Lund University, Department of Human geography

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 Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Human Geography with about 55 employees, 400 fulltime students and approximately 25 Ph.D. students combines tradition with modern and highly internationalized research and education. Geography has repeatedly been the highest ranked subject at Lund University, currently ranked 16th in the world and 1st among the Nordic countries according to the QS ranking of 2018. For decades, the department has been very successful in the competition for external research funding. In addition to being embedded in numerous national and international research networks, the department of human geography has close ties with a broad spectrum of departments and faculties at Lund University. The key areas of research and teaching at the department are economic geography, development geography, urban, landscape and social geography, and GIS. The department has a Human Ecology Division (with a doctoral program of its own).

Subject area
Human Geography, with a specialization in cultural geography.

Specific subject description
Research and education in human geography deals with social, cultural, political and economic processes of change and their spatial expressions and consequences for people at different scales, whether local, regional or global. One longstanding area of research and teaching within the Human Geography department encompasses cultural geography, for example research and education in landscape, political ecology and humanistic geography.

Job assignments
The post comprises teaching and research in Human Geography, with a focus on cultural geography, for example landscape, political ecology and humanistic geography. The position contains 20% of government-funded research time, with the possibility of expanding the share of research to 75% through external funding. The remainder of the position is devoted to teaching and administration. In addition to conducting high-quality research and education in cultural geography, the successful candidate is expected to be able to take responsibility for the development and administration of study programs and courses in the field of human geography broadly speaking.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements
To qualify for appointment as a senior lecturer, you must have been awarded a PhD in Human Geography or have the corresponding research competence. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate documented teaching competence. The criteria for assessment of applications are a good ability to develop and carry out research of high quality, and teaching competence. Further qualifications are experience of developing and administering education, e.g. as program or course director, and the ability to compete for external research funding. An additional requirement is the ability to teach in English.

Applicants are required to have completed five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or have acquired the equivalent knowledge. In special circumstances, some of the training in higher education teaching and learning may be conducted during the first year of employment.

Basis of Assessment 
Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance, Lund University Teacher Appointment Regulations and in the Strategic Plan for Lund University

Research and teaching experience in one or more fields of relevance to the post’s specialization in cultural geography, for example landscape, political ecology, and humanistic geography, is particularly desirable. The ability to assign teaching and administrative tasks in courses/programs in Human geography more broadly is an additional qualification as well as the experience of developing and administering education, e.g. as program or course director, and the ability to compete successfully for external research funding.

To apply please follow the instructions for applications for academic posts and promotion at the Faculty of Social Sciences More information on the appointment procedure and regulations governing appointment can be found at 

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/3134
  • Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, +46 46 222 8423
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.Oct.2019
Last application date 07.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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