Senior Lecturer in Urban Design

Lund University Faculty of Engineering


Artistic senior lecturer in Urban Design

Lund University, LTH

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The department of Architecture and Built Environment at Lund University, Faculty of Engineering invites applications for a position as Artistic senior lecturer in Urban Design.


Artistic senior lecturer in Urban Design, with a specialisation in Sustainable Urban Design.

Subject description

The master's program SUDes was founded in 2007 and is today an internationally reputable education in sustainable urban planning. At the heart of education is the relationship between urban design and sustainable urban development. The students work in different scales, from detail to region, and the teaching is conducted in the form of design projects with support in theoretical courses, lectures and seminars.

Work duties

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

  • Teaching at undergraduate and advanced level, mainly within the master's program SUDes.
  • Supervision of degree projects
  • Collaboration with business and society in connection with teaching. 
  • Pedagogical competence development within the framework of the employment. 
  • Course planning in consultation with colleagues. 
  • Management assignments as master supervisor may be relevant.
  • Artistic research in the field of sustainable urban planning.       

Qualification requirements 

Appointment to senior lecturer requires that the applicant has:

  • A PhD in fine, applied or performing arts, has demonstrated artistic expertise or has some other professional expertise that is considered important with regard to the subject matter of the post and the work duties it will involve.
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise.
  • Completed five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means. 

Assessment criteria

When assessing the applicants, special importance will be given to artistic and teaching expertise within the subject, (choose between assessing artistic and teaching expertise equally or to have one be of greater importance than the other).

For appointments to senior lecturer, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good national and international standing as an artist/researcher. The requirement for international experience shall be assessed with consideration to the character and traditions of the subject.
  • Good teaching ability, including a good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other educational activities on different levels and using a variety of teaching methods.
  • An ability to supervise doctoral students to achieve a PhD or students on arts programmes to achieve artistic independence.
  • An ability to collaborate with wider society and communicate his or her activities.
  • A good general ability to lead and develop activities.

Other qualifications

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Qualified, documented experience of working with architectural urban design after graduation.
  • Completed degree in architecture or landscape degree

Other merits

  • Good ability to lead and organize teaching is an advantage.
  • Genuine interest in, and experience of, work in urban design with a focus on sustainability issues.

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

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:                    

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.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 50
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/975
Lars-Henrik Ståhl, 046-2227611
Union representative
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364,
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362,
Published 14.Apr.2022
Last application date 26.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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