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Postdoctor in Political Science at Lund University


This job opportunity is posted by Lund University.

The Department of Political Science announces one vacant position as a 2-year postdoctoral fellow with an orientation towards global governance, multi-stakeholder partnerships and sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda. The postdocoral position will be part of a 4-year research program Transformative partnerships for sustainable development: Assessing synergies, effectiveness and legitimacy of UN multi-stakeholder across SDGs to achieve the 2030 Agenda, funded by the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (Formas). A postdoctoral fellowship within the same research program is also vacant at the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University.


1 October 2022.

Main responsibilities 

The main responsibility for the postdoctoral fellow is to conduct research within the research program in collaboration with other projects participants. Research tasks will involve data collection of various kinds, data analysis, interviews, and dissemination of results through publications in scholarly journals and conferences presentations as well as certain project coordination and reporting. Research should concern multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development/the 2030 Agenda with a focus on questions related to legitimacy, accountability, and meta-governance. The position consists in 80 percent research and 20 percent administrative tasks and/or teaching. 


The position involves at least two year full-time employment, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances according to the Swedish national agreement Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor. The starting date is at the earliest in November 2022 or as per agreement.

About the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at Lund University combines ancient traditions with modern research and education. The department safeguards disciplinary breadth and diversity and has long been successful in competition for external research funding. Key research fields include democracy and democratisation, power and administration, diplomacy, peace and conflict, intelligence analysis, political psychology, gender, environmental policy and welfare. The strong research profile of the Department of Political Science is reflected in its teaching. The educational environment has long been strongly international.

PhD positions in Human Geography at Lund University

The Department of Human Geography at Lund University has announced 1-3 doctoral studentships. Applications from critical/radical geographers are very welcome!

Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University

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 Human Geography with about 55 employees, 400 full-time students and approximately 25 PhD students combines tradition with modern and highly internationalized research and education. For decades, the department has been very successful in the competition for external research funding. In addition to being embedded in numerous national and international research networks, the Department of Human geography has close ties with a broad spectrum of departments and faculties at Lund University. The key areas of research and teaching at the department are economic geography, development geography, urban, landscape and social geography, and GIS. The department has a Human Ecology Division (with a doctoral program of its own). The strong research orientation is reflected in education.

About the PhD programme

The doctoral candidate programme amounts to 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full-time study). It formally ends with the doctoral candidate publicly defending his/her printed doctoral thesis. The holder of a doctoral position has a primary obligation to successfully fulfil the third cycle of education ending with a PhD degree.

The holder of a doctoral position is expected to participate actively in the research and teaching environment of the department and may have to perform departmental duties, above all teaching, amounting to about 20 per cent of full time.

The holder of the position should direct research to the fields of human geography, preferably connected to ongoing research activities at the department (for further information see: https://www.keg.lu.se/en/research).

Eligibility and requirements

To be eligible for third-cycle studies an applicant must

  • Have been awarded a second-cycle degree
  • Have completed studies the equivalent of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 credits are at the second cycle level, or
  • Have acquired comparable qualifications in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

In addition to the requirements described above the specific entry requirements for the PhD program in Human Geography is a Master’s degree in Human Geography, or other relevant discipline. The applicant must also have proficiency in spoken and written English corresponding to English B from Swedish upper secondary school.