Lund University, LTH,

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.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

The Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics.

Excellence in academia through gender equality

At LTH, we believe heterogeneous groups contribute to create more creative environments – an important element when we together explore and create to benefit the world.

We aim to be an attractive employer for candidates whose gender is underrepresented and we work hard to achieve equality at the Faculty of Engineering, Lund University. With this end in view, we are now making a long-term commitment to inspire more women to engage in male dominated research areas, and vice versa.

We offer to all of our new and recently employed associate senior lecturers an appealing career program – LTH Career Academy – that will support the participants in their career path within academia and strengthen their teaching and leadership skills.


Full time


Experimentel atomic physics, aimed towards spectroscopy with ultrashort, coherent light pulses from infrared to extreme ultraviolet.

Subject description

Experiments aiming to generate, control and apply coherent extreme ultraviolet (XUV) light to control ultrafast processes. The coherent XUV light may be produced either through high-order harmonic generation or at free electron laser facilities.

Work duties

Employment as an associate senior lecturer is a career development position and  aims for the holder to develop his or her independence as a researcher and educator. The work duties mainly involve research and teaching. The position shall include the opportunity for five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

  • Research within the subject area
  • Project management within the research area
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • Course responsibilities
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Develop an international research network
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirements

Appointment to associate senior lecturer requires that the applicant has

  • a PhD, or acquired corresponding research expertise.

Priority should be given to applicants who have completed their degree or acquired the corresponding expertise no more than five years before the last date for applications.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Documented experience of XUV spectroscopy
  • Documented experience of high-order harmonic generation, driven by laser pulses of different wavelengths
  • Documented experience of experiments at free electron lasers in the XUV and/or x-ray region
  • Experiences from research at an other university then Lund university
  • Experiences as a postdoc or corresponding experiences from industy

Assessment criteria

For appointments to associate senior lecturer, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct research.
  • Teaching skills.

Other qualifications:

  • Teaching experiences are considered to be a merit

The applicants ability to develop and conduct research will mainly be judge based on the ability to perform research within the specific research area, together with the demonstrated ability to perform independent research and formulate scientific problems. This specifically includes demonstrated experimental experiences of high-order harmonic generation and the use of ultrashort, coherent XUV pulses to study coherent optical processes. Experience of control of coherent XUV light (either from free electron lasers or through high-order harmonic generation) will be central in the ranking of the applications.

The evaluation of the pedagogical skills will be based on teaching at basic and advance level courses and the supervision of master students and PhD students.

Other important characteristics of the applicant includes creativity, curiosity, and the ability to work both independently and in a group. Both oral and written communication are both important qualifications.

Consideration will also be given to ability to co-operate, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research, education and innovation 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 4 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with Chapter 4 Section 12a§ HEA.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English. Draw up the application in accordance with the Academic qualifications portfolio at LTH, se link below, and attach it as three PDF files (in the recruitment system). Read more here:


Promotion to senior lecturer in Physics

During the period of employment, an associate senior lecturer can apply for appointment to a permanent position as senior lecturer if he or she has the required qualifications listed below, and is deemed to be suitable. An associate senior lecturer can only apply for promotion once.

Qualification requirements:

Appointment to senior lecturer requires that the applicant has:

  • A PhD or corresponding research competence or professional expertise considered important with regard to the subject matter of the post and the work duties it will involve.
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise.
  • Completed five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means.

Additional requirements:

  • Good ability to co-operate, independence and drive 
  • Development of research and teaching expertise
  • Ability to actively, independently and successfully seek external funding
  • Good oral and written proficiency in Swedish

Assessment criteria

When assessing the applicants, special importance will be given to research and teaching expertise.

For appointments to senior lecturer, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good national and international standing as a researcher. The requirement for international experience shall be assessed with consideration to the character and traditions of the subject.
  • Good teaching ability, including a good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other educational activities on different levels and using a variety of teaching methods.
  • An ability to supervise doctoral students to achieve a PhD.
  • An ability to collaborate with wider society and communicate his or her activities. A good general ability to lead and develop activities.
  • Actively contributed to joint applications.
  • As PI obtained substantial project grants.
  • Actively participated to divisions the management group and demonstrated the ability to lead and develop its activeties.

Consideration will also be given to good co-operative ability, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through experience and competence, is expected to supplement and strengthen the ongoing research, basic education and innovation within the institution and thus contribute to its future development.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3903
  • Johan Mauritsson, +46462227654
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64,
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
Published 18.Dec.2018
Last application date 09.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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