Senior Lecturer in Economics within the field of Urban Studies


Ref REK 2021/35

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.


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 about the Faculty of Culture and Society here. 


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. Our research centers around five fields: Urban Studies, Transport Studies, Real Estate Science, Sustainable Studies and Organisation Studies. 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 and masters programs in Urban Studies, as well as bachelor programmes encompassing city planning, environmental studies, transport and logistics, real estate science as well as both masters and bachelor level studies in organisation and leadership. Read more about the Department of Urban Studies here.

Work duties

For this employment, teaching in Economics takes place with a focus mainly on Real Estate, Environment and Transport. The lecturer will teach in a range of programs, as the bachelor programs Real Estate Business, Real Estate Agency, Environmental Science program, Transport Management, and the Master's program Urban studies: Urban Business and Development - Real Estate and Transport.

Teaching is in both Swedish and English. 

As a Senior Lecturer, you are expected to participate in University-wide and departmental research development, education and collaboration, and to contribute to the development of knowledge and research – both independently and together with other researchers working at the department and university.


Those qualified for appointment as a Senior Lecturer are, except in disciplines in the fine arts, applied or performing arts, a person who has demonstrated teaching expertise and been awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve (Chapter 4, Section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance).

A teacher at Malmö University is expected to have university teacher training corresponding to at least 15 credits, or corresponding formal university teacher training, which is determined through validation. New staff members lacking this training must, within the scope of their appointment, commence such training within one year of assuming their position.

Specific requirements for this position:

PhD in Economics or equivalent

  • Documented experience of teaching at University level
  • Documented experience of research in fields related to the position
  • Documented good ability to communicate in Swedish and English

The following would be of benefit for the position:

  • Documented experience of applying for and receiving external research funding
  • Documented experience with econometric methods or geographic information systems (GIS)

In addition to formal competence, University's employees must possess the personal capacities necessary to perform the duties of the position well and to represent the University in the best possible way. To be relevant for the position, you must have good collaboration skills.

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria for appointment as a Senior Lecturer shall be the degree of the expertise required as a qualification for employment. As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching expertise as to the assessment of other qualifying criteria (Chapter 4, Section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance).

A Senior Lecturer must be established within their scientific field, taking into account the nature and tradition of the subject specialisation.

A Senior Lecturer must demonstrate:

  • Documented competence in the field
  • Documented ability to communicate and collaborate with actors in other parts of society with a clear connection to education and research

Teaching expertise relates to:

  • Documented ability to carry out and lead education using various teaching methods within higher education
  • Documented experience in pedagogical development work and a reflective presentation of their own pedagogical outlook and practices
  • Documented ability to link research and education with regards to both content and teaching

Scientific proficiency relates to:

  • Documented ability to independently conduct research of a high quality
  • Research within fields relevant to the appointment in question
  • Active participation in the scientific community

Further information

Kerstin Sandell, Head of Department,

Karin Staffansson-Pauli, Unit Manager,

For general employment and procedural questions, contact Rebecca Nordh, HR,

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.


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 2021-03-22. 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 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 2021/35 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 2021/35.

The application must include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Doctoral degree certificate
  • Copies of other 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)


This is a permanent, full-time position. A probationary period of six months may apply.

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

Start date October 1st 2021 or by earliest convenience and agreement.

Union representatives

SACO-S, Rebecka Johansson, 
OFR, Martin Reissner,


We are looking forward to receiving your application!


You apply no later than 22/03/2021 by clicking the apply button.