05 July 2018

JOB: Postdoctoral position in real estate science (Lund University, DEADLINE 1 SEP 2018)

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Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

The division of Real Estate Science at Lund University invites applicants for a post-doctoral position, 2 years fully funded. Real Estate science is a multi-disciplinary research area and the applicant is expected to hold a Ph. D. in Real Estate Science or related discipline including but not limited to: Economics (with a real estate, urban-, or regional research profile), Economic Geography, Geography, Law (real estate law), Sociology or Urban planning.
The recruitment of a post-doctoral researcher is part of a long-term strategy to build a research platform with a wide focus on land use. Research topics include but are not limited to housing markets, locational choice of firms and households, land regulations, or physical planning for a sustainable society.
Real Estate Science
Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research, independently and/or together with other researchers within the division and/or together with other researchers at other academic institutions and universities. Teaching and advising students may also be included in the position but at a maximum of 20% of the working hours. The position also includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.
The position allows the successful candidate to conduct research on topics of their own choosing (that is within the subject Real Estate Science). The application should therefore include a research plan stating the applicant’s planned research topics for the position.
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 or any related field described above, 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.
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, 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:
In addition to the documents requested by the LTH Academic qualification portfolio the application should include a research plan stating what research the candidate wants to pursue during the duration of the position. The research plan should be no more than 2 pages long.

[a Ph.D. (or LL.D. or equivalent) in the history of real estate law also matches the requirements]

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