Senior Lecturer in cariology

Reference number PAR 2024/666

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The Institute of Odontology conducts research and postgraduate education in odontology science and is responsible for the basic education of dentists, dental hygienists and dental technician students and supplementary education of dentists with a foreign degree. In addition, the department conducts further education activities. The department collaborates with the Public Dental Health organization within the Region of Västra Götaland in clinical research and in the clinical part of the basic education of dentists and dental hygienists.

Subject area 


Subject area description 

Cariology is a central subject in the field of odontology and includes etiology, pathogenesis, diagnostics, epidemiology, prevention and treatment of diseases of the hard tissue of the tooth. It also includes the rehabilitation of dental tissue and the materials used.


As a senior lecturer, you are expected to teach, take course responsibility, supervise and examine at basic and advanced level, as well as supervise degree projects within the dental and dental hygienist programs.

Participation in further education and training, such as for example course and program development assignments, as well as supervision in research and postgraduate training.

The position includes conducting research and actively seeking external funding for own research and for doctoral students when this is considered appropriate. It includes actively participating and collaborating within the department's research environments and seminar activities.

The position also includes administration and collaborative assignments, nationally as well as internationally, within the subject area in question.

If the applicant does not speak Swedish, he/she must be given the opportunity to learn Swedish within two years from the date of employment.


Eligibility for employment as a teacher is specified in the Higher Education Ordinance and Gothenburg University's own employment regulations.

Completed doctoral degree with relevance for current recruitment and demonstrated pedagogical skills.

Dental license.

If the appointed candidate does not master the Swedish language at the time of employment, he or she must within a two-year period acquire this at the level required to be able to teach. 

Assessment criteria 

Assessment grounds for employment as a teacher are specified in the Higher Education Ordinance and Gothenburg University's own employment regulations.

The assessment criteria are primarily scientific and pedagogical skills which are weighted equally. 

When assessing the scientific skill, special emphasis will be placed on the quality and originality of the research efforts, ability to plan and lead research, researcher supervision and ability to communicate research with the surrounding society. Special emphasis will be placed on peer-reviewed publications in international journals. 

When assessing the pedagogical skills, special emphasis will be placed on experience in teaching, supervision and examination in education at basic, advanced and postgraduate level, as well as other pedagogical activities. Experience in the development of courses and educational activities. The skills must be well documented in a way that makes it possible to assess the quality of the educational activities.

Clinical competence that can be applied in the teaching situation is particularly meritorious.

Completion of higher education education is desirable. 

During the appointment, management skills as well as the ability to cooperate and collaborate as well as administrative skills will also be taken into account. Experience of international research collaborations is meritorious.


Permanent position, fulltime (100%), located at the Institute of Odontology.  First day of employment as agreed. 

Contact information 

Peter Lingström, professor/subject representative and head of institute, 0706-585754,

Other information

If the applicant lacks formal higher education pedagogic training at the University of Gothenburg, the applicant is expected to have completed higher education pedagogic training or otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge within one year from the time of employment at the latest. The examination of such university teaching qualifications must take place in a special order in agreement with the decision of the Vice-Chancellor.


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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 Guidelines for application to teaching position (applications).pdf

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 (in swedish or english) must accompany the application:

  • Doctoral degree
  • Dental license
  • Reasearch plan/Research programme
  • 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
Box 400
405 30 Göteborg

The reference number of the application, PAR 2024/666, should be clearly stated when mailing complementary documents.

The application is to be written in English.

Applications must be received by: 2024-08-31

In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of any announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence



Information for International Applicants 

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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.