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New Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor 2021

In 2020 it will be time to recruit a new vice-chancellor and deputy vice-chancellor who will take up their positions on 1 January 2021. This page provides an overview and news about the recruitment process.

At its meeting on 24 September 2019, the University Board decided to initiate the recruitment of the vice-chancellor and deputy vice-chancellor of Lund University for the term of office starting on 1 January 2021.

At the same time, a Recruitment Committee was appointed and tasked to draw up proposals for a new vice-chancellor and deputy vice-chancellor.

The Recruitment Committee is led by the chair of the University Board Jonas Hafström. The other members are:

  • Head of finance Ingrid Bengtsson-Rijavec, external member
  • Professor Anne L’Huillier, teaching staff
  • Robin Bernståhle, student
  • Head of faculty office Catrin Malmström, non-academic staff
  • Gustav Ekström, student
  • Senior lecturer Johan Östling, teaching staff
  • Professor Viveka Alfredsson, teaching staff 

During the autumn, the Recruitment Committee, after consultations with the Electoral College, drew up a person specification proposal for the vice-chancellor. The person specification was approved by the University Board on 13 December 2019. The application period for the position of vice-chancellor is 13 December 2019 to 2 February 2020. Employees and students at Lund University may also nominate candidates for the position.

The call for applications and information about how to nominate candidates for the position can be found here.

The Recruitment Committee has also drawn up a plan for the recruitment process relating to the vice-chancellor and deputy vice-chancellor. Read the plan here (In swedish, PDF 49 kB).

See the overall schedule for the entire process here.

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