Post-doctoral position in Transport and Roads, with focus on accessibility analysis

Lund (SE)
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 25 November 2019
Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering, institutionen för teknik och samhälle  

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs. Post-doctoral position in Transport and Roads, with focus on accessibility analysis

Lund University, Department of Technology and Society, Division of Transport and Roads, conducts research and provides higher education within transport planning. The focus on sustainable and attractive urban regions contains aspects of safety for vulnerable road users, mobility for persons with special needs, and the design of sustainable transport solutions and infrastructure for collective and/or non-motorized modes. In order to strengthen our division, we offer a post-doctoral position in Transport and Roads, focussing on accessibility analysis.


Transport and Roads, with focus on accessibility analysis

Work duties

This position will entail the definition, measurement and analysis of accessibility from several different perspectives.

One aspect of the work will require the conceptualisation, assessment and analysis of a base level of accessibility to key activities. Another aspect will comprise the examination of accessibility to key activities with a comparison to revealed behaviour, facilitated by the analysis of travel survey data. A third aspect will involve the incorporation of different methods to assess the meaning of changes in accessibility, when investments (and divestments) have been made in the public transport infrastructure.

The research involves both quantitative and qualitative analysis, combining traditional methods of analysis with newer methods that allow for the engagement of users’ (and non-users’) perceptions and experiences in the analysis. The work as a whole may also include a specific focus on different groups in society, such as older people or those at risk of social exclusion.

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research within the specified subject areas. Teaching and supervision is included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, which is highly recommended.

Further detailed description of the work duties:

  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Collaboration with researchers and stakeholders within two research centres:
  • K2 Swedish Knowledge Centre for Public Transport, and Centre of Ageing and Supportive Environments (CASE), a network-based centre at Lund University
  • Activity coordination and project management Administration related to the work duties listed above Qualification requirements

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Good oral and written proficiency in Swedish.
  • A strong publication record.
  • Experience of collaborating with international researchers.
  • Experience of teaching and/or supervision of students.
  • Skills in both qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Experience of accessibility analyses and the analysis of travel survey data.
  • Experience of multidisciplinary collaboration.
  • Experience of collaboration with societal actors.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months

Contract type Full time

First day of employment Snarast / efter överenskommelse

Number of positions 1

Working hours 100

Contact Anders Wretstrand, avdelningschef, +46462220482 Lars J. Nilsson, prefekt, 0462220000 Union representative OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62 SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64 SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66

Last application date 25.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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