LUSEM, Department of Business Law

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 Law at Lund University seeks at least one Postdoctoral Fellow in Business Law.

Job assignments

The holder will conduct independent research in the area of Business Law represented at the department.

He/she is expected to cooperate with other researchers at the department, be willing to interact with students and to actively participate in the common activities of the department. The position involves a limited amount of teaching (the equivalent of one course a year and some supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses).


Applicants must hold a PhD/LLD in Business Law or related discipline. The degree must not have been awarded more than three years ago (unless the applicant has been on parental leave or sick leave). Applications will also be accepted from persons who have not yet completed their PhD/LLD, but this condition must be satisfied at the time of employment.


Scholarly proficiency is the main requirement for employment.

Applicants must show a high degree of research expertise as manifested in the quality of their doctoral dissertation and other publications.

Good oral and written proficiency in English.

Basis of assessment

In addition to the above, the following set of criteria will be applied in the assessment of candidates:

  • Experience from working in a non-Swedish university;
  • PhD/LLD degree awarded at a non-Swedish university;
  • International experience (such as international projects, publications or conference presentations);
  • Relevance and viability of the research plan (also in relation to the research and educational profiles of the Department of Business Law);
  • Other results and distinctions that attest to the applicant's ability to do research;
  • Ability to engage and inform society at large about research.

Research at the department is currently related to Tax law, Labour and employment law, Contract law, Corporate law, Intellectual Property law and EU law. The research focus at the Department relates to climate considerations and other issues of sustainability as well as digitalization, artificial intelligence and automation. We especially welcome applicants with a research orientation in line with these societal challenges.

Evaluation of the applicants will take their experience, knowledge and other personal qualities into consideration. The applicants' ability to use their skills and experience to strengthen and supplement existing research activities within the School of Economics and Management will also be considered.


Temporary position, two years.

Application procedure

The application must include a research plan that shows the applicant's own ideas for research and explicitly state to what extent the proposed research would benefit from a position at a Swedish university.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 220401 or by agreement
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/4236
  • Jörgen Hettne, +46462227902
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 30.Dec.2021
Last application date 28.Feb.2022 11:59 PM CET

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