Lund University, Dept. of Business Administration

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.

The Department of Business Administration, with support from the Lindén Group, has been given the opportunity to announce a postdoctoral position in Business Administration with specialization in Aesthetics and Business/Organizational Creativity. The position is research wise thematically located in the interdisciplinary field where organization, creativity and entrepreneurship research meet, with the aim to conduct research on organizational creativity, visionary entrepreneurship, and innovative organization, and to do so in ‘dialogue’ with the humanities, especially aesthetics, art, and philosophy. The applicant’s work will contribute to the establishment of the ‘Centre for Aesthetics and Business Creativity’ – ABC – and the applicant will be affiliated with the ABC centre.

Type of employment: Limit of tenure, two years
Extent: 100%
Location: Department of Business Administration, Lund
First day of employment: by agreement


The position provides an opportunity for an early-career researcher to spend two years developing their individual research agenda and leading their own research initiatives within a multidisciplinary research environment. The research environment offers e.g. access to a larger multidisciplinary research project – LUDICH, Lund University Digital Interactive Concert Hall – within the area of digitalization of the concert hall experience in collaboration with several external parties (you can read more about this here).

The Department of Business Administration brings together scholars from a range of research areas within business administration, including business finance, entrepreneurship and innovation studies, financial and management accounting, management, marketing, organization studies, and strategic management, studying organizations in a broad societal perspective. The Department reflects the multidisciplinarity of business administration and the diversity of research traditions characterizing the academic field. You can read more about the Department and our research on our website.

The postdoctoral position first and foremost provides opportunities to further develop your research skills, expand your expertise, and gain additional experience in your field of study. It also allows for educational merit through teaching, up to 20% of working hours, and higher education pedagogical training. We seek a candidate who wants to explore, empirically and theoretically, research thematically located in the interdisciplinary field where organization, creativity and entrepreneurship research meet, with an interest in organizational creativity, visionary entrepreneurship, and innovative organization. We seek a candidate that wants to conduct research in the LUDICH project, and do so from the interdisciplinary field described, in ‘dialogue’ with the humanities, especially aesthetics, art, and philosophy.

The expectations of the recruited postdoc are to conduct research of high quality relevant to the research area outlined, publish in internationally leading journals, communicate research findings outside of academia, collaborate with members of the group, and engage in the further development of the research area and the broader field of aesthetics and business/organizational creativity at the department.

The Centre for Aesthetics and Business Creativity (ABC) is a novel initiative that explores the relationships between aesthetics and the creativity-, innovation-, and entrepreneurship fields in business administration. The centre is founded and led by Prof. Daniel Hjorth, and the candidate will work together with Hjorth in the LUDICH project as well as with building up the ABC centre. The centre research will be related primarily to the organization and entrepreneurship research groups at the Department.

The postdoctoral position is a non-tenured full-time position with research obligation, based in Lund, Sweden. To fulfil the research requirements of the position, you are expected to be physically present on a regular basis and actively participate in the research activities of the Department.


Appointment to a postdoctoral position requires that the applicant has a doctoral degree, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a doctoral degree, in the subject area of the position. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time of the employment decision. Priority will be given to those who have completed their degree no more than three years before the application deadline. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree may have been obtained earlier. These circumstances refer to leave due to illness, parental leave, positions of trust in trade unions, service in the armed forces, or other similar circumstances.


Requirements for the position:

  • A doctoral degree, or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a doctoral degree in business administration or a related field relevant to the subject area of the position, obtained no more than three years before the application deadline.
  • Subject knowledge in organization, creativity and entrepreneurship, and/or organizational creativity, visionary entrepreneurship, and innovative organization.
  • High level of scientific expertise.
  • Good teaching ability.
  • Professional proficiency in English (written and spoken).

Meritorious for the position:

  • International experience, including studies and work at a non-Swedish university or university college.
  • Previous participation in research of relevance for the position’s specialization.
  • Other achievements and awards demonstrating the applicant’s scientific excellence.
  • Background in or subject knowledge in the humanities.
  • Experience from interacting with the surrounding society.
  • Experience from relevant work outside academia.

Assessment criteria

When appointing a postdoc, the following shall form the basis for assessment:

  • Good ability to develop and conduct research of good quality.
  • Teaching ability.

The assessment will focus on your scientific merit and ability in the field. We also consider the relevance and feasibility of your research plan, as well as your experience, knowledge, and personal qualifications. We further consider how your experience and skills can strengthen and complement the research at ABC, and how it can strengthen and complement existing research at the Department of Business Administration.

About the position

The employment is limited to two years in accordance with the collective agreement on fixed-term postdoc employment (Arbetsgivarverket). An employment as a postdoc is intended as an initial step in the career and as an opportunity to further deepen and broaden research expertise.

Application procedure

Apply via the University’s recruitment system. The application is to be written in English and contain the following:

  • A personal letter explaining why you are interested in the position and how the position matches your qualifications.
  • CV
  • Research plan (see template)
  • List of publications
  • Diplomas, references, etc.

All submitted documents must be attested as to their authenticity.

About us

As a teacher and researcher at the Department of Business Administration, you are involved in creating a leading academic environment for research and education on the management and operation of organizations. The department has been under continuous development for more than fifty years and, today, is one of Sweden’s largest. Our researchers, teachers and students develop knowledge in business finance, entrepreneurship, financial and management accounting, management, marketing, organizational behavior, research policy, and strategic management on a daily basis.

The workplace is in our offices at Holger Crafoord Ekonomicentrum in Lund. There are good connections by train from Malmö, Helsingborg, and Copenhagen, and by bus from Malmö and Lund Central station. You can walk from Lund Central station in 25 minutes.

Lund University is a government agency, which means that you receive special benefits, generous vacation, and a favorable occupational pension. Wellness reimbursement and a paid wellness hour are a given.

Read more on the University’s website about being employed at Lund University: Work at Lund University

Last day for applying: 2 June 2024

Professor Daniel Hjorth
Centre leader for the Centre for Aesthetics and Business Creativity – ABC

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-08-01 or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/1446
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 22.Apr.2024
Last application date 02.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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