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Professor in Organisation Studies

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, Tillsvidare

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    4 november

  • Sök jobbet senast

    3 januari

Om jobbet

Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally.

Department of Urban Studies

The department of Urban Studies is characterised by three core features: dynamic interdisciplinary research; a professional organisation; and a highly qualified faculty. The department comprises around 95 researchers and teachers, as well as 2000 students. We have a strong emphasis on theory-driven empirical research and teaching informed by the social and behavioural sciences.

We are building collaboration within four main intersecting themes: Housing, Real Estate and Urban Renewal; Transport, Mobilities and Urban Business Development; Risk Management and Urban Ecology; and Work and Organisational Psychology and Organisation Studies. Across these themes, we unite around cultural, economic, material, social and discursive processes of change. Furthermore, we collaborate with our well-established networks within the public sector, the corporate sector and civil society. The department offers a PhD programme in Urban Studies, as well as bachelor programmes encompassing city planning, environmental studies, transport and logistics, and real estate science. Issues of organisation and leadership play an integrated role in all these fields.

Organisation studies with a focus on leadership is a central research area and theme within our education. In addition to our bachelor’s degree, we also offer two, one-year, master’s programmes — Leadership for Sustainability and Leadership and Public Organisation (in Swedish). The department is in an expansive phase, as we seek to develop new research and build our educational strength, benefitting from recently having given official University status and the opportunity to create a new master’s programme titled Leadership and Organisation: Societal Challenges and Organisational Changes.

We study organizations and leadership with point of departure in our multi-disciplinary research milieu and with a focus on relations within and between public, private and non-profit organizations. This entails also an interest in both cooperation and competition among various entities and a critical perspective on leadership. Researchers at the department are also affiliated with Centre for work environment and evaluation research. 

Urban Studies is part of the Faculty of Culture and Society, which is a multidisciplinary faculty that includes the School of Arts and Communication, the Department of Global Political Studies and the Department of Urban Studies. Read more here.

Job description

As a professor you will be expected to: provide academic leadership in the development of research programmes within the field of organisation studies; develop new research projects in collaboration with internal and external partners; actively apply for external research funding, including for PhD students and Postdocs; and take part in the daily activities of the department. A current emphasis at the University is strengthening our research, including leading theoretical and methodological development, and we expect you to take part in this process.

As a professor at Malmö University, you will participate in furthering university-wide and departmental research, education and collaboration, and contribute to the development of knowledge and research, both independently and together with other researchers. This is in line with the University’s official strategy, which highlights the importance of contributing “to a sustainable and more equal society through research-based knowledge, critical reflection and a readiness to act.” Teaching duties involve planning, lecturing, thesis supervision, examination, seminars, workshops and practical exercises. Responsibilities also includes administrative tasks at the department, as well as participation in departmental activities and pedagogical development work.


We are looking to recruit a person who has demonstrated both research and teaching expertise and is qualified for employment as a professor. (Chapter 4 Section 3 Higher Education Ordinance).

In order to qualify for this specific position, the applicant must have:
  • a doctoral degree and documented research and educational experience within the field of organisation studies, including disciplines as business administration, psychology and sociology; and
  • documented proficiency in English.


Submit your application through Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking the button “ansök”. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete according to the criteria of the position advertised, and your application must be received no later than 2020-01-03.

Additional information

This is a permanent, full-time position.
Malmö University is a workplace characterised by openness, equality and an inclusive approach.
Individual salary negotiations apply.

Starting date

The position will commence by September 1st 2020, or at another date by mutual agreement.
A probationary period of six months may apply.

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