Senior Lecturer in Nursing
University of Gothenburg Institute of Health and Care Sciences

Senior Lecturer in Nursing

Ref PAR 2021/221


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Institute of Health and Care Sciences is at the forefront both nationally and internationally concerning person-centred care. Person-centred care is present in education, research as well as innovation. The Institute is organised according to academic areas made up by interdisciplinary profiles: Care in long-term conditions; The Life Context and Health Promotion; Diagnostics, Acute and Critical Care and Learning and Leadership for Health Care Professionals. The purpose of having academic areas is to integrate the Institute’s joint competence to promote quality in education, research and collaboration.

The Institute of Health and Care Sciences offers several undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for nurses, radiographers, midwives, and specialist nurses. The basic training courses for nurses and radiographers lead to a professional degree as well as a bachelor's degree. The training of midwives and the different courses for specialist nurses lead to a professional registration in combination with a master's degree. All professional programmes lead to a professional registration. Moreover, contract education and freestanding courses are offered at an advanced level, offering the possibility to continue studying towards a master's degree in one of the Institute’s main subjects; nursing, reproductive and perinatal health, radiography and health care pedagogics. The Institute also offers the possibility to study for a PhD degree in Health Care Sciences.

Subject area


Subject area description

Nursing science involves developing the knowledge of health and how to have good life despite the existence of illness or disability. It also involves the study of a peaceful and dignified death. Nursing is based on the needs and problems related to health and ill health and to daily life, but also on people's resources and ability to handle problems.

In nursing, it is not ill health/illness/disability per se, but people's reactions and interpretations of their illness that are in focus. Crucial to the care situation is a close relationship between the nurse, patient and relatives.

Job assignments

The position is mainly placed in the section for Care in long-term conditions, however when needed the activities will be performed in collaboration with other sections at the Institute. The activities consist of conducting research in the field of nursing to actively contribute towards reinforcing the complete academic environment. Also included are teaching activities, performing the duties of a course co-ordinator, supervise and perform summative assessments on all levels of education as well as actively working towards achieving the Department’s goals and business plan. Administrative duties connected to research and the educational activities make up a major part of the role. In addition, the employee is expected to actively participate in common meetings and activities within the Department.

It is expected from the Senior applicant that he/she will apply for national and/or international research grants both individually as well as in collaboration with other researchers.

Other duties may also be added, and the job description may change over time.

The applicant is expected to teach in Swedish and English.


Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3-4 of the Higher Education Ordinance as well as in the University of Gothenburg’s own appointment system.

A doctoral degree in a relevant field. A registered nurse in Sweden and shown pedagogical expertise.

We require the applicant to be able to speak and write in Swedish and English.


Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and the forms of employment for the University of Gothenburg.

Scientific and pedagogical expertise are equally important.

In the assessment of the scientific expertise, current research activity and experience of international collaboration are significant factors. Of further significance is published articles in scientific journals and other independent scientific research activities. Prior employment as a post-doctor is meritorious as well as receipt of research allowances.

In the assessment of the applicant’s pedagogic expertise, we focus on a high level of pedagogic expertise achieved from teaching in higher education organisations. The assessment of pedagogic expertise involves planning, performing, evaluating, supervising and performing summative assessments. The pedagogic expertise must be well documented for the quality to be assessed. Experience from teaching students with a nursing education from another country is meritorious as the section is responsible for several courses within the KUSSK (bridging programme for nurses with a foreign qualification).

As person-centred care is part of the Department’s profile. research and teaching experience from this field is meritorious. A further bonus is completed courses in Teaching and learning for higher education.

Administrative and organisational skills will also be taken into consideration.

Shown collaboration skills and flexibility in relations with groups of teachers and students has a great significance. Of further significance is also the ability to build relationships as the Department is following a person-centred approach.

Teaching will be in Swedish or English, thus a good knowledge of written and spoken Swedish and English will be required.

In this recruitment process, we will make an overall assessment of competence, expertise, and collaboration skills, with the purpose to employ the applicant with the best conditions for conducting and developing the activities, collaborate with others and thus contribute to a positive development of the activities.

The applicant may be interviewed and asked to give test lectures before a decision regarding employment will be made.

Should the successful candidate not yet have a qualification in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, it is expected he/she participates in such a course within a year from the initiation of the employment.


Permanent employement, full time 100 %. The position is located at The Institute of Health and Care Sciences.

First day of employment: Spring 2021

For further information

Please contact:

Sepideh Olausson, Head of Section for Care in long-term conditions, phone: 0709-108204,

Karin Ahlberg, Head of Department, 031-786 6090,


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. Applications must follow the layout of the recommendations for the Sahlgrenska Academy for applications for teaching positions.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. Please note in particular that the following documents must accompany the application:

- PhD degree (in Swedish or English)
- Qualification as a registered nurse
- A maximum of 10 selected scientific publications that the applicant want to refer to (in full text)
- Other certificates /proof /rating proving applicant's qualifications

Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed, with the reference number PAR 2021/221 clearly stated, to:

University of Gothenburg
The Sahlgrenska Academy
Box 400
405 30 Göteborg

The application is to be written in English.

Closing date: 2021-03-23

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.


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