Postdoctoral Positions in Innovation Studies

Lund University Faculty of Engineering

Sweden

1-2 Post-doctoral Positions in Innovation Studies

Lund University, LTH, Department of Design Sciences

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.

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.

Subject description

The candidate will conduct research in the field of innovation policy studies, in particular in relation to the governance of sustainability transitions (e.g. transformative innovation policy, mission-oriented innovation policy). Among other things, the research will focus on how policy making is addressing and affecting intermediary actors such as consultancies.  

The candidate will be part of the Swedish Transformative Innovation Policy Platform (STIPP) funded by Vinnova.

Work duties

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Detailed description of the work duties:

  • Research within the subject area of governance of sustainability transitions and transformative innovation policy with a particular focus on consultancies
  • General collaboration and participation in STIPP activities
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

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, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Relevant subject areas include innovation studies, science and technology studies, sociology, political science, economic history, economic geography, business administration or related fields.

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.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, Swedish language 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 on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

The position will be located at CIRCLE (Center for Innovation Research), Department of Design Sciences, LTH. CIRCLE is an interdisciplinary research center that functions as incubator, coordinator, and implementer of innovation research across faculties. CIRCLE strives to provide an attractive research environment with strong national and international networks. The aim of the research is to understand and explain how innovation can contribute to a good society and tackle societal challenges such as economic crises, climate change or the increased globalization of economic activities. For more information visit www.circle.lu.se

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: http://www.lth.se/english/work/to-apply-for-academic-positions-at-lth/

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/562
Contact
Lea Fünfschilling, +46462221401
Published 12.Mar.2021
Last application date 11.Apr.2021 11:59 PM CET


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