The post is based at the Department of Human Geography, Lund University. The department combines tradition with modern research and education. The research conducted in several of the fields at the department was judged to be excellent in the most recent research assessment exercise at Lund University (RQ08). In recent decades, the department has been successful in the competition for external research funding and has close ties with specialised centres such as CIRCLE and LUCSUS at Lund University. The key areas of research are economic geography, development geography and landscape, urban and social geography, among others. The strong research orientation is reflected in the education. Many of our courses and programmes have been developed in connection with research projects and students are introduced to current knowledge by researching lecturers. The teaching environment has for a long time been international in orientation and many of the courses and programmes offered at the department are specifically aimed at international students. The department is housed in modern premises in central Lund.
To be eligible for third cycle studies an applicant must 1. Have been awarded a second cycle degree 2. Have completed studies the equivalent of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 credits are at the second cycle level, or 3. Have acquired comparable qualifications in some other way in Sweden or abroad.