Lund University, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology,

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.

Description of the workplace

The prospective postdoctoral fellow will be employed in the subject of Ancient and Byzantine Greek at the Center for Languages and Literature (SOL). The subject is organizationally included in Section 3 at SOL, together with French, Italian, Latin, Modern Greek, Romanian and Spanish. Ancient and Byzantine Greek at Lund University is part of a collaboration between several universities in Sweden and internationally, especially with the project Retracing Connections (;). During the years 2024–2027, both Modern Greek and Ancient and Byzantine Greek participate in the research school DigPhil in collaboration with Uppsala University and Stockholm University. In addition to this, there is great interest within the research environment in areas such as paraphrase/translation and literary access in general, as well as in philosophical/historical themes, both in Ancient and Byzantine literature.

Work duties and areas of responsibility

As a postdoctoral fellow in Ancient and Byzantine Greek, you will have the opportunity to devote yourself to your own project as well as participate in seminars, activities, and collaborations in Ancient and Byzantine Greek at SOL. You will have your workplace within the section and participate in seminars, academic collaborations, and planning meetings, and perform certain administrative tasks. The employment may include travel and conference activities. Teaching, supervision, and other administrative duties comprise a maximum of 20 % of the position.


Required qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in ancient and/or Byzantine Greek or an international degree deemed equivalent for the position. This requirement must be fulfilled no later than two months after the application deadline and the applicant is responsible for supplementing his/her application within this time with documentation that proves the completion of the doctoral degree. The supplement should be emailed to Deputy Head of Department Henrik Rahm (for email address see the university's website: The position is a career development post and its purpose is to act as an initial step on a career path. Therefore, the candidate most likely to come into question is one who has completed a doctoral degree no more than three years prior to the last date for applications. If special grounds exist, the degree can have been completed earlier. Special grounds include leave of absence because of illness, parental leave, positions as elected representative in trade union organisations, military service, or service/assignments relevant to the subject area. In such cases, certification concerning this is to be submitted in connection with the application.
  • Good and documented knowledge of English

Assessment criteria

The grounds for assessment are a good ability to develop and conduct high-quality research, and teaching skills. The main criterion for a postdoctoral fellowship is research expertise. As documentation for the assessment of qualifications, applicants are to submit a project plan of the research they intend to carry out during their appointment. Only applicants whose research plan and previous work could strengthen the research team and the project as a whole will be considered for the position of postdoc.

Specific qualifications of additional merit in descending order of importance:

  • Experience of research in both Ancient and Byzantine Greek.
  • Demonstrated ability to competitively obtain external research funding.
  • Experience of participating in research projects after the dissertation.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply for external research funds.


The appointment is limited to two years and refers to full-time employment in accordance with the central collective agreement on fixed-term employment as a postdoctoral fellow between the Swedish Agency for Government Employers and OFR/S, Saco-S, 19 November 2021.

Lund University is a public authority which means that you receive specific benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension. Read more on the University website about being an employee at Lund University Work at Lund University.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • A CV and copy of the Ph.D. degree.
  • A list of publications (including DOI, ISBN or ISSN numbers).
  • A signed plan of no more than 1500 words (not including list of references) of the research project the candidate intends to pursue during the fellowship

The research plan is to contain a description of:

  • Aim and research question
  • Theory and method
  • Relation to the international research front including the most important international works in the field
  • Schedule and expected results
  • The applicant’s qualifications and competence to conduct the project

The applicant is responsible for making sure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions above and for submitting it to the University by the application deadline through the recruitment portal.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/1387
  • Henrik Rahm, Assistant Head of Department,
  • Petra Bernardini, Head of Section,
  • Sofia Kvarnbo, Recruitment Coordinator,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
Published 03.Jul.2023
Last application date 14.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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