University lecturer in Reproductive and Perinatal Health

Ref PAR 2022/1385

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The lnstitute of health and care sciences is a national and international leader in person­-centered care, which permeates education, research and innovation. The department is organized in sections in the shape of academic environments which consist ofinterdisciplinary profile areas: Care for long-term conditions; Life contexts and health­ promoting care; Diagnosis and care in acute and critical conditions and Learning and leadership for health professions. The department's administrative staff is organized in an administrative unit. In the academic environments, competence is integrated in order to promote quality in both education, research and collaboration. 

The department conducts professional training for nurses, radiology nurses, midwives and specialist nurses. The undergraduate education program mes for nurses and radiology nurses lead to both a professional licence and a bachelor's degree The midwifery program and the specialist nursing program with different specializations lead to vocational degrees and licences as well as a master's degree.

In addition, commissioned training and single subject courses are given at advanced level, which provides the opportunity for further studies leading to a master's degree in one of the department's main subjects: nursing, radiography and care pedagogy. The department also conducts education at doctoral level in health and care sciences. 

Subject area 

Reproductive and Perinatal Health  

Subject area description 

The main area of reproductive and perinatal health is based on a humanistic vantage point and generates knowledge about human reproduction and its processes. This includes knowledge about sexuality, fertility, abortion, contraception, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, the new-born period, parenting, and menopause. Furthermore, physical, psychological, social, cultural, and existential perspectives on women's reproductive and sexual health are included in a life cycle, gender and human rights perspective. 


The position is placed within the unit for Diagnostics and care in acute and critical conditions, within Reproductive and perinatal health. The position includes teaching, responsibilities for courses, supervision and examination, clinical examinations mainly within the midwifery programme. if necessary, tasks will be carried out in collaboration with other units at the department.

The duties include planning, teaching, coordinating resources, working for consistency in the courses, keeping up-to-date on current research in the midwifery field as well as being the course manager. The assignment as teacher responsible for the course includes developing and coordinating the learning objectives, learning activities, examination forms and assessment criteria in relation to content, purpose ·and current pedagogical research. It also includes ensuring the quality of the education with validated evaluation forms. Within the position, you will also supervise and examina degree projects at the first cycle level as well as supervise degree projects at advanced level. Administrative tasks related to the educational activities are a significant part of the duties. It also includes actively working for development of the field of study. Other duties may also occur and the content of the employment may change over time.

The position also includes actively contributing to the department's goals and operational plan, which entails working to develop the academic environment within the section's Complete Academic Environment. In addition, it is expected that all employees participate in the planned joint gatherings and activities organized at the department.

The applicant must teach in Swedish and English. 


The eligibility criteria for employing teaching staff are set out in Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the Appointment Procedure for Teaching Posts at the University of Gothenburg. 

Completed university education on at least advanced level in nursing or care pedagogy, demonstrated pedagogical skills, as well as a midwifery license.
Swedish nursing license and midwifery license. Fluent Swedish and English language proficiency in both speech and writing. 

Assessment criteria 

Assessment criteria for employment as a teacher are specified in the Appointment Procedure for Teaching Posts at the University of Gothenburg.

The successful candidate must firstly have demonstrated pedagogical skills and secondly administrative and organizational skills. Thirdly, the clinical skills will be evaluated.

In assessing pedagogical skills, special emphasis will be placed on competence and experience of teaching in the university and college sector. The assessment of pedagogical skills includes planning, implementation, evaluation, supervision and examination. The pedagogical skills must be well documented so that the quality can be assessed.

Educational experience in person-centred care is advantageous as this is a profile area at the institution.

When assessing the clinical skills, particular importance will be placed on current, broad and long-term work experience in the healthcare sector. Current clinical experience in maternity care is advantageous. The clinical skill must be well documented so that the quality can be assessed.

Furthermore, the administrative and organizational ability will be considered, such as experience in planning, follow-up, prioritization of work, as well as the ability to keep time frames and to work based on an awareness of goals and quality. Administrative skills also include a good understanding of systems.

We also look for a demonstrated ability to collaborate and to show flexibility within both teacher and student groups as well as good relationship-building qualities. This is important as the department works based on a person-centred approach.

The teaching takes place in Swedish and in some cases also in English. Therefore, good knowledge of Swedish and English is required, both spoken and written.

In this recruitment, we will make an overall assessment of competence and skills, with the aim of being able to hire the applicant who is considered most suitable to carry out and develop the tasks and contribute to a positive development.

lnterviews, trial lectures and reference checks may be relevant before a decision on employment is made. 


Permanent position, full time 100%, located at the Institution of Health and Care Sciences. 
Starting date in January 2023 or as agreed. Probationary employment may be applied. 

Contact information 

Helena Wigert, Head of unit. Phone: +46 706 38 11 80. E-mail:

Karin Ahlberg, Head of department. Phone: +46 31 786 60 90. E-mail: . 


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Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.  

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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:

- University degree on advanced level or higher in nursing or care pedagogy (master's degree)
- Swedish qualification as a registered nurse
- Certificate as a midwife
- 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 2022/1385 clearly stated, to:

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

Applications must be received by: 2022-11-30


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