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Employment and career development

Here you will find information on terms of employment and career development for PhD students at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

University-wide information on terms of employment for PhD students is also available on Staff pages.

Salary increase in stages - your responsibility

It is the responsibility of the doctoral student to ensure that applications for salary increase are submitted when the necessary credits have been earned. The doctoral student’s salary is increased in stages according to a salary ladder on completion of 60 credits, 120 credits and 180 credits, respectively. The application is to be signed by the supervisor and the head of department and submitted to the HR coordinator at your department. Retroactive payments are limited to a 6-month period.

The credits are to be calculated as 60 credits = one year of full-time studies within your PhD education in the form of doctoral courses and/or dissertation work (time for departmental duties such as teaching, leave of absence etc is not included in the basis for the salary increase).

Application form for new salary level (PDF 780 kB, new tab)

Extensions of employment due to the Covid-19 pandemic

For some doctoral students, the corona pandemic and its restrictions have meant delays and that the PhD education cannot be completed within four years (full-time).

Read more about managing the extension of doctoral employment due to the corona pandemic. (PDF 386 kB, new tab)

Conference participation support for PhD students

PhD students negatively affected by the corona pandemic can apply for funding from the faculty to attend international conferences in 2023.

Read more about conference participation support

Teacher training courses

PhD students who teach at Bachelor's or Master's level are expected to undergo at least two weeks of education for teaching in higher education.

Read more about courses for teaching in higher education here

Professional development abroad and international partnerships

On the “International Opportunities for Doctoral Students at LU” Canvas page, you can learn about global opportunities for Lund University doctoral students, such as webinars, travel scholarships and competitions. Updates will be published throughout the semester. Do not forget to turn on the notifications to receive live updates!

Register to "International Opportunities for Doctoral Students at LU" in Canvas.

Read more about international opportunities for faculty staff

Read more about summer schools och research conferences for doctoral students at lunduniversity.lu.se

Research

Information on the faculty’s research representative, library supports for researchers, how to communicate your research, LUCRIS, research funding etc.  

The faculty's internal research information

Contact

Helen Wiman
Faculty Coordinator
+46 46 222 48 35
helen [dot] wiman [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se

Student unions

The Social Science Doctoral Student Council (SDR) is a part of Lunds Doctoral Student Union and represents all doctoral students at the faculty. 
Contact: sdr [at] ldk [dot] lu [dot] se
SDR on Facebook

SDR has put together a PhD and Post-doc guide for life at Lund University. The guide is aimed at all new PhD students (especially those who may be unfamiliar with Sweden) at the Faculty of Social Sciences. 

PhD and Post-doc guide for life at Lund University (PDF 692 kB, new tab)