Doctoral Position in Management Accounting and Control

Lund University Department of Business Administration

Doctoral student in Management Accounting and Control

Lund University, Department of Business Administration

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University School of Economics and Management is one of eight faculties within Lund University. More than 4 000 students and 450 researchers, teachers and other staff are engaged here in training and research in economic history, business administration, business law, informatics, economics, statistics and research policy.

Type of employment: Fixed term, four years full-time studies. The initial appointment is for one year, which is then renewed for no more than two years at a time.
Extent: 100%
Location: Department of Business Administration, Lund University School of Economics and Management, Lund

Work tasks

As a doctoral student you will mainly be working with your research project, but you can also be given more general tasks at the department, e.g. teaching, research or administrative work, in accordance with the regulations. Rules for employment as a Doctoral student are stated in The Higher Education Ordnance (SFS 1998:80), Chapter 5.

Eligibility/Entry requirements

To be qualified the applicant must hold either a master’s degree or have completed 240 ECTS credits of university studies. Of these at least 90 credits must be accomplished in a subject relevant to the third cycle study programme, including a degree project relevant to the research studies, equivalent to at least 15 credits. A person may also meet the specific entry requirements if he or she has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Basis of Assessment

Regulations concerning appointment as a doctoral student can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, 1–7 §§ and SFS 1998:80. For appointment to the position, the applicant is required to be eligible for admission to the doctoral (PhD) programme in Business Administration.

The applicants will be assessed on the basis of their prospects of meeting the requirements for a doctoral degree (PhD) in Business Administration.

Particular emphasis will be based on the following:

  • Academic results, particularly on the Master’s level.
  • Bachelor’s and master’s theses (with special importance attached to the master’s thesis).
  • Relevance and viability of the research plan.
  • Other results and distinctions which attest to the applicant’s ability to profit from the doctoral programme.

Type of employment

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

Application Procedure

Your application is to be written in Swedish or English and contain the following documents:

  • A complete application form (
  • Letter of introduction
  • Research plan of no more than 5 pages
  • Degree certificates of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
  • Copy of your Master’s thesis, and, where appropriate, your Bachelor’s thesis
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of certificates and copies of any other documents that you wish to include in your application

All submitted documents must be attested as to their authenticity.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment 1 October 2021 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/1991
Anders Anell, Professor, anders.anell@
Union representative
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 14.Jun.2021
Last application date 10.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CET