Lund University, The Faculties of HT, 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.

Description of the workplace

The department has an extensive postgraduate program and hosts the National Graduate School in Historical Studies. The Department of History has a large group of active researchers, with a chronological emphasis on early modern and modern history. Cultural history, global history, the history of knowledge and international contemporary history are prominent specialisations (read more NORAH at LU, (North European Center for Research about Antisemitism and the Holocaust, at Lund university) is an expanding research center at the department. 

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about Work at Lund University.

Work duties and areas of responsibility

You will be part of the research center NORAH at LU  and its activities and contribute to the creation of the research environment. Your research project will be linked to the project "In the shadow of genocide: memory and experience of the Holocaust and antisemitism in the Scandinavian countries."


Your project plan must relate to one of the following three themes:

1. Studies of Holocaust survivors in Sweden

2. Comparative studies of contemporary antisemitism in Northern Europe and its historical roots.

3. Research on how the memory of the Holocaust has been shaped within artistic forms such as music, art and drama and in the context of exhibitions, memorial arrangements and in museums during the post-war period. Joint work with NORAH's publications, workshops, conferences and other activities is included in the position. In addition, the position includes scientific and research administrative responsibility for NORAH's seminar series.


You are expected to:

  • Conduct research of high international level in an individual sub-project that is related to the framework of the project "In the shadow of genocide: memory and experience of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism in the Scandinavian countries
  • Actively contribute to the activities at NORAH in general, among other things by applying for own external research funds that are placed at the Department of History.
  • Participate in seminar and conference activities within the framework of NORAH. In order to fulfill these expectations, it is a requirement that you must be collaborative and have a high presence at the history department during the employment period.



Requirements for employment are:

  • A doctoral degree (or a foreign qualification deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree) in a historical discipline, preferably obtained no more than seven years before the deadline for applications.
  • Very good knowledge of the research fields of antisemitism and Holocaust studies.
  • Independence, collaborative skills and scholarly curiosity.
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English.


Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • Experience of having developed research environments and/or research collaborations, for example by co-authoring scholarly texts, organising workshops or editing publications.
  • Good knowledge of a Nordic language
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain external funding


Further information

The position is a fixed term position for 24 months at 75 per cent of full time, and starting on 1 September 2024 or according to agreement. We will conduct interviews with a shortlisted group of applicants.

How to apply

Please apply through the university’s recruitment system. 

  1. CV (max 2 pages).
  2. A copy of the doctoral degree.
  3. A personal letter (maximum 1 page) explaining why the position is being applied for and the applicant’s ability to carry out research within the project.
  4. Research plan for the sub-project (max 3 pages, including references) that describes which of the three directions you want to conduct your research in and why this particular direction. The research plan should demonstrate that the researcher is familiar with the source materials, contexts, research literature and more that are necessary to carry out the study.
  5. A document (max 1 page) containing a discussion of how the researcher can enrich the activities of NORAH at LU in general.
  6. A complete list of publications where the five most important scholarly publications (including the doctoral thesis) are marked with asterisks.

No publications should be attached to the application. At a later stage of the process, the applicant may be asked to submit the five most important publications (including the doctoral thesis).

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2024-09-01 or according to agreement
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 75
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/1118
  • Lina Sturfelt, Head of Department,
  • Henrik Rosengren, Senior lecturer,
  • Ulf Zander, Professor,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 16.Apr.2024
Last application date 15.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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