The School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability (FIH)

We are looking for an independent and creative researcher interested in integrated approaches to facilitate energy transition from traditional energy systems to decarbonization. Welcome to be a part of an inspiring and modern environment!

Halmstad University

Halmstad University adds value, drives innovation and prepares people and society for the future. Since the beginning in 1983, the University has been characterized as forward-thinking and cross-border. Today, the University has around 600 employees and 12,000 students. The range of education is wide and the research is internationally renowned. Halmstad University actively participates in social development through collaboration with both industry and the public sector.

The School of School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability (FIH)

The School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability is one of four faculties, with 105 employees who conduct education, research and societal collaboration within and between the subject areas of business studies, engineering and science.

The school supports talent among early-career researchers by offering competitive postdoc-employments and aims to stimulate collaboration between existing faculty and surrounding institutions, business sector and public administration. A further aim is to inspire and facilitate the education of a new generation of research trained specialists focused on foundations and implementations of innovation for sustainability transition.


At the School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability (FIH), transdisciplinary research on innovation science and renewable energy technologies and systems contributes to the sustainable development of urban areas. The School is looking for an independent and creative researcher interested in integrated approaches to facilitate energy transition from traditional energy systems to decarbonization.

Relevant fields of research are, but are not limited to, energy systems studies, transition studies, innovation systems studies and business ecosystems studies. To secure a sustainable future, the energy sector, together with suppliers and customers, need to rapidly transform from fossil dependency to relying on renewable energy sources. This post doc position will focus on the socio-technical processes required to enable this transition. This position will make part of and combine Halmstad University’s strong research in renewable energy and innovation science.

Research is relevant to the focus area Smart Cities and Communities, renewable energy systems, dimension economy, entrepreneurship and innovation; sustainable business models.


The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research and disseminate scientific results (publications, conferences). Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20 % of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The postdoctoral fellow will also contribute to the development of a research program on the transformation from fossil fuel-based energy systems to renewable energy systems.


This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • PhD in Innovation Research in relation to energy systems or Energy Systems research in relation to innovation or other relevant discipline.
  • Documented knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative scientific methods.
  • High proficiency in both spoken and written English.

A postdoctoral position requires that the doctoral degree, or an international degree deemed to be equivalent, was awarded within three years of the application deadline unless there are special reasons.

Additional assessment criteria:

  • Documented experience in interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary research
  • Documented ability and experience of research in collaboration with partners from the society
  • Documented ability to develop and conduct good quality research. Good publication track record.

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

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the national agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) dated 2008-09-04.


Applications should be sent via Halmstad University's recruitment system Varbi (see link on this page) and be written in English.

The application package shall consist of:

  • a cover letter stating the purpose of the application together with a description of future research plans
  • a CV that includes at least a list of previous degrees, with dates and institutions, certified with relevant diplomas and certificates.
  • a complete list of publications with 2-3 most relevant ones for this position marked. Links to online copies.
  • a brief description of what the applicant invokes based on the requirements specification and assessment criteria. Any documents proven the information.
  • contact information for at least three references.

General Information

We value the qualities that gender balance and diversity bring to our organization. We therefor welcome applicants with different backgrounds, gender, functionality and, not least, life experience.

We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

More information about working at Halmstad University:

Anställningsform Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde Efter överenskommelse
Löneform Månadslön
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100%
Ort Halmstad
Län Hallands län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2021/74
  • Erik Möllerström, Head of Dept,
  • Kristien Widén, professor ,
  • Urban Persson, professor ,
  • Eugiena Perez Vico, Associate Prof.,
Facklig företrädare
  • Kristina Hildebrand, Saco-S, 070-7721015
  • Anniqa Lagergren, OFR, 035-167655
  • Camilla Soto, ST, 035-167242
Publicerat 2021-07-06
Sista ansökningsdag 2021-09-01

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