Lund University, Department of Philosophy

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.

At the Department of Philosophy research and education is conducted within three subjects: Cognitive science, Practical philosophy and Theoretical philosophy. While these subjects to a large degree work independently, there are also close collaborations between them.

The purpose of the project is to explore the limits of human self-knowledge, with a special focus on our potential awareness of oculomotor intentions (i.e. what we decide to attend to), utilizing gaze-contingent eye-tracking methodology in virtual environments (VR). The position requires documented competence in the use of eye-tracking methodology and gaze-contingency paradigms, fluency in object-oriented programming language (Python, or equivalent), and a high-level proficiency in statistical analysis and modelling. Experience in 3D modelling (Unity engine, or equivalent), familiarity with VR-platforms (Vive, Oculus, or similar) and previous work studying self-knowledge experimentally are desirable.

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 PA2018/341
  • Tomas Persson, Head of Dept, + 46 46 - 2220113,
  • Petter Johansson, Ass Professor,
  • 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

Return to job vacancies