Associate Senior Lecturer in Political Science
Lund University Department of Political Science

Associate Senior Lecturer in Political Science 

Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 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.

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Political Science fuses traditional roots with cutting-edge research and education. In recent years, it has very successfully competed for external research funds. Among the central research areas of the Department are democratization, diplomacy, peace and conflict studies, environmental politics and welfare studies. The strong research profile of the Department is reflected in the teaching, the educational environment also being firmly set in a global context.

Work duties

The work duties associated with the position mainly consist of research and teaching in the first and second cycles of study in political science. The position includes at least 50 % research and up to 50 % teaching and administrative duties. Teaching takes place in both Swedish and English. We welcome applicants whose research specialisation would contribute to one of the department’s research environments.


A person who has obtained a PhD or an equivalent degree in political science from abroad, or has acquired the equivalent research expertise in other ways, shall be considered eligible for the position of associate senior lecturer. Priority will be given to applicants who have obtained a PhD or acquired the equivalent qualifications no more than five years prior to the application deadline, unless exceptional circumstances apply.

Grounds for assessment

The grounds for assessment are the general degree of research, teaching, administrative and other expertise of significance to the subject content and work duties of the advertised position, and the applicant’s general abilities that are significant satisfactorily to carry out the work duties associated with the position. Research expertise as well as teaching expertise is assessed. The applicant’s ability to independently plan, develop and implement research and education of high quality within the subject area is considered very important. The department has a collegial approach to work and sees the teaching staff group as a work team that is collectively responsible for the quality of education and for educational development. A good ability to cooperate and a willingness to work together in a group is highly valued.


An associate senior lecturer may, on application, be promoted to permanent employment as a senior lecturer. The application must be submitted to the Faculty of Social Sciences no later than 3 years and 6 months after the date of appointment. The applicant’s eligibility and suitability for such employment will be assessed through a review of the progress they have made during their appointment with regard to research and teaching, focusing on the following criteria: 

  • Well-documented research expertise. This includes a proven high standard as a researcher. Special emphasis will be placed on international publication.
  • Well-documented teaching expertise. Special emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s proven ability to conduct teaching and supervision at various levels of study, and that how the quality and breadth of their teaching have developed over time.
  • Progress in academic leadership through an increased ability to develop, manage and conduct education and research and/or demonstrated commitment/leadership in university-wide duties.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to contribute to departmental activities.
  • Documented ability to draft applications for external research funding.
  • Good ability to interact with wider society and to inform about research and development work.
  • Swedish proficiency to the degree necessary for performing regular tasks involved in research, education and administration.
  • Teacher training to the extent required for appointment as senior lecturer. In the assessment of qualifications for a senior lectureship, equal attention will be paid to the applicant’s teaching and research expertise.


The application is be submitted electronically to the Lund University e-recruitment portal. The application can be written in Swedish or English, and should be designed according to "Instructions for applications for academic posts and promotion" at the Faculty of Social Sciences (see

Applicants shall indicate in their list of publication the maximum 5 publications to which they principally wish to refer. These publications shall be attached to the application. The applicant must also include a research plan (approx. 2–4 pages) stating what research the applicant intends to pursue during the employment as associate senior lecturer.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

To apply, please click the button "Login and apply"

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1 January, 2021
Salary monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/2093
Björn Badersten, Head of Department,
Union representative
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 46 222 93 64
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 46 222 93 62
Published 09.Jun.2020
Last application date 16.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET

If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Socioloxy


All Jobs


Harvard University Academic Positions

Kuwait University Current Faculty Openings

Osaka University Academic Opportunities

Purdue University Job Postings for Faculty Positions

Texas Tech University Faculty Openings

Tsinghua University Job Postings

University of Cambridge Job Openings

University of Geneva Faculty Opportunities

University of New South Wales Job Openings

University of Nottingham Research Positions

University of Oslo Academic Jobs

University of Saskatchewan Faculty Positions

University of Southampton Research Vacancies

University of Tokyo Current Academic Vacancies

University of Toronto Open Faculty Positions