Lunds universitet, Sociologiska institutionen

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.

Work duties

Work duties include teaching, supervision and examination in Social anthropology at undergraduate and advanced levels, engaging in research and collaboration with the surrounding society. Teaching may also be required in other programmes in the department and in other departments at the faculty of Social Sciences. Duties also include course administration, responsibility for pedagogical development work, collaborating both within and between courses as well as actively conducting research in social anthropology. Teaching is mainly in Swedish, but also in English.


The qualification requirements for employment as a senior lecturer are stated in Chapter 4 Section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the Appointment rules for teaching staff at Lund University.

To be eligible for employment as a senior lecturer, the applicant must have obtained a PhD in social anthropology or equivalent, preferably within social sciences, with a clear relevance to the call. The eligible applicant has also demonstrated pedagogical skills. The applicant must have completed at least five weeks of training in "teaching and learning in higher education" or have equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way. Applicants who do not have formal training in teaching and learning in higher education are expected to complete such training within one year from the start of employment.

Assessment criteria

Upon assessment of the applicants, equal weight will be given to teaching and research expertise. Emphasis is also attached to administrative competence and other skills that are of importance for the subject content and duties of the position.

When assessing research expertise, publications of high scientific quality are primarily taken into consideration, as well as progression in scientific production over the past five years. The depth and scope of the research will also be given importance. Furthermore, emphasis is given to the ability to initiate, plan, lead and develop research as well as the ability to obtain funding for research in competition. The same applies to the ability to interact within and across disciplines, as well as with the surrounding society.

When assessing teaching expertise, quality is primarily reviewed but also scope, span and depth is considered. Teaching expertise must be well documented. Special attention will be given to documented experience of pedagogical leadership in initiating, planning, leading, developing, and implementing teaching.

Documented experience of pursuing applied anthropology or teaching applied anthropology is seen as an advantage.

Special emphasis is placed on collaborative skills with colleagues and external actors as well as the ability to contribute to a positive development of teaching and research at the department. The senior lecturer will actively participate in the department's day-to-day work in Lund.

How to apply

The application is submitted electronically through Lund University's applicant portal, Varbi, in Swedish or English. The application must conform to the Instructions that can be downloaded at 

Please note the following documentation is to be submitted in the application:

A brief cover letter.

  • A CV supporting information provided.
  • An account of scientific and pedagogical activity. A brief account on experiences of leadership and/ or administration and collaboration
  • A brief account of experiences of leadership and/or administration as well as collaboration.
  • Complete list of publications. (co-author's certificate required for co-authored publications)
  • List of doctoral thesis and other cited scientific texts.
  • Cited publications (max 5).
  • Other documentation relevant for the application.

About the recruitment process

In the recruitment process, it may be applicable to conduct trial lectures, interviews and reference taking. In the interviews, the applicants will be given the opportunity to describe and develop their own views on the subject social anthropology as well as its role at the department. It is important that the applicant indicates reference persons who can highlight their professional skills as well as qualities that are of importance for the position, such as collaborative skills, management skills as well as the ability to create commitment, participation, and a positive development for the organization.

Non-Scandinavian-speaking applicants are expected to acquire a knowledge of Swedish at the level required to fulfil ordinary work duties within education and administration within the first two years of employment. There are opportunities for Swedish language training within Lund University.

Lund University applies individual wage settings. Please, include your salary requirement in the application.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-11-01 or by appointment
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/646
  • Lisa Eklund, head of department,
  • Tova Höjdestrand, director of studies,
  • Simon Turner, professor,
  • Anna Melin, questions reg. the recruitment process,
Published 24.Feb.2023
Last application date 15.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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