Lund University, LTH,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

The Department of Physics is with a staff of about 350 scientists and educators one of the largest departments within Lund University. There are seven research divisions and a number of research centra within the department. The research activities at the department cover a broad spectrum of modern physics.

At the division of Mathematical Physics, theoretical research is conducted within a number of main areas in physics, such as the structure of the atomic nucleus, quantum dynamics, transport and information in nanosystems, and electron correlations and structure in materials. A common denominator is that work in all areas is based on the theory of many-particle systems. The focus of this position will be on nuclear structure theory.

The activities of the division of Mathematical Physics have strong external support, mainly from the Swedish Research Council and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The teaching assignment at the department is significant, Mathematical Physics currently has the main responsibility for around twenty courses at different levels. The department has close to 30 employees, five of which are professors and three senior lecturers.

Work duties
Employment as an associate senior lecturer is a career development position and aims for the holder to develop his or her independence as a researcher and educator. The work duties mainly involve research and teaching. The position shall include the opportunity for five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

The work duties include:

  • Research within the subject area (theoretical)
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • Project management of research projects
  • Course coordination
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Collaboration with industry, the public sector, schools etc.
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirements
Appointment to associate senior lecturer requires that the applicant has

  • a PhD, or
  • acquired corresponding research expertise.

Priority should be given to applicants who have completed their degree or acquired the corresponding expertise no more than seven years before the last date for applications.

Additional requirements:

  • Teaching skills
  • At least 2 years of postdoctoral research
  • Documented experience of theoretical work within many-particle physics with focus on nuclear structure theory.
  • Documented good ability to attract external funding
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria
For appointments to associate senior lecturer the main assessment criteria are good ability to develop and conduct research as well as teaching skills. The main emphasis will be put on the ability to develop and conduct research. The ability to develop and conduct research shall mainly be assessed from the ability to conduct research within the subject area, ability to work independently, ability to formulate and tackle scientific issues. This specifically refers to experience with theoretical work within many-body physics, with focus on nuclear structure theory.

The evaluation of the teaching skills will be based on experience from education on first and second cycle of studies as well as supervision of master students and doctoral students.

Important features of the candidate are also creativity, curiosity, ability to work independently as well as in a team. Ability to communicate verbally as well as in writing is another important aspect.

Consideration will also be given to how the applicant’s personality, experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing as well as future research within the division and department.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 4 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the collective agreement “Lokalt kollektivavtal om meriteringsanställning – biträdande universitetslektor” (“Local agreement on career development positions – associate senior lecturer”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 26 June 2013.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:


Promotion to senior lecturer in nuclear structure theory
During the period of employment, an associate senior lecturer can apply for appointment to a permanent position as senior lecturer if he or she has the required qualifications listed below, and is deemed to be suitable. An associate senior lecturer can only apply for promotion once.

Qualification requirements and assessment criteria:
When assessing the applicants, special importance will be given to research and teaching expertise. The following must be considered for the promotion to Senior Lecturer for this employment. The applicant must be able to demonstrate:

  • A PhD or corresponding research competence or professional expertise considered important with regard to the subject matter of the post and the work duties it will involve.
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise.
    • A good national and international standing as a researcher. The requirement for international experience shall be assessed with consideration to the character and traditions of the subject.
    • God ability to independently, actively, productively and innovatively develop research within the field of the employment, as well as present plans and visions for future research.
  • Teaching skills
    • Good teaching ability, including a good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other educational activities on different levels and using a variety of teaching methods.
    • An ability to supervise doctoral students to achieve a PhD.
  • Completed five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means.
  • Good ability to use opportunities to apply for external funding to one’s own research within and/or outside of Sweden.
  • Good ability to contribute actively to joint research applications.
  • Ability to obtain funding, applied for during the employment as Associate Senior Lecturer, which corresponds to at least 20% of one’s own salary during one year.
  • An ability to collaborate with wider society and communicate his or her activities.
  • Good ability to create productive co-operations with researchers within the Division of Mathematical Physics as well as within the Department of Physics. In particular, these co-operations shall have led to scientific publications together with professors and/or senior lecturers within the division of mathematical physics, at the technical faculty.
  • A good general ability to lead and develop activities.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • Personal suitability 
Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/2146
  • Sven Åberg, +46462229633
  • Gillis Carlsson,, +46462229006
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64,
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
Published 10.Jul.2017
Last application date 20.Aug.2017 11:59 PM CET

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