Faculty of Engineering, Inst för teknik och samhälle

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Post-doctoral position in Transport and Roads, focussing sustainable urban mobility and accessibility

Lund University, Department of Technology and Society, Division of Transport and Roads, conducts research and provides higher education within the field of transport planning. The strong focus on sustainable and attractive urban regions contains aspects of safety for vulnerable road users, mobility for persons with special needs, and the design of sustainable transport solutions and infrastructure for collective and/or non-motorized modes. In order to strengthen our division, we offer a post-doctoral position.

This research position is intended to address interlinkages between transport, land-use planning and implications for vulnerable and marginalized groups. The expected approach is quantitative, requiring knowledge in transport modelling, accessibility analysis, GIS and open data sources. The theoretical framework should contain transport economics (traditional as well as alternative, justice-oriented approaches) and transport equity analytics.

We are looking for an early stage researcher with a solid background in transport planning and analysis with great interest in accessibility analysis on a macro level scale. We foresee a person who is interested in trying out alternative methods and proposing innovative theories aimed at further developing the research field.

Subject description

The particular subject title addresses policies for and modelling of sustainable urban mobility with a particular focus on accessibility, equity, inclusion and distributional effects.

Work duties

The main duty/task 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. The foreseen research issues to be addressed during the post-doc time cover:

  • Development of accessibility indicators
  • Transport modelling of policy and equity
  • Links between transport, land-use and equity

The postdoc is also expected to carry out:

  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

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. Additional requirements:

  • Programming and database management skills
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • Documented skills that respond to the topic description
  • Documented experience from European/international projects
  • Documented experience in teaching and/or supervision on MSc level

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

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. An important criterion is the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.

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 “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. 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. Read more: http://www.lth.se/index.php?id=71223

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Omgående, efter överenskommelse
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/4186
  • Anders Wretstrand, Head of Transport and Roads, +46462220482
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 09.Jan.2018
Last application date 06.Feb.2018 11:59 PM CET

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