Lunds universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Rättssociologiska 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 Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

Sociology of law is a social sciences discipline focusing on the relationship between law and society. The topics studied include the societal foundations and consequences of the legal system, but informal norms are also addressed. The discipline emphasises the importance of extra-legal factors for legal decisions and conflict resolution. Sociology of law was established as an independent academic subject in Sweden in 1972 with the inauguration of the first professor in the subject at Lund University. Today, the subject is based on the tension between the formal legislation of the government and the informal emergence of norms in civil society, among other contexts. The research conducted includes fields such as gender and discrimination, cyberspace, education, welfare, legal culture and legal decision-making.

The department offers courses in sociology of law at all levels of higher education, including the doctoral level. The subject is also included in the Bachelor’s programme in criminology and in the autumn semester 2016 a new international Master’s programme in the subject was launched. The Sociology of Law Department is keen to engage in cross-disciplinary collaboration and has good contacts with professionals and public authorities. It has been ranked highly in quality assessments and has a high proportion of external funding. Importance is attached to international contacts and a great number of the junior researchers have international links today.

Central Asian Law project description:

CENTRAL ASIAN LAW is a research and training programme that aims to promote greater understanding and explanation of the interconnections between legal cultures, local business environments and governance in Central Asia. This will enable the CENTRAL ASIAN LAW team to:

1) produce new empirical knowledge on legal cultures and business ethics in the region

2) engage with, and challenge, existing theoretical paradigms within socio-legal studies, law, economic and business sciences, Central Asian studies (post-Soviet studies, more generally) and governance scholarship

3) provide strategic intelligence for business actors interested or already operating in the region

4) inform international organizations and decision makers in the EU and Central Asia on possible ways to improve the business and investment climate, the rule of law and governance in the region.

The project is hosted and coordinated by the Department of Sociology of Law.


Manage administrative and economical issues concerning the programme

Communicate with all partners within the programme

Communicate within the department and Lund University

Cooperate with financial and HR officers at the department and the social sciences faculty

Travel to partners

Assisting in conducting field work

Competencies and skills

Fluency in Central Asian languages and Russian;

Good knowledge of Central Asian culture, society, economy and laws

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Master’s degree in public administration, law, economics or social sciences

It is desirable if the incumbent has previous research experience on the Central Asian region.



Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 200901 or as agreed
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 50
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/2363
  • Anna Melin, 046 222 4148
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 02.Jul.2020
Last application date 16.Jul.2020 11:59 PM CET

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