Associate Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Lund (SE)
Thursday, 21 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Sociologiska 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 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 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 Sociology is home to Pedagogics, Social Anthropology and Sociology, with significant teaching commitments in all three disciplines. Research in the department span from empirical studies of contemporary social issues to critical theory, and the development of theory and methods. Type of employment Limit of tenure, 4 years, according to chapter 4, section 12a of the Higher Education Ordinance, with the opportunity to promotion to Senior Lecturer.

Work duties

We are looking for a sociologist at the start of her/his career. The work duties consist of research and teaching in sociology on undergraduate and Master’s levels. The position is comprised of 50 percent research and 50 percent teaching and administrative tasks. The work duties include conducting high-quality research in sociology, according to international standards, as well as high-quality teaching at all levels of education. The holder of the position is to actively contribute to the positive development, and the strengthening of our research environment on sociological criminology, including publications and active work with project applications for external funding. In addition, the holder of the position shall actively participate in the development of joint educational courses offered, including the Bachelor programme in Criminology. He or she must be able to conduct teaching in both Swedish and English.


A person who has obtained a PhD or an equivalent degree in sociology 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.

Person specification

The applicant is to have a PhD in Sociology, or the equivalent research expertise, as well as teaching and research experience in sociology. Preference will be given to applicants with a high level of research and teaching expertise in the field of criminology. Experience of cooperation with external actors is also an important merit. The ability to teach in both Swedish and English is a requirement. Applicants must also be able to present documentation of their research expertise. Importance will be attached to the applicant’s ability to acquire external funding. The applicant must be able to work independently with both teaching and research in a responsible and structured way. Good interpersonal skills are required.

Assessment criteria

This is a career development position, which is why applicants who have completed their doctoral degree within the last five years of the call will be prioritized. In the assessment, special attention will be paid to the applicant’s development potential with regard to their current research expertise, their ability to develop research within the subject area and to obtain external funding. Research expertise includes international publication, independent research, and participation in international cooperation, as well as the development following their PhD. Major emphasis is placed on the applicant’s ability to teach. In addition, emphasis will be placed on how the applicant’s research fit the department’s research profile. The top candidates will be invited to a test lecture, which is also included in the assessment.

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, and documented ability to formulate research applications for external funding.
  • 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 the quality and breadth of their teaching have developed over time. Training in teaching and learning to an extent necessary for the position of senior lecturer is required. The pedagogical competence must be documented in a teaching portfolio.
  • Progress in leadership through an increased ability to develop, manage and conduct training and research and/or demonstrated commitment/leadership in departmental duties.
  • Good ability to interact with wider society and to inform about research and development work.
  • In the assessment of qualifications for a lectureship, equal attention will be paid to the applicant’s teaching and research expertise.

The application is to include a CV, certificates/grade transcripts, a written account of the research and expertise (see instructions on the academic qualifications portfolio), as well as any research publications the applicant would like to have considered (no more than five).

The applicant must also include a draft (approx. 3–5 pages) showing what research she/he intends to pursue within the scope of the position and how this research profile can be included in the department’s research profile, especially in relation to the research environment Sociological Criminology (


First day of employment; August 1st 2020 or by appointment.

Lund University applies individual wage settings. Please, include your salary requirement in the application.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time First day of employment 2020-08-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 

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Last application date 30.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET