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

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.

The Department of Economic History is a research-intensive department that employs about 100 people: researchers, teachers, technical/administrative staff, and Ph.D. candidates. The department has a large PhD programme and co-ordinates three international Master programmes. The Department has a well established reputation for wide-ranging research with an emphasis on long-term processes, and with economic theory and quantitative methods as important methodological tools. Strong research areas at the department include economic growth and structural change, innovation, energy and sustainability, development economics, and economic demography, as well as financial history and education and the labour market. More information is available at the Department’s website:

Lund University announces one or more positions as substitute senior lecturer in Economic History. The position is for one and a half year, starting in January at the department of Economic History, Lund University School of Economics and Management. The employment is full-time, but if desired, a lower percentage of service can be discussed.

Subject area

The holder of the position should have experience and competence in economic history.

Eligibility and duties

To be employed as senior lecturer applicants must have a PhD, a corresponding international degree or equivalent professional skills relevant to the content and tasks of the position. Applicants are required to have demonstrated pedagogical skills. They must also have completed at least five weeks of training in teaching and learning in higher education, or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means.

The position consists of both teaching and research in Economic History. Teaching can be at the undergraduate and graduate level. One of the positions requires that the applicant can teach development economics and hold courses on Asia's economic history. Administrative tasks can also be included.

Assessment criteria

The School of Economics and Management aims at a balance between research and teaching. Equal importance will therefore be given to scholarly and pedagogical skills when assessing the applicants. Administrative competence is also taken into account.

In the overall assessment of scholarly skills special weight will be given to publications in peer-reviewed journals and in publishing houses with an international peer-review system. Special weight will also be given to experience from international collaboration and participation in research networks. Moreover, the ability to collaborate with the surrounding society and to inform about research will be assessed.

Pedagogical qualifications include training in teaching and learning in higher education, pedagogical experience and pedagogical skills.

Consideration will be given to how the applicant's skills and experience can strengthen and supplement the existing research and teaching activities within the Department and the School of Economics and Management.

For further information concerning the assessment criteria, please see General requirements profile and assessment criteria for appointments as senior lecturer


Applications must include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae and publication list
  3. Description of qualifications in teaching and research, maximum of three pages
  4. One selected paper (publication or working paper, as web link or PDF)
  5. Certificates, etc.

The applicant is encouraged to name a maximum of two persons who can give recommendations, but we do not consider recommendation letters with the application

Lund University promotes an equal opportunities code. We encourage both men and women to apply for this position.

Other information

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
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/2048
  • Mats Olsson,, +46462223118
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 27.May.2019
Last application date 15.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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