Employment, work environment and career development
for PhD students at the Faculty of Social Sciences
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).
Extension of employment
If you are employed as a doctoral student you are entitled to receive an extension of your employment to compensate for time spent performing duties as a student representative at Lund University.
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).
Work environment and health
All PhD students can turn to the Occupational Health Service for questions on work environment, rehabilitation and work-related illness.
For other questions regarding employment, work environment, gender equality, equal opportunities and diversity please see the faculty staff page Employment.
Lund University offers a broad range of activities that contribute in one way or another to doctoral students’ career development.
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.
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!
Information on the faculty’s research representative, library supports for researchers, how to communicate your research, LUCRIS, research funding etc.
+46 46 222 48 35
helen [dot] wiman [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se
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.