Lecturer in Economics
Lund University

Lecturer in Economics 

Lund University School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 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.

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

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.

Lund University School of Economics and Management is accredited by the three largest and most influential accreditation institutes for business schools: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Only just over 100 business schools in the world have achieved this prestigious Triple Crown accreditation.

The department of Economics employ around 100 researchers, teachers, doctoral candidates, and administrative personnel. Research at the department includes topics such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance, econometrics, public economics and applied microeconomics. More information is found on our homepage: https://www.nek.lu.se/en/research/researchareas

Job description and terms of employment

Lund University announces one limited-duration (four years) position as Associate Senior Lecturer (or a tenure-track assistant professor) in financial econometrics.

The position is full time, with placement at the Department of Economics, Lund University School of Economics and Management. The position as an associate senior lecturer is limited to a four-year period with the possibility of a promotion to a permanent position as a senior lecturer if the person in question is eligible for such employment according to the requirements discussed below under Promotion.

The position involves both teaching (35%), research (60%), and administrative tasks (5%). Teaching can be at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.

The scope of the position shall also provide an opportunity for training in teaching and learning in higher education corresponding to at least five weeks.

The salary range is between SEK 460,000 – 520,000 per year depending on qualifications. The salary will be renegotiated to a competitive level within the specialization if and when the candidate is promoted to senior lecturer.

Subject area

Financial econometrics.


Qualified to be employed as an Associate Senior Lecturer in economics, is a person who has been awarded a Ph.D. degree in economics, finance, econometrics, or statistics. Primary consideration should be given to candidates who has  been awarded a Ph.D. degree in economics, finance, econometrics, or statistics not more than five years before the application deadline. (Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 4, Section 4 a).


Since the research environment at the Department of Economics is highly international and since the position includes teaching in English, a good command of the English language is required.

Proven competence and experience in the field of financial econometrics is required.

Assessment criteria

The abilities to develop and implement high-quality research and the pedagogical abilities are the basis for the assessment of the position. The School of Economics and Management strives for a balance between research and teaching in all positions. Furthermore, the ability to collaborate with the surrounding society and to inform about research and development is also considered in the assessment.

The overall evaluation of the pedagogical qualifications includes both pedagogical experience and skill.

In the overall assessment of the scientific skills, a particular emphasis will be placed on publications and the possibility to publish in highly ranked journals (see the department’s list of journals; https://nek.lu.se/en/journals).

In addition, the ability to obtain external research grants is also included as an assessment of the scientific skills.

A Ph.D. degree from outside of the Lund University School of Economics and Management is a strong merit.

The department will favor candidates who can document successful research and teaching in financial econometrics.


An associate senior lecturer can apply for promotion to a permanent position as a senior lecturer if she or he fulfills the eligibility requirements according to Lund University’s employment regulations 4.3.4 (https://www.medarbetarwebben.lu.se/sites/medarbetarwebben.lu.se/files/lunds-universitets-anstallningsordning-190618.pdf) and the following qualification requirements of the department:

  1. High scientific skills
    a)    The conditions below are based on the journal list published here:         https://nek.lu.se/en/journals
    b)    Condition 1 (high quality). One of the following conditions must be fulfilled when it comes to publications:  
           i)    2 A  
           ii)   1 A och 2 B*
           iii)  1 A*
    c)    Condition 2 (productivity and independence): The applicant needs at least 16 points from publications ranked as B or higher. A single authored publication has the following points; A*=20, A=10, B*=5, B=2 and b=1. Each additional author reduces the total number of points with 10 percentage units. Hence, an A-publication with three authors gives 8 points while the same article with five authors gives 6 points.
  2. High pedagogical skills
    a)    At least 1500 hours of teaching (so-called clock hours, which includes preparations).
    b)    Five weeks of training in teaching and learning in higher education.
  3.  An ability to cooperate with the society outside academia and a high degree of collegiality.

General requirements profile for a senior lecturer at Lund University School of Economics and Management are presented here: https://www.lusem.lu.se/media/ehl/recruitment/general-requirements-professor-visiting-professor-and-adjunct-professor-at-lusem.pdf.

The application for promotion should be submitted to the Lund University School of Economics and Management after three years and six months of the employment at the latest.

Application procedure

Please send in your application by clicking on the ”log in and apply” button in the upper right-hand column of the vacancy notice. The application should be written in English.

The Lund University School of Economics and Management uses a special qualifications portfolio system to document and present merits. Please, create your application according to the disposition described in the document ”Instructions to applicants for employment as professors or senior lecturer at LUSEM”, https://www.ehl.lu.se/media/ehl/recruitment/instructions-to-applicants-for-emlpoyment-as-professor-and-senior-lecturer-at-LUSEM.pdf

The application should also include two letters of recommendation which should be sent by the reference persons to application@nek.lu.se.

For further information on how to apply including the template for application, please see  http://www.lusem.lu.se/about/work-at-lusem/apply-for-an-academic-position.

The university applies individual salary setting. Feel free to state salary claims in your application.

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

Welcome with your application! 


We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/2928
  • Joakim Gullstrand, 046-2220000
Union representative
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  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 26.Sep.2023
Last application date 15.Nov.2023 11:59 PM CET

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