2 PhD Studentships in Islamic Studies at Lund University Sweden

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February 15, 2023
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Arabic History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Graduate Studies

2 PhD Studentships in Islamic Studies at Lund University Sweden

Lund University, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 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.

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 https://lnu.se/forskning/forskarutbildning/religionsvetenskap/forskarsko...

 Information about doctoral studies at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology can be found at https://www.ht.lu.se/en/

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for doctoral studies in each subject are specified in the relevant general syllabus, available at https://www.ht.lu.se/en/education/phd-studies/general-syllabi/

 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: https://www.ht.lu.se/en/education/doctoral-studies/application-and-admis...


About The Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology
The Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology have eight departments and carries out large and varied work within research and education with the purpose to understand people as cultural and social beings. The faculties have around 700 employees and around 4000 students.

The Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (CTR) has existed under various names in Lund ever since the University became operational in 1668. CTR conducts teaching in the specialisations of history of religions and religious behavioural science, biblical studies, church and mission studies and studies in faith and world views. Research is carried out within all the disciplines of religious studies and theology.


Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment1 September 2023
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions2
Full-time equivalent100 %
CountySkåne län
Reference numberPA2023/110
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
Last application date15.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET
Contact Info: 

For further information, contact Oliver Scharbrodt: oliver.scharbrodt@ctr.lu.se