Postdoc Researcher Position in Lund University Sweden

Postdoctoral fellows in cultural history perspectives at Lund Uni, Sweden 2022


Postdoctoral fellows in cultural history perspectives is available for doctoral degree candidates in cultural history at the Faculties of Humanities and Theology, Lund University, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 3
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Lund University, Sweden


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Qualification Details

A person is qualified for employment as a postdoctoral research fellow mainly if they have completed a doctoral degree, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a doctoral degree, no more than three years before taking up the employment position. If they completed their degree more than three years prior to employment, their application is to include certification of parental leave, sick leave, assignment as an elected representative of an employee organisation, military service or similar circumstances, or of duties or assignments of relevance to the subject area.

The positions require good written and oral English language skills. As Swedish is the official language of public authorities including Lund University, the ability to speak Swedish or another Scandinavian language is desirable.

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria are a good ability to develop and implement research of high quality, and teaching ability. For employment as a postdoctoral research fellow, research ability will be the main criterion. As grounds for assessment of their qualifications, the applicants are to attach a research plan for the research they intend to implement during their employment. Only applicants whose research plan and previous work are deemed capable of reinforcing the research environment at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences will be considered for employment as postdoctoral research fellows.

Desirable qualifications 

Additional qualifications for employment are a research plan and previous research of clear relevance for, and links to, at least two of the research subjects at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Lund University hereby announces vacancies for three two-year employment positions for postdoctoral research fellows in cultural history perspectives, one specialising in the media, one specialising in aesthetics and one specialising in the study of knowledge and science, all based at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: PA2022/1210

Application Procedure

Applications are to contain the following:

  • a signed, comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) and a certified copy of the applicant’s doctoral degree,
  • a list of publications (including DOI, ISBN or ISSN numbers),
  • a signed research plan of no more than 1500 words (excluding lists of relevant literature) describing the research project that the applicant intends to carry out during their postdoctoral research fellowship and
  • a declaration of intent of no more than 500 words in which the applicant presents their contribution to developing two or more of the department’s research subjects.

The research plan is to specify:

  • the aim and research issue
  • theory and method
  • how the project relates to the international research front including the most internationally significant works in the field
  • a schedule and expected results, and
  • the applicant’s conditions and expertise to successfully complete the project.

N.B: The applicants are responsible for ensuring their application is complete in accordance with the instructions above and that all documents have been scanned and made available to the University through its recruitment portal within the stated application period.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences at Lund University is a multifaceted disciplinary environment for research and higher education, with around 90 employees and approximately 1700 students per year. The Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences runs several research environments and study programmes in the first, second and third cycles, distributed over nine divisions and two specialised centres.

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Note or Other details

The postdoctoral research fellowships have a fixed term of two years unless special circumstances apply and the positions are for full-time employment pursuant to the “Agreement on fixed-term employment as a postdoctoral research fellow” between the labour market parties dated 19 November 2021 (Swedish Agency for Government Employers, Public Employees’ Negotiation Council’s affiliated unions collectively, SACO-S and SEKO employee organisations). The University applies individual salary-setting. Applicants are welcome to state their salary expectations in their application.

About The Joint Faculties of the Humanities and TheologyThe Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology have eight departments and carries out large and varied work within research and education with the purpose to understand people as cultural and social beings. The faculties have around 700 employees and around 4000 students.

The Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences at Lund University is a diverse department, comprised of thirteen areas of study and research. It employs over 90 people and enrolls annually about 1700 students.

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  • Johanna Johansson,
  • Thomas Kaiserfeld,

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