University lecturer in nursing

Ref PAR 2022/1500

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

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 of interdisciplinary 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 programmes 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 


Subject area description 

The field of Nursing is based on a humanistic view and includes knowledge about human development as well as health and well-being in connection with birth, illness, suffering and death. The vantage point is to promote a meaningful life despite illness or disability, as well as to enable a dignified death. The focus of Nursing is to relieve suffering, promote health and prevent illness and ill-health at the individual, group and societal level. Nursing is based on needs and problems related to health and ill-health and to daily life, but also from people's resources and ability to manage their life situation. People's reactions to and interpretation of their illness or life situation are also in focus. A health promoting environment is central in the field of nursing as well as a striving for equal relations between the caregiver, patient and relatives.  


The position is located primarily within the clinical training center, which is part of the section for learning and leadership at the lnstitute of health and care sciences. Tutoring takes place mainly within clinical training. lf necessary, other tasks may be included in collaboration with other sections at the department.

The tasks include planning, teaching, examining and evaluating clinical skills, simulation-based teaching and interprofessional learning for the education programmes in a pedagogical and structured way. You are also expected to continuously work with pedagogical development. Furthermore, the position includes having a responsibility for the methods that are taught and being a contact person.

The position also includes responsibility for qualification tests for foreign nurses who have applied for Swedish nursing licences.

Due to the clinical nature of the teaching, parts of the employment's tasks can be located in a health care setting to provide the opportun ity for the employer to stay updated within the clinical practice. Teaching and supervision may also be relevant at the undergraduate and graduate level for nurses as well as in programmes hat are taught tat the department. The work takes place in close collaboration with other lecturer, clinical supervisors, assistant professors and other staff . Administrative tasks related to educational activities are also included as well as otherr tasks that may occur. The specific content of the employment may change over time ..

The employment includes actively working to achieve the department's objectives and business plan and actively contribute to the development of the section's Complete Academic Environment. In addition, all employees are expected to participate in the planned joint meetings and activities organized at the department.

The applicant must be able to teach in both 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. 

The applicant must have completed higher education at advanced level or higher in nursing. They also need to have demonstrated pedagogical skills as well as a nursing degree and Swedish nursing credentials.
Fluent in Swedish and English in both speaking and writing.

Assessment criteria 

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.

When assessing administrative and organizational ability, special emphasis will be placed on the ability to handle digital tools, experience of planning, follow-up, coordination of activities, prioritization of work in an efficient manner and ability to keep deadlines. The successful candidate should work structurally with an awareness of objectives and quality.

Furthermore, the candidate's clinical skils will be taken inta account where special emphasis is placed on work experience in the healthcare sector. Current clinical knowledge is an advantage. The clinical skills must be well documented so that the quality can be assessed.

The experience of practical teaching of clinical methods, simulation and clinical examinations as well as research-based and theory-related teaching of students in a clinical context is considered a merit. Pedagogical experience of performing, teaching, and planning methods linked to the nurse's profession. lnstructor in medical simulation is also meritorious as well as supervisor training for students in work-based education.

The candidate must demonstrate ability to cooperate and flexibility within both teacher and student groups Good relationship-building qualities are important as the department works on the basis of a person-centered approach.

Teaching is usually conducted in Swedish, but in same cases also in English. Therefore, good knowledge of Swedish and English is required in both speaking and writing.

In this recruitment, we will make an overall assessment of competence and skills in order to be able to employ the applicant who is considered to have the best potential to complete and perform the tasks and to contribute to a positive development.

lnterviews, test lectures and reference taking may be relevant before a decision an employment is made.


Permanent position, full time 100%, located at the Institution of Health and Care Sciences.
Starting date in February 1st 2023, or as agreed. Probationary employment may be applied.

Contact information 

Malin Lindberg, Head of the clinical training centre.
Phone: +46 31 786 10 71

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


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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 (master's degree)
- Swedish qualification as a registered nurse
- 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 2022/1500 clearly stated, to:

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

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