Lunds universitet, Ekonomihögskolan, Företagsekonomiska institutionen

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 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 welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

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.

Lund University School of Economics and Management is accredited by the three largest and most influential accreditation institutes for business schools: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Only just over 100 business schools in the world have achieved this prestigious Triple Crown accreditation.

The Department of Business Administration at Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM) wishes to recruit a Post-Doctoral fellow (fixed term, 2 years). The position is in collaboration with CIRCLE, an interdisciplinary research center at Lund University.

We are seeking a highly motivated researcher in Innovation Studies, with a specialization in international companies. The candidate should also be familiar with quantitative methods and large-scale datasets.

The postdoctoral candidate will work within the research program “Sweden's position in global value chains”, a project coordinated by CIRCLE. The aim of the project is to illustrate the integration of the Swedish innovation system into global research and innovation networks. The project's research activities are aimed at analyzing specific channels through which multinational companies contribute to the development of innovative capacity in their host countries. This includes spin-offs from multinational companies, acquisition patterns for tech companies, and the ability to attract international expertise.

The position also involves time for independent work and possible involvement in other projects at CIRCLE and at the School of Economics and Management. The postdoc will be employed by the Department of Business Administration and will also have an affiliation to CIRCLE. This will enrich the possibilities for collaborations and interactions with researchers of both institutes. Teaching may be added up to maximum 20% of the working time; typically, no teaching is expected during the first year of appointment.


As a postdoctoral fellow, the main task is to conduct research. Teaching may be included in the duties, but not more than one fifth of the working time. Within the framework of the employment, three weeks of higher education pedagogical education will be offered.

The assignments also include:

  • Research within the subject area
  • Education at undergraduate level, advanced level and postgraduate level
  • Supervision of students and doctoral students
  • Writing research applications
  • Collaboration with business and society
  • Administration linked to the above tasks


Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree may have been completed earlier.

Other requirements:

  • Documented experience of publishing in the field of innovation studies
  • Good skills in econometrics and ability to work with large firm-level and/or individual-level datasets.
  • Strong English language skills (verbal and written).


This is a career development position primarily focused on research, intended as an initial step in a career. The assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.

The applicant's scientific ability in the subject area, especially research on international companies and innovation dynamics in multinational companies, will be of particular importance.

The following shall form the basis for assessment:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research
  • Pedagogical skills

Other qualifications:

  • Comprehensive international experience, including experience of work and studies at a non-Swedish institution of higher education
  • Access to a well-developed research network
  • Experience in writing research applications
  • Ability to publish research results in highly ranked academic journals

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.


This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Lund University applies individual remuneration. Please indicate your salary claim in your application.

Application deadline: 31st January 2020.


The application shall be written in English and it shall include:

  • Cover letter motivating the candidate’s interest in the position
  • Curriculum vitae detailing the candidate’s education, teaching experience, and list of publications and working papers
  • Copies of up to five selected previous publications or working papers
  • Diplomas, references etc.

More information about the postdoctoral fellowship can be obtained from Claudio Fassio,

  • Lund University:
  • School of Economics and Management:
  • Department of Business Administration:
Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/3870
  • Claudio Fassio, Senior lecturer, +46 46 222 98 93
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 25.Nov.2019
Last application date 31.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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