Lecturer in Urban Governance and Experimentation at Lund University

Applications are invited for a lecturer position in social sciences to join Lund University. The deadline for applying is December 12, 2018.

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.

Urban governance and experimentation for a transition to low-carbon and resource-efficient economies

To meet the challenges of urban transformation, we have to develop new knowledge and new methods relating to urban governance and planning. State of the art research, planning and practice calls for improved cooperation between academia and practitioners in a collaborative manner.New methods for public participation, collaboration between practitioners and researchers, and the involvement of the businesssphere are needed. New processesfor more systematic learningare requiredfor creating progression of know-how in connection with sustainable urban development.In this context, specialattention is given to urbangovernanceand nature-based solutions (NBS)for asustainabletransformation of the built environment.

The duties involved in the posistion is to conduct research, teaching and administration.

The prospective candidate should perform research and should be familiar with theories of governance, innovation, climate change adaptation and/or mitigationand this context learningprocesses,as well as social science research methods (both qualitative and quantitative).

The educational programmes at IIIEE involve both distance and on-site teaching, multi-disciplinary assignments, applied tasks with actors in society, work in multi-lingual settings, and interaction with multiple nationalities. The candidate is expected to teach in Masters programmes run by the IIIEE in English.

The prospective candidate should perform educational related administration at IIIIEE.

Completed a second-cycle degree or acquired corresponding knowledge and has other skills of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve.

Capacity to independently carry out and successfully finalise research. Ability to create their own research networks and to write and disseminate high quality academic papers. The candidate shall be abletoand interestedin working withina multidisciplinary researchgroupand co-operatingwith societal stakeholders and knowledge institutes. Experience with organising conferences and workshops. Work experience with various societal stakeholders (e.g. policy makers, industry, businesses and community groups) Experience of teaching and supervising Masters students Swedish language skills

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant's experience and skills complement and strengthen the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH's Academic qualifications portfolio - see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system.


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