Postdoctoral Fellow/s in Economics or Finance

Lund University
September 18 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Job assignments

The Department of Economics at Lund University seeks one or two Postdoctoral Fellows in Economics or Finance. The holder will conduct independent research in Economics or Finance, and is expected to cooperate with other researchers at the Department, be willing to interact with students and to actively participate in the common activities of the Department. The position involves a limited amount of teaching (the equivalent of about one course a year and some supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses).


Scholarly proficiency is the main requirement for employment. Applicants must hold a PhD in Economics or related discipline (e.g., Finance or Econometrics). The degree should preferably have been awarded at a university in Sweden or abroad and the degree must not have been awarded 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. Applicants must show a high degree of research expertise as manifested in the quality of their PhD dissertation and other publications.

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

• Relevance and viability of the research plan.

• Other results and distinctions that attest to the applicant's ability to do research.

• Ability to engage and inform society at large about research.

Evaluation of the applicants will take their 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 School of Economics and Management will also be considered.

Terms of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of two years. The period of employment is determined in the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a postdoctoral fellow”) between the employer organization and the union organizations (

Application procedure

Please use Lund University job application portal when applying. All documents should as far as possible be uploaded in the portal as pdf, word or similar files.

Applications must include the following.

A cover letter describing your interest in this position.A short research plan.A CV with copies of exam certificates and other appendices.A list of publications.Up to three representative publications/working papers.Two letters of recommendations.Contacts:

- HJ Holm, prefekt, 046-222 95 51,

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