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Career programme for associate senior lecturers

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The Faculty of Science offers several different kinds of support to associate senior lecturers within the faculty. The career programme provides opportunities for you to develop in your role as a researcher, teaching staff member, supervisor and academic leader. The aim of the programme is to ensure that you are qualified for a promotion to senior lecturer and well prepared for a long career in academia. The programme is a key part of the faculty’s investment in creating attractive career pathways for early-career researchers and strengthening research environments within the faculty.

Programme content

The career programme includes:

  • An introduction to the post of associate senior lecturer.
  • Regular reviews with representatives from faculty management.
  • Training in teaching and learning in higher education, which qualifies you to teach and helps you develop in your role as a teaching staff member.
  • A basic course in research supervision, which provides an insight into how the faculty’s research is conducted and the role of supervisor.
  • A course for prospective associate professors that includes a module on research supervision and a module that prepares you for a senior career in academia. When you have completed the course, you apply for associate professorship, which is a requirement for being a principal supervisor of doctoral students.
  • Other elective courses at Lund University.
  • The mentorship programme Learning for Change, during which you will learn about theories of the bifocal approach to mentorship and receive support for your own career planning. During the programme, you will be assigned a mentor who is a professor within the faculty.
  • Access to a network for exchanging experiences with other new associate senior lecturers within the faculty.
  • Preparations ahead of applying for promotion to senior lecturer.

Participation in the career programme

In order to be eligible for the programme, you must be employed as an associate senior lecturer within the faculty. You will find all our current vacancies on Lund University’s website.

Job vacancies on Lund University’s website


If you have any questions about the career programme, you are welcome to get in touch with the programme’s contact persons, Magne Friberg and Ruth Pöttgen.

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Magne Friberg

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Ruth Pöttgen