Lunds universitet, Juridiska fakulteten, Juridiska 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 is a full-scale and research-intensive university, and the only Swedish university to be part of the strong international networks League of European Research Universities (LERU) and Universitas 21 (U21). Lund University has partner universities in close to 70 countries and attracts more international students than any other higher education institution in Sweden.

The Faculty of Law is characterised by internationalisation, the intertwining of education and research, interdisciplinarity, as well as close and boundary-crossing collaboration with wider society. The Faculty’s research environment and PhD-education are markedly international and, alongside the professional law degree, the Faculty offers several international Master’s programmes.

Lund University and the Faculty of Law offer an inclusive work environment that fosters development within the broader dynamic research and innovation area of the Öresund region.


International economic law and sustainability

Subject description

International economic law (IEL) regulates economic relations between States, and between States and international organisations and, to a certain extent, their relations with legal and natural persons. The subject covers a range of issues of an economic character, such as the regulation of international trade, international business and foreign investment, different international financial commitments in the area of development as well as international dispute resolution. As a result of ongoing climate change, depletion of natural resources, poverty and ill health, research in the IEL field has come to include issues related to sustainable development. Sustainable development aims to “meet today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtlandt Report, 1987). Researchers focusing on IEL and sustainable development often adopt an interdisciplinary approach when they address issues related to the role and impact of IEL on the achievement of ecological, social and economic sustainability. Ecological sustainability aims to ensure fair resource management that takes into account the needs of future generations. Social sustainability aims to create a socially secure existence, including good health and the protection of human rights. Economic sustainability aims to create economic and financial systems that combat poverty and existing economic inequalities.

Work duties

The duties entail a special responsibility for teaching and examination in public international law in our law programme and in our Master’s programme in International Human Rights Law. The duties include teaching at the law programme’s undergraduate and advanced course levels, supervising and examining bachelor’s degree and master’s theses, teaching within the framework of the Faculty’s master’s programmes and distance and commissioned education, and supervising doctoral students. Moreover, the duties include active participation in the development of education at all levels, not least of methods based on new technology.

The duties also include maintaining and stimulating the research and educational environment through teaching, supervision and collaboration with teachers, researchers, PhD candidates and students, as well as through collaboration with the wider society. The duties also entail contributing to the Faculty’s other activities, such as e.g. assuming positions of trust and management. As a researcher in public international law at the Faculty of Law, the employee is expected to conduct active research and contribute to the development of the existing research environment in the subject. The employee is expected to carry out the work mainly in the workplace.


Pursuant to Chapter 4 Section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance, those qualified for appointment as a senior lecturer shall have a demonstrated pedagogical expertise, and shall have been awarded a PhD in legal science or a foreign degree deemed equivalent to a PhD in legal science or achieved the equivalent scientific competence or other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject of the employment and the duties that the post will involve.

For senior lecturers, the general qualification requirements include being suitable for and having the ability in general that is needed to satisfactorily carry out the duties of the appointment in question.

According to Lund University’s Admission Rules, the applicant shall also have completed a training in higher education teaching of at least five weeks or otherwise have acquired equivalent knowledge by other means in order to be eligible. If there are special reasons, those who do not have a higher education pedagogical education of at least five weeks may still be considered eligible.

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria are the degree of the types of expertise required as a qualification for employment. As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching expertise as to the assessment of other qualifying criteria.

When employed as a senior lecturer, the following shall form the basis for assessment:

  • Good national and international level as a researcher, whereby the requirement for international merit shall be assessed with regard to the nature of the subject
  • Good pedagogical ability, which means good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other pedagogical activities at different levels and with varying teaching methods
  • Ability to participate in supervision of doctoral students in studies for a doctoral degree
  • An ability to collaborate with the wider society and to communicate his or her activities
  • A good general ability to lead and develop activities, such as experience of administrative and leadership assignments
  • The ability to teach in English is a requirement, and the ability to teach in Swedish or another Scandinavian language in the law program is an advantage

Special emphasis will be placed on good subject knowledge of international economic law and sustainability as well as related areas of public international law such as human rights.

Weight will also be given to:

  • Broad subject competence
  • Documented ability to formulate research applications for external funding
  • Documented international research and teaching experiences, for example in the form of publications, research and teaching stays abroad, research collaborations and conference presentations

Instructions for application

The application is to be submitted electronically in the Lund University application portal. Additions, in the form of research publications/equivalent, are to be sent in three copies to:

The Faculty of Law, Lund University, Helena Josefsson, P.O. Box 207, S-221 00 Lund.

The application shall be in English and must include:

  • A personal letter
  • A short curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A description of research qualifications with appendices (such as a research summary, a research profile, research activities, including national and international merits, research experience and merits)
  • A complete list of publications
  • A list with the PhD thesis and 5 other publications the applicant wishes to submit for assessment. The DOI code for each publication shall be mentioned if available
  • A description of pedagogical qualifications with appendices (such as a summary of the pedagogical activities, short pedagogical self-reflection, pedagogical curriculum vitae)
  • A description of qualifications regarding leadership and administration with appendices (such as summary, short self-reflection and curriculum vitae of administrative experiences and management assignments)
  • A description of qualifications related to collaboration with appendices (such as a summary, a personal reflection, and a list of contributions and commitments related to collaboration)
  • Other documents the applicant wants to submit for assessment

Please note that documents submitted or drawn up as a result of this vacant employment position (such as applications, expert opinions and minutes) as a general rule are public. The documents may thus (with the exception of documents that are classified as confidential) be read upon request.

Terms of employment

The University applies individual salary-setting. You are welcome to state your salary expectations in your application.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2022-05-01 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/3248
  • Helena Josefsson, kanslichef, +46462221095,
  • Ulf Maunsbach, prefekt , +46462221120,
  • Titti Mattsson, professor, +46462221024,
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Published 12.Oct.2021
Last application date 23.Nov.2021 11:59 PM CET

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