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Open academic position

1 or 2 senior lecturers in economic history to work at the Department of Economy and Society at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Deadline for applications is May 8th, 2019.

The department conducts education and research within three different subject areas; Economic History, Human Geography, and Innovation Entrepreneurship and Management of Intellectual Assets. The different subjects within the department create possibilities to carry out interdisciplinary education and research.

The Unit of Economic History conducts research in relation to economic development from a long-term perspective. Issues of globalization, environment, migration and gender area from an economic-historical perspective, as well as classic issues of economic growth and distribution,  are core fields. Another important area of research is business history. The department offers postgraduate education as well as independent courses at the undergraduate and advanced levels that provide the opportunity to take a bachelor's or master's degree. Several of the courses are also part of a new 3-year Bachelor Program in Economic History and Human Geography. The programme will focus on global social issues and sustainability challenges, where themes such as urbanization, migration and resource allocation will be central.

Job assignments
The tasks include teaching at basic and advanced levels in economic history. One of the lecturers will especially teach quantitative methods. Other teachings in economic history will also be included in the tasks. The second lecturer will teach economic history more generally, both within the framework of a new programme and on our independent courses. The position as senior lecturer also includes course responsibility, examination, and course development. The position(s) further includes administrative work. The employee/employees are supposed to be actively involved in the day-to-day activities of the department.

Teaching is given in both Swedish and English, and as teaching in the new programme is given in Swedish, excellent knowledge of Swedish is a requirement. The department considers it highly beneficial that the person(s) employed will seek external funding for research in addition to teaching.


  • Qualification for the employment of teaching staff is set forth in Chapter 4, Sections 3–4 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance and the University of Gothenburg's own appointments procedure.
  • Ph.D. degree in economic history, or equivalent if the candidate has a degree from another country.
  • Qualified is the person who masters both Swedish and English in speech and writing.

For further information regarding the position contact Professor Susanna Fellman, phone +4631-786 6548, email: See here more details about the call.

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