Lunds universitet, Humaniora och teologi, Filosofiska 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 8 160 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 Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology have eight departments and carries out large and varied work within research and education with the purpose to understand people as cultural and social beings. The faculties have some 700 employees and around 4000 students.

The Department of Philosophy has about 70 employees. Research and education at the department is conducted within three subjects: Cognitive science, Practical philosophy and Theoretical philosophy. While these subjects to a large extent conduct research and education independently, there are also close collaborations between them. Read about current activities at the department’s webpage.

Researcher 100%

Starting date: 1 May 2020 or according to agreement

Period: One-Year Research Fellowship 200501-210430

"Theoretical philosophy" should be understood in a broad sense, covering primarily epistemology, logic, philosophy of language, metaphysics and philosophy of science. The main current research strengths in theoretical philosophy in Lund concern the following fields.

  • Social ontology
  • Metaphysics of science
  • Formal, social and naturalized epistemology
  • Epistemology of the internet
  • situated cognition and communication
  • shared attention, interaction and social norms
  • Implicit bias
  • Decision-making, risk and uncertainty

For past and ongoing research at the unit, see This time we especially encourage applications within the above research strengths. For more information about the unit’s research in these and other areas, please visit the webpages of the members of the Theoretical philosophy unit -

The current post is full-time and mainly involves research.

The successful applicant is expected to be present at the workplace and be part of and contribute to the research environment in the theoretical philosophy unit by participating in seminars and other research related activities. The selection process will focus on scientific merits, as demonstrated in the applicant’s earlier research related to theoretical philosophy, the feasibility of the applicant’s research plan, and its relevance to our unit’s research profile.


A person is eligible for this position if s/he has a PhD degree in theoretical philosophy or equivalent.


The application must include: - a complete and signed Curriculum Vitae and verified copy of the PhD exam. - a list of publications (including their ISBN and ISSN numbers) - a sample of previous research (publication or manuscript no longer than 30 pages) - a research project proposal no longer than three pages (not counting the reference list).The research project proposal is to have the following headings:

  • Description of the project (issue and summary)
  • Most important international research in the area and how the project is expected to contribute to it
  • The applicant’s suitability (expertise and qualifications) for the project •.


A brief explanation of the project’s relation to any ongoing research at the Philosophy Department in Lund is desirable.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2020-05-01
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/819
  • Erik J Olsson, Professor,
  • Tomas Persson, Prefekt,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 06.Mar.2020
Last application date 27.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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