2-3 PhD candidates in Sociology of law

Lund University, Sociology of Law Department

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 42 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

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 relationship between law and society has been the focus of our research at Lund University since 1972, when the discipline of sociology of law was founded and the first Chair in the subject was established. Being the only university in Scandinavia and Europe to host undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses, we can proudly offer a complete undergraduate and postgraduate training in sociology of law.

The Sociology of Law Department is an independent unit in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University, with some 30 researchers and teachers. About 400 students study our courses during each academic year. The department works across disciplinary boundaries and maintains good contacts with practitioners and authorities. It collaborates with numerous other units within Lund University, and also with other universities in Sweden, Europe and around the world. We also have a well-established network for research collaboration and education with organizations and companies outside academia.

The department has been ranked high in quality evaluations and have a high proportion of external funding. Good international contacts are important, and a large proportion of the younger researchers are now international. The Department intends to expand in the coming years.

Work duties
The PhD programme consists of 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full-time study) and ends with the public defence of the doctoral thesis.  PhD students are expected to work on their thesis project and actively participate in the department’s research environment. In addition to devoting themselves to their research, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to undertake other tasks such as teaching, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance. These tasks will not exceed 20% of their working hours. Regulations concerning the appointment of full time postgraduate students can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

Criteria for Assessment
The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are, or have been, admitted to PhD studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. The primary criteria for making an appointment to a doctoral studentship is the ability of the student to benefit from PhD studies and successfully complete the program.

The applicants’ research proposal, previous dissertations and published papers in sociology of law or related social science disciplines such as sociology, political science, criminology, or social work play an important role in assessing their suitability. Moreover, applicants must have a very good ability to express themselves in speech and writing.

Basis of Assessment
In order to judge this capacity applicants are required to submit:
– a CV,
– a research plan (max 2000 words),
– statement of research interests,
– BA-, and Master´s dissertations and
– other relevant publications.

Short listed candidates will be called to an interview.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 2017-09-01 eller enligt överenskommelse
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/1183
  • Matthias Baier, Head of Department , +46 46 222 7333, matthias.baier@soclaw.lu.se
  • Reza Banakar, Professor and Director of research , + 46 46 222 87 53, reza.banakar@soclaw.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62, st@st.lu.se
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66, sekocivil@seko.lu.se
Published 05.May.2017
Last application date 26.May.2017 11:59 PM CET
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