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OPEN POSITIONS Lecturer in nursing specializing in psychiatry, PAR 2017/1643

The Institute 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. Basic training courses for nurses and radiographers lead both to a professional degree and a bachelor's degree. The training of midwives and specialist nurses with different orientations lead to a professional registration in combination with a master's degree. All professional programmes lead to professional registration. Moreover, courses are offered at an advanced level, which give the opportunity to continue studying for a master's degree in one of the institute's main topics; nursing, reproductive and perinatal health, radiography and health care pedagogics. The institute offers a postgraduate programme leading to a PhD degree in Health Care Sciences.

Subject area

Nursing specializing in psychiatry

Subject area description

The main subject of nursing develops the knowledge about health and having a good life and a peaceful and dignified death despite the presence of illness and/or disability. 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

Responsibilitics include planning, co-ordinating and promoting continuity in the courses. Teaching, summative assessments and evaluations of the education are also included. The successful candidate is expected to make active efforts towards achieving the institution's goals, to work according to the business plan and to participate in planned joint meetings and activities. The candidate is expected to teach in Swedish.


For the position as lecturer the applicant must have completed university education at the least advanced level within nursing or care pedagogics and demonstrated pedagogical skills. Qualification as a registered nurse and completed training as a specialist nurse with a focus on psychiatric care.


First assessment criterion is clinical experience as a nurse in psychiatric care along with pedagogical skills and second assessment criterion is collaborative and administrative skills. The candidate is expected to teach in Swedish.


The employment is a full time temporary post for up to 24 months, and is located at The Institute of Health and Care Sciences. First day of employment is by agreement.

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: https://sahlgrenska.gu.se/english/co-worker/service-support/teacher-recruitment/electronic-application/general

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 nurse
- Qualification as a specialist nurse with focus on psychiatric care
- Shown pedagogical skills
- A maximum of 10 selected scientific publications
- Other certificates / proof / rating proving the 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 2017/1643, should be clearly stated when mailing complementary documents.

Closing date: January 31, 2018


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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