Lund University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Sociology of Law Department

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.

Work duties

The work duties of the position comprise teaching and research in the subject sociology of law on both undergraduate and advanced levels. Majority part of the teaching at the undergraduate level takes place in the bachelor's criminology program, which is offered in collaboration with the Department of Sociology. The language of instruction is in both Swedish and English.

Furthermore, included in the duties are teaching, course responsibility and supervision of students. The position consists of research according to agreements, the same applies for administration and skills development. Other important tasks are to apply for significant external research projects, as well as to continuously develop networks, nationally and internationally.

The duties within the position require that the incumbent has experience of teaching in sociology of law, as well as experience of supervising students at bachelor's and master's level in sociology of law. The successful candidate demonstrates documented ability to develop the research within the field of Sociology of Law and drive the research frontier forward. The applicant must have documented skills in obtaining major external research grants.  The research expertise must be demonstrated through independent research efforts with publications in internationally recognized journals and publishers, in accordance with prevailing research traditions, with focus on the progression over the past five years. The nature of the position also requires that the candidate must have good administrative skills, good ability for communication, collaboration, and management, as well as documented skills in collaborating with stakeholders outside academia, as well as actively working with and running international collaborations and networks.


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 sociology of law or equivalent, documented scientific skills and pedagogical skills as well as documented skills in collaboration. Furthermore, it is essential that the candidate is suitable and have the ability required, to perform the duties of the position in an optimal way.

The scientific work should be up to date, with emphasis on the scientific progression over the past 5 years.

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, unless there are special reasons to the contrary.

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria for employment as a teacher are set out in Chapter 4, Section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

The following grounds will be considered in the assessment.

  • Good international level as a researcher with a particular focus on the ability to obtain external research grants;
  • good teaching skills, meaning a good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other educational activities at all levels and with a variety of teaching methods, but also communication with students;
  • ability to interact with the surrounding society and to inform about their activities;
  • ability in general to lead and develop activities;
  • very good collaborative skills.

Upon assessment of the applications, equal weight will be given to teaching and research expertise. Administrative ability stated in documented education and experience of management, planning, pedagogical development, and pedagogical responsibility, as well as the ability to interact with the surrounding society, are also taken into account in the assessment.

How to apply

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

More about us

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-01-01 or as agreed
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/717
  • Isabel Schoultz, questions reg. the position,
  • Anna Sonander, questions reg. the position,
  • Anna Melin, questions reg. the recruitmentprocess,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 07.Mar.2023
Last application date 07.May.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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