Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Department of Physics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 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.

Subject description
The research at the division of Mathematical physic within the Faculty of Engineering is conducted mainly in the field of quantum many-body physics, that includes theoretical nuclear structure physics and nanostructured quantum systems. The present position focuses on theoretical nuclear structure physics.

Work duties

  • Research within the subject area.
  • Teaching, development and leadership of courses at basic, advanced and doctoral levels.
  • Supervision of master and doctoral students.
  • Actively contributing to the department’s and division’s daily activity regarding management, administration and development.
  • In due time, actively seeking external research funding.          

Qualification requirement
Appointment to senior lecturer (“associate professor”) requires that the applicant has:

  • A PhD or corresponding research competence or professional expertise considered important with regard to the present position.
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise.
  • Completed five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or corresponding knowledge achieved by other means.

Additional requirements:
Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria
Assessing the applicants, special importance is given to research as well as teaching expertise within the subject, with focus on research expertise.

For appointments to senior lecturer the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good international standing as a researcher within theoretical nuclear structure physics.
  • Good teaching ability, including a good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other educational activities on different levels, applying a variety of teaching methods.
  • An ability to supervise doctoral students to achieve a PhD.
  • An ability to collaborate with wider society and communicate his or her activities.
  • A good general ability to lead and develop different activities.

Other qualifications:

  • Proven ability to, with analytical as well as theoretical methods, solve research tasks in theoretical nuclear structure physics relevant for experminental physics.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with other theoretists and experimental physicists.
  • Ability to seek external funding.
  • We expect that a non-Swedish candidate within three years acquires a sufficient knowledge of the Swedish language to be able to communicate with the Swedish University bodies.

Consideration will also be given to a good ability to collaborate, a general drive and independence. Particular emphasis will be given to how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research activities at the division of mathematical physics, and expected ability to contribute to its future developments.

Instructions on how to apply
Apply for the position via the link at the bottom of the vacancy notice. Applications shall be written in English. Draw up the application in accordance with the Academic qualifications portfolio at LTH, se link below, and attach it as three PDF files (in the recruitment system). Read more here:

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly Salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2015/70
  • Sven Åberg, Professor, Head of division, +46 46 2229633
Published 07.Dec.2015
Last application date 20.Mar.2016 11:59 PM CET

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