2022-224-04872 Postdoc position within sustainable Consumption of food, mobility, and housing - Tenders Global

2022-224-04872 Postdoc position within sustainable Consumption of food, mobility, and housing

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  • Denmark
  • Posted 2 months ago

Aalborg University


At Department of the Built Environment (BUILD) on Aalborg University’s campus in Copenhagen a position as 3-year postdoc researcher in consumption from a socio-technical perspective is open for appointment from January 1st. 2023

Job description

The postdocs will be part of a project called FoMoHo funded by an DFF grant with the title “Food, Mobility and Housing in the Sustainable Transition of Everyday Life (FoMoHo)”. The FoMoHo project will investigate how everyday practices in relation to transport, food and housing are connected and are shaped by socio-material, cultural and organizational structures. The results of the project will include policy recommendations on how different sectors of society should be integrated in relation to supporting a sustainable transformation of everyday consumption patterns.

The FoMoHO team include three professors, a senior researcher and two PhD’s, placed at department of Sociology at KU, Institute of Planning AAU and BUILD at AAU and the postdoc will work together with this team and building on work performed in the last years by the team. The postdoc will be part of developing new qualitative methods utilizing focus groups interview with Danish stakeholders and households together. Work includes developing the methods, recruiting informants, formulating research questions, leading the groups, analyze data and communicate the results scientifically and popular. 

The post doc will be placed in the research group Sustainable Cities and Everyday Practices (SCEP) at BUILD who works with everyday life and consumption in urban and residential settings, primarily from practice theory perspectives. The position involves to a minor extent teaching and supervision of master and PhD students and contributing to the development of research proposals for national and international funding.

Qualification requirements
Aalborg University is looking for talented researchers with strong background in social sciences who:

  • have, or will soon obtain, a PhD degree in a relevant social science discipline related to consumption and one of the fields food, mobility, or housing.
  • have worked with and published based on theories of practice
  • have thorough research experience on consumption and everyday life, including links between consumption and production side of either food, mobility, or housing.
  • have publications in relevant journals
  • have strong methodological skills within qualitative methods.

Candidates should have the ability to work in a team as well as independently and be good at networking. The candidates must have excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken). Furthermore, focus group interviews will be conducted in Danish, thus, the candidate needs to have sufficient knowledge of Danish as well.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD. If PhD diploma is not yet available as statement from the university that the PhD is handed in). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the “Apply online” button below.

Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information regarding the positions and the FoMoHo project please contact Professor Kirsten Gram-Hanssen by mail [email protected]  or phone (+45) 23605653.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact HR-Partner Camilla Bjerregaard Bock by mail [email protected]  or phone (+45) 9940 9582. Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here.


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance’s current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

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