Professor of Pharmacy
Uppsala University

Professor of Pharmacy

Published: 2023-04-19

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Pharmacy is an interdisciplinary workplace. Currently, our research domains include biologics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacoepidemiology and economics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacometrics, pharmacy and nanotechnology, drug formulation, drug administration, molecular pharmacy and social pharmacy . Research and development in this domain will be stimulated following the advertisement of a professorship in clinical pharmacy, enabling a regeneration of the education provided to Sweden’s future pharmacists.

Research area
Internationally, clinical pharmacy is a core subject within the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmaceutical care with close clinical ties. It plays a central role in pharmaceutical treatments tailored to an individual. Clinical pharmacy takes a broad view of how medicines are used, and focuses on how they are used and managed by patients and within healthcare. Examples of research areas include pharmacotherapy, person-centred medication use, dosing and optimisation, patient safety, rational medication use and the pharmacist's role within healthcare and medicine.

Research and teaching within clinical pharmacy and pharmacotherapy. Teaching includes supervision and teaching at first, second and third-cycle level. The successful candidate is expected to develop and lead an internationally prominent research programme in clinical pharmacy. They  will also be expected to contribute to the positive development of research and development in the subject, in collaboration with researchers and teaching staff within the fields of medicine and pharmacy. The position includes administrative and managerial duties at the Department and in other areas of the field. Furthermore, the position includes spreading information about research and development work.

According to the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, Section 3, a person who has demonstrated both research and teaching skills is considered qualified for employment as a professor. According to Section 5 of the Appointment Regulations (AR), for Uppsala University, one general qualification required is that applicants must be able to work with other people and otherwise meet the demands of suitability required to perform their duties well.

Research expertise must have been demonstrated by the applicant’s independent research contributions and by achievements that are of very high quality by international standards. The applicant must have demonstrated expertise in planning, initiating, leading and developing research; an ability to obtain research funding in competition; and well-documented expertise in supervising third cycle (doctoral) students. The applicant’s contributions to the international and national scientific community must be assessed on the basis of such criteria as the quality and scope of scholarly publications. The international track record required must be assessed in light of the nature and specific circumstances of the subject. See AR Section 31.

Teaching expertise must have been demonstrated by an extensive educational portfolio in accordance with Section 22 of the AR. Furthermore, the applicant must demonstrate well-documented skill in supervision at first cycle (undergraduate) level, second cycle (Master’s) level and third cycle (doctoral) level. A prerequisite for considering that the applicant has teaching expertise is that the applicant has completed at least ten weeks of teacher training for higher education that is relevant to the organisation and its activities, or has equivalent knowledge. If there are special reasons, the teacher training for higher education may be undertaken during the first two years of employment. The teacher training must also include third cycle (doctoral student) supervision. See AR Sections 22 and 32.

The applicant must have a documented ability to teach in Swedish and in English. See Section 6 AR.

Assessment criteria
In the assessment of more than one qualified applicant, primary focus will lie on research expertise rather than teaching expertise. However, an overall appraisal of the assessment criteria will be conducted meaning that an applicant deemed to have greater teaching skills may be ranked higher than another who demonstrates slightly greater scientific skills.

Particular weight will be assigned to teaching and research merits within clinical pharmacy, as well as practical professional experience in the subject (as defined above). First-cycle qualifications within pharmacy are also of merit and will be assigned special weight. Additionally, weight will be assigned to experience of leading national and international collaboration projects, including multidisciplinary projects and research collaborations with care providers.

Research expertise refers to research qualifications. In assessing research expertise, research quality must be the primary consideration. Consideration must also be given to the scope of the research, in terms primarily of its depth and breadth. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead and develop research and third cycle (doctoral) education, the ability to obtain research funding in competition, and the ability to collaborate and engage with the wider community through research. See Section 20 AR. See also Section 3 Guidelines and assessment criteria for recruiting and promoting teachers at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy (GA).

Teaching expertise refers to educational qualifications. In assessing teaching expertise, teaching quality must be the primary consideration. Consideration must also be given to the scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead and develop education, and to the ability to base teaching on research. Teaching expertise should also include the ability to collaborate and engage with the wider community through education. See Section 22 AR and Section 4 GA.

Assessment criteria, other expertise
Administrative expertise and management expertise are significant to the position and will be assigned importance. The ability to collaborate with the surrounding community and to inform the public about research and development will be given weight.

Administrative expertise is demonstrated, for example, by the ability to plan, organise and prioritise work in an efficient and appropriate manner, and the ability to specify and keep to time frames. Such expertise includes overall operational planning, the ability to manage resources in a way that reflects operational priorities, and the ability to work in a structured manner based on awareness of goals and quality. See Section 28 AR and Section 5 GA.

Management expertise is demonstrated by the ability to lead operations and staff, make decisions, take responsibility and motivate others, providing them with the conditions needed for efficient achievement of shared goals. Expertise may also be demonstrated by an ability to coordinate the group, to help create a sense of involvement, participation and job satisfaction, and to deal with conflicts. See Section 30 AR and Section 5 GA.

When assessing collaboration expertise, experience of and expertise in education and outreach work, editorships and other activities related to knowledge exchange between academia and the wider community, as well as experience of innovation and entrepreneurship, will be given weight. See Section 6 GA.

When the University appoints new teachers, it must select the applicants who, following a qualitative overall assessment of their competence and expertise, are judged to have the best potential to perform and develop the relevant duties and to contribute to the positive development of the department/equivalent. See Section 4 AR.

The gender equality aspect must be applied in an appointment process if it is evident following a qualitative assessment that two applicants of different gender have equal or approximately equal qualifications and if one gender is underrepresented (constitutes less than 40% of those in the occupational category in question and at the workplace concerned). See Section 95 AR.

The applicant’s parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, or the like, will be regarded as qualifying work experience.

In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence. During the evaluation of submitted applications, international referees may be used. In this event, the University may need to send applications that are written in Swedish to a qualified translator.

Links to relevant regulations and guidelines

Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University

Guidelines and assessment criteria for recruiting and promoting teachers at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy

Career Portfolios. Instructions for compiling qualifications and guidelines for qualifications assessment in connection with recruitment of teachers, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy

About the employment
The employment is a permanent position, probationary period may be applied. Scope of employment full-time. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For more information, please Contact: Head of Department, Mats Karlsson (, 018-471 41 05), or Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mathias Hallberg (, 018-471 41 41)

Welcome to submit your application, no later than 26 June, UFV-PA 2022/4078.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: PKPD

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/4078

Last application date: 2023-06-26

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