Lund University, LTH,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 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.

The Department of Architecture and Built Environment at Lund University, Faculty of Engineering invites applications for a position as Professor in urban design and planning, with a focus on sustainable development.

Urban design and planning, with a focus on sustainable development

Subject description
The subject urban design and planning involves the planning, development and design of urban and rural areas, and relates to different scales from small urban spaces to urban landscapes and regions. The subject can, for example, involve the relation between urban life and the built environment, the use of urban spaces, practice-based method for urban development, planning theory, urban morphology and urban design.

The focus is here especially on how the built environment can contribute to a sustainable development. Urban design and planning should thus be seen as an integrated part in a long-term societal development that does not degrade or threaten the living conditions of future generations. The perspective on sustainable development could focus on social, ecological and/or economical aspects, but should also deal with how these three aspects interact through and in relation to the built environment.

Work duties
• Research within the subject area
• 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 as a professor requires that the applicant has:
• Demonstrated research expertise.
• Demonstrated teaching expertise.
• Completed at least five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means, unless there are valid reasons.

Additional requirements:
• Master’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture, or an equivalent degree in a design related subject.
• Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
• Experience of leading research projects.
• Documented ability of both applying for, and receiving, external research funding.

Assessment criteria
When assessing the applicants, special importance will be given to research and teaching expertise within the subject.

For appointments to professor, the following shall form the assessment criteria:
• A very good national and international standing as a researcher. The requirement for international experience shall be assessed with consideration to the character and traditions of the subject.
• A very high level of teaching skill, including a very good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other educational activities on different levels and using a variety of teaching methods.
• A good ability to supervise doctoral students to achieve a PhD.
• A good ability to collaborate with wider society and communicate his or her activities.
• A good general ability to lead and develop activities.

Other qualifications:
• Experience from practice within architecture, urban design or urban planning will be considered as a merit.

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, first and second cycle education and innovation within 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. Read more:

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/1797
  • Catharina Sternudd, +46462221535
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64,
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
Published 29.Jun.2020
Last application date 01.Sep.2020 11:59 PM CEST

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