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The School of Public Health and Community Medicine, at the Institute of Medicine, conducts extensive education and research in global public health, general medicine, occupational medicine, environmental medicine, social medicine, medicine use and pharmaceutical policy. We also conduct education and research within nutritional epidemiology, insurance medicine, innovation and utilization, health economics, biostatistics and register epidemiology.

We are now seeking a guest lecturer in health economics for teaching in the masters program in public health. 

Job assignments

Tasks include teaching in the health economics courses in the master program in public health. The position also includes program-general tasks, student contacts, pedagogical development work, and cooperation with education-relevant agents within and outside the university. To actively work to achieve the aims of the Institute and participate in Institute-wide activities are also expected.


A person who has demonstrated teaching expertise and has completed university education at second-cycle level at least, or has the corresponding competence or some other expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties it will involve shall be qualified for employment as a visiting lecturer.


The position requires experience of teaching and supervision and doctoral education (PhD) in the health economics subject area or other subject areas deemed equivalent. In addition to this, great emphasis is placed on administrative skills and the ability to structure teaching and supervision. You are expected to have very good communication skills in speaking and writing in English. In addition to the skill assessment, great emphasis is placed on personal suitability. We will mainly consider the applicants who, after an overall assessment, are considered to have the best conditions to complete the described tasks. A requirement for the position is a base employment at another Swedish university or university college.


Type of employment: Temporary employment, 18 months Extent: 15 % Location: Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg First day of
employment: As soon as possible

For further information:

Mikael Svensson, Professor and deputy program director for the masters program in public health, +46(0)31-786 67 83, 

Henric Rhedin, Senior lecturer and deputy head of department, +46(0)70-928 40 36,  


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Please enclose PhD certificate with the appplication.

Closing date
: 2021-10-28


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.