Lund University, Lund University School of Economics and Management, Department of Business Administration

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 Business Administration is one of the largest departments at Lund University, and it is also the largest department of the School of Economics and Management. We conduct active and advanced research in marketing.

Marketing is one of four broad subject areas within the Department and is taught and investigated in close interplay with international research and wider public audiences. Our profile is marked by a longstanding engagement in close-up empirical studies. The conditions for business and marketing have changed dramatically from simple seller – buyer transactions to a multi-dimensional platform and exchange economy. Today, we see how digital platforms like Amazon, Alibaba, Google, Spotify, Airbnb and Uber are completely transforming the way in which companies define the market and deal with the various strategic marketing processes like innovation, product and service development, retail and distribution, and industrial networking.

Subject description
Lund University School of Economics and Management announces a permanent, full-time position as senior lecturer in Business Administration, specialising in Digital Marketing and Quantitative Methods. The position entails research within the research areas in which the Marketing group is currently active in order to maintain and strengthen the cohesion of the group, as well as teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching comprises a maximum of 70% of the post, and a minimum of 20% research and 10% administrative duties. However, the relative proportions of duties may change over time in line with access to external research grants.

The employment must extend our current capacity and competences in digital marketing and quantitative methods. We are looking for a lecturer who can independently take charge of course responsibilities (in courses aimed at digital marketing), responsibility for quality assurance and for development. We look for candidates that can assist undergraduate and masters’ students with quantitative methods in terms of supervision of theses.  The position aims to contribute to the long-term strengthening of research in digital marketing in combination with quantitative methods. The position requires expertise in digital marketing and innovation, with direct connection to digital platforms and how to build strategic relationships with customers and other stakeholders in a digital society. We are looking for a candidate that has research experience in digital marketing related to business development, innovation, product development, service development, industrial networking, retail & distribution rather than tactical issues like digital communication, social media, online advertising, etc.

The person is expected to conduct active advanced research within the area, which also includes active work in applying for external funding and developing collaborations with other university units and other Swedish and international organisations involved in this type of research. An active and committed presence in the daily activities at the department and its collaboration with society at large is required.

Marketing and business administration are global research fields. Much of our teaching and research therefore has international relevance and this dimension is likely to increase in the future. A PhD degree, and experience from an international research and teaching environment other than LUSEM, is therefore a strong merit for the position. Teaching is in English.

Qualification requirements 
In order to be a qualified applicant, a PhD in business administration within Marketing, Innovation or a related subject area is required, as well as completion of at least five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Applicants must have documented experience with teaching or research linked to quantitative method and marketing via bachelor and/or master theses supervision about digital platforms, industrial marketing, service marketing or innovation.

Applicants must be able to present a strong and clear research agenda backed up with research output, containing digital marketing, innovation, or equivalent, and quantitative methods where the applicant has contributed with a standard that corresponds to peer-reviewed research of international quality.

Good oral and written proficiency in English is required.

Additional requirements
Apart from the requirement of documented skills in digital marketing and quantitative methods, the following qualifications merit:

  • Experience of being active in international research and international education environments other than Lund University
  • Have an international network that is reflected in high quality publications
  • Scientific skills that are reflected through reviews and publications in highly-ranked scientific journals (preferably ABS 4* - ABS 3)
  • A proven ability to acquire external research funding

Assessment criteria
For this appointment to senior lecturer, the following will form the assessment criteria:

  • Good expertise in digital marketing and platforms
  • Good skills in quantitative method
  • A good ability to develop and conduct research
  • A good pedagogic and teaching skill
  • A good ability to international cooperation and networking
  • A good ability to collaborate with society and industry in both research and education

Consideration will also be given to

  • A good ability to co-operate, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research, education and innovation within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment This is a full-time, fixed-term employment. The university applies individual salary setting. Please indicate salary claims in your application.

Application procedure
Please send in your application by clicking the ”log in and apply” button in the upper right-hand column of the vacancy notice. The application should be written in English.

The School of Economics and Management uses a special qualifications portfolio system to document and present merits. Please, create your application according to the disposition described below and attach it as three separate PDF-files (in the recruitment system). For further information on how to apply, please see “Instructions to applicants for employment as professor or senior lecturer at Lund University School of Economics and Management”
The application must be submitted no later than 2019-05-29.

Further information about the employment is provided by

Charlotta Levay, Head of Department of Business Administration Phone: +46 46 2229504, Email: 

Johan Anselmsson, Deputy Head of Department of Business Administration, Phone: +46 46 2227813 Mobile: +46 70 9967680, Email:

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/1440
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 23.Apr.2019
Last application date 29.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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