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The lnstitute 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 lnstitute 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 lnstitute's joint competence in order to promote quality in education, research and collaboration.

The lnstitute of Health and Care Sciences offers a number of 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 lnstitute's main subjects; nursing, reproductive and perinatal health, radiography and health care pedagogics. The lnstitute also offers the possibility to study for a PhD degree in Health Care Sciences.

Subject area

Caring Sciences with a specialisation in district nursing or elderly care

Subject are description

In the field of Caring Sciences, the knowledge about health and having a good life despite the presence of disease or disability is developed along with the knowledge about a dignified and peaceful passing. In Caring Sciences, it is not illness or disability perse that is the focus, but rather people's experiences, interpretations andreactions to illness. Central to the field of Caring Sciences, is a close relation between the nurse, patient and relative/friend. 

Job assignments

The position is based in the section for The Life Context and Health Promotion. You will be teaching mainly within the specialist nurse programme with a specialisation in district nursing but also within other education programmes offered at the lnstitute.

The activities include planning and tuition, 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, 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, the position includes supervising and examining degree projects on a first cycle level and also postgraduate degree projects. Administrative duties related to the educational activities will also be included.

In addition, we expect the candidate to actively work on subject development of the main field, initiate and participate in applications for externa! research funding as well as running research projects within the field.

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 lnstitute.

The applicant must be able to teach in Swedish and when needed in English.

Other activities may be included and the content of the employment may change over time.

It may be possible to combine the employment as a senior lecturer with an employment in primary or communal care. The clinical service may vary in content and is determined in agreement with the public health authority. 


The 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.

To be appointed a senior lecturer, the applicant must have a PhD degree in Caring Sciences, be a registered nurse and have a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing with a specialisation in District Nursing or Elderly Care.       


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

The first bases of assessment that are equally important are pedagogical and clinical expertise, followed by clinical and administrative expertise.

In the assessment of the applicant's pedagogical skills, special emphasis shall be placed on a high level of pedagogical competence including experience of teaching at university and in the college sector. The assessment of pedagogical skills includes planning, implementation, evaluation, supervision and examination. The pedagogical skills must be well documented, thus facilitating assessment of the quality.

When assessing the scientific proficiency, it will be of significance that the applicant has current research activities and that he/she has published articles in scientific journals in the past years and is scientifically active in general. Past employment as a post doctor is a merit.

The assessment of the applicant's clinical expertise is based on his/her documented experience and number of years of professional experience as a nurse, as well as clinical work as a specialist nurse with a specialisation in district nursing.

Furthermore, the applicant's administrative and organisational skills will be taken into account.

It is a merit, if the applicant has completed or started any of the University of Gothenburg's pedagogical courses for teachers, such as HPE101 and completed the postgraduate supervisor training. The successful applicant who has not taken the University teaching staff training courses is expected to complete such educational training courses within the first year of employment.

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 basis 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. In the interviews, the applicants will be given the opportunity to describe and develop their own views on teaching and pedagogy and on their future role at the department. These elements, if applicable, may form the basis for the assessment. 


The employment is a full time (100%) permanent post and is located at The Institute of Health and Care Sciences.

First day of employment is: January 2021.

For further information

Lisen Dellenborg, Section Head for The Life Context and Health Promotion, 031-786 6111,

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


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

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: Application teacher general

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 certificate (in Swedish or English)
- Registered nurse certificate
- Diploma in Specialist Nursing with a specialisation in District Nursing or elderly care
- A maximum of 10 selected scientific publications that the applicant wants to refer to (in full text)
- Documentation of pedagogical education/merits
- Other certificates /proof /rating proving the applicant's qualifications

Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed in three copies to:

University of Gothenburg
The Sahlgrenska Academy
Box 400
SE 405 30 Göteborg

The reference number of the application, PAR 2020/1090, should be clearly stated when mailing complementary documents.

Closing date: 2020-10-26

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.