Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Inst för teknik och samhälle, 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.

Description of the workplace

The division for Real Estate Science conducts research and education in the subjects of Real Estate Law and Real Estate Economics. A total of around 20 people work in the division, distributed among senior lecturers, lecturers, postdocs, doctoral students and administrative staff. The division has its offices in “E-huset” on LTH's campus in Lund and its organizational headquarters in the Department of Technology and Society. The division is now starting a research project on alternative forms of financing for infrastructure, especially traffic infrastructure. For the implementation of this project, the department now needs to recruit a Researcher who will participate in the work on a part-time basis for one year. The work will be carried out independently but also in close collaboration with some of the division’s tenured researchers.

Work duties

The person will work within one of the division's research projects. The project "Alternative financing and organization of the transport infrastructure within current regulations" is about analyzing the conditions for the Swedish Transport Administration to use alternative financing methods for investments in transport infrastructure.

The Swedish Transport Administration continuously needs to have a good knowledge of the development of the area of alternatives and innovative financing and organization of the transport infrastructure in order to be able to effectively achieve the goals of the transport policy. The discussion about alternative financing of the transport infrastructure often takes its starting point from solutions that are applied in other countries and/or sectors, but which can be applied to a limited extent by the Swedish Transport Administration. At the same time, there are relatively extensive unexplored opportunities to utilize the current regulatory scope for alternative financing and organization in the transport infrastructure. There is a lack of knowledge here, which partly has its basis in the fact that several of the issues are very complex in nature .

This project aims to collect and analyze current research from Sweden and other comparable countries on how alternative financing and organization can be arranged in order to maintain and develop the Swedish Transport Administration's area knowledge. The project will also collect experiences from actors who have worked concretely with alternative financing and organization of infrastructure.

The person we are looking for will independently and in collaboration with researchers in the division of Real Estate Science carry out the activities required for the implementation of the project. Among these can be mentioned:

  • Summarize relevant theoretical context and collect current research and investigations (in Swedish and English) during the last 10-15 years from Sweden and other relevant countries
  • Conduct in-depth interviews and strategic conversations with actors who have worked with alternative financing and organization in Sweden and in other countries. The project will also interview people within the Swedish Transport Administration who have insights and perspectives on the issue
  • Analyze problems and opportunities linked to the financing of new and existing infrastructure.

In addition to the work of developing new knowledge and writing reports, the person will assist as project manager and represent the project and the division of Real Estate Science vis-à-vis the Swedish Transport Administration, which i.a. includes oral and written presentations during the duration of the project and it is therefore important that the person has very good knowledge of both Swedish and English, oral and written.


Required qualifications:

  • a PhD or equivalent research qualification in economics
  • very good oral and written proficiency in English. 
  • very good oral and written proficiency in Swedish
  • documented knowledge of infrastructure financing
  • ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
  • experience in project management

Additional requirements:

  • experience of investigative work concerning the financing of Swedish infrastructure

Consideration will be given to how the applicant, through his experience and competence, is judged to complement and strengthen the research within the department and contribute to its future development.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University

Further information

The position is a fixed term position for one year at 50 per cent of full time, starting 2023-05-01 or as agreed.

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application should include a CV and a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application should also include a degree certificate or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)”  

Welcome to apply!

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Part-time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 50
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/440
  • Ingemar Bengtsson, +46462227973
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 27.Feb.2023
Last application date 20.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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