Lunds universitet, Universitetets särskilda verksamheter, IIIEE

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.

Specific subject description
The position will contribute to the development of the existing research profile at the institute, be closely integrated with ongoing research and education, and contribute to advancing and developing research and education in the field of sustainable business for a transition to climate-neutral and resource-efficient economies.

Of particular interest is education and research into the many nuances that characterize the interaction between the businesses, the environment and environmental policy. The research is expected to make important contribution to how business impacts, directly or indirectly, the environment and how to develop solutions, such as company policies, management systems and business models, contributing to a transition to climate-neutral and resource-efficient economies.

The IIIEE research and education has a genuine interdisciplinary approach synthesising insights from several disciplines and perspectives. We believe that a true interdisciplinary approach is required to meet the sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow and expect the candidate to have an interesting in strengthen and developing the IIIEE’s inter- and transdisciplinary sustainability approach, both in research and education.

Work duties
Employment as an associate senior lecturer is a career-development position and aims to develop the holder’s independence as a researcher and educator. The duties mainly involve research and teaching. As part of their research work, the associate senior lecturer is expected to initiate new, externally funded research. An opportunity for five weeks’ training in teaching and learning in higher education is to be offered in connection with the appointment.

The work duties involve:

  • Research in the subject area.
  • Teaching at first, second and third-cycle level.
  • Supervision of first and second cycle and doctoral students.
  • Secure external research funding.
  • Collaboration with business and society.
  • Communication and dissemination of research results.
  • Administrative duties linked to the work duties above.

The study programmes at the institute include on-site and on-line teaching, multidisciplinary assignments, applied tasks with societal actors, work in multilingual contexts and interaction with many different nationalities. The position is to contribute to the development of our study programmes within the above-mentioned context.

Those qualified for appointment as an associate senior lecturer are those who have

  • completed a doctoral degree in a relevant, preferable interdisciplinary field (e.g. administrative sciences (in general), sustainable business management, , circular economy, innovation studies, anthropology sustainability organisational studies, sociology, psychology, organisational studies, organizational behaviour, industrial relations)
  • achieved equivalent research competence.

Other requirements

  • Strong proficiency in both spoken and written English
  • Strong proficiency in both spoken and written Swedish

Assessment criteria
When appointing an associate senior lecturer, the following are to serve as criteria for assessment:

  • Very strong ability to develop and carry out research in business and the environment field.
  • Very strong teaching skills.

Other qualifications
In the field of research ability:

  • Relevant experience as a postdoc in business and the environment research and competence in areas relating to the research themes of the IIIEE
  • Experience with publishing in recognised, high-impact scientific journals
  • Proven track record with successfully applying for and receiving external research grants
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary, inclusive and international research team
  • Ability to engage with industry and wider society
  • International work experience and international networks
  • Proven experience in organising outreach activities

In the field of teaching ability

  • Experience with teaching on-site and remotely
  • Experience with leading and developing (under) graduate courses/modules
  • Experience with teaching and leading courses in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Experience with supervision of bachelor and master thesis

Good collaborative skills, drive and independence will also be taken into account, as well as how the applicant’s experience and skills are deemed to complement and strengthen ongoing research, first and second-cycle education and innovation at the department and contribute to its future development.

The appointment is limited to 4 years and is full-time. The appointment is limited to a fixed term in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 4a of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Application instructions
The application must be written in English.


Promotion to senior lecturer in Sustainable Business and the Environment
The associate senior lecturer can apply during their period of employment to be promoted to a permanent position as senior lecturer. The assessment for this is made against the requirements below. If these are met and the person is deemed suitable, a promotion is to be awarded. Applications can only be made once.

Those qualified for appointment as a senior lecturer are those who have:

Been awarded a PhD or have the corresponding competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the appointment and the duties that it will involve. Teaching expertise. Training in teaching and learning in higher education of at least five weeks or equivalent knowledge that has been acquired in another way.

Other requirements

Strong proficiency in both spoken and written English. Good collaborative capabilities, independence and drive.

Ability to actively, independently and successfully apply for external funding

Assessment criteria
During the assessment, particular weight will be accorded to research and teaching expertise.

When appointing a senior lecturer, the following are to serve as criteria for assessment:

  • Good national and international level as a researcher, where the requirement for international qualifications must be assessed with regard to the nature and tradition of the subject area. The following requirements must be fulfilled

a) At least four submitted or published articles in peer-reviewed high quality journals submitted during the employment as the associate senior lecturer

  • Very strong teaching skills, meaning a good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other teaching activities at different levels and with varying teaching methods. The following requirements must be fulfilled:

a) At least 1500 hours of teaching (so-called clock hours, which includes preparations).
b) Five weeks of training in teaching and learning in higher education.
c) An ability to cooperate with the society outside academia and a high degree of collegiality

  • Ability to initiate new research initiatives and to plan and start new research projects.
  • Ability to successfully applying for and receiving external research grants. The following requirement must be fulfilled:

a) Submission of research proposals with the potential to grant funding for research projects the coming three years

  • Documented ability to participate in the supervision of doctoral students undertaking PhD studies.
  • Documented ability to collaborate with wider society and provide information about their own research and that of the department.
  • Documented ability to lead and develop activities.
Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3537
  • Jenny Palm, +46462220242
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 03.Nov.2022
Last application date 06.Jan.2023 11:59 PM CET

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