Professor in Tumor Immunology

Ref PAR 2022/1352

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Welcome to the Institute of Clinical Sciences. The Institute of Clinical Sciences is a part of Sahlgrenska Academy, along with five other institutes. Here, research and education are conducted that focus on people's health and quality of life. The Institute of Clinical Sciences is organized into four sections and 16 different subject areas. 

We are currently looking for a professor in tumor immunology to further strengthen research at the University of Gothenburg. Employment as a professor is placed at the Department of Surgery at the Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy. In the department, extensive clinical, translational, and experimental research is conducted. The department participates in the faculty's various educational programs and training courses at the specialist level.

Subject area 

Tumor Immunology 

Subject area description 

The subject area of the professorship is Tumor Immunology. The research area includes clinical research, translational research, and experimental research concerning the interaction between solid tumors and the body's immune system. The proposed research is expected to lead to a better understanding of underlying mechanisms and new diagnostics and treatment of patients with solid tumors. 


The tasks include conducting research in the subject area that is competitive at the national and international level. The research shall contribute to Sahlgrenska Academy by taking a leading position in the research area of solid tumors and contribute to Sahlgrenska University Hospital receives national care assignments. It also includes actively seeking national and/or international external research grants. The tenure holder of the professorship must work closely with clinical researchers to strengthen translational research on the tumor types investigated by the Institute. 

The tasks also include teaching and examination in courses at the first level and advanced level within the medical program and other educational programs in which the Institute participates. Furthermore, supervision of students and doctoral students at all educational levels is included. 

The professor is also expected to perform other duties normally associated with a professorship, such as academic leadership and holding internal and external positions of trust. The employment also includes collaboration with the local community.  


Eligibility for employment as a teacher is regulated by the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 4 and the University of Gothenburg's employment regulations.

To be eligible for employment as a professor, the applicant should have demonstrated scientific and pedagogical skills. For employment, there is also a requirement to be able to teach in Swedish and English.  

Assessment criteria 

Assessment grounds for employment as a professor are specified in Chapter 4 § 3 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the University of Gothenburg's employment order. 

Scientific, pedagogical, and administrative skills form the basis of assessment for the appointment. The assessment of scientific skills in the field and pedagogical skills are equally weighted and ranked first, while administrative skills are ranked second. 

When assessing scientific skills, particular importance will be attached to the ability to conduct research with significance for the duties of employment. Special emphasis will also be placed on peer-reviewed publications in international journals. The applicant must have demonstrated skills in initiating, planning, leading, and developing research, as well as having demonstrated the ability to competitively obtain research grants in national or international competition. Established international networks as well as participation in national and international collaborative projects are meritorious. 

When assessing pedagogical skills, special emphasis will be placed on experience in supervision, teaching, and examination in education at basic, advanced, and postgraduate levels, as well as other educational activities. Experiences must be well documented in a way that makes it possible to assess the quality of the educational activities. For administrative skills, experience in academic leadership as well as the ability to cooperate and collaborate are meritorious. 


Permanent position full time, 100sed at the Institute of Clinical Sciences.

Entry in autumn 2023 or by agreement. 

Selection process 

- Eligibility review of the applicant's documents is carried out after the application deadline
- The applicant's documents are sent to external experts for assessment
- The matter is dealt within Sahlgrenska Academy's Teacher Proposal Committee
- The teacher proposal committee submits proposals for candidates
- Testing/validation of the proposed candidate's higher education teaching credentials is carried out
- The case is brought to the vice-chancellor for a decision

Contact information 

Peter Naredi, Prefect of the Institute of Clinical Sciences. Phone: +46 70 681 49 81. E-mail:

Eva Angenete, Head of Section. Phone: +46 76 051 44 41. E-mail: 


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here:  


You can apply for employment via the University of Gothenburg's recruitment portal by clicking on the "Apply" button. The application must be prepared according to the Sahlgrenska Academy's instructions for teaching positions:


As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and that it reaches the university by the latest application date. Note in particular that the following documents must be attached to the application:

- Degree certificate
- A maximum of 10 full-text scientific writings that the applicant particularly wishes to cite
- Research plan/research programm
- Other certificates/evidence/grades that prove the applicant's qualifications

For any scientific publications, writings, and the like that cannot be attached to the application digitally, three copies must be sent under the reference number PAR 2022/1352 to:

University of Gothenburg

Sahlgrenska Academy

HR dept

Box 400 405 30 Gothenburg


We would like your application to be written in English as it may be reviewed by international experts with English as a working language.        


Applications must be received by: 2023-02-28 


Information for International Applicants 

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The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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.