Applying for a position
View job vacancies
Jobs are posted on an ongoing basis by the different departments at Lund University. Vacancies include PhD positions as well as positions for researchers, postdoctoral fellows, lecturers, professors, other academic staff and technical and administrative staff. Many of our vacancies are advertised in English: being able to speak Swedish is not necessarily a prerequisite.
Log in or create an account in our recruitment system
Once you have found a position that you wish to apply for, please log in to our recruitment system to apply. Lund University uses the Varbi recruitment system for all recruitments.
To apply for a position, you must create an account in the recruitment system. Your complete application must be received by 23:59 (Swedish time) on the last day of application.
If you cannot remember your password, click Forgotten your password? under Login. A new password will be sent to your email address.
On submitting your application, a confirmation will be sent to your email address.
Applications through Varbi
To apply for a position, click the Login and apply button in the vacancy announcement. This will take you to the Varbi recruitment system. After creating an account and logging in, fill in the application, answer the questions and upload your attachments. NB Your CV can be up to 10 MB and must be submitted in one of the following formats: .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .doc or .docx.
Wait to submit or update your application
You may choose to save your application and continue to work on it at a later time. Remember to click Submit application when you are done.
Submitted applications can be updated until 23:59 (Swedish time) on the last day of application.
Technical support/help in Varbi
If you need help or have questions about the recruitment system, contact the technical support at Mynetworks available on regular business days between 8:30 and 12:00 (noon) and 13:00 and 16:30 at +46 520 580 050.
Subscribe to job alerts
Receive daily emails, or weekly summaries, of any vacancies within the job categories you are interested in.
Letters of interest and speculative applications
Unfortunately, we are not able to receive letters of interest or speculative applications. If you are interested in working here, you are welcome to subscribe to vacancy alerts from Lund University (see above).
Once you have submitted your application, we will send you an email to confirm that we have received it. Your application must be submitted by 23:59 on the last day of application, at which time the vacancy announcement will be removed from the list of vacancies. If you have submitted an application, you can access the vacancy announcement in the recruitment system even after the application deadline has passed.
All submitted applications will be reviewed after the application deadline. We will subsequently select a small number of applicants for an interview. The selection is based on the criteria stated in the vacancy announcement.
Those who best fulfil the criteria will be called to an interview, after which we will contact the applicants’ references. We may also conduct additional in-depth interviews or tests.
When a position has been filled, we will contact all applicants via telephone or email.
For more information about a specific position, contact the contact person/s listed in the vacancy announcement. Please have the vacancy's registration number at hand so we can assist you as quickly as possible.
Contact technical support
Varbi's technical support is available regular business days, 8:30–12:00 and 13:00–16:30 at +46 520 580 050
Contact trade unions
Tel: +46 46 222 93 64
Email: kansli [at] saco-s [dot] lu [dot] se
Tel: +46 46-222 93 66
Email: sekocivil [at] seko [dot] lu [dot] se
Tel: +46 46 222 93 63
Email: st [at] st [dot] lu [dot] se