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

University Lecturer in Nursing Science

Ref PAR 2021/731


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, the 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. There is also a Doctoral study programme at the Institute of Health Care Sciences.

Subject area

Nursing science

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. Central to the subject of nursing is a close relationship between nurse, patient, and relatives.

Job assignments

The position is based in the Section for Learning and Leadership for Health Professions. You will be teaching mainly in courses at a first and second cycle level with a focus on organisation, learning and leadership in health care and scientific methods. When needed, activities will be performed in collaboration with other sections within the Department.

The activities include planning and instruction, coordinating resources, working on continuity across the courses, keeping oneself updated with current development within the subject fields as well as being responsible for courses. The mission as a course coordinator includes developing and coordinating learning objectives, activities, and forms of examination and assessment criteria in relation to content, purpose, and current pedagogical research. It also includes quality assuring the education with validated assessment methods. Further, you will be expected to supervise and examine degree projects on a first cycle level and supervising postgraduate degree projects. A major part of the activities involve administrative duties related to educational activities. Other activities may also be included, and the employment may evolve over time.

The employment includes actively working to achieve the department's objectives and business plan, which is actively contributing to the development of the academic environment within the section's Complete Academic Environment (KAM). It is expected of all employees to participate in joint meetings and activities organised by the Institute.

The applicant is expected to teach in Swedish and when needed in English.


The qualifications required to be employed as a lecturer are stated in the University of Gothenburg’s appointment system.

Completed at least second cycle studies in Nursing or Care Pedagogics. Shown pedagogical expertise. Registered nurse with a Swedish licence for nurse responsible for general care. 

Good knowledge of Swedish and English in writing and speech.


The basis for employment as a lecturer is stated in the University of Gothenburg’s appointments procedure.

First, we consider pedagogical expertise, second clinical expertise.

In the assessment of pedagogical skills, special emphasis will be placed on a high level of pedagogical competence including relevant teaching experience from the university and college sector.

The assessment of pedagogical expertise covers planning, implementation, evaluation, supervision, and summative assessments. The pedagogical expertise must be well documented so that the quality may be assessed.
The assessment of clinical experience covers broad and long-term work experience from the care sector. The clinical expertise must be well documented so that the quality may be assessed.

Furthermore, the applicant’s administrative and organisational skills will be considered.

Teaching in Person-centred care is meritorious as PCC is a profile-area at the Institute, as well as a PhD in the relevant field. Experience from working as a Care unit manager, management experience and leadership training are also meritorious for the employment.

Shown collaboration skills and flexibility in relations with groups of teachers and students has a great significance as the Institute is following a person-centred approach.

Teaching will be in Swedish, and occasionally in English. Thus, good knowledge of Swedish and English will be required in writing and speech. 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.

In the selection process, interviews, test lectures and the checking of references may be used before a decision to employ the candidate is taken.

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 position, full time 100%, located at the Institution of Health and Care Sciences. Probationary employment will be applied.
Starting in August 2021.

For further information:

Monica Pettersson, Section Head Learning and leadership for health professions
Phone: +46 317866045

Karin Ahlberg, Prefekt

Phone: +46 317866090


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 applicants for teaching positions:
Guidelines 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:

- Swedish qualification as a registered nurse
- Shown pedagogical skills
- 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 2021/731 clearly stated, to:
University of Gothenburg
The Sahlgrenska Academy
Box 400
SE 405 30 Göteborg

Closing date: 2021-06-23

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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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