Lunds universitet, Humaniora och teologi, Humanistlaboratoriet

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 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 Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology have eight departments and carries out large and varied work within research and education with the purpose to understand people as cultural and social beings. The faculties have some 700 employees and around 4000 students.

Lund University Humanities Lab is an interdisciplinary department for research technology and training for researchers, techers and students at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology. The Lab hosts technology, methodological know-how, archiving expertise, and a wide range of research projects. Lab activities are centered around the humanities with research targeting issues of communication, culture, cognition and learning. Many projects are interdisciplinary and conducted in collaboration with the social sciences, medicine, the natural sciences, engineering, and e-Science. We have partners and collaborators locally, nationally and internationally. The Lab is a vibrant and dynamic environment enabling scholars in the humanities to combine traditional and novel methods, and to interact with other disciplines in order to meet the scientific challenges ahead to understand, explain and improve the human condition.

The Humanities Lab provides different kinds of training such as workshops or group tutorials, but also longer PhD courses, in statistics or in the use of specific facilities. We now seek an educational coordinator responsible for coordinating and developing the Lab's training and educational elements.


The educational coordinator will support researchers, teachers and students seeking to use the Lab facilities in research and teaching. The work is very varied but primarily involves coordinating and developing educational activities, inward and outward communication about training, as well as teaching and counselling. The duties place great demands on pedagogical and communicative skills, responsiveness, and creativity. The duties include: 

- Leading the teacher team

- Coordinating the courses and workshops given in the Lab

- Developing new materials and new courses based on user needs including video-based tutorials

- Planning, organizing and conducting courses, workshops and individual tutorials on a given topic, method, or software

- Organizing and implementing lab demos for a varied audience (both researchers and students)

- Communicating about Lab training via the Lab website and newsletter

- Communicating with potential participants

The software that is the focus of the coordinator's own teaching mainly consists of general pieces of software used for the preparation, collection, and analysis of research data. The educational coordinator needs substantial technical skills to be able to train students in the use of already known software, but also to learn how to use new software on their own.


The applicant

- must hold a PhD in a relevant topic

- must have documented educational experience, skill, and education

- must have very high spoken and written proficiency in Swedish and English

- must be familiar with rules and regulations in the Swedish University system

- should have experience of pedagogical leadership

- should have a good knowledge of and experience with various types of research software (e.g. ePrime, CLAN and AntConc)

Flexibility and pedagogical skills are welcome since the work requires collaboration with users at different levels of knowledge. Since the applicant will work with research and research data it is important that it is a meticulous and conscientious person. Great emphasis is placed on personal suitability.

Please state your pedagogical qualifications in the application.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Part-time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 50%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/1725
  • Marianne Gullberg, +46462220389
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 21.May.2018
Last application date 18.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

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