Lunds universitet, Ekonomihögskolan, Institutionen för handelsrätt

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.

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 Business Law at Lund University seeks one Postdoctoral Fellow in Business Law.

The Department of Business Law is an important part of Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM). At the department, undergraduate and postgraduate studies and research are currently being conducted within a range of legal subjects, with particular focus on rules and norms that are important for economic activity, nationally as well as internationally. The institution unites the traditions of Lund University with the dynamics of an ever-changing subject. The department is characterized by a good and welcoming atmosphere and an interest in the role of business law in society. At the department, which has about 30 employees, 500 students are trained on a full-year basis.

Assigned duties

The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct independent research in an area of Business Law represented at the Department. He/she is expected to cooperate with other researchers at the Department, be willing to interact with students and to actively participate in the common activities of the Department. The position involves a limited amount of teaching (the equivalent of one course a year and some supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses).

Qualifications and assessment

Scholarly proficiency is the main requirement for employment.

Applicants must hold a PhD/LLD in Business Law or related discipline (research at the Department is currently related to Tax law, Labour Law, Contract law, Corporate law, Intellectual Property, Civil Procedural Law and EU law). The degree should preferably have been awarded at a non-Swedish university and must not have been awarded more than three years ago (unless the applicant has been on parental leave or sick leave). Applications will also be accepted from persons who have not yet completed their PhD/LLD, but this condition must be satisfied at the time of employment. 

Priority will be given to applicants with a focus on the areas Contract, Corporate, IP, Competition or Tax law.

Applicants must show a high degree of research expertise as manifested in the quality of their doctoral dissertation and other publications. The application must include a research plan that shows the applicant's own ideas for research and explicitly state to what extent the proposed research would benefit from a position at a Swedish university.

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

  • Experience from working at a non-Swedish university.
  • International experience (such as international projects, publications or conference presentations).
  • Relevance and viability of the research plan, (also in relation to the research and educational profiles of the Department of Business Law).
  • Other results and distinctions that attest to the applicant's ability to do research.
  • Ability to engage and inform society at large about research.

Evaluation of the applicants will take their 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 School of Economics and Management will also be considered.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of two years. The period of employment is determined in the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a postdoctoral fellow”) between the employer organization and the union organizations (

Application procedure

Please use Lund University job application portal when applying:

The application must be written in English.

The application should contain: 

  • Personal letter in which the applicant gives a short description of him/herself and his/her research interests.
  • CV.
  • Doctoral dissertation.
  • Project plan/description (maximum 1 500 words not including references).
  • If appropriate, documented relevant language skills.
  • Other documents that the applicant wishes to submit.
  • References.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2018-01-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/2803
  • Andreas Inghammar, Head of Department, +46 46-222 33 64,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 46-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 46-222 93 64,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, +46 46-222 93 66,
Published 06.Sep.2017
Last application date 19.Oct.2017 11:59 PM CET

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