Two doctoral students in History of Religions, specialising in Islamology, within the National Graduate School of Islamic Studies, Lund University — LIMITE : 15/02/2023

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

These two doctoral positions will be part of the new national Graduate School in Islamic Studies, co-funded by the Swedish Research Council.

The National Graduate School in Islamic Studies will include a total of 12 PhD students in Islamic Studies who will be based at seven different universities across Sweden. Apart from Lund University, further PhD positions will also be advertised at the University of Gothenburg, Linnaeus University, Södertörn University, Stockholm University, Umeå University and Uppsala University. The Graduate School in Islamic Studies will organize joint activities for all 12 PhD students such as summer schools, workshops, conferences, and seminars.

For further information on the national Graduate School in Islamic Studies, see :

Information about doctoral studies at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology can be found at


Work assignments
Doctoral education. Departmental work, such as teaching and administrative tasks, can be assigned.

Admission requirements
Admission requirements for doctoral studies in each subject are specified in the relevant general syllabus, available at

Assessment criteria
The selection process will primarily take into account the applicants’ ability to benefit from third cycle studies. This is assessed against the criteria quality, quantity, progression and relevance.

The application must include:
– CV/list of qualifications including relevant administrative and educational qualifications
– cover letter
– records of first- and second-cycle studies (attested copies of official transcripts of records)
– documentation of language skills of relevance for the research studies
– first- and second-cycle theses/degree projects
– any scholarly publications
– project proposal (1500 words max. excluding references) 

Instructions for applying for a doctoral student position can be found here:

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

Type of employment Temporary position
First day of employment 1 September 2023
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 2
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/110
  • Kristina Arnrup Thorsbro, Faculty Secretary,
  • Oliver Scharbrodt, Director of Graduate School,
  • Blaženka Scheuer, Dep. Head of Department,
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
Published 15.Jan.2023
Last application date 15.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

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