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Guest researcher or visiting scholar at the Department of Sociology in Lund

How to apply to be a guest researcher/visiting scholar with Lund University Department of Sociology

 Lund University main library building.
Lund University main library, just a few minutes walk away from the Department of Sociology.

Are you looking for a vibrant department to visit while you conduct research or write?

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 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 duration of a guest researcher stay is from 1 to 12 months (under special circumstances, a shorter stay may be possible).

To apply:

Please send an email to our internationalization officer (magnus [dot] ring [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se) or your 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. PhD candidates as well as scholars with higher levels of qualification are invited to apply to stay as guest researchers/visiting scholars.

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 spending your sabbatical at the Department of Sociology in Lund can be found on a separate page.