Lund University, Lund University School of Economics and Management, Department of Economic History

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Lund University School of Economics and Management is one of eight faculties within Lund University. More than 4 000 students and 450 researchers, teachers and other staff are engaged here in training and research in economic history, business administration, business law, informatics, economics, statistics and research policy.

Lund University School of Economics and Management is accredited by the three largest and most influential accreditation institutes for business schools: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Only just over 100 business schools in the world have achieved this prestigious Triple Crown accreditation.

Job assignments

The holder will mainly work in a research project about long-run development in South Africa. The holder will conduct independent research in Economic History. She/he must be willing to interact with the students and to participate actively in the common activities of the Department of Economic History. The position involves a limited amount of teaching and/or supervision of Bachelor and Master's Theses.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

To be qualified for employment as postdoctoral fellow, an individual must hold a PhD in Economic History or related discipline (e.g. Economics, Sociology, Economic Geography, Statistics, History), awarded no more than three years ago (unless the applicant has been on parental leave or leave due to illness). Applications will also be accepted from persons who have not yet completed their PhD, but this condition must be satisfied at the time of employment.

Basis of Assessment

Scholarly proficiency is the main requirement for employment. The candidate must have demonstrated a high degree of research expertise as manifested in the quality of the PhD dissertation and publications. The evaluation will take personal qualities, such as academic independence, willingness to collaborate, and communication skills, into consideration.

The holder of the position should be competent and experienced enough to be able to carry out independent research in Economic History. The holder of the position will participate in a research group at the Department of Economic History dealing with long-term development patterns in the Cape Colony (1652–1840) funded by Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Research Foundation. She/he is expected to be able to work with statistical analysis of existing new databases and geographical distribution and mapping, and co-write articles as well as conduct independent own analyses. Skills in GIS will be taken into consideration, but is not required. In addition to the above, the following set of criteria will be applied in the assessment of candidates:

- international experience

- other results and distinctions which attest to the applicant's ability to do research

- ability to engage and inform society at large about research

The evaluation will take the experience, knowledge and other personal qualities into consideration. The applicants' ability to use their skills and experience to strengthen and supplement existing research activities within the Department of Economic History will also be considered.


Applications should be written in English and must include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Publications including publication list
  4. Certificates, references, etc

Lund University has an individual salary policy. Applicants are encouraged to propose a suitable salary in their application.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2017-08-01
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/438
  • Erik Green,, +46462223667
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66,
Published 07.Feb.2017
Last application date 03.Apr.2017 11:59 PM CEST

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