Lund University School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 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 Economics employ around 100 researchers, teachers, doctoral candidates, and administrative personnel. Research at the department includes topics such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance, econometrics, public economics and applied microeconomics. More information is found on our homepage:

Job description and terms of employment

Lund University announces one limited-duration (four years) position as Associate Senior Lecturer in Economics with a focus on macroeconomics.

The position is full time, with placement at the Department of Economics, Lund University School of Economics and Management. The position as an associate senior lecturer is limited to a four year period with the possibility of a promotion to a permanent position as a senior lecturer if the person in question is eligible for such employment according to the requirements discussed below under Promotion.

The position involves both teaching (40%) and research (60%), and administrative tasks can also be included. Teaching can be at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.

The scope of the position shall also provide an opportunity for training in teaching and learning in higher education corresponding to at least five weeks.

The salary range is between SEK 460,000 – 520,000 per year depending on qualifications. The salary will be renegotiated and at a competitive level within the specialization if and when the candidate is promoted to senior lecturer.

Subject area

The successful candidate must have proven competence and experience in the field of macroeconomics.

Qualification requirements

Qualified to be employed as an Associate Senior Lecturer in economics, is a person who has been awarded a Ph.D. degree in economics or finance not more than five years before the application deadline. (Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 4, Section 4 a)

Since the research environment at the Department of Economics is highly international and since the position includes teaching in English, a good command of the English language is required.

Assessment criteria

A good ability to develop and implement high-quality research and good and broad teaching skills are the basis for the assessment of the position. The School of Economics and Management strives for a balance between research and teaching in all positions. Furthermore, the ability to collaborate with the surrounding society and to inform about research and development is also considered in the assessment.

The overall evaluation of pedagogical qualifications includes teaching experience and pedagogical skills.

In the overall evaluation of scientific skills, particular weight will be given to the applicant’s publications or potential to publish in highly ranked journals with a high relevance for economics or finance using the international peer-review system. The ability to receive external research grants is also included as an assessment basis for scientific skills.

A Ph.D. degree or experience of two years or more at the post-doctoral level from outside of the Lund University School of Economics and Management is a strong merit.

The department will favor candidates who can document successful research and teaching within macroeconomics and the analysis of stabilization policies (fiscal and monetary policies) and its effect on e.g. the real economy, financial markets, wealth distribution, etc.


An associate senior lecturer can apply for promotion to a permanent position as a senior lecturer if she or he fulfills the eligibility requirements according to Lund University’s employment rules 4.3.5 ( and the qualification requirements of the department and shows:

  1. High scientific skills
    a) The conditions below are based on the journal list published here:
    b) Condition 1 (high quality). One of the following conditions must be fulfilled when it comes to publications:
    i) 2 A
    ii) 1 A och 2 B*
    iii) 1 A*
    c) Condition 2 (productivity and independence): The applicants needs at least 16 points from publications ranked as B or higher. A single authored publication has the following points; A*=20, A=10, B*=5, B=2 and b=1. Each additional author reduces the total number of points with 10 percentage units. Hence, an A-publication with three authors gives 8 points while the same article with five authors gives 6 points.

  2. High pedagogical skills
    a) At least 1500 hours of teaching (so-called clock hours, which includes preparations).
    b) Five weeks of pedagogical education.

  3. An ability to cooperate with the society outside academia and a high degree of collegiality.

A general requirements profile for a senior lecturer at Lund University School of Economics and Management is presented here:
The application for promotion must be submitted to the Lund University School of Economics and Management after three years and six months of the employment at the latest.

Application procedure

Please send in your application by clicking on the ”log in and apply” button in the upper right-hand column of the vacancy notice. The application should be written in English.

The Lund University School of Economics and Management uses a special qualifications portfolio system to document and present merits. Please, create your application according to the below-described disposition and attach it as three separate PDF-files (in the recruitment system).

Note that the letters of recommendation must be sent by the reference persons to

For further information on how to apply, please see “Instructions to applicants for employment as a professor or senior lecturer at Lund University School of Economics and Management” at

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment September 1, 2021, or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/3365
  • Joakim Gullstrand, Head of Department, +46 46-222 93 97
  • Therese Nilsson, Senior Lecturer, +46 46-222 46 43
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 46-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 46-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, +46 46-222 93 66
Published 28.Oct.2020
Last application date 26.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET

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