Professor of Nursing
Lund University Department of Health Sciences

Professor of Nursing

Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Sciences

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

At the Department of Health Sciences, we work to increase knowledge about how people can recover and maintain their health. We train all categories of future healthcare and rehabilitation staff within first, second and third cycle education. Our research focuses on aspects of health: prevention, therapy, healthcare, social care and rehabilitation. Our activities in Malmö and Lund are closely linked to healthcare at Skåne University Hospital and primary and municipal healthcare.

At the Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, extensive research and education in nursing is currently carried out at first and second cycle education level, as well as at third cycle education level. We would therefore like to appoint a professor of nursing who can actively contribute to the development of research and teaching. The position will be located at the Department of Health Sciences at Lund University.


The position of professor includes conducting research and education at different educational levels, working to establish and create networks, developing a creative research environment, as well as carrying out associated administrative work. The professor of nursing is expected to conduct high-quality research in the subject area. The holder of the position is also expected to be able to attract external funding, supervise doctoral students, and act as mentor and support to younger junior researchers. Furthermore, the professor of nursing is expected to carry out supervision, teaching and examination in the subject area at all three cycle levels. The holder of the position of professor must have the ability to lead a research group and to carry out management tasks, as well as to actively work to achieve cooperation in the research both within Lund University and externally at national and international level. In the event of special circumstances, the applicant must undergo training in teaching and learning in higher education during the first two years of employment.

Other tasks may also occur.


In accordance with the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, Section 3, a person who has demonstrated both research and teaching expertise shall be qualified for employment as a professor.

The applicant must have completed five weeks of training in teaching and learning in higher education or have acquired equivalent knowledge in another way, unless special circumstances apply (see Lund University Appointment Rules).

The prospective holder of the position must have a doctoral degree in nursing or in an equivalent subject relevant to the research subject and be a registered nurse.

Assessment criteria

The applicant must have demonstrated a high degree of research and teaching expertise of importance to the subject, as well as good collaboration and leadership abilities. In the assessment, research expertise will be given highest priority.

Research expertise is demonstrated through postdoc period(s), publications in international scientific journals, grants obtained in open competition, supervision of doctoral students up to public defence of their doctoral theses, as well as experience of national and international cooperation in research. Furthermore, research expertise is demonstrated through a qualified research programme relevant to the subject area, experience of project management and conditions for long-term career development.

Teaching skill is demonstrated through a good ability to plan, develop and conduct teaching and supervision at all three cycle levels. Furthermore, teaching skill is also demonstrated through the ability to convert clinical competence into teaching elements.

Collaboration is demonstrated through good ability to cooperate and the ability to interact with surrounding society.

Leadership is demonstrated through documented experience of leading groups towards common goals and of cooperation with researchers and professionals from different disciplines.

Since the position includes research, teaching and management assignments, experience from all areas is considered an asset for the professorship. Management experience in research environments and research funding obtained is considered a particular merit. Experience of clinical work as well as in-depth education in a subject area relevant to the employment, such as specialist nursing training, is also considered a merit.

The candidate employed must be fluent in Swedish or another Scandinavian language (Norwegian or Danish) in order to teach at first and second cycle education level and to participate in the university's administrative work. For teaching staff at Lund University, the general qualification requirements concern being suitable for and having the ability in general that is needed to satisfactorily carry out the duties of the appointment in question.

For the recruitment of teachers, over and above the requirements of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, Lund University Appointment Rules, and the Faculty of Medicine's general requirements profile and assessment criteria for appointment as a professor, see

The Faculty of Medicine's general requirements profile and assessment criteria for appointment as a professor specify the type of documentation that can be used to substantiate competence in terms of research expertise and teaching skill.

Further information is available from:

Dean Kristina Åkesson, phone: +46 (0)46-222 80 84, e-mail:

Head of Department Inger Kristensson Hallström, phone: +46 (0)46-222 18 96,  e-mail:

Information on the application procedure is available from:

Recruitment Officer Robert Norrman, phone: +46 (0)46-222 44 10, e-mail:

The position is appointed following a proposal from the Medical Appointments Board.


Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal no later than the 30th of September 2021.

The application is reported in accordance with the Faculty of Medicine's instructions for applicants for teaching positions (see under the heading: Instructions for Applicants. The applicant's name will be published on the Faculty of Medicine's website on the Internet, otherwise contact the recruitment officer.

Please note that the application should be made in English. However, degree and grade certificates and proof of experience, etc., do not need to be translated.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/1591
Robert Norrman, +46462224410
Union representative
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 08.Jun.2021
Last application date 30.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CET

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