Lund University, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 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 welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Placement and subject

The position is based at the Division of Art History and Visual Studies, which is a part of the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences. The division offers education at first-cycle level and 60-credit Master’s level in art history and visual studies, as well as a two-year 120-credit international Master’s programme in Visual Culture Studies. The division also teaches courses in English within the framework of Special Area Studies and a commissioned course aimed at professionals within the culture sector as well as health and social care. The division also offers third-cycle education in art history and visual studies.

The division conducts research on older, modern and contemporary art, architecture and the designed environment from historical, societal and aesthetic angles, as well as on images and other visual cues that are not categorised as art but that are important expressions of human knowledge and experience.

The link between art history and visual studies contributes to research that is less isolated according to discipline.


Work duties consist primarily of teaching and supervision within the division’s first-cycle courses and programmes in art history and visual studies, as well as the Master’s programme in Visual Culture Studies. Teaching may also be needed in other closely related subject areas within the department. In addition to lectures and seminars, course development, course administration and course director duties as well as paper supervision are counted as teaching. Supervision and teaching at third-cycle level may also occur. At least 20 per cent of the role is allocated to research, which the applicant is expected to use for their own research and to apply for research funding in order to contribute to the development of the subject. The applicant should have a positive attitude towards taking on duties such as head of division. The successful applicant is also expected to actively participate in the division’s shared activities such as seminars.

Required Qualifications

  • Awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter and the duties it will involve,
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise
  • Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education amounting to at least five weeks or acquired equivalent competence by other means. If there are valid reasons, for example that the applicant has lacked opportunities to acquire the requisite knowledge in his or her former positions, an appointment can still be made. In such cases, the appointee is to complete the required training in teaching and learning in higher education within the first two years of employment.
  • The ability to teach in Swedish and English

Assessment criteria

  • the degree of research, teaching, administrative and other expertise that is of value in view of the work duties and subject matter of the post as well as other personal skills of relevance to perform the duties well
  • a good national and international standing as a researcher. The requirement for international experience shall be assessed with consideration to the character and traditions of the subject
  • good teaching ability, including a good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other educational activities at different levels and using a variety of teaching methods,
  • ability to participate in supervising doctoral students,
  • an ability to participate in and develop public engagement and other outreach activities
  • an ability to otherwise lead and develop activities

Specific qualifications of additional merit, in descending order:

  • a doctoral degree in Art History and Visual Studies, Theory of Art, or another relevant research studies subject, as well as documented research on issues relevant to art history and visual studies
  • specialised expertise in premodern and early modern art and visual culture
  • documented experience of teaching in both visual arts and architecture
  • documented research, in addition to the doctoral degree, relevant to art history and visual studies
  • documented experience of successfully applying for and receiving external research grants in competition
  • documented experience of supervising papers in first and second-cycle courses and study programmes
  • documented experience of developing and leading first and second-cycle courses and study programmes, and excellent collaboration skills
  • documented ability to undertake research collaborations

In the assessment of qualifications, teaching and research expertise receive equal consideration.

Instructions for the application

The application must conform to the instructions that can be downloaded at The applicant is responsible for making sure that the application is complete, in accordance with the vacancy announcement and instructions, and for submitting it to the University by the application deadline through the recruitment portal.

The Academic Appointments Board normally selects a shortlist of applicants. This selection can be done in one or several steps and if needed with the help of external experts. The applicants who are selected for external assessment may be invited to submit physical copies of the papers that they wish to submit for expert assessment within 14 days.


The University applies individual salary-setting.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 1 August 2023 or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 70 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3055
  • Sofia Kvarnbo, Faculty Coordinator,
  • Gabriella Nilsson, Head of Department,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
Published 25.Oct.2022
Last application date 15.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

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