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Election of Dean, Pro-Deans and members of the Faculty Board

Period 2018-2020

The Nominating Committee's proposal

Nominating Committee has proposed candidates for the assignment as Dean and Pro-Deans as well as members of the Faculty Board for the term 1 January 2018 – 31 December 2020.

See the Nominating Committee´s proposal

About the election

This election is accomplished as an e-election. A personal ballot will be posted by email 8 May to everyone entitled to vote. The ballot is valid for one submission up to 30 May 13:00. A public count will take place on 30 May, 13:00 in Molekylen, Faculty Office, Astronomihuset, Sölvegatan 27.

Who is to be appointed?

  • One Dean, also chairperson of the Faculty Board
  • Two Pro-Deans, with responsibility for either Postgraduate education or undergraduate and Master’s education. One of the Pro-Deans is deputy Dean and vice chairperson of the Faculty Board.
  • Five teaching faculty members
  • Two representatives of other employees
  • Two general members

The Faculty Board is the highest decision-making body at the Faculty of Science, and has a united responsibility regarding undergraduate and postgraduate education, research, innovation and collaboration, quality and development, library, organisation, economy, staff and faculty, administration, and information. The Dean has the overall responsibility for the Faculty of Science and leads the strategic work. 

Who is eligible?

University teaching faculty within the Faculty of Science with scientific competence are eligible as Dean, Pro-Deans and/or Faculty Board members. The term university faculty with scientific competence means assistant, associate, or full professor or other teaching positions requiring a PhD.  Eligible as representatives for other employees are those employed at the Faculty of Science, and who are not teaching faculty members with scientific competence.

Who are entitled to vote?

Employees at Lund University whose employment is at least 50% within the Faculty of Science. The position should be permanent or at least two years of continuous employment at the Faculty.   

PhD students with PhD student employment are not eligible to vote or nominate as they are considered students according to Chapter 1, 4 § of the Higher Education Ordinance.

The register of voters (pdf)

How are the various appointments decided?

The Dean and the Pro-Dean are appointed by the Vice-Chancellor following the election to the Faculty Board. The Vice-Dean is appointed by the Dean following the election to the Faculty Board. The teaching faculty and other members are elected directly by eligible voters among the employees at the Faculty of Science. The general members are suggested by the Nomination Committee and appointed by the Vice-Chancellor.


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November 2017
The Nominating Committee starts to work

9 January
Information to employees at the faculty about the opportunity to nominate

9 January – 17 February
Nomination period

6 April
Nominations are made public

18 April
The Nominating Committee proposal is ready

2 May
Register of voters approved

4 May
Information about the election in faculty newsletter ”Insidan”

8 May
Presentation of candidates are made public

8 May
A summon to the election is distributed to the constituency

8 May – 30 May 13:00
The election is beeing held (web-based election)

30 May 13:00
Public count of votes in Molekylen, Faculty Office, Astronomihuset, Sölvegatan 27

1 June
Suggestions to Dean and Pro-Dean are presented to Lund University Vice-chancellor and election result is distributed to the candidates

15 June
The Vice-chancellor appoints Dean and Pro-Dean as well as general members of the Board

15 June
Information in faculty newsletter ”Insidan” about the Dean, Pro-Deans and Faculty Board for the period 2018-2020.


For questions about the election process, please contact:

Maria Ovesson
Faculty coordinator
046-222 48 54
Maria.ovesson [at]

Catrin Malmström
Head of Faculty Office
046-222 71 83
Catrin.Malmstrom [at]