Lunds universitet, Ekonomihögskolan, Ekonomisk-historiska 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.

Lund University School of Economics and Management is one of eight faculties within Lund University. More than 4 000 students and 450 researchers, teachers and other staff are engaged here in training and research in economic history, business administration, business law, informatics, economics, statistics and research policy.

Lund University School of Economics and Management is accredited by the three largest and most influential accreditation institutes for business schools: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Only just over 100 business schools in the world have achieved this prestigious Triple Crown accreditation.

Lund University announces a position as researcher in Economic History. The position is for5 months, starting 1st of August 2023 at the department of Economic History, Lund University School of Economics and Management. The employment is 50 percent of full time.

Subject area and duties

The subject area is Economic History.

The position consists of both research and some  teaching. Administrative tasks can also be included.  The project in which the prospective researcher will work contains development oriented economic history related to agricultural transformation and social capabilities and policy relevant research on economic shrinking and resilience. Teaching is at the undergraduate and graduate level and will have an emphasis on courses in Development studies, Asian Economic History and Agricultural Development. Courses can be in both Swedish and English.   


To be employed the applicant must have a PhD in Economic History and demonstrated pedagogical skills. She/he must also has completed at least five weeks of training in teaching and learning in higher education or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means. The applicant must also hold research expertise in the area of Economic Development and Agricultural Economics.

Assessment criteria

The School of Economics and Management aims at a balance between research and teaching. Equal importance will therefore be given to scholarly and pedagogical skills when assessing the applicants. Administrative competence is also taken into account.

In the overall assessment of scholarly skills special weight will be given to publications in peer-reviewed journals and in publishing houses with an international peer-review system. Publications in the research fields of the project is a merit. Special weight will also begiven to experience from international collaboration and participation in research networks. Moreover, the ability to collaborate with the surrounding society and to inform about research will be assessed.

Pedagogical qualifications include training in teaching and learning in higher education, pedagogical experience and pedagogical skills. Experience of teaching on development, Asian Economic History and agricultural economics is a merit. Ability to teach in both Swedish and English is a demand.

Consideration will be given to how the applicant's skills and experience can strengthen and supplement the existing research and teaching activities within the Department.


Applications must include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CurriculumVitae and publication list
  3. Description of qualifications in teaching and research, maximum of three pages
  4. One selected paper (publication or working paper, as web link or PDF)
  5. Certificates, etc.

The applicant is encouraged to name a maximum of two persons who can give recommendations, but we do not consider recommendation letters with the application


Please note your salary requirement in your application.

We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Part-time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 50
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/2060
  • Martin Andersson, +46462224485
  • Tobias Axelsson, +46462224631
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 02.Jun.2023
Last application date 15.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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