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Professor in Urban Studies

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, Tillsvidare

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    4 november

  • Sök jobbet senast

    3 januari

Om jobbet

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 behavioral 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 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.

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 programs within economic aspects of urbanities. Further, you are expected to: develop new research projects with internal and external partners; actively apply for external research funding, including for PhD students and post doc positions; 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 relevant fields such as business administration, economic geography, economic history; economic sociology, and economics; and
  • documented proficiency in English.

Further Information

For questions regarding Malmö University, contact Kerstin Sandell, Head of Department of Urban Studies:
For general employment and procedural questions, contact Sara Säthersten, Human Resources:
Malmö University declines direct contact with recruiting and staffing agencies, as well as job-advertising sellers.


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.

Please ensure your application contains the following:
  • a cover letter;
  • a complete CV;
  • copies of relevant certificates;
  • a statement on your pedagogical philosophy and motivation;
  • a statement highlighting scientific, pedagogical and other activities of particular significance for the position;
  • a statement regarding your future research development and planned activities;
  • a list of educational and scientific work;
  • copies of selected scientific and pedagogical works (up to five in each category); and
  • the names and contact details of up to three references.
If the application includes physical material, send three identical sets of the supplementary physical material by mail, marked with reference number REK 2019/261 to the University’s HR department (Malmö University, 205 06, Malmö). If the material weighs more than 2 kg, please use the following address: Malmö University, HR Department, Matrosgatan 1, 211 18 Malmö, and marked the package with the following reference number: REK 2019/261. Your application will be handled by the Appointments Board and assessed by external experts.

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.

See the full ad on our web page. 

We look forward to receiving your application!