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Applying for an academic position

For applications for promotion or appointment as a member of academic staff

Application documents

You application should include a cover letter, an academic qualifications portfolio and research publications (maximum 10). All documents are to be written in English.

1. Cover letter

The cover letter must make clear what position you are applying for, and it is therefore important that you include the correct reference number for the vacancy. If you are applying for promotion, indicate the promotion category (professor or senior lecturer) and the subject.

You can use the Swedish or the English template below. Fill in all fields and remember to sign the letter.

Template cover letter (Word file)

2. Academic qualifications portfolio

The academic qualifications portfolio is to contain information about the qualifications to which you wish to refer for your application. Copies of documents (e.g. certificates or references) must be attested by a witness. Structure your portfolio in accordance with the instructions below. Remember to sign the portfolio.

Academic qualifications portfolio (Word file)

3. Research publications

You can append a maximum of ten research publications. 

Applying for appointment

The application should be submitted by the electronic recruitment system. To apply for the position, go to the specific advertisement and click the button "Send application" at the bottom of the side.

Applying for promotion

The complete application is to be submitted in one copy, which must be single-sided and unstapled. Please note that applications should be sent by both e-mail and by post.

Applications by e-mail should be sent to:
helen.johansson [at]

Applications by post should be sent to:
Kansli N, Lunds universitet
Helen Johansson
Box 118

221 00 LUND

Applications by internal post should be sent to:
Helen Johansson, Kansli N, HS 39.


Please contact Helen Johansson, recruitment officer at the Faculty Office.
046-222 36 09
helen.johansson [at]


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