Lunds universitet, Genusvetenskapliga 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.

Work description

The PhD programme runs full time and the student will pursue the requirements of the PhD degree and actively participate in department activities.The position as a PhD student is a four-year full time employment that may require teaching or other departmental work up to 20%, which may lengthen the overall duration of the position to maximum five years.

The Department of Gender Studies has a well-established tradition of working within the fields of Queer and Trans studies. The call is open for research applications that seeks to bridge these academic fields with studies of religion and religiosities. The Department welcomes research proposals that attends to the transformative aspects of religion, and which itself also may be subject to transformation.

The PhD Student will be included in a research project funded by FORTE (ID no 2021-01970), Liveability at the crossroad of religion, gender and sexuality. An ethnographic study of religious and social barriers encountered by LGBTQ+ people across diverse traditions of faith.

The aim of this project is to examine the religious and social barriers encountered by LGBTQ+ people of faith across Muslim, Jewish, Catholic and Sami religious traditions in Sweden. The purpose of the project is to illuminate the effects of internalized lgbtq+ negativity and heteronormativity and identify what makes, and could make, spaces livable for LGBTQ+ people of faith.

We are now inviting applications for 1 position as PhD-student, appointed to conduct research within the project, individually as well as in collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI). We seek to recruit a PhD-candidate with a motivation to conduct high quality research and with previous knowledge of Muslim, Jewish, Sami and/or Catholic communities in Sweden and an interest in gender and queer studies.

Find more information about the project here:

Proficiency in verbal and written Swedish is a requirement for this position.

For more information:


Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who have completed a second-cycle
degree, have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

Special eligibility for admission to postgraduate education in Gender Studies is completed course
requirements of at least 30 credits in Gender Studies at advanced level, of which at least 15 credits
consist of graduate work at advanced level or equivalent knowledge acquired within or outside the

Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships.

When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80.

Application process

The application must contain:

- Research plan in Swedish, regarding the proposed area of research (max 5 pages excluding references).

- Personal letter, CV and diploma.

- Contact information from two references.

- Essays/other publications possibly other qualifications relevant to the employment.

Please note that incomplete application will not be processed.


The most important basis for the assessment of this position is:

- the ability and potential in conducting qualified research (the applicant's master thesis and other written documents and their connection to the focus of the research, methods and overall aim).

- The applicant shall have experience from working with either religiosities and gender studies, or religious studies and gender and sexualities.

- The applicants shall have knowledge about two or more of Muslim, Jewish, Sami and Catholic traditions of faith.

- Proficiency in verbal and written Swedish is a requirement.

Experience of at least one of the following is a merit

- religiosities and secularities.

- heteronormativity, lgbtq+ negativity and minority stress.

- justice-based activism.

Type of employment Temporary position
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/4240
  • Anna Melin, questions reg the recruitmentprocess, +46 46 222 4148,
  • Mia Liinason, questions reg the position,
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 28.Dec.2021
Last application date 31.Mar.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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