Associate Professor in Environmental Humanities with historical orientation

WorkplaceStockholm, Södermanland, Sweden
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School of Architecture and Built Environment at KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Subject field

Environmental Humanities with historical orientation.

Subject description

Environmental humanities is the collective name for an emerging field of research where humanistic and social science methods and theories are applied to ask and answer questions about the environment, nature and climate and their use and representation in society and culture. The multidisciplinary field includes historical perspectives on the changing relationships between humans and their natural environments.


The duties include research, and the associate professor is expected to actively apply for research funding. Duties include teaching in courses that the division provides at undergraduate, advanced and postgraduate level at KTH and in collaboration with other universities, nationally and internationally. Course development and pedagogical work are an important part of the teaching responsibility. Duties include supervising doctoral students if available in the subject area and in other ways participating in the doctoral program. Moreover, duties include collaborating with the surrounding society.

The duties may also include leading larger or smaller groups within the division in special initiatives or larger research projects. The associate professor is expected to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations in adjacent areas of the humanities and social sciences, such as critical geography, postcolonial studies, geopolitics, climate, migration and development studies.


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 teaching 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

  • research expertise in the subject field.

Of second highest importance that the applicant has

  • teaching skills in the subject field.
  • the ability to pursue third-stream activities and also provide information about research and development work.
  • interpersonal skills.
  • administrative expertise.

It is also important that the applicant has

  • expertise to develop and lead activities and staff. This includes knowledge of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.

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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.

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Type of employment
Permanent position

Contract type
Full time

First day of employment
As soon as possible

Monthly pay

Number of positions

Working hours
100 %


Stockholms län


Reference number

  • Sabine Höhler, Prefekt, +4687908741


Last application date
31.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2321680.