Lund University, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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.

The doctoral student will be part of the graduate school Society, Theology, and Church. It is financed through funds from Church of Sweden.


The graduate school Society, Theology, and Church is a joint responsibility of Lund University and Uppsala University, in cooperation with the Church of Sweden. The doctoral students are admitted in existing subjects at one of the universities, but they are expected to participate actively in the activities of the graduate school. The graduate school focuses on contemporary theological and religious questions, historically and in present time.


The graduate School Society, Theology, and Church focuses on three different themes:

1) Practice-based Theology – this theme focuses on church practice, religious agency, and strategic theological research.

2) Nature, Humans, and Faith – this theme focuses on faith/religion and questions of ecology, climate change, and technical development.

3) Religious Dialogue and Theology of Religions – this theme focuses on the interaction between different religious traditions, groups, and individuals, locally and globally.


The doctoral student will be admitted to one of the following subjects:

- Old Testament Exegesis

- Global Christianity and Interreligious Relations

- Jewish Studies

- Church History

- New Testament Exegesis

- Practical Theology

- Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

- History of Religion

- History of Religion specialising in Islamology

- Systematic Theology

Information about the different subjects can be found at


Information about doctoral studies at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology can be found at


Work assignments

Doctoral education. Departmental work, such as teaching and administrative tasks, can be assigned.


Admission requirements

Admission requirements for doctoral studies in each subject are specified in the relevant general syllabus, available at


Assessment criteria

The selection process will primarily take into account the applicants’ ability to benefit from third cycle studies. This is assessed against the criteria quality, quantity, progression and relevance.


The application must include:


- CV/list of qualifications including relevant administrative and educational qualifications

- cover letter

- records of first- and second-cycle studies (attested copies of official transcripts of records)

- documentation of language skills of relevance for the research studies

- first- and second-cycle theses/degree projects

- any scholarly publications

- project proposal (1500 words max. excluding references)


Instructions for applying for a doctoral student position can be found here:


Type of employment

Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.


Type of employment Temporary position
First day of employment 1 September 2023
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/39
  • Kristina Arnrup Thorsbro, Faculty Secretary,
  • Johanna Gustafsson Lundberg, Dir of Graduate Scho ,
  • Blaženka Scheuer, Dep. Head of Department,
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
Published 15.Jan.2023
Last application date 15.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

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