Postdoc in Lund: Economic History with Innovation Focus

The department of Economic History, Lund Univerity, announces one or more position/s as Postdoctoral fellow/s.

Job assignments

The holder will conduct independent research in Economic History with innovation focus. She/he must be willing to interact with the students and to participate actively in the common activities of the Department of Economic History. The position involves a limited amount of teaching and/or supervision of Bachelor and Master’s Theses.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

To be qualified for employment as Postdoctoral fellow, an individual must hold a PhD in Economic History or related discipline (e.g. Economics, Innovation studies, Sociology, Economic Geography, Statistics, History), awarded no more than three years ago (unless the applicant has been on parental leave or leave due to illness). Applications will also be accepted from persons who have not yet completed their PhD, but this condition must be satisfied at the time of employment.

For appointment, the candidate must have demonstrated a high degree of research expertise as manifested in the quality of the PhD dissertation and other publications.

Basis of Assessment

Scholarly proficiency is the main requirement for employment.

The holder of the position should be competent and experienced enough to be able to carry out independent research in Economic History. The holder of the position will participate in a research group at the Department of Economic History dealing with Swedish innovations, funded by VINNOVA (The Swedish Agency for innovation systems). She/he is expected to be able to work with statistical analysis of existing new databases and complement the current group in competences and co-write articles as well as conduct independent own analyses.

In addition to the above, the following set of criteria will be applied in the assessment of candidates:

– international experience

– other results and distinctions which attest to the applicant’s ability to do research

– ability to engage and inform society at large about research

The evaluation will take the experience, knowledge and other personal qualities into consideration. The applicants’ ability to use their skills and experience to strengthen and supplement existing research activities within the Department of Economic History will also be considered.


Applications should be written in English and must include:

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Publications including publication list

4. Certificates, references, etc

Type of employment

Full time position. Limit of tenure, two years

Lund University has an individual salary policy. Applicants are encouraged to propose a suitable salary in their application.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.


Last application date 16.Nov.2015 11:59 PM CET