KTH, School of Architecture and Built Environment

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The Division of Urban and Regional Studies within the Department of Urban Planning and Environment is a multi-disciplinary environment that focuses on the study of local and regional development as it relates to sustainable development, actors and processes, and institutional preconditions. Research projects in the division involve in-depth theorization and development of better practices, often in collaboration with non-academic actors in the public, private and non-for-profit sectors.

Job description

The position is a full-time one year postdoc in urban and regional studies, within the area urban heritage and urbanism.

The postdoc position is connected with ongoing projects including urban heritage and urbanism as a research subject, which aims to understand the main forces shaping the contemporary and historic urban landscapes, influencing public space systems and citizens within them. The work has a conceptual character and holds both literature studies and data analysis through multiple data sources.

The post-doc will be integrated in the Center of Future of Places and the Division of Urban and Regional Studies. The position also includes teaching in the Urbanism Studies program.

The research project leader is Dr. Tigran Haas.

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A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree in Urban and regional planning or equivalent related, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.

Experience in urban design research at different urban scales, is required. You should have strong theoretical and practical knowledge in the field and are well acquainted with the various methodologies required for executing and publishing research.

The successful applicant should have knowledge in the area of urban heritage, urban morphology, urban revitalization theories, and the use of other urban design tools. Experience in coordinating and lecturing and/or teaching lab sessions at advanced level is required.

The candidate should be able to prioritize, take responsibility and work independently within the project framework, as well as enjoy working together and establishing good relationships with both internal and external partners.

Excellency of written and oral English is required to present and publish research results. The selection will specifically assess academic prerequisites and appropriateness, relevance in experience of previous studies, subject knowledge and references.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Preferred qualifications

  • Scientific skills.
  • Educational ability.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality
  • Cooperative skills.
  • Independence.

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Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The position offered is still valid for at least one year.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number A-2019-1696
  • Ida-Maria Bruhn, HR-officer, hr-som@abe.kth.se
  • Tigran Haas, Associate professor, tigran.haas@abe.kth.se
Published 03.Sep.2019
Last application date 12.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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