate will also contribute to the design and development of a Massive Open Online Course on nature-based solutions in cities.
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and Learning.
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.
Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.
For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.
Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.
Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English. Full CV with contact information for three references, along with a statement of research interest (one page maximum) on nature-based solutions in cities, which highlights experience and knowledge of the applicant that is relevant for this call, should be included.
You can reach Kes McCormick, contact person for the position, by email until January 29 if you have any questions. From January 14 you can also reach him by phone.
Phone: +46 72 223 12 27
|Type of employment||Temporary position longer than 6 months|
|Contract type||Full time|
|First day of employment||April 2017|
|Number of positions||1|
|Last application date||03.Feb.2017 11:59 PM CET|