Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 000 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 welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.Description of the workplace
The Department of History is a large department encompassing three subjects: History, Human Rights and East and South-East Asian Studies. The Department also has a large doctoral education programme, including a National Graduate School in Historical Studies. The research in history broadly focuses on cultural history. In terms of chronology, the research extends from the early Middle Ages to the present day with an inclination towards the early modern period and the 1900s. A large part of the research focuses on international and global history as well as the history of knowledge.
Read more about research at the department at: https: // www. hist.lu.se/en/research/We offer
Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme.
Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund UniversityWork duties and areas of responsibility
We are now seeking 2 researchers to write research applications with the aim to strengthen the research environment.
The research applications will generally be directed at the Swedish Research Council's calls for applications for project grants in the spring of 2024, however, there may be other relevant funding bodies, and, in this case, they are to be specified. Any external funds awarded as a result of the applications written within the scope of the positions are expected to be allocated to the Subject of History, Department of History at Lund University.
The positions will be connected to two of the following specializations. These specializations are part of the department´s aim at building strong research environments. All three specializations have recently been awarded grants and the announcement of research positions is part of this long-term investment.International and global history
Research in the field of international and global history at Lund covers the period from the 16th century and up to the present.Property and livelihood
Research in the field of property and livelihood at Lund covers the period from the 17th century and up to the present.Digital history
Digital history includes analysing born-digital materials, research using digital tools as well as research on processes and consequences of digitization.
Regardless of specialization you will for the duration of the 3-months be supported by colleagues connected to the relevant research environment. You are expected to:
Appointment to a position as a researcher requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, completed no more than twelve years before the application deadline. Under special circumstances – parental leave, illness or similar – the PhD may have been completed earlier. A certificate supporting these reasons is to be submitted with the application.
Appointment to a position as a researcher will not be given to an applicant who has a permanent position at a university.
If the applicant's native language is not a Scandinavian language, very good and documented English language skills are required.Additional qualifications for the position are:
Special consideration will be given to applicants with a PhD (or equivalent) in history.
Applicants must have academic qualifications and a good ability to develop and carry out research of high international quality. A documented ability to obtain external research funding is an additional qualification. Assessments are made based on the documentation received and a potential interview.Further information
The positions are full-time for three months, with the first day of employment on 1 October 2023, at the latest.How to apply
Applications are to be written in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English and must include the following:
No publications are to be attached to the application. At a later stage of the process, the applicant may be asked to submit the five most significant publications (including the PhD thesis).
N.B. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions above and that everything is scanned (as an attached PFD file) and submitted to the University by the application deadline.
About The Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology 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 around 700 employees and around 4000 students.
The Department of History is one of the eight departments within the Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology. It is a large department consisting of three divisions: the Division of history, the Division of human rights and the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies. Around 70 teachers and researchers work at the department. They undertake teaching within the BA programmes in history and human rights, the masters programme in history and the international masters programmes in human rights and Asian studies. The department also has a large post-graduate programme with Ph.D. students in history and human rights, as well as a research school in history.
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Contract type Full time First day of employment 2023-10-01 or by agreement Salary monthly salary Number of positions 1 Full-time equivalent 100 City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2023/510 Contact
Published 15.Feb.2023 Last application date 08.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET
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