Lund University, Universitetets särskilda verksamheter, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 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 for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) is an international and interdisciplinary centre of excellence at Lund University. We advance knowledge on how to catalyse the transition to low-carbon and resource efficient economies across different levels of governance and management. We conduct research across the themes of international and national policy intervention, urban governance and experimentation, business management and practice, and consumption governance.

Subject description

Sustainable urban development is an important part in developing sustainable societies. In order for municipalities to implement sustainability goals and visions, it is necessary that a multitude of actors collaborate and integrate their environmental strategies. The post-doctoral candidate will work on how municipalities through networks can work with different forms of cooperation and in dialogue with actors to develop sustainable neighborhoods and cities. Focus will primarily be on housing and the built environment. The post-doctoral candidate will work in close collaboration with the city of Malmö to jointly develop tools and methods contributing to sustainable solutions.

Work duties

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion 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.

The work will be carried out within the project "Malmö innovationsrena", which is funded by Tillväxtverket and Vinnova. The position includes conducting high quality research, publishing in international scientific journals, providing relevant feedback and recommendations to our collaborative partners, as well as organizing and participating in events within the framework of the project Malmö innovation arena.

The position includes conducting case studies involving interviews and participatory observations. It also includes to actively contribute to the development of sustainable neighborhoods in Malmö by providing policy-relevant recommendations based on existing research, and organise and participate in events within the frames of the Malmö Innovation arena.

The candidate is expected to teach in Masters programmes run by the IIIEE in English. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to supervise doctoral students. The candidate is also expected to get involved in research funding proposals.

Administration related to the work duties listed above also needs to be carried out.

Qualification requirements

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.

 Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in Swedish.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Competence in social science methodology and theory 

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:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Additional assessment criteria:

  • Documented experience of working interdisciplinary
  • Documented experience of working in collaboration with societal actors
  • Documented skills in publishing in academic journals or books/book chapters through academic publishers
  • Proven ability to independently conduct high-quality research and successfully complete scientific projects
  • Documented educational skills including supervision of masters students

 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

The application shall be written in english and contain the following items:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Publications (maximum of 10)
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/4145
  • Jenny Palm, Professor, 046-2220242
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 21.Dec.2017
Last application date 31.Jan.2018 11:59 PM CET

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