Lund University School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 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 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.

Job assignments

The Department of Economics at Lund University seeks one or more (maximum three) Postdoctoral Fellows in Economics or Finance. The holder will conduct independent research in Economics or Finance, and is expected to cooperate with other researchers at the Department, be willing to interact with students and to actively participate in the common activities of the Department. The position involves 20 percent teaching (the equivalent of about one course a year and some supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses).


Scholarly proficiency is the main requirement for employment.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Economics or related discipline (e.g., Finance or Econometrics). The degree should preferably have been awarded at a university outside Sweden and the degree must not have been awarded more than three years ago, counted from the date of the application deadline (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. Applicants must show a high degree of research expertise as manifested in the quality of their PhD dissertation and other publications.

In addition to the above, the following set of criteria will be applied in the assessment of candidates:

  • Relevance and viability of the research plan.
  • Other results and distinctions that attest to the applicant's ability to do research.
  • Ability to engage and inform society at large about research.

Evaluation of the applicants will take their experience, knowledge and other personal qualities like co-operativeness into consideration. The applicants' ability to use their skills and experience to strengthen and supplement existing research activities within the School of Economics and Management will also be considered.

Appointment Procedure

Please use Lund University job application portal when applying. All documents except the recommendation letters should be uploaded in the portal as pdf, word or similar files.

Applications must include the following.

  • A cover letter describing your interest in this position.
  • A short research plan (of at most 500 words).
  • A CV with copies of exam certificates and other appendices.
  • A list of publications.
  • Up to three representative publications/working papers.
  • Two letters of recommendations. These should be sent attached to emails by the referees to Rikke Barthélemy (

Salary is determined on an individual basis, within certain guidelines for this type of position. 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment by agreement
Salary montly salary
Number of positions 3
Working hours 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/1916
  • HJ Holm, Head of Department, +46 46-222 95 51,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 46-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 46-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, +46 46-222 93 66
Published 31.May.2018
Last application date 27.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

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