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.

About Malmö University
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.

Faculty
The Faculty of Culture and Society 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.

Department
The School of Arts and Communication is part of the multidisciplinary Faculty of Culture and Society. Also known by its acronym K3 (after the Swedish name Konst, Kultur och Kommunikation), our school has approximately 80 faculty members and 1,000 full-time students. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate education in the fields of media, interaction design and cultural studies. Our programmes and courses include English, Media and Communication Studies, Cultural Journalism, Visual Communication, Interaction Design as well as a range of courses in different types of media production. At K3, we combine traditional scholarship and academic knowledge with artistic methods and practical skills. In our teaching and research, art, technology, design and communication converge in new and innovative ways. Read more about K3 here.

Research at K3 is multi- and interdisciplinary, and is known internationally for contributing foundational knowledge and practical application to the fields of design, media, culture and the arts.  Our researchers are active in research platforms such as Medea, Collaborative Future Making and  Rethinking Democracy as well as the Internet of Things and People research centre and the Data Society research programme. K3 research is frequently carried out in collaboration with external stakeholders.

Content and work responsibilities
To participate  in a research project which explores how libraries can act as a hub for citizen based innovation of public e-services. The research includes desktop research on best practices and interviews on libraries current work and future opportunities. A large part of the work will consist of concrete development of public services together with citizen groups and libraries and evaluation thereof. The teaching part of the position (20%) will be performed in courses relating to service design and/or co-design.

Qualifications
The candidate must have completed a doctoral degree or a foreign degree considered equivalent with a doctoral degree. The employment is primarily relevant to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no less than three years before the application period for the position of postdoc has expired. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree may have been completed at an earlier date. Special circumstances constitute time off because of illness, parental leave, clinical practice, union duties or other similar circumstances.

Required qualifications:

  • Completed PhD within the fields of Interaction design, Service design or other disciplines of relevance for the position
  • Ability to work independently in research projects
  • Good communication skills in English and creativity in service design and co-design

Desired qualifications:

  • Documented experience of working with open data and visualization
  • Fluency in Swedish 

Assessment criteria
Accordning to the Appointment Rules at Malmö University, the assessment crieteria for a position as postdoctor are:

  • The quality and focus of the doctoral thesis
  • Research activities within fields relevant to the appointment in question
  • Documented ability to independently conduct research of a sufficient standard
  • Reflective presentation of their own pedagogical outlook and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with actors in other parts of society with a connection to education and research

Further information
For questions regarding the project, contact Annika Olsson, Head of Department, annika.olsson@mau.se 
For general employment and procedural questions, contact Rebecca Nordh, HR, rebecca.nordh@mau.se

In our recruitment work, Malmö University has taken a stand regarding recruitment channels and marketing. We therefore decline all offers of advertising and recruitment assistance in connection with this advertisement.

Application
You may apply for this position via Malmö University's recruitment system by clicking on the "Apply" button. As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your application is completed in accordance with the advertisement, and that it is provided to the University no later than 2020-10-27. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the University can read what is written in the application. If the application is not written in Swedish, English or any of the Nordic languages, the applicant is responsible for the application and its appendices being translated.

The application must include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • PhD Diploma
  • Copies of relevant certificates
  • Educational letter of intent
  • A brief account of scientific, educational and other activities relevant to the position to which the application pertains, including a description of how the applicant envisions their future research and teaching.
  • List of scientific and educational work
  • The primary scientific and educational work being cited (maximum five of each)
  • References

The educational qualifications may be documented with guidance from Qualifications portfolio for lecturers/researchers at Malmö University.  See also Appointment Rules at Malmö University.

Books and any other documents, such as publications, that cannot be sent electronically should be sent in triplicate in an envelope marked with reference number REK 2020/222 and posted to the HR Department, Malmö University, 205 06 Malmö. If the documents weigh more than 2 kg, they should be sent to the delivery address: HR Department, Malmö University, Matrosgatan 1, 211 18 Malmö, marked with reference number REK 2020/222.

Miscellaneous
This is a temporary full-time position during 24 months.

Malmö University is a workplace and higher education institution that is characterised by an open and inclusive approach, where gender equality and equal terms add value to our activities.

Malmö University applies individual salary setting.

Start date
Starting date by earliest convenience and agreement.

Union representatives 
SACO-S, Rebecka Johansson, rebecka.johansson@mau.se 
OFR, Martin Reissner, martin.reissner@mau.se

 

We are looking forward to receive your application!