Lunds universitet, Juridiska fakulteten, Juridiska institutionen

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.

The Faculty of Law is one of Lund University´s four founding faculties. The Faculty has approximately 2 000 students enrolled in first and second-cycle courses and programmes, around 160 staff members including 40 doctoral students.

Information about the faculty can be found at


Mainly research but work duties include teaching for up to a maximum of 20 percent of working hours as well as cooperation with wider society.

The researchers and teachers at the Faculty are expected to contribute to a dynamic research environment as well as to other Faculty activities, and to perform work primarily in the workplace provided by the Faculty.

Subject description

Migration law encompasses the study of questions related to migration within various branches of law, such as human rights law, humanitarian law, refugee law, criminal law and labour law. Migration law entails both international and national aspects. Although there is no comprehensive legal instrument at the international level that establishes a framework for the governance of migration, a set of legal rules constrain, regulate, and channel state authority over migration. Such rules – which have been created through state-to-state relations, negotiations and practice – are enshrined in multilateral and bilateral treaties, non-binding instruments, or have become part of customary international law.


A person shall be qualified for appointment as a postdoctoral fellow who has been awarded a doctor’s degree in legal science or a degree deemed equivalent to a doctor’s degree in legal science. The doctor´s degree must be completed no more than three years prior to the application deadline.

Candidates who have completed their degree earlier than this can be considered if special grounds exist. Special grounds include leave of absence because of illness, parental leave, positions as elected representatives in trade union organisations and other similar circumstances.

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria for the current post are a good ability to develop and carry out hihg-quality research and teaching skills. The primary focus of the assessment shall be on research expertise.

Attention will also be paid to applicant´s subject knowledge of migration law.

Application process

The application shall include:

  • personal letter
  • a brief curriculum vitae (CV)
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate
  • certificates from other experiences and compentencies relevant for the employment position
  • a plan of the research project (including plan of publications) the candidate wants to pursue as a post-doctoral researcher (max. 5 pages)
  • list of the PhD thesis and two other academic texts the candidate wishes to submit for assessment
  • the PhD thesis and two other academic texts
  • short description of teaching qualifications


Fixed-term employment, two years. The appointment can be extended if special grounds exist.


The position is based on a collective agreement between the social partners (trade unions and employer's organisation) dated 4 September 2008.

Salary is determined on an individual basis, within certain guidelines for this type of position. Please indicate a salary request in your application.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1 September 2019 or upon agreement
Salary Monthly payment
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/137
  • Helena Josefsson, administrative director, +46462221095
  • Ulf Maunsbach, head of department, +462221120
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Published 30.Jan.2019
Last application date 10.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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