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 work place is located at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, a division within the History Department. The Centre is located in its own building that houses some lecture rooms as well as the Asia library. The Centre currently has a staff of 13, including 5 PhD students, working on contemporary East and South-East Asia; a new lecturer and two PhD students will start in the fall. In addition we have two administrative staff, and currently one visiting Marie Curie fellow.

The staff is diverse in terms of gender and international with colleagues from many different countries; and the working language is mostly English. It is an active environment with many visitors and public lectures.

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We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. We expect staff to be at the workplace and take part in its activities. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee: Work at Lund University

Work duties and areas of responsibility

You will devote your time to research and some administrations following the regulations at Lund University, including data management plans and ethics review etc.


The work includes research and related tasks such as:

  • participation in and organisation of workshops
  • transfer of knowledge through workshops and research visits
  • planning of scientific publications, communication through podcasts and other means, and dissemination at policy events etc.



You have a PhD in human rights with a focus on South-East Asia.


Requirements for employment are:

  • You have a PhD in human rights.
  • You have knowledge of human rights issues and academic freedom
  • You have extensive experience of conducting fieldwork in Thailand, including knowledge of Thai higher education institutions
  • Fluent in Thai and English
  • Experience in studying social movements in a Southeast Asian context


Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • Ability to work independently and in an ethically responsible way
  • Educational experience in Human rights and Asian studies at university level
  • Previous experience of work, administration and communication in LU administrative systems such as Canvas, Lucris, Ladok, Drupal etc.
  • Knowledge of research in ethics issues


Further information

The employment is for a fixed term for fourteen months with a scope of 50 per cent of full time starting on 1 July 2024.

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application is to/should include a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application is to/should also include a CV, degree certificates or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2024-07-01
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 50
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/1733
  • Lina Sturfelt, Head of Department,
  • Marina Svensson, Professor,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 24.May.2024
Last application date 14.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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