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The Department of Oto-rhino-laryngology, Institute of Clinical Sciences, runs basic courses in term 9 of the medical programme. As many as 280 students primarily receive a case-based education with hands-on simulation and clinical work. The department is also involved in teaching and OSCE examinations of doctors from third countries who are applying for a Swedish medical licence, i.e. fast track. Since 2019, the department has run a further education course in ENT diseases for Swedish and foreign students on the medical programme. The department also runs extensive clinical research activities with regular part-time seminars, doctoral defences and recurrent research meetings. These research activities primarily focus on clinical patient-oriented research in oto-rhino-laryngology. 

Subject area


Subject are description

The subject of oto-rhino-laryngology is a surgical speciality which also encompasses medical questions within the fields of infection, inflammation and tumours, as well as investigations of neurological disease states, first and foremost otology and dizziness. Oto-rhino-laryngology comprises both acute and planned activities with collaboration in conjunction primarily with plastic surgery, specialised dentistry, neurology, neurosurgery, anaesthesia and paediatrics. Education in the subject of otorhinolaryngology takes place in term 9 of the Medical Programme at the University of Gothenburg. The part of the speciality of oto-rhino-laryngology that is taught on the course relates to knowledge of otorhinolaryngology corresponding to the work done by a doctor at general practice (GP) level and is defined through a nationally developed core curriculum. The ENT (ear, nose and throat) Department runs nationally and internationally competitive clinical research in the field of otorhinolaryngology and the department also collaborates with other departments at the Sahlgrenska Academy and research centres in Sweden and abroad.

Job assignments

The main tasks are teaching the students oto-rhino-laryngology in term 9 of the Medical Programme at the University of Gothenburg. The work includes responsibility for the clinical education unit for medical students, as the training in a clinical setting involves patients, under the supervision of doctors and other healthcare staff. The position comprises course responsibility, course planning, examinations, administration, development work and following the development of knowledge within otorhinolaryngology. The position also includes conducting research on the main subject.


The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

A doctor’s degree and proven pedagogic skills. In order to qualify, the applicant must also have a Swedish medical licence and specialist skills in otorhinolaryngology. The ability to teach in both Swedish and English is a requirement.    


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

The first basis for assessment is pedagogic skills. When pedagogic skills are assessed, special emphasis will be placed on documented experience of teaching medical students in otorhinolaryngology and a proven ability for supervision. Experience of course responsibility and pedagogic development work is a merit.

The second basis for assessment is scientific skills and will be assessed by evaluating the quality of the applicant’s publications in peer-reviewed publications, national and international grants received in competition and the ability to lead a group of researchers.

Clinical experience and skills, together with the position of associate professor (docent), are a particular merit. Administrative skills and the ability to collaborate and interact are also a merit. A documented ability to collaborate with health care is valuable.


The employment is a general temporary employment during two years, part-time 50 % and is located at The Institute of Clinical Sciences.

First day of employment: As soon as possible.

For further information

Please contact:

Departmental head, Professor Johan Hellgren,, phone +4632-3429147

Professor Caterina Finizia,, phone +46-707690464


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)
- Medical licence
- Certificate of specialist skills in oto-rhino-laryngology
- A maximum of 10 selected scientific publications that the applicant wants to refer to (in full text)
- 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 2020/1170, should be clearly stated when mailing complementary documents.

Closing date: 26 November 2020

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.