Associate Senior Lecturer in Environmental Economics

Lund University International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

Associate Senior Lecturer in Environmental Economics

Lund University, Universitetets särskilda verksamheter, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 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.

The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) is an international centre within Lund University founded in 1994 to address complex environmental challenges. To engage with this complexity, the IIIEE has developed genuinely interdisciplinary education and research and the capacity to synthesize insights from management, economic theory and practice, natural sciences, engineering, political science, organizational, legal and behavioural studies. The IIIEE academic staff brings together diverse expertise in and across these disciplines. In contrast to the prevailing focus on environmental problems, the IIIEE emphasizes pathways towards sustainable solutions. The focus is on advancing and disseminating knowledge on how to catalyze the transitions to climate-neutral and resource-efficient economies across different levels of governance and management.

The main and overarching research themes of the Institute are:

  1. International and national policy intervention
  2. Urban governance and experimentation
  3. Business management and practice
  4. Consumption governance

Close collaboration with businesses, public authorities and other societal partners is at the core of IIIEE education and research activities.

The IIIEE has approximately 22 senior researchers and 12 PhD candidates, and in total more than 15 nationalities are represented among the staff. Each year we are engaged in approximately 40 interdisciplinary research projects funded by Swedish and international funding agencies. Over the last years we have collaborated with more than 100 international research partners and more than 50 businesses, public authorities and other societal partners. The IIIEE researchers are also invited as scientific experts by a number of international organizations, such as the IPCC, the IEA, the EU Commission and UN organizations. The IIIEE operates two international Master’s programmes, several free-standing courses, and PhD education. Each year we enroll more than 50 Master’s students from all over the world to study in our international Master´s programmes. Our latest educational effort is a series of Massive Open Online Courses under the theme of ”Greening the Economy”, which so far has engaged over 140 000 participants in more than 175 countries. The IIIEE working language is English.

Associate senior lecturer in environmental economics for a transition to climate-neutral and resource-efficient economies

Specific subject description

The position will contribute to the development of the existing research profile at the institute, be closely integrated with ongoing research and education, and contribute to advancing and developing research in the field of environmental economics for a transition to climate-neutral and resource-efficient economies. Of particular interest is research into the implications of policies and measures driving this transition, and how they affect various actors and the wider society. The research is expected to make an important contribution to how different actors, particularly companies, consumers and the national economy, react to incentives, and to the establishment of conditions for a transition to climate-neutral and resource-efficient economies.  The research will be interdisciplinary in nature and linked to IIIEE's four research themes.

Work duties

Employment as an associate senior lecturer is a career-development position and aims to develop the holder’s independence as a researcher and educator. The duties mainly involve research and teaching. As part of their research work, the associate senior lecturer is expected to initiate new, externally funded research. An opportunity for five weeks’ training in teaching and learning in higher education is to be offered in connection with the appointment.

The work duties involve:

  • Research in the subject area.
  • Teaching at first, second and third-cycle level.
  • Supervision of first and second cycle and doctoral students.
  • Secure external research funding.
  • Collaboration with business and society.
  • Communication and dissemination of research results.
  • Administrative duties linked to the work duties above.

The study programmes at the institute include on-site and on-line teaching, multidisciplinary assignments, applied tasks with societal actors, work in multilingual contexts and interaction with many different nationalities. The position is to contribute to the development of our study programmes within the above-mentioned context.


Those qualified for appointment as an associate senior lecturer are those who have

  • completed a doctoral degree in environmental economics or
  • achieved equivalent research competence.

Preference will be given to those who were awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence no more than five years prior to the expiry of the application period.

Other requirements:

  • Strong proficiency in both spoken and written English.

Assessment criteria

When appointing an associate senior lecturer, the following are to serve as criteria for assessment:

  • Very strong ability to develop and carry out research in environmental economics.
  • Very strong teaching skills.

Other qualifications:

In the field of research ability:

  •  Relevant experience as a postdoc in environmental economics and competence in areas relating to the research themes of the IIIEE
  • Proven ability to use quantitative methods in economic research and demonstrated experience of statistical tools and programmes to analyse data (e.g. SPSS, SAS, Stata)
  • Experience with publishing in recognised, high-impact scientific journals
  • Proven track record with successfully applying for and receiving external research grants
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary, inclusive and international research team
  • Ability to engage with industry and wider society
  • International work experience and international networks
  • Proven experience in organising outreach activities

In the field of teaching ability:

  • Experience with teaching on-site and remotely
  • Experience with leading and developing (under) graduate courses/modules
  • Experience with teaching and leading courses in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Experience with supervision

Good collaborative skills, drive and independence will also be taken into account, as well as how the applicant’s experience and skills are deemed to complement and strengthen ongoing research, first and second-cycle education and innovation at the department and contribute to its future development.


The appointment is limited to 4 years and is full-time. The appointment is limited to a fixed term in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 4a of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Application instructions:

The application must be written in English.


Promotion to senior lecturer in sustainable consumption for a transition to low-carbon and resource-efficient economies

The associate senior lecturer can apply during their period of employment to be promoted to a permanent position as senior lecturer. The assessment for this is made against the requirements below. If these are met and the person is deemed suitable, a promotion is to be awarded. Applications can only be made once.


Those qualified for appointment as a senior lecturer are those who have:

  • Been awarded a PhD or have the corresponding competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the appointment and the duties that it will involve.
  • Teaching expertise.
  • Training in teaching and learning in higher education of at least five weeks or equivalent knowledge that has been acquired in another way.

Other requirements:

  • Strong proficiency in both spoken and written English.
  • Good collaborative capabilities, independence and drive.

Ability to actively, independently and successfully apply for external funding

Assessment criteria

During the assessment, particular weight will be accorded to research and teaching expertise.

When appointing a senior lecturer, the following are to serve as criteria for assessment:

  • Good national and international level as a researcher, where the requirement for international qualifications must be assessed with regard to the nature and tradition of the subject area.
  • Very strong teaching skills, meaning a good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other teaching activities at different levels and with varying teaching methods.
  • Ability to initiate new research initiatives and to plan and start new research projects.
  • Ability to participate in the supervision of doctoral students undertaking PhD studies.
  • Ability to collaborate with wider society and provide information about their own research and that of the department.
  • Ability to lead and develop activities.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/3470
Lena Neij, +46462220222
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
Published 19.Mar.2021
Last application date 30.Apr.2021 11:59 PM CET