School of Architecture and Built Environment at KTH

Job description

The post-doc will be part of a dynamic research environment with a long track record in energy studies and in which historical studies are seamlessly integrated with studies with a more present-day focus.

Funded by the StandUp energy-strategic research programme (, the post-doc will play an important part in strengthening the historical and societal dimension of KTH’s energy-oriented research.

The post-doc will do research about the history of energy supply. Within this broad frame, the post-doc will have considerable flexibility in defining his or her own research focus.

The post-doc may also be asked to participate, on a smaller scale, in teaching and tasks of a more administrative character.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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  • A doctoral degree (or an equivalent foreign degree) in history, history of technology, environmental history, STS, or a related field. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Research expertise
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Independence
  • Very good English skills are a must, since the post-doc will be working in a multi-cultural research environment and be expected to publish in English language.

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Earlier experience of energy-historical research is a plus.
  • Awareness of questions of diversity and equality with a special focus on gender equality and equal opportunities.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

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Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the instructions in the ad.

 The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • List of publications
  • Brief research statement with description of your research so far and future research goals and interests
  • Names and addresses of two or more reference persons

Your complete application must be received by 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 for, at the most, two years.

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.


Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.


Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1 May 2023 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number A-2023-0716
  • Per Högselius, projektledare,
Published 22.Mar.2023
Last application date 05.May.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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