University Lecturer in Architecture, Especially Sustainable Habitats Lund University, Department of Architecture and Built Environment

University lecturer in architecture, especially sustainable habitats

Lund University, Department of Architecture and Built Environment


Lund University was founded in 1666 and is ranked recurrently as one of the world's 100 leading universities. There are 42,000 students and 7,400 employees in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our quest to understand, explain and improve our world and human condition.


Lund University of Technology, LTH, is a technical faculty at Lund University with research of a high international class and major efforts in pedagogical diversity.

Special subject description 

subject is architecture with a special focus on how architecture, form and design interact and contribute to sustainable living environments, as well as related to artistic design and social sustainability.


Work tasks

During the first three years, the tasks of 50% of the employment will consist of a collaborative assignment involving development and collaboration in the field of architecture, form and design. This includes mapping and developing the institution's network both inside and outside the academy, and to play an active role in building a regional platform for development and research work in the field of activity.


The collaborative mission involves close cooperation with regional actors and contacts with national authorities and financiers. Key players are the regional node for Architecture, Design and Design, which is under construction with a seat at the Form / Design Center in Malmö, municipalities in the region and researchers at bl. a. SLU Alnarp and Malmö University.


In primary education, the employee's principal will primarily participate in teaching in the Architecture program and the two international master's programs Architecture and Sustainable Urban Design . Course responsibility is included in the assignments, especially after the initial three-year period.


In the field of postgraduate education, the proprietors are expected to participate in the supervision of doctoral students.



Eligibility to be employed as a university lecturer is the one who has:


  • Disserted doctorate or other equivalent scientific qualifications or any other professional skills relevant to the content of the employment and the duties to be included in the employment.
  • Proven pedagogical skill.
  • Five-week college education or otherwise obtained equivalent knowledge, unless there are special reasons.


other requirements

  • Doctoral degree in architecture or related subject.
  • Experience in conducting independent research work.
  • Documented experience of interdisciplinary research and collaboration with different social actors.
  • Very good communication skills, which means very good ability to describe and develop problems in both text and speech for both professionals and laymen.
  • Very good knowledge of Swedish and English, in spoken and written terms.


Basis of assessment

When employed as a university lecturer, the following shall be the basis for assessment:


  • Good national and international level as a researcher, where the requirement for international qualification is to be assessed according to the nature and tradition of the subject.
  • Good teaching ability, which means good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other educational activities at different levels and with varied teaching methods.
  • Ability to participate in supervision of doctoral students in studies for doctoral degrees.
  • Ability to interact with the surrounding community and to inform about its activities.
  • Ability to lead and develop activities.


The following will also be considered:


  • In the assessment of scientific proficiency, research in interdisciplinary contexts and a holistic perspective on architecture and sustainable habitats is especially valued.
  • In assessing communicative skills, experience of dialogue and research communication towards society and industry should be weighed in.


As an assessment basis, the following priority scheme applies:

  • Scientific skill
  • Educational skills
  • Ability to conduct business and interaction with society


Other qualifications

Good ability to lead and organize research and development work with the participation of several stakeholders as well as experiences from work in politically driven business are meritorious.


Consideration will also be given to good collaborative ability, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his experience and competence, is expected to supplement and strengthen ongoing activities in the institution and contribute to its future development.


Instructions for application 

application must be written in English. Report your credits according to LTH's academic merit portfolio - see link below. Upload as PDF files in the recruitment system. Read more here:


Lund University welcomes applicants with different backgrounds and experiences. We see equality and diversity as a strength and asset.

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Type of employment Permanent

Extent of employment Full-time

Access By appointment

Salary Monthly Salary

Number of vacancies 1

employment rate 100 %

place Lund

County Skåne County

Land Sweden

References PA2017/3005


Catharina Sternudd, +46462221535

Union representative

SACO: Saco Council at Lund University, +46 (0) 22 22 93 64,

OFR / ST: Trade Union ST Office, 046-222 93 62,

Published 2017-11-02

Application deadline 2017-12-11

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