Senior Lecturer in Service Studies in Tourism and Hospitality

Lund University Department of Service Management and Service Studies


Senior Lecturer in Service Studies in Tourism and Hospitality

Lund University, The Department of Service Management and Service Studies

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.

We are currently looking to appoint at least one senior lecturer to be part of and strengthen our teaching and research in tourism and hospitality with a specialisation in destination development. Knowledge of innovation and value creation is desirable, particularly if this knowledge is in the area of tourism and hospitality. You will primarily teach courses related to tourism and hospitality at different education levels.

Work duties

The position includes:

  • teaching at different levels, including course responsibility, course administration, assessment, supervision of academic papers and potential responsibility for areas of specialisation,
  • developing the department’s interdisciplinary research and research environment in the aforementioned areas,
  • actively applying for external research funding and contributing to publications of international quality.

Qualification requirements

Those qualified for appointment as a senior lecturer are those who have:

  • been awarded a doctorate in a relevant field such as service studies, business administration, tourism, cultural geography, sociology, ethnology or who have acquired equivalent research expertise,
  • demonstrated teaching expertise,
  • completed five weeks of training in teaching and learning in higher education or have acquired equivalent expertise in another way.

Other requirements

  • The applicant’s research expertise, teaching expertise and professional skills must be relevant to the subject matter and duties of the position.

Assessment criteria

For appointments to senior lecturer, equal attention will be given to the assessment of research and teaching expertise.

In the assessment of research expertise particular attention will be given to recent research qualifications and to planned research in the areas mentioned above, and to the ability to independently plan, show initiative and conduct research. Documented experience of participation in research grant applications and demonstrated good results from their ability to obtain external research funding is of merit. Publication in respected journals is desirable. In the assessment of research expertise, it is primarily the quality of the research that will be taken into account. Special consideration will be given to the scope of the research, particularly in terms of its depth and breadth. When it comes to teaching expertise, special emphasis is placed on well-documented teaching qualifications and experience of course development, for example in the area of tourism and hospitality.

Teaching and research experience in interdisciplinary environments is welcomed. Being able to provide documented experience of contributing to the development of interdisciplinary environments is highly valued.

The Department of Service Management and Service Studies is a relatively young department (20 years old), which offers interdisciplinary teaching and research. Both collegial interaction and individual contribution are of great importance. We therefore pay particular attention to good cooperation skills and the ability to show initiative as well as how the applicant would complement and contribute to the different tasks of the department with their experience and expertise.

Applicants who are yet to master a Scandinavian language are expected, within the first two years of employment, to acquire knowledge of Swedish at the level required to perform common duties in education and administration. There are opportunities to take part in language training at Lund University

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University job application portal. The application can be written in Swedish or English and must be prepared in accordance with the “Instructions for applications for academic posts and promotions” at the Faculty of Social Sciences, http://

The list of publications is to include a maximum of 10 publications chosen by the applicant for review.

Terms of employment

The appointment is for an indefinite period with the first day of employment to be agreed upon. The University applies individual salary setting. Please include your salary expectations in your application.

The recruitment process will include interviews, trial lectures and conversations with referees.  The applicant should therefore list several referees who can highlight and report on the applicant's professional skills and personal qualities of relevance to the position.

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund University is one of the leading education and research institutions in Sweden and operates both in Lund and Helsingborg.

The Department of Service Management and Service Studies is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and is located at Campus Helsingborg. The department was established in 2000 and is now a thriving interdisciplinary research and education environment employing some 45 lecturers, senior lecturers and professors. The department’s staff are drawn from a range of disciplinary backgrounds: service studies, business administration, human geography, sociology, ethnology, human ecology, history, logistics and environmental strategy.

The department offers two bachelor’s programmes in service management. There is also a master’s programme in service management with five specialisations: culture and creativity management, retail, supply chain service management, sustainable service management and tourism. At first-cycle, the teaching language is Swedish and at second-cycle, English.
The point of departure for research at the department is current societal problems in which the service sector is in focus. Our research problematises, interrogates, contributes new perspectives to and demonstrates socially, economically and environmentally sustainable ways forward for the service society. Research is organised into four interdisciplinary themes: Sustainability, Resources & Services; Management, Organisation & Work; Tourism, Place & Mobility; and Consumption, Marketing & Retail.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Helsingborg
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/548
Mattias Wengelin, 046-42356657
Anna Borg, 046-2224806
Union representative
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 12.May.2022
Last application date 14.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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