Lund University, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology, Department of History

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.

The doctoral programme

Information about doctoral studies at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology can be found at

Information about doctoral studies in East and South-East Asia Studies can be found at

Work assignments

Doctoral education. Departmental work, such as teaching and administrative tasks, can be assigned.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for doctoral studies in each subject are specified in the relevant general syllabus, available at

Assessment criteria

The selection process will primarily take into account the applicants’ ability to benefit from third cycle studies. This is assessed against the criteria quality, quantity, progression and relevance.


Instructions for applying for a doctoral student position can be found here:

The application must include:

  • CV/list of qualifications including relevant administrative and educational qualifications
  • cover letter
  • records of first- and second-cycle studies (attested copies of official transcripts of records)
  • documentation of language skills of relevance for the research studies
  • first- and second-cycle theses/degree projects
  • any scholarly publications
  • project plan (1500 words max. excluding references).

Please note that you need to upload all documents with your application in PDF format.

Type of employment

Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Type of employment Temporary position
First day of employment 1st September 2024
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/26
  • Kristina Arnrup Thorsbro, Faculty officer,
  • Marina Svensson, Head of Subject,
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
Published 15.Jan.2024
Last application date 15.Feb.2024 11:59 PM CET

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