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OPEN POSITIONS Lecturer in Nursing, ref.nr. PAR 2017/1313

The lnstitute of Health and Care Sciences offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as individual academic courses within the first and second cycle of higher education. The basic training courses for nurses and radiographers result in a professional degree as well as a bachelor's degree. The training of midwives and the different courses for specialist nurses lead to a professional registration in combination with a master's degree. All professional programmes lead to a professional registration. Moreover, the freestanding courses are offered at an advanced level, providing the possibility to continue studying towards a master's degree in one of the institution's main topics; nursing, reproductive and perinatal health, radiography and health care pedagogics. The institute also offers a postgraduate programme leading to a PhD degree in Health Care Sciences.

Subject area


Subject area description

The knowledge about health and having a good life despite the presence of illness and/or disability is developed within the main subject of nursing. Another area of expertise that is also developed is the knowledge about a peaceful and dignified death. In nursing, it is not the illness nor the disability, but people's experiences, interpretations and reactions to the illnesses and diseases that form the focal point.

Job assignments

Duties include teaching, course coordination, supervision and summative assessments at the first cycle leveL, mainly within the Supplementary Training oj Registered Nurses from Countries outside EU/EEA/Switzerland, but teaching may also be needed within the nursing programme and within the freestanding courses. An active effort towards achieving the institution's goals and business plan and participation in planned common meetings and activities at the institution is also expected from the successful candidate. An ability to teach in Swedish is expected.


The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Completed university education at the least advanced level and demonstrated pedagogical skills. Qualification as a registered nurse.


Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

First assessment criterion is good references, broad clinical experience from the Swedish health care system and good commmunication skills. Second assessment criterion is pedagogical skills where the quality and width in teaching experience mainly within the Nursing programme along with experience from supervision of students in practice placements is meritous.

Proven collaborative skills and flexibility when working with groups of teachers and students along with administrative skills will be taken into account. The candidate is expected to teach in Swedish.


The employment is a full time permanent post and is located at The Institute of Health and Care Sciences. First day of employment is by agreement. Probationary employment may be applied.

For further information

Regarding the position please contact Annica Lagström, Section Manager, +46 31-786 23 60, annica.lagstrom@gu.se or Ingela Lundgren, Head of department, +46 31 786 60 52, ingela.lundgren@gu.se


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

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 Sahlgrenska Academy for applications for teaching positions: http://sahlgrenska.gu.se/english/co-worker/service-support/teacher-recruitment/electronic-application/general/?languageId=100001&disableRedirect=true&returnUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fsahlgrenska.gu.se%2Finternt%2Fservice-stod%2Flararrekrytering%2FAnsokan%2Fgenerell%2F

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 that the following documents must accompany the application:

- University Diploma (in Swedish or English)
- Qualification as a registered nurse
- Shown pedagogical skills
- A maximum of 10 selected scientific publications
- Other certificates / proof / rating proving applicant's qualifications

Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed in three copies to:

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

The reference number of the application, PAR 2017/1313, should be clearly stated when mailing complementary documents.

Closing date: 2017-11-23


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.


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 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.

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.

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