Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 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 Economic History is a research-intensive department that employs about 100 people: researchers, teachers, technical/administrative staff, and Ph.D. candidates. The department has a large PhD programme and co-ordinates three international Master programmes. The Department has a well established reputation for wide-ranging research with an emphasis on long-term processes, and with economic theory and quantitative methods as important methodological tools. Strong research areas at the department include economic growth and structural change, innovation, energy and sustainability, development economics, and economic demography, as well as financial history and education and the labour market. More information is available at the Department’s website: http://www.ekh.lu.se/en.
Starting in the fall semester 2020 we announce one or more doctoral positions with their own chosen specialization in the subject.
Those appointed to doctoral studentship shall primarily devote themselves to their studies, aimed to result in a doctoral degree. Work carried out during the studentship consists of participation in research projects as well as successful participation in postgraduate (third-cycle) courses. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may also work, to a limited extent, with educational tasks and administration at the Department of Economic history. However, duties of this kind may not comprise of more than 20 per cent of a full time post.
Eligibility / Admission requirements
A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she has:
- Been awarded a second-cycle degree; or
- Satisfied the requirements for courses comprising of at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle; or
- Acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
(Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 7, Section 39)
Specific admission requirements for doctoral studies in each subject are specified in the relevant general syllabus, available at https://www.lusem.lu.se/study/phd .
A proficient level of English is required in both written and oral communication.
Basis of assessment
Admittance of a doctoral student is based on an assessment of the candidate’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies.
The applicant’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies and research will be assessed with reference to the selection criteria stated in the relevant general syllabus for third-cycle studies, available at https://www.lusem.lu.se/study/phd .
The following will be considered:
- Quality and content of previous written work, such as a master’s thesis.
- Ability to participate actively in the department’s research environment.
- Ability to perform independent work.
- Dissertation plan.
- Written and oral communication.
- Relevant educational background and grades/grade average.
- Relevant work experience.
As the dissertation work is not linked to a specific project, but as an independent work within the student’s own topic of choice, extra weight is given to assess the independently designed dissertation plan, which must be attached to the application.
Terms of employment
Fixed-term employment, maximum four years (fulltime studies).
Only those admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral student.
For regulations concerning employment of doctoral students etc, see the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.
For regulations concerning admission to third-cycle courses and study programs, see the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 34-41.
Please use Lund University job application portal when applying: https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/about/work-at-lund-university/applying-for-a-position
The application should contain:
- Personal letter in which the applicant gives a short description of him/herself and his/her research interests (max three pages).
- A dissertation plan (max three pages).
- Curriculum vitae.
- Grade transcripts.
- Master thesis or similar degree projects.
- If appropriate, documented language skills relevant for third-cycle studies.
- Other documents that the applicant wishes to submit.
The applicant is encouraged to name a maximum of two teachers or researchers who can give recommendation letters, but we do not encourage or consider recommendation letters submitted together with the application.
The English version of this announcement is an interpretation of national formalities expressed in the Swedish text. In case of uncertainties, the Swedish text applies.
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