Lund University, LUSEM, Department of Economic History

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.

Department of Economic History, Lund is announcing a positions as researcher, 6 months.  

Subject area

Economic History

Specific subject description: Innovation studies

Job assignments

The researcher will work in the research program SWINNO 3.0, especially concerning the Swedish forestry sector and research policy. The research program is based a database of Swedish innovations, containing information on almost 5,000 innovations, 1970-2019. A central task in the project is to analyze the innovations’ origins and their societal impact in different areas. The researcher’s work tasks include empirical analyses of innovation journeys and societal impacts based on innovation data and interviews with industry actors, and writing academic papers for publication, independently and in collaboration with other members of the research team. The researcher is expected to interact with students and to participate actively in the common activities at the department of economic history.


To be qualified for employment as researcher, an individual must hold a PhD or an international degree equivalent in Economic History or related discipline (e.g. Economics, Sociology, Economic Geography, History).

Basis of Assessment

Scholarly proficiency is the main requirement for employment.

The holder of the position should be competent and experienced enough to be able to carry out independent research, using qualitative methods. Documented skills and experience in research on innovation and/or research policy is a requirement for the position. Documented skills and experience in qualitative analysis and interview data are a requirements for the position. Documented skills and experience with interview-based research on the Swedish forestry sector and Swedish research policy is meritorious. For appointment, the candidate must have demonstrated a high degree of research expertise as manifested in the quality of the PhD dissertation and other publications.

Very good oral and written proficiency in English as well as good oral proficiency in Swedish are both requirements.

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

  • international experience;
  • other results and distinctions which attest to the applicant's ability to do research;
  • ability to engage and inform society at large about research.


Applications must include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CurriculumVitae and publication list
  3. Description of qualifications in teaching and research, maximum of three pages 
  4. One selected paper (publication or working paper, as web link or PDF)
  5. Certificates, etc.

The applicant is encouraged to name a maximum of two persons who can give recommendations, but we do not consider recommendation letters with the application

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible upon agreement
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/550
  • Josef Taalbi, +46462224352
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 23.Feb.2022
Last application date 09.Mar.2022 11:59 PM CET

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