Postdoctoral Fellow focusing on the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development: A Circular Building Sector - Market Models and Practices

Lund University


May 29, 2022


Lund University School of Economics and Management, Department of Business


Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 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.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Lund University School of Economics and Management is one of eight faculties within Lund University. More than 4 000 students and 450 researchers, teachers and other staff are engaged here in training and research in economic history, business administration, business law, informatics, economics, statistics and research policy.

Lund University School of Economics and Management is accredited by the three largest and most influential accreditation institutes for business schools: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Only just over 100 business schools in the world have achieved this prestigious Triple Crown accreditation.

About us

As a teacher and researcher at the Department of Business Administration you are part of a leading environment for research and teaching within the business administration field. We conduct active and advanced research and teaching in, for example, accounting, corporate finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, organization, research policy, and strategic management.

Lund University is a state agency, which means that you will receive special benefits, a generours annual holiday and a favourable pension scheme. Reimbursement for costs related to wellness as well as a paid wellness hour each week are a given.

Read more on what it means to work with us on our webpage. Work at Lund University.

The 2030 Agenda is the framework for sustainable development that the world's nations have signed to end extreme poverty, reduce inequalities, solve the climate crisis, promote peace and equity and much more. In order to achieve the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals, research has several important roles: to identify challenges and conflicting objectives, contribute to new solutions, generate dialogue and learning between different societal stakeholders and critically analyse the goals of the 2030 Agenda. Lund University aspires to be a part of the solution and has therefore initiated a research programme on sustainable development with postdoctoral fellowships in various interdisciplinary projects. The projects will not only constitute platforms for the postdocs' career development, but also form a basis for national and European applications, and for future environments for excellence and profiling. The programme is also to develop the postdocs' expertise in teaching and learning in higher education. More information on the research programme is available here: https: // www.

We now welcome applicants who want to take an active role in the 2030 Agenda research to apply!

Project-specific information

The building industry has a major impact on the global carbon emissions, the use of natural resources and production of waste. A drastic change is needed for this industry to be a part of a sustainable future. Here, both recycling and security are goals that bring with them certain challenges.

This interdisciplinary research environment includes the four subjects of Policies and regulations , Responsibilities and forms of contract , Market models and practices , and District heating and waste targets. With four postdocs and senior researchers from different disciplines at Lund University, the research questions will be confronted from different perspectives, including academia, local communities, and the building industry.

Subject description - A circular building sector: Market models and practices

We are seeking a highly motivated person with a strong research portfolio and an interest in launching a successful academic career in an inspiring research environment.

The position is part of the reseach project " Research to enable a circular building society " and will focus on market models and practices related to a circular building sector. More specifically, it will treat:

  • Circular business models
  • Market communication of circular business models
  • Practices of circular business models in markets
  • The position is a two-year full-time employment that mainly will be aligned with the Marketing Group at the Department of Business Administration within the Lund University School of Economics and Management.

    Work duties

    The main duties involved in a postdoctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching is also included, but up to no more than 20 % of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.


    To be eligible for employment as a postdoctoral fellow, the candidate must have a PhD, or an international qualification deemed equivalent to a PhD, in Business Administration or Marketing at the time of the employment decision.

    The candidates who received their PhD degree at most three years ago will be considered in the first place.

    If there are special reasons, the degree may have been taken earlier. Special reasons are illness, parental leave, positions of trust within trade unions, and service in the total defense, and other similar circumstances.

    Basis of assessment and qualification requirements

    This is a career development position primarily focused on research, but it will also give opportunities for some pedagogical merit and training. 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. Also, applicants will be assessed on the basis of their outlined research plan for a project in an area relevant to marketing, circular economy and the building sector. Good teaching skills are also an assesment criteria.

    Requirements for the position:

  • Experience in research related to circular economy.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Ability to understand oral and written Swedish.
  • Desirable for the position:

  • Experience in research related to marketing and circular economy with connection to the building and construction sector.
  • Experience of publishing in recognised research journals.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary, inclusive and international research team.
  • Ability to engage with industry and wider society.
  • Experience in working with research impact.
  • 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.


    This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of two years, in accordance with the agreement “ Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor ” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”).

    How to apply

    Please apply online through Lund University's recruitment system. Read more on our webpage Applying for a position.

    The application should be written in English and must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications
  • Research plan, describing the project that the applicant wishes to pursue during the postdoc period (5 pages maximum)
  • Copy of PhD thesis and up to three other publications
  • Copy of PhD certificate and other relevant certificates
  • Two references with contact details
  • The university applies an individual salary setting. Feel free to state salary claims in your application.

    Welcome with you application today!

    We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

    Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months

    Contract type Full time First day of employment September 1, 2022 Salary Monthly salary Number of positions 1 Working hours 100 City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2022/1846 Contact

  • Annette Cerne,
  • Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +4646-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +4646-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, +4646-2229366
  • Published 14.May.2022 Last application date 29.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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