Call: Visiting Scholars

Call: Visiting Scholars

THIS CALL IS OPENDeadline December 2, 2023 (23:59, CET)

Fully-funded guest researcher position

The IUR is looking for a visiting urban researcher for a one-month research stay at Malmö University between 5 February – 21 June 2024 or 19 August – 21 December 2024. The selected scholar will have the opportunity to conduct research at the IUR and participate in the Institute’s research activities.

The guest researchers’ actual presence in Malmö will be agreed upon before the start of the Spring term. 

Profile and requirements

  • You have obtained a doctoral degree (PhD) not earlier than 2016 and have a proven record in research on urban issues.
  • You have experience with multidisciplinary research.
  • You commit to presenting your research and research results in at least one seminar for staff and one guest lecture for students.
  • You participate actively in the activities of the IUR.
  • You may consider being a guest editor for our in-house popular science journal Urban Matters.

We offer

  • Salary.
  • Accommodation and travel expenses refund.
  • Facilities to conduct your research at Malmö University (desk space, log-in, library access, etc.).
  • The possibility to fully participate in the research activities of the IUR – see our website
  • Help with finding accommodation.
  • The possibility to communicate your own research to the members of the Institute and of the research groups involved.

How to apply

The application deadline is  December 2, 2023 (23:59, CET). The application should include:

  • Motivation (half a page, maximum one page) explaining why you want to be a guest researcher at Malmö University. You should indicate when you intend to be present in Malmö (arrival and departure date).
  • An activities proposal (half a page, maximum one page)
  • A long CV
  • Contact details

Send your one-file application to

About Malmö University and the Institute for Urban Research

Malmö University is a very young university that recently received a significant increase in research funding from the Swedish government. Its number of researchers and its research activities are rapidly expanding. The city of Malmö is located in the very south of Sweden and is very close to the Danish capital Copenhagen with its excellent international travel connections.

The Institute for Urban Research (IUR) at Malmö University is a newly established interdisciplinary research institute that brings together geographers, historians, economists, planners, architects, urban designers, political scientists, ethnologists, anthropologists and sociologists. Our researchers conduct research in the fields of migration, housing and urban renewal, urban economics, mobilities, social sustainability, urban ecology, and urban histories.

By bringing together urban researchers at Malmö University, the IUR seeks to trigger synergies between different strands of research around urban challenges currently existing at Malmö University. The IUR has a threefold aim. First, it wants to expose urban challenges in our research. Second, it wants to propose urban solutions to those challenges, which take the form of scientific interventions, practical solutions resulting in policy advice, and education. Third, it wants to engage in urban transformation through not only gathering knowledge about challenges and proposing solutions, but by playing a pro-active role in the implementation of those proposals through intense collaboration with authorities, private actors and civil society groups.