Assistant Professor (tenure track): Urban and regional environments


Chalmers University of Technology


Friday, March 15, 2024

When addressing the challenges related to a sustainable transformation of our societies, research on urban and regional environments is needed. All scales need to be addressed, as they are functionally coupled to and impact each other, and many different aspects need to be considered. This includes global, regional, urban, and rural landscapes – with a diversity of perspectives and approaches.

To develop new knowledge and socio-technical solutions relevant for practice, it is crucial to strengthen academic research understanding of urban and regional environments and the fields in-between. These challenges call for approaches including a diversity of subjects, where perspectives from the social sciences and humanities are as important as the discussion on necessary technological and ecological transformations towards a more sustainable path. There is also an urgent need for transdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to integrate and make use of different kinds of knowledge, from various disciplines, professions, and civil society.

With this call, Chalmers aims at further strengthen its research and expertise within Urban and Regional Environments. The academic field is broad, and potential topics for research include: socio-ecological and socio-technical transformations and change processes, across spatial scales; geology and geotechnics; regional and urban planning; sustainable use of land for meeting societal needs for food, clean water, and biomass resources; justice, governance and organization; critical social/environmental perspectives on architecture and the built environment; circular economy; environmental systems analysis; climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation.

A four-year tenure track position is provided with a generous start-up package, relocation support, mentoring, and leadership training to further your development as research leader and teacher.