Lund University, Lund University School of Economics and Management, Department of Economic History

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 42 000 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.

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 Economic History is a research-intensive department that employs about 60 people: researchers, teachers, technical/administrative staff, and Ph.D. candidates. The department has a large PhD programme and co-ordinates four international Master programmes. The Department has a well established reputation for wide-ranging research with an emphasis on long-term processes, and with economic theory and quantitative methods as important methodological tools. Particularly strong research areas include economic growth and structural change, development economics, and economic demography, as well as agrarian history, financial history and education and the labour market. More information is available at the Department’s website: http://www.ekh.lu.se/en

Subject area: Economic History

Job assignments

The holder will conduct independent research in Economic History. She/he must be willing to interact with the students and to participate actively in the common activities of the Department of Economic History. The position involves a limited amount of teaching and/or supervision of Bachelor and Master's Theses.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Basis of Assessment

Scholarly proficiency is the main requirement for employment.

The holder of the position should be competent and experienced enough to be able to carry out independent research in Economic History.

To be qualified for employment as post doctoral fellow, an individual must hold a PhD in Economic History or related discipline (e.g. Economics, Sociology, Economic Geography, History), awarded no more than three years ago (unless the applicant has been on parental leave or leave due to illness). Applications will also be accepted from persons who have not yet completed their PhD, but this condition must be satisfied at the time of employment.

For appointment, the candidate must have demonstrated a high degree of research expertise as manifested in the quality of the PhD dissertation and other publications.

The application must include a research plan where the applicant presents her/his own ideas for research to be conducted.

In addition to the above, the following set of criteria will be applied in the assessment of candidates:

- international experience

- other results and distinctions which attest to the applicant's ability to do research

- ability to engage and inform society at large about research

The evaluation will take the experience, knowledge and other personal qualities into consideration. The applicants' ability to use their skills and experience to strengthen and supplement existing research activities within the Department of Economic History will also be considered.

Applications should be written in English and must include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research plan
  4. Publications including publication list
  5. Certificates, references, etc

Lund University promotes an equal opportunities code. We encourage both men and women to apply for this position.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2018-01-01
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/2278
Contact
  • Mats Olsson, mats.olsson@ekh.lu.se, +46462223118
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62, st@st.lu.se
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66, sekocivil@seko.lu.se
Published 22.Jun.2017
Last application date 20.Aug.2017 11:59 PM CET

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