Senior Lecturer in EU Law

Lund University Faculty of Law

Senior Lecturer in EU Law

Lund University, Faculty of Law, Juridiska institutionen

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 welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Lund University is a full-scale and research-intensive university, and the only Swedish university to be part of the strong international networks League of European Research Universities (LERU) and Universitas 21 (U21). Lund University has partner universities in close to 70 countries and attracts more international students than any other higher education institution in Sweden. 

The Faculty of Law is characterised by internationalisation, the intertwining of education and research, interdisciplinarity, as well as close and boundary-crossing collaboration with wider society. The Faculty’s research environment and PhD-education are markedly international and, alongside the professional law degree, the Faculty offers several international Master’s programmes.

Lund University and the Faculty of Law offer an inclusive work environment that fosters development within the broader dynamic research and innovation area of the Öresund region.



Subject description

EU law comprises issues related to the study of the law of the EU institutions and its impact on the legal system of the Member States of the European Union. EU law constitutes a body of primary law (EU Treaties), secondary law (e.g. Directives and Regulations) and case law (most importantly from the Court of Justice of the European Union), which operates alongside and together with the national laws of the 28 Member States.


The duties entail a special responsibility for teaching and examination in EU-law especially European Business Law. This includes in particular State aid law, competition law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law, as well as areas such as intellectual property law and banking and commercial law.

The duties include mainly the supervision of master thesis and teaching in our Master´s and PhD programmes as well as in the Faculty’s provision of distance and commissioned education, including recording and revision of recorded lectures in EU-law.  

The majority of the teaching duties involve teaching in English.

The duties also include maintaining and stimulating the research and educational environment through teaching, supervision and collaboration with teachers, researchers, PhD candidates and students, as well as through collaboration with the wider society. The employee is expected to conduct active research and contribute to the development of the existing research environment in EU- law.

The employee is expected to carry out the work mainly in the workplace.


Pursuant to Chapter 4 Section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance, those qualified for appointment as a senior lecturer shall have a demonstrated pedagogical expertise, and shall have been awarded a PhD in legal science or a foreign degree deemed equivalent to a PhD in legal science or achieved the equivalent scientific competence or other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject of the employment and the duties that the post will involve. 

For senior lecturers, the general qualification requirements include being suitable for and having the ability in general that is needed to satisfactorily carry out the duties of the appointment in question.

According to Lund University’s Admission Rules, the applicant shall also have completed a training in higher education teaching of at least five weeks or otherwise have acquired equivalent knowledge by other means in order to be eligible. If there are special reasons, those who do not have a higher education pedagogical education of at least five weeks may still be considered eligible.

Assessment criteria 

The assessment criteria are the degree of the types of expertise required as a qualification for employment. As much attention shall be given to the assessment of teaching expertise as to the assessment of other qualifying criteria.

When employed as a senior lecturer, the following shall form the basis for assessment:

  • Good national and international level as a researcher, whereby the requirement for international merit shall be assessed with regard to the nature of the subject
  • Good pedagogical ability, which means good ability to conduct, develop and lead teaching and other pedagogical activities at different levels and with varying teaching methods
  • Ability to participate in supervision of doctoral students in studies for a doctoral degree
  • An ability to collaborate with the wider society and to communicate his or her activities
  • A good general ability to lead and develop activities

Special emphasis will be placed on good subject knowledge of EU-law and teaching experience in EU-law, especially in European business law. Moreover, special emphasis will be placed on broad subject competence. 

Experience of teaching in English is a requirement. 

Special emphasis will also be placed on experience of course directorship and examination. Since supervision of Master thesis and examination will be included, emphasis will also be placed on knowledge in academic writing. 

Weight will also be given to documented experience in using and manage distance learning techniques for both smaller and larger groups of students. Weight will also be given to other administrative skills and merits that is needed to satisfactory carry out the duties of the appointment in question. 


The position is temporary from 1 September 2022 until 31 January 2023

Instructions for the application

The application is to be submitted electronically in the Lund University application portal.

Additions, in the form of research publications/equivalent, are to be sent in copies to: The Faculty of Law at Lund University, Att. Jenny Lindskog, P.O. Box 207, 221 00 LUND, Sweden. 

The application shall be in  English and must include:

  1. Personal letter
  2. Brief CV
  3. Selected publications
  4. Research qualifications
  5. Teaching qualifications
  6. Leadership and administration
  7. External engagement
  8. Other relevant qualifications

Terms of employment

Lund University applies a system of individually negotiated salaries. Please include information on the salary desired in the application. We look forward to your application.

The Faculty of Law is one of Lund University´s four founding faculties. The Faculty has approximately 2 000 students enrolled in first and second-cycle courses and programmes, around 160 staff members including 40 doctoral students.

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Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2022-09-01 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/1589
Ulf Maunsbach, prefekt , +462221039,
Julia Nilsson, personaladministratör , +462221201,
Union representative
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
Published 02.May.2022
Last application date 30.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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