School of Architecture and Built Environment at KTH

Subject field

Urban Transport Planning.

Subject description

The subject covers the design and organization of transport systems in cities to ensure efficient, safe and sustainable movement, with a focus on human mobility. It involves using data and modelling to develop strategies that improve mobility, accessibility and overall quality of life in urban areas, meeting the needs of the population while minimizing environmental impact and congestion.


The associate professor is expected to teach urban transport planning at first, second and third cycle level.  This means, among other things, being a course responsible teacher, examiner, developing courses, contributing to the operation and further development of subject-related education programs in collaboration with the industry and being a supervisor for degree projects. Administrative tasks are also included. Other important tasks include conducting research in the subject area, being the main supervisor and assistant supervisor for doctoral students, developing KTH’s research, applying for research funding and being a project manager. The associate professor is also expected to collaborate, both within KTH’s academic environments related to research and teaching and with societal actors. The associate professor is expected to be able to teach in Swedish.


Those qualified for appointment as an associate professor are persons who have:

  1. 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, and
  2. demonstrated pedagogical expertise.

Grounds of assessment

The assessment criteria for appointment as an associate professor at KTH shall be the degree of expertise required as a qualification for employment. In addition, the assessment criteria stated in the KTH appointments procedure, section 1.2., apply in relation to the employment profile laid down.

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • scientific expertise in the subject field.
  • pedagogical expertise in the subject field.
  • ability to teach in Swedish.

 Of second highest importance that the applicant has

  • the ability to pursue third-stream activities and also provide information about research and development work.
  • expertise to develop and lead activities and staff. This includes knowledge of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.
  • interpersonal skills.

It is also important that the applicant has

  • administrative expertise.

Trade union representatives

Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH's webpage.


Your application should follow KTH's CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

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).

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly pay
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number VL-2024-0017
  • Erik Jenelius, Head of Transport Planning Division,
  • Fanny Isberg, HR-Officer,
Published 08.Mar.2024
Last application date 03.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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