Lunds universitet, Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 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.

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Human Geography with about 55 employees, 400 fulltime students and approximately 25 Ph.D. students combines tradition with modern and highly internationalized research and education. Geography has repeatedly been the highest ranked subject at Lund University, currently ranked 16th in the world and 1st among the Nordic countries according to the QS ranking of 2018. For decades, the department has been very successful in the competition for external research funding. In addition to being embedded in numerous national and international research networks, the department of human geography has close ties with a broad spectrum of departments and faculties at Lund University. The key areas of research and teaching at the department are economic geography, development geography, urban, landscape and social geography, and GIS. The department has a Human Ecology Division (with a doctoral program of its own).

Job assignments:
The research assistant(s) will mainly be working on tasks related to ongoing projects at the department in the field of innovation, sustainability and regional development, in particular the project “Sustainable Plastics and Transition Pathways” Other ongoing projects include:
• Greening the Fleet – Sustainability Transitions in the Maritime Shipping Sector.
• The Geography of Nordic Sustainability Transitions.
• Realising Innovation in Transitions for Decarbonisation.
• Co-producing and co-financing renewable community energy projects.

Central tasks will include data analysis, transcription of interviews, desk research and contributions to drafting reports and other documents.

Candidates are expected to have knowledge about economic geography, innovation studies, sustainability transitions, or related social science topics. Candidates are required to have an interest in these topics and in research in general. Fluency in English and one of the Scandinavian (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian) languages is a requirement.
Experience with qualitative data analysis is an advantage.

The position is open to candidates with a completed MSc, with a completed BSc, current MSc students, or current students in the later parts of their BSc education.

Applications must be written in English and include:
1. CV
2. Copies of grades and examination certificates
3. A representative publications (e.g. a course paper, a thesis, non-academic work)
4. A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated
5. References/recommendations or names and contact information of references
6. If relevant, account of other experience and competences of relevance to the position, e.g. policy work or dissemination qualifications

This is a temporary position until the 30th of August 2020 between 50-100% depending on the research funding. 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 2
Working hours 50-100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/3838
  • Teis Hansen, universitetslektor,
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 18.Nov.2019
Last application date 02.Dec.2019 11:59 PM CET

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