Postdoctor of Judaism Lund University, Center for Theology and Religious Studies (CTR Sweden

Lund University, Center for Theology and Religious Studies (CTR


Lund University was founded in 1666 and is ranked recurrently as one of the world's 100 most important universities. There are 42,000 students and 7,400 employees in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our quest to understand, explain and improve our world and human condition.


The Center for Theology and Religious Studies (CTR) has under different names been in Lund since the university began its activities in 1668. CTR conducts specialization in religious history and religious behavioral science, bible studies, church and mission studies, and philosophy of belief and life sciences. Research is conducted within virtually all religious and theological disciplines.

Lund University is hereby appointed a two-year job postdoctoral degree in Judaism, with a position at the Center for Theology and Religious Studies. The employment focuses on the Judaism of the second temple and the rabbinous period.


Ref nr: PA 2017/1814


Access: August 1, 2018 or by agreement


Information about the content of the employment: Assistant Professor of Research Johanna Gustafsson Lundberg (+46 46 222 43 40; and / or Professor Karin Zetterholm (+46 46 222 90 41; karin.zetterholm@ctr.


Information about personnel and salary issues: Personnel Manager Lena Kandefelt (+46 46 222 72 24;


Judaism studies the historical, cultural, religious and literary expressions and experiences of Jewish and Jewish people. To be able to illustrate and understand this religious and cultural diversity from Biblical times to our day, Jewish Studies rests on a multidisciplinary basis where history, literature, religious studies and sociology make up some of the key building blocks. Jewish, Aramaic, and Yiddish studies also include linguistic studies.


A decisive time for the development of Judaism was the period just before the fall of the second temple in the 70s and 700s when rabbinic Judaism grew in interaction with Christian groups and the foundation was for Islam. Applicants for the now appointed postdoctoral service should conduct research on any subject within this period. Possible areas include the early Jesus movement, non-canonical Jewish literature (apocryphs and pseudepigraphs), apocalyptic messianism linked to the beginning of Christianity, rabbinic Judaism and literature, texts that combine faith in Jesus with Jewish identity and the Jewish-Christian environment in which Islam grew up.


The holder of the postdoctoral service is expected to collaborate with researchers and teachers in other relevant topics within the CTR, such as the Old or New Testament, patristic and islamology. Teaching may occur within the framework of the employment, but up to a maximum of 20% of the working hours.


As part of the research obligation, the proprietor will participate in and contribute to the research environment, p. A. By actively participating in research seminars and other research-related activities in progress in the subject. The proprietor is expected to conduct his research mainly at the workplace in Lund.


Qualifying to be employed as a postdoctoral degree is the student who has obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree which is deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate who has completed a maximum of three years before the end of the application period. If the exam has been completed earlier, certificates of parental leave, illness or like. Submitted in connection with the application. If the applicant has other than a Scandinavian mother tongue, very good and documented knowledge is required in English.


Particularly merit is :

• Good language skills in Hebrew, Aramaic / Syrian or Greek

• Experience in research on Jewish and Christian non-canonical texts from the period

• Experience in research on Jewish tradition and Jewish-Christian texts that influenced Islam's emergence

• Experience with web-based teaching.


The basis for assessment is good ability to develop and implement good quality research as well as educational ability. When employed as a postdoctoral student, mainly the scientific ability shall be taken into account. Otherwise, the assessment shall be made on the basis of the requirement profile for the employment. As a basis for assessing the applicant's merit, the applicant shall attach a project plan to the research that is intended to be performed within the employment.


The application must contain the following:

- Signed full curriculum vitae (CV) and certified copy of doctoral degree -

- Publication list (including ISBN and ISSN number).

- Signed plan of no more than 1500 words (excluding literature lists) of the research project that the applicant intends to implement during the term of employment.


The project plan shall contain the following headings:

• Description of the project (question and summary)

• theory and methodology

• Relationship to the International Research Front

• The internationally important work of the research area

• the applicant's skills and qualifications for the project

• schedule and accounting for the project.


Note The applicant is responsible for completing the application in accordance with the above instructions, and that everything is scanned (as a coherent PDF file) and the University will submit by the recruitment portal MyNetwork no later than the closing date.


The University applies individual payroll. Please enter salary claims in your application.


Type Of Employment

Visiting Time Longer Than 6 Months

Extent Of Employment



August 1, 2018


Monthly Salary

Number Of Vacancies


Employment Rate





Skåne County




PA2017 / 1814


·        Assistant Director Of Research Johanna Gustafsson Lundberg, +46 46 222 43 40; Johanna.Gustafsson_Lundberg@Ctr

·        Professor Karin Zetterholm, +46 46 222 90 41; Karin.Zetterholm@Ctr.Lu.Se

·        Personnel Manager Lena Kandefelt, +46 46 2227224; Lena.Kandefelt@Kansliht.Lu.Se

Union Representative

·        OFR / ST: Trade Union ST Office, 046-222 93 62, St@St.Lu.Se

·        SACO: Saco-S Council At Lund University, +46 (0) 22 22 93 64, Kansli@Saco-S.Lu.Se



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