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The Institute of Medicine comprises four departments, including the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, which includes family medicine. Teachers in family medicine are engaged in the medical program and conduct research, development and innovation activities as well as education in collaboration with Region Västra Götaland, as well as other national and international research teams.
Family medicine makes up a large part of the medical program, and will play an even greater role in the new redesigned curriculum. The new medical program includes an additional semester centered on clinical practice, with family medicine as a key component. Thus, we have a unique opportunity to influence future generations of physicians!
Researchers in general family medicine collaborate closely with Region Västra Götaland’s four university health care units (USVE) for primary care, including more than 200 primary health care centers. Our partnership with USVE provides a clear structure, management and financing. Most of our doctoral (PhD) students are recruited from primary care in the region, and within USVE there is a clear path for the development from student to associate professor. As part of this collaboration, we also conduct courses in scientific methodology for primary care staff.
Our research spans a wide range of topics and we welcome research projects in new areas. Some examples of strong research groups we have today are those that research mental illness, women's health, cardiovascular disease and infectious diseases.
We are a good-natured and open-minded group, now recruiting another 1-2 senior lecturers to strengthen our team.
Subject area description
At the core of family medicine is the meeting between the physician and the patient. Practitioners in this field must possess the competence to meet people of all ages with all kinds of health-related problems and independently assess and treat them, including conditions that are not defined as illnesses. In this role, it is necessary to take a long-term perspective on patients’ health and offer treatment with consideration for the multitude of factors that influence a person’s health and wellbeing. Family medicine requires both broad and specific medical competence, an understanding of people, and comprehensive knowledge of biology, disease, healthcare organization and society. The field has its clinical basis in primary health care and is expected to remain a significant part of future health and medical care.
Job assignments include teaching and course management in the medical program at Sahlgrenska Academy, as well as work-based teaching in collaboration with healthcare providers within Region Västra Götaland. Supervising students and other teaching may also be included.
Duties also include conducting research within a separate research program and in collaboration with others, including Region Västra Götaland’s four university health care units (USVE) for primary care. The candidate is expected to actively seek external funding as a primary investigator and in collaboration with other groups to establish and support their own research group.
Clinical duties may vary and will be carried out within the framework of a combined position as general practitioner (specialist in family medicine) in agreement with Regional Health in Västra Götaland. An important part of this role will be clinical duties at a primary health care center in Region Västra Götaland. Supervision of scientific projects by resident physicians or similar work may also be included.
This position also includes certain administrative tasks related to teaching, research and the clinical work.
Eligibility for employment as a teacher is stated in Chapter 4, Section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and the University of Gothenburg's employment regulations.
According to the Higher Education Act, Chapter 3, Section 8, joint employment may only be held by a person who meets the eligibility requirements for both employments.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD) in a medical subject or other subject that the employer finds equivalent, demonstrated pedagogical skills, a medical degree and specialist competence in family medicine. The ability to teach in Swedish is also required.
Assessment criteria for employment as a teacher are stated in Chapter 4, Section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and the University of Gothenburg's employment regulations.
The primary assessment criteria are scientific and pedagogical competence, which are weighted equally, followed by clinical competence.
When assessing scientific competence, emphasis will be placed on publications in leading international journals, and to the quality of the applicant's proposed research program and its relevance to the subject area. Greater weight will be given to the quality and impact of the publications rather than the total number, A clear progression of skill, with a focus on scientific merit from the last 10 years, will be given the greatest weight. The ability to obtain external research grants in national and international competition is an advantage.
When assessing pedagogical competence, emphasis will be placed on documented pedagogical education, experience and competence in supervising and teaching medical students, especially work-based teaching. Competence in pedagogical development and course leadership will be of particular merit.
When assessing clinical competence, emphasis will be placed on clinical experience and competence in family medicine. Experience in scientific and clinical leadership in national and international networks is an advantage.
Administrative experience and the ability to collaborate and work as a member of a team are advantageous.
Applicants who do not have advanced education in pedagogy from the University of Gothenburg must complete this education (or validate the equivalent education received from another higher education institution) within one year of starting employment.
Permanent employment, full time 100 %. The position is located at The Institute of Medicine. First day of employment as agreed.
At the University of Gothenburg, it is possible to apply for promotion to full professor with a permanent position as senior lecturer.
For further information:
Professor Jan Borén, Head of Institute of Medicine
Telephone: +46 733764264
Ronny Gunnarsson, Professor of Family Medicine
Telephone: +46 (0)31 786 6835
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)
- Medical degree
- Recognition specialist competence in family medicine
- 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 sent in three copies to:
University of Gothenburg
The Sahlgrenska Academy
405 30 Göteborg
The reference number of the application, PAR 2021/403, should be clearly stated when mailing complementary documents.
We recommend that your application is written in English, as it may be reviewed by international experts with English as their working language.
Closing date: May 25, 2021
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.