Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 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 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.

The Department of Economic History is a research-intensive department that employs about 100 people: researchers, teachers, technical/administrative staff, and Ph.D. candidates. The department has a large PhD programme and co-ordinates three international Master programmes. The Department has a well established reputation for wide-ranging research with an emphasis on long-term processes, and with economic theory and quantitative methods as important methodological tools. Strong research areas at the department include economic growth and structural change, innovation, energy and sustainability, development economics, and economic demography, as well as financial history and education and the labour market. More information is available at the Department’s website: http://www.ekh.lu.se/en.

The department of Economic History announces one or more position/s as Postdoctoral fellow/s.

Job assignments

The holder will conduct independent research in Economic History with innovation focus. She/he must be willing to interact with the students and to participate actively in the common activities of the Department of Economic History. The position involves a limited amount of teaching and/or supervision of Bachelor and Master's Theses.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

To be qualified for employment as Postdoctoral fellow, an individual must hold a PhD in Economic History or related discipline (e.g. Economics, Innovation studies, Sociology, Economic Geography, Statistics, History), awarded no more than three years ago (unless the applicant has been on parental leave or leave due to illness). Applications will also be accepted from persons who have not yet completed their PhD, but this condition must be satisfied at the time of employment.

For appointment, the candidate must have demonstrated a high degree of research expertise as manifested in the quality of the PhD dissertation and other publications.

Basis of Assessment

Scholarly proficiency is the main requirement for employment.

The holder of the position should be competent and experienced enough to be able to carry out independent research in Economic History. The holder of the position will participate in a research group at the Department of Economic History dealing with Swedish innovations, funded by VINNOVA (The Swedish Agency for innovation systems). She/he is expected to be able to work with statistical analysis of existing new databases and complement the current group in competences and co-write articles as well as conduct independent own analyses.

In addition to the above, the following set of criteria will be applied in the assessment of candidates:

- international experience

- other results and distinctions which attest to the applicant's ability to do research

- ability to engage and inform society at large about research

The evaluation will take the experience, knowledge and other personal qualities into consideration. The applicants' ability to use their skills and experience to strengthen and supplement existing research activities within the Department of Economic History will also be considered.

Application 

Applications should be written in English and must include:

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Publications including publication list

4. Certificates, references, etc

Type of employment

Limit of tenure, two years

 

Lund University has an individual salary policy. Applicants are encouraged to propose a suitable salary in their application.

 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment January 1st 2016 or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2015/3227
Contact
  • Mats Olsson, head of department, mats.olsson@ekh.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 46-222 93 62, st@st.lu.se
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 46-222 93 64, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, +46 46-222 93 66, sekocivil@seko.lu.se
Published 15.Oct.2015
Last application date 16.Nov.2015 11:59 PM CET

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