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The IIIEE is an international and interdisciplinary centre within Lund University that produces and shares actionable knowledge to accelerate the transitions to climate-neutral and resource-efficient economies. We do rigorous, impactful, and solution-oriented interdisciplinary research, focused on Business Management and Practice, Consumption Governance, Urban Transformation, and Policy Interventions. With a dual focus on management and policy, we educate future leaders and change agents.

Subject description

The post-doctoral candidate will work in the area of policy analysis related to the Circular Economy. The post-doctoral candidate will contribute to the development of knowledge, and policy analysis addressing policies to further Circular Economy developments, with a special focus on policies as drivers and barriers for Circular Business Models.


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 main work duties involve:

  • Conducting interdisciplinary research and publishing about policies for the circular economy and in particular on on policies as drivers and barriers for circular business models
  • Cooperate with other researchers in the Mistra-Rees reseach program (
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • Supervising and managing research projects and master theses
  • Disseminating research otucomes and actively seeking external research funding
  • Collaborating with industry and wider society
  • Performing administration work related to the duties listed above


Qualification requirements

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a relevant PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, 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 English.
  • At least 4 peer reviewed academic publications



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 main assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Knowledge of European Union policies related to the Circular Economy
  • Teaching skills.


Additional assessment criteria:

  • Proven capacity to publish in high-ranking scientific journals
  • Swedish language skills. Not a requirement, but can be an advantage
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary , international research group.
  • Proven ability to engage with industry and society at large
  • Knowledge of policies as drivers and barriers for circular business models


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

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 Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/2630
  • Per Mickwitz, +46462220406
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 17.Aug.2020
Last application date 31.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CEST

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