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How to apply

This page provides information on how to apply, how to contact a union representative, and how to appeal a decision. To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to create an account in our recruitment system.

How you apply for a position

To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to create an account in our recruitment system. 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.

In order to start writing your application, you need to create an account in our recruitment system. Click on "Sign In" or "Sign Up" above the list of vacancies and follow the instructions. With an account, you will have an overview of your applications and can reuse previously registered information.

Click on the "Apply" button in the job advertisement. Sign in with your e-mail address and password. You will have to fill in an application form, answer questions, and attach appendices. In case you have forgotten your password, click on "Forgot Password" next to "Sign In". A new password will be sent to your e-mail address.

Signing in will take you to the application form for the position you are applying for. The title of the position is stated at the top. Each question and request for a document will contain instructions regarding what should be included in the application. Make sure to answer the obligatory questions and attach the obligatory documents, all of which are marked with an asterisk (*).

At any time during the application period, you can save your application and continue later by clicking on "Save and continue later".

Before you can submit your application you have to accept that your personal data will be recorded and processed for recruitment; then click on the "Register" button. If you forgot to fill in a required field, it will be marked with the text ”Obligatory information”. Fill in the missing information and click on "Register".

Data submitted will be accessible by human resources and recruiting personnel in the organisation. For example, human resources officers or the equivalent, recruitment managers, participants in drafting committees and, where appropriate, external experts or the equivalent.

The University of Gothenburg is a public authority, and your application documents constitute a public document according to the principle of public access to official documents. This means that the public is entitled to access your application, supporting documents and correspondence with us. If you have protected identity, you should contact the contact person specified in the advertisement. Disclose only information that is relevant for the employment in question.

You can edit your application until the deadline, then it is locked and cannot be edited.
When your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation notice at the top of the page: “Thank you for your application”, as well as a confirmation to your e-mail address.

What will happen to your application

Once the application period has expired, we will review all applications received. We then select a shortlist of applicants to interview. The shortlist is based on the requirements specified in the job advertisement. If you are one of the people we wish to meet for an interview, we will contact you. After the interview, we will contact one or more of the references you have cited. Additional in-depth interviews or tests might also be involved in the process. 

Recruitment process for teaching posts

At the University of Gothenburg there are many different types of posts and the recruitment process may vary therefore, depending on the type of post involved. The recruitment process for teaching posts follows the same principles as for other types of posts, but the process looks a bit different and takes longer as it often also involves  obtaining opinions from external referees and preparation in the academic appointments board.  

According to the Appointment Procedure of the University of Gothenburg, teaching posts include professor, senior lecturer, lecturer, associate senior lecturer, adjunct professor, visiting professor, adjunct senior lecturer, adjunct lecturer, visiting lecturer and post-doc. 

We contact all applicants

When we have filled a post, we post a notification on the University’s noticeboard and contact all applicants, either personally or by e-mail, regardless of the type of post you have applied for. 

Union representatives

There are three main union organisations represented at the University of Gothenburg: OFR-S, SACO-s and SEKO.

To get in touch with any of the organisations, visit the Staff Portal.

You can also contact one of the union representatives listed below.

SACO-S

Mikael Brisslert
mikael.brisslert@gu.se
+46 31-786 4393

Maja Pelling
maja.pelling@gu.se
+46 31-786 1165

Maria Nordqvist
maria.nordqvist@gu.se
+46 31-786 3032

Maria Ahlstedt
maria.ahlstedt@gu.se
+46 31-786 1077

Erik Pålsson
erik.palsson@gu.se
+46 31-786 1987

Catrine Forssén
catrine.forssen@gu.se
+46 31-786 2769

Klas Eriksson
klas.eriksson@gu.se
+46 31-786 1989

Merja Nurkkala Karlsson
merja.nurkkala@rheuma.gu.se
+46 31-786 1170

Maria Ahlstedt
maria.ahlstedt@gu.se
+46 31-786 1077

Auður Magnúsdóttir
audur.magnusdottir@history.gu.se
+4631-786 4626

Maria Nordqvist
maria.nordqvist@gu.se
+46 31-786 1170

Ivar Armini
ivar.armini@gu.se
+46 31-786 6510

Klas Eriksson
klas.eriksson@gu.se
+46 31-786 1989

Ivar Armini
ivar.armini@gu.se
+46 31-786 6510

Auður Magnúsdóttir
audur.magnusdottir@gu.se
+46 31-786 2768

Catrine Forssén
catrine.forssen@gu.se
+46 31-786 2769

Klas Eriksson
klas.eriksson@gu.se
+46 31-786 1989

Merja Nurkkala Karlsson
merja.nurkkala@rheuma.gu.se
+46 31-786 1170

Erik Pålsson
erik.palsson@gu.se
+46 31-786 1987

Catrine Forssén
catrine.forssen@gu.se
+46 31-786 2769

OFR-S

Peter Brandt

peter.brandt@gu.se
+46 31 - 786 1169

Madelen Hansson

madelen.hansson@gs.gu.se
+46 31 - 786 1171

Solveig Persson

solveig.persson@sprak.gu.se

+46 31 - 786 1169

SEKO

Salima Khamchane

seko@gu.se

+46 31-786 1173

Ewa Önnerbjörk

ewa.onnerbjork@gu.se
+46 31-786 1172

Lars Nordvall

lars.nordvall@gu.se
+46 31-786 3934

 

Gabriella Wendt

gabriella.wendt@gu.se
+46 31-786 9778

Appeal 

If you wish to appeal to the Higher Education Appeals Board (ÖNH), you must do so in writing. In the appeal, you must specify the decision being appealed against and the change in the decision that you are requesting. It is also important that you justify why this change ought to be made. Please provide your address and also your telephone number and e-mail address, as well as the registration number (diarienummer) that appears on the decision. A decision may be appealed only by the person to whom it relates. 

Your letter is to be addressed to the Higher Education Appeals Board, but you should send it to: 

University of Gothenburg 
Registraturet 
Box 100 
SE-405 30 GÖTEBORG 
Sweden  

The appeal must have been received by the University of Gothenburg within three (3) weeks of the date on which the decision was posted on the University of Gothenburg’s noticeboard.  

Please note that decisions regarding appointment to a doctoral studentship cannot be appealed.