Lund University

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.

About us

Linguistics is a dynamic education and research environment at the Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University. Phonetics is a central part of the linguistics environment and is world leading in research on prosody with a neurolinguistic focus. Education in linguistics includes undergraduate courses, master's level courses and doctoral courses. The research environment is complemented by a number of externally financed researchers and a number of doctoral students. Since the division is relatively small, teaching staff in linguistics are also expected to perform administrative tasks and, if necessary, assist other subjects at the Centre for Languages and Literature. All research personnel are also encouraged to apply for externally funded research projects to further strengthen the research environment.


The current position involves a maximum of 70% teaching and a minimum of 20% research and professional development. Duties may also include administration. You will teach a number of courses in phonetics at both undergraduate and master's level. In addition to that, you will teach phonetics and linguistics in a number of other language subjects at the Centre of Languages and Literature, including English. The need is currently greatest in Japanese and Chinese. You will also supervise as well as examine student theses at BA and MA level in the above-mentioned subjects. You will also be expected to contribute to developing the research environment in phonetics and phonology, preferably in a typological direction.

Required qualifications

  • PhD in phonetics, phonology or related subject of relevance to the position, or equivalent scientific competence or any other professional skill that is of importance with regard to the subject content and duties of the employment.
  • Good general subject knowledge in the basics of linguistics.
  • Ability to teach in English from the first day of employment. The holder is expected to be able to teach in Swedish, Danish or Norwegian within two years.
  • Expertise in English and at least two of the following languages: Chinese, Japanese, Russian, German, Italian, Spanish or French.
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise.
  • Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education of least five weeks or equivalent competence that has been acquired by other means. If there are valid reasons, for example that the applicant has lacked opportunities to acquire the requisite knowledge in his or her former positions, an appointment can still be made. In such cases, the appointee is to complete the required training in teaching and learning in higher education within the first two years of employment.

Assessment criteria

  • A good national and international standing as a researcher. The requirement for international expertise shall be assessed with consideration to the character and traditions of the subject.
  • Good teaching ability, including a good ability to conduct, develop and lead educational activities at different levels and using a variety of teaching methods.
  • Ability to participate in the supervision of doctoral students in studies leading to a doctoral degree.
  • Ability to engage with wider society and communicate his or her activities.
  • Ability to otherwise lead and develop activities, including administrative ability.

In the assessment, equal consideration is given to teaching expertise and research expertise. Personal skills in general that are important for successfully carrying out the duties will also be considered.

Desirable qualifications in descending order

  • Experience of teaching phonetics courses in a variety of languages offered by the Centre for Languages and Literature.
  • Experience of supervising and examining bachelor's theses in phonetics and/or relevant individual languages with a focus on phonetics or linguistics.
  • Experience of teaching and B.A. essay supervision specifically in English Linguistics and Japanese Linguistics.
  • Documented research experience in phonetics or phonology.
  • Experience in developing courses on phonetics or phonology directed towards language-specific education programs

Instructions for the application

The application must conform to the instructions that can be downloaded at The applicant is responsible for making sure that the application is complete, in accordance with the vacancy announcement and instructions, and for submitting it to the University by the application deadline through the recruitment portal. Read more about the recruitment process.


The University applies individual salary-setting.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 75
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/521
  • Marianna Smaragdi, Assistant Head of Department,
  • Arthur Holmer, Head of Section,
  • Jeanette Lunde, Recruitment Coordinator,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
Published 23.Apr.2024
Last application date 04.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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