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Spend your sabbatical at the Department of Sociology, Lund University

How to conduct your sabbatical with Lund University Department of Sociology

Lund University main building in "Lundagård".
Lund University main building in "Lundagård", a minutes walk away from the Department of Sociology.

Please note that for the academic year 2023/2024 the department will temporarily be located in another building with limited work spaces. Therefore, we are regretfully not able to receive any more applications regarding visiting scholars for the coming academic year. If you are interested in visiting us during the academic year of 2024/2025, please do get in touch, as per details below. Thank you for your interest in visiting the department of sociology at Lund!

Are you looking for a vibrant department in which to spend your sabbatical?

Our department is rich in the disciplines of sociology and social-anthropology, with lively research environments close to cultural sociology, criminology, family sociology, the sociology of science and technology, and many others. Our methodological traditions are diverse, with a rich tradition in ethnography and qualitative methods as well as pracitioners of quantitative and computational social sciences methods. We are a large department with education offered at all levels from bachelor to PhD, and we have regular and diverse seminars and discussion fora where you could take part in discussions and also present your own work.

Your own office space and an excellent library system

Our sabbatical guests receive office space, integration into our department’s academic and social life, as well as a local email address. Lund University has an excellent library system, which consists of a network of subject based libraries and among them a special Social Sciences Faculty Library, located in the social sciences campus area. Guests will receive a library card to use for borrowing printed books and a digital identity that will allow access to a wide collection of databases, electronic journals, and e-books.

The possible sabbatical duration is from 2 to 12 months.

To apply:

Please send an email to our internationalization officer (magnus [dot] ring [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se), our head of department, or your other department contact with your CV attached detailing briefly your plans for your sabbatical period, its duration, and potential intersections between your work and our department.

Lund University

Lund University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö and is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. Learn more about Lund University on

Information about being a guest researcher or visiting scholar at the Department of Sociology in Lund can be found on a separate page.