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Postdoctoral Fellow in Economic History, One or More

A new postdoctoral scholar position in development economics is available at Lund University. The initial contract for this position is three years. Applicants should apply before October 19, 2018.

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malm. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

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.

The Department of Economic History is a research-intensive department that employs about 100 people: researchers, teachers, technical/administrative staff, and Ph.D. candidates. The department has a large PhD programme and co-ordinates three international Master programmes. The Department has a well established reputation for wide-ranging research with an emphasis on long-term processes, and with economic theory and quantitative methods as important methodological tools. Strong research areas at the department include economic growth and structural change, innovation, energy and sustainability, development economics, and economic demography, as well as financial history and education and the labour market. More information is available at the Department's website: http://www.ekh.lu.se/en.

Post doctoral fellow in Economic History, one or more

Type of employment: Limit of tenure, two years

First day of employment: January 1, 2019 or by appointment

The holder will conduct independent research in Economic History. She/he must be willing to intract with the students and to participate actively in the common activities of the Depratment of Economic History. The position involves a limited amount of teaching and/or supervision of Bachelor and Master’s Theses. This may aomunt to a maximum of 20% working hours.

To be qualified for employment as post doc, an individual must hold a PhD in Economic History or related discipline (e.g. Economics, Sociology, Economic Geography, 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.

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.

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

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

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of two years. The period of employment is determined in the agreement "Avtal om tidsbegrnsad anstllning som postdoktor" ("Agreement on fixed-term employment as a postdoctoral fellow") between the employer organization and the union organizations (http://www.arbetsgivarverket.se/avtal—skrifter/avtal/avtal-om-tidsbegransad-anstallning-for-adjungerad-larare2/).

Applications should be written in English and must include:
- Research plan, maximum three pages where the applicant presents her/his own ideas for research to be conducted
- Publication list and one selected paper (publication or working paper, as web link or PDF)

The applicant is encouraged to name a maximum of two persons who can give recommendations, but we do not consider recommendation letters with the application


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