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1-2 Project Assistants Positions as Innovation in Africa Research – Lund University, Sweden, Mar 2022


Lund University invites applications for Project Assistants to work on the topic “Innovation in Africa”. This is an emerging area of research at the Department, combining literatures and frameworks from development geography and economic geography, Sweden – Mar 2022

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General Info

Position: Project Assistant
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 6 Months
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Human Geography

Lund University, Sweden


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Qualification Details

We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated research experience (min Bachelor degree, preferably Master’s degree) and are enthusiastic about research, can work independently and systematically, and who take initiative and contribute to the team. We also consider it an asset if you have some familiarity with development geography and/or innovation in the African context.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The Department of Human Geography, Lund University, is looking to recruit 1-2 project assistants to work on topic “Innovation in Africa”. This is an emerging area of research at the Department, combining literatures and frameworks from development geography and economic geography.

We are looking for project assistants to support the launch of this area of research. Activities include carrying out scholarly literature searches, identification of scholarly communities working on related themes, and the compilation of an inventory of bottom-up examples of innovation in different sectors on the African continent. There will be regular in-person meetings with the research team.

Duration: min 6 months, min. 50%
Start: As soon as possible

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: PA2022/622

Application Procedure

Submit: Letter, CV, Thesis, Grades

About the Department

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Human Geography with about 55 employees, 400 fulltime students and approximately 25 PhD students combines tradition with modern and highly internationalized research and education. For decades, the department has been very successful in the competition for external research funding. In addition to being embedded in numerous national and international research networks, the Department of Human geography has close ties with a broad spectrum of departments and faculties at Lund University. The key areas of research and teaching at the department are economic geography, development geography, urban, landscape and social geography, and GIS. The department has a Human Ecology Division (with a doctoral program of its own).The strong research orientation is reflected in education. Many of our courses and programs have been developed in connection with research projects and students are introduced to current knowledge by lecturers engaged in research. The teaching environment has been internationalized over the past decade, and many courses and programs offered at the department are specifically aimed at international students. The department is housed in modern premises in central Lund.”

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  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, +46-222 93 66

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