Exclusive seminar series

In the first year, particular emphasis is given to Lund University and LTH awareness, various career pathways, teamwork, communication and leadership. The format is based on monthly one-day standalone sessions with inspirational guest speakers, and a start-up and closing two-day overnight seminar. This comprehensive one-year curriculum will enable participants to expand their network and develop their academic career plans. Whatever those plans are, participants will benefit significantly from their first year in LTH Career Academy.

How will you benefit?

The first year of the LTH Career Programme provides and encourages:

  • Formation of networks for professional development, encouragement and fun
  • Identifying career pathways
  • Accelerating career development
  • Advancing your pedagogical skills
  • Advancing your leadership skills
  • Gaining academic qualifications towards a senior lecturer position and employment security
  • Improving confidence in self-assessing your qualities and skills

Preliminary time schedule





10-11 April 2019

Kick-off, two days

Get to know each other and the program, popular science presentations

Out of town, Järavallen

16 May 2019


LU Organization. Who does what, where can I get help, careerpaths, employment regulations, expectations as a BUL, etc

LTH Kårhus, Hollywood

13 June 2019

Role as a researcher

Quality in research, research funding (national and EU), CV, judging applications

LTH Kårhus, Hollywood

12 Sep 2019

Role as a teacher

Higher education Ordinance and Act, course responsibility, CEQ, pedagogical training, LTH yearly cycle

Lund, Pufendorf

10 Oct 2019

Leadership 1 – to build a group

Leading organizations, recruitment, different personality types

Lund, Pufendorf

14 Nov 2019

Leadership 2 – conflict management

Conflict management, difficult talks, psychosocial environment, handling stress

Lund, Pufendorf

5 Dec 2019

Other environments

DTU – Danish vs Swedish system, strategies and expectations, careerpaths. ‘Shadowing’ a researcher in your field at DTU

Copenhagen, DTU

16 Jan 2020

Ethics and academic conduct

Rules and guidelines, ethical assessment, responsibilities in a group, create the ‘mind-set’ of ethics, disciplinary committees, academic freedom

Lund, Pufendorf

13 Feb 2020

University in society, My LTH

Collaboration and integration with society, innovation. Meeting heads of LTH.

Lund, Pufendorf

11-12 March 2020

Communication, reflection

End year 1, two days

Media training, reflection in the group, start of mentorship programme, plan future

Out of town, TBA


The LTH Career Academy Programme is held in English and is open to all newly appointed associate senior lecturers in all subject areas at the Faculty of Engineering LTH.

Applications are made through daniel.hellstrom@plog.lth.se. Applicants should submit a two-page CV and a 300-word supporting statement detailing why they wish to participate in the programme. The application deadline is 31 January 2019. For further information or any queries, please contact the LTH Career Academy Team.

Commitment requirements

To successfully complete the first year of the programme, we expect active participation and engagement with at least 80% attendance. In addition to the start-up and closing two-day overnight seminars, participants are expected to participate in the monthly, one-day sessions (8.30-15.30). Upon completion, participants will receive a well-deserved certificate.