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

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
  • Linnea Karlsson, student
  • Head of faculty office Catrin Malmström, non-academic staff
  • Malin Bruce, student
  • Senior lecturer Johan Östling, teaching staff
  • Professor Viveka Alfredsson, teaching staff 

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).

What is going on in the process?

  • 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 was 13 December 2019 to 2 February 2020. Staff and students at Lund University could also nominate candidates for the position during this period.
  • The Recrutiment Committe will be interviewing candidates during the month of March.
    See the candidates here
  • The Recruitment Committee interviewed the candidates in the week beginning 1 June and thereafter agreed on the candidates who are to proceed in the process.
    See which candidates are to proceed in the process
  • The Recruitment Committe has 26 August 2020 decided the candidates that will be presented to the University College.
    See the candidates here
  • The University Board decided 18 September 2020 to recommend Erik Renström as the new vice-chancellor of Lund University for the term of office 2021 to 2026.
    Read more here. 
  • After consultations with the Electoral College the Recruitment Committe drew up a person specification proposal for the pro vice-chancellor. The person specification was approved by the University Board on 18 September 2020. 
    Read the person specification on lu.se
  • On 20 October 2020, the Recruitment Committee decided to call nine deputy vice-chancellor candidates to a first interview.
    See the candidates here
  • The Recrutiment Committe interviewed the candidates in the week beginning 26 October and thereafter agreed on the candidates who are to proceed in the process.
    See which candidates are to proceed in the process (in swedish)
  • The Recruitment Committe has 19 November 2020 decided the deputy vice-chancellor candidates that will be presented to the University College.
    See the candidates here

Schedule

Revised 2020-04-06 due to the coronavirus pandemic

February–August

  • Work on selection and interviews

August

  • Candidate/candidates are presented to the Electoral College

September

  • The Electoral College submits a statement about the candidate/candidates.
  • The Recruitment Committee submit proposal for vicechancellor to the University Board.
  • The Recruitment Committee draws up a person specification for the deputy vice-chancellor, including consultations with the Electoral College.
  • The University Board takes a decision on the proposal for vice-chancellor.
  • The University Board approves the person specification for the deputy vice-chancellor
  • Call for applications and vacancy announcement, if applicable, for the position of deputy vice-chancellor

September–November

  • Work on selection and interviews for the position of deputy vice-chancellor.
  • The Government appoints a new vice-chancellor as of 1 January 2021.

November

  • Candidate/candidates for the position of deputy vice-chancellor are presented to the Electoral College. 
  • The Recruitment Committee submit proposal for deputy vicechancellor to the
    University Board.

December

  • The University Board appoints a deputy vice-chancellor

Contact

Cecilia Billgren
Head of office
+46 46 222 70 24
cecilia [dot] billgren [at] rektor [dot] lu [dot] se