Lund University, Department of History

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.

The Department of History at Lund University is a large institution with two sections, History and Human Rights Studies. There are about 50 permanent teachers and researchers. The Department of History hosts the National Graduate School in Historical Studies. At the moment (2017) the department has 28 Ph.D. students employed.
Human Rights Studies is a multidisciplinary research environment focusing on the historical writing of human rights in the early modern period, and on rights in political philosophy, religious affairs, military and humanitarian interventions, nationalism and women’s movements around the world.
A common denominator in the research at the section of History is a focus on cultural history in a broad sense. Chronologically, the research covers the period from the Middle Ages to the present, with a certain emphasis on the early modern period and the twentieth century. Part of the research is directed towards uses of history and the history of knowledge. The department is leading in the fields of historical culture and history didactics.

Work assignments

Doctoral education. Departmental work can be assigned.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for doctoral studies in each subject are specified in the relevant general syllabus, available at

Assessment basis

The selection process will primarily take into account the applicants’ ability to benefit from third cycle studies. This is assessed from the criteria quality, quantity, progression and relevance. The application must include:

- records of first- and second-cycle studies (Ladok transcript or other transcript of courses and grades)

- first- and second-cycle theses/degree projects

- a list of other relevant administrative and educational qualifications

- scholarly journal articles, reports or papers of relevance for the subject

- where applicable, documented skills in a language of relevance for the research studies

- project proposal (1500 words max. excluding references)

Type of employment

Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 180901
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/332
  • Henrik Rosengren, Head of Dept,
  • Ulf Zander, Director of Studies,
  • Jesper Olsson, Faculty Coordinator,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 01.Feb.2018
Last application date 01.Mar.2018 11:59 PM CET

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