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Researcher, Landscape Governance and Management

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    Heltid, Tills vidare

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    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

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    3 maj

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    20 maj

Om jobbet

Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
We are looking for a researcher in the subject area Landscape Governance and Management with a focus on governance. Emphasis is on the theoretical development of landscape governance, nationally and internationally, as well as the practices of landscape governance analysis, assessment and application.

About the position

The main tasks for the position is to coordinate the NATURO project, with the aim to show how quality of life can be increased for marginalized user groups, by using the potential of nature. Specifically, the position will be part of developing the theoretical foundation of the project, and be responsible for the establishment and coordination of urban living labs in three European cities. This includes developing a governance protocol to be applied, tested and evaluated.

Further, the position include research activities related to landscape governance and management at large, with focus on landscape governance. This includes a development of the subject, theoretically and empirically, resulting in scientific publications as well as research funding. Research activities are to be carried out in close collaboration with colleagues, in the subject area, department as well as across the university, nationally and internationally, preferably with a global south perspective. The position is also expected to contribute to the LTV Faculty’s educational activities at BSc and MSc levels, through activates such as lecturing and tutoring, course leadership, supervision and examination of thesis work.  

Your profile

Required qualifications
  • PhD degree in landscape planning, landscape governance, environmental policy or similar.
  • Proven knowledge in landscape governance and its relation to management, expressed in peer-reviewed publications or similar.
  • Proven and successful experience of course development, and from course development within the landscape governance field.
  • International experience in research development and research co-ordination within the landscape governance field.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, and preferably in another main language.

Qualifications considered a merit

  • Mastering other languages than Swedish and English, e.g. for work related to the global south.
  • Documented contributions to theory development within the landscape governance field.
  • Documented experience from collaboration and knowledge dissemination related to landscape governance.

About us

The Department hosts about 85 employees engaged in teaching, research and collaboration, and working with issues related to the planning, design and management of landscapes across themes and scales. The Landscape Governance and Management Theme Group conducts research, development activities and education pertaining to governance and management of open spaces, primarily urban. The key expertise and focus are on professional open space management.

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Form of employment:

Indefinite-term employment. SLU may use probationary employment.




Start date:

August 1st, 2024


Please submit your application before deadline 20th May 2024. You can submit your application by clicking the button below.

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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has a key role in the development for sustainable life, based on science and education. Through our focus on the interaction between humans, animals and ecosystems and the responsible use of natural resources, we contribute to sustainable societal development and good living conditions on our planet. Our main campuses are located in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, however, the university also operates at research stations, experimental forests and teaching sites throughout Sweden.

SLU has around 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and doctoral students and a turnover of over SEK 3 billion. We are investing in attractive environments on all of our campuses. We strive to provide a work environment characterised by inclusivity and gender equality, where different experiences generate conversations between people and pave the way for science, creativity and development. Therefore, we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.


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Lönetyp: Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön


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