Lund University School of Economics and Management, Department of Statistics

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 Statistics employs about 15 researchers, teachers, doctoral students and other staff. We conduct research in several areas: analysis of high-dimensional data, Bayesian methods, spatial-temporal models, non-Gaussian modeling, applied research in social science, as well as stochastic models and computational statistics.

More information can be found on the department's website:

Lund University announces a permanent position of a Senior Lecturer in statistics. The position is full time, with placement at the Department of Statistics, Lund University School of Economics and Management.

Job assignment

The position involves both teaching (70%) and research/competence development/administration combined (30%). During the first year, the distribution will be 50% teaching, and 50% research/competence development/administration.

The department needs teaching and supervision in several areas and at different levels. The exact distribution of teaching in this position will therefore depend on the profile and interests of the new employee.

The department strives for its teachers to teach at different levels. In addition, we anticipate an increased need for supervision due to the planned master's program in data science.

In a longer perspective, the holder of the position is expected to actively seek and obtain external research funding.


Eligible to be employed as a Senior Lecturer is a person who has demonstrated pedagogical skills, completed a doctoral degree or has equivalent scientific competence or other professional skills that are important with regard to the subject content and the duties required in the employment.
(Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, Section 4)

Assessment criteria and qualifications

The School of Economics strives for a balance between research and education in all employments. In the assessment of the applicants, equal importance will therefore be given to scientific and pedagogical skills.

For appointment to senior lecturer, the following assessment criteria shall apply:

  • good national and international level as a researcher, where the requirement for international merit must be assessed with regards to the nature and tradition of the subject orientation.
  • good pedagogical ability, which means good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other pedagogical activities at different levels and with varying teaching methods.
  • ability to participate in supervision of doctoral students in studies for a doctoral degree.
  • ability to collaborate with the surrounding community and to inform about their activities.
  • ability in other respects to lead and develop professional activities.

(Lund University's employment regulations 4.3.4)

The successful candidate must have proven competence and experience in the field of statistics.

Strong teaching and research profiles are necessary.

A solid teaching experience is a requirement for this employment. In the assessment of pedagogical skills, both teaching experience and pedagogical qualifications will be taken into account. Training in teaching and learning in higher education of at least five weeks is required.

The position presupposes interest in and willingness to actively participate in the development of the department's courses in modern data science, and experience of such development work is an advantage.

In the overall assessment of scientific proficiency, special emphasis will be placed on publications in highly ranked international journals with peer-review systems. The applicant is expected to conduct or be prepared to conduct research in data science.

Personal qualities that are in demand are openness, creativity, perseverance, and initiative. The person must also be able to collaborate with others inside and outside the academy.

The employment involves teaching in both Swedish and English, which is why the applicant is expected to be able to communicate efficiently in both languages.

The applicant whose Swedish skills are inadequate will need to establish a specified plan for how language skills will be acquired, so that the person in question can teach Swedish within one year.

Terms of employment

Permanent employment, full time.

Employment as a senior lecturer is regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, and in Lund University's employment regulations.

Application procedure

You apply for the position online by clicking on the ”log in and apply” button in the vacancy notice. For more information, please, visit our homepages and

The application should be written in English.

The School of Economics and Management uses a special academic qualifications portfolio system to document and present merits. Please, create your application according to below described disposition 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” at the homepage

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment July 1, 2021, or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/822
  • Krzysztof Podgórski, prefekt, 0782 602 521,
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 18.Mar.2021
Last application date 16.Apr.2021 11:59 PM CET

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