Lund University, Faculty of Medicine,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

Three positions as Associate Senior Lecturer in Medical Research

The position is timed limited to four years with the possibility for promotion to Senior Lecturer.The position is located within the Faculty of Medicine. Departmental placement will be determined at the time of appointment.

Job description
The position as associate senior lecturer is to enable the holder to attain qualifications in teaching and research. The duties mainly comprise research and research supervision, but an associate senior lecturer is also to gain qualifications in teaching so opportunities for at least five weeks of training in teaching and learning in higher education will also be offered. Other duties may also be included.

According to Chapter 4, Section 12a of the Higher Education Ordinance and local collective agreement on career development reg. no PE 2013/365, a person is qualified for appointment if the applicant holds a PhD or has corresponding research expertise. Priority should be given candidates who have completed their degree or achieved the corresponding competence no more than 7 years before the last date for applications.

Basis for assessment
The successful candidate to become one of the future research leaders at the Medical Faculty.

The candidate will be evaluated with regard to: 1) Research expertise. 2) Teaching skills 3) Leadership and 4) External engagement

The focus of the assessment will primarily be on research expertise and secondly on teaching skills.

The assessment will also take into account the applicant’s personal suitability and assessed ability to attain qualifications required for promotion to a senior lecturer position within the timeframe of the appointment as associate senior lecturer.

Specific assessment criteria are given below:
1) Research expertise
Research expertise is demonstrated through postdoc periods (a particulary merit is if the postdoc period is conducted internationally or within a new area), publications in highly ranked research journals, funding received in competition with others, experience of supervision, potential for development and research programmmes.

2) Teaching skills
Teaching skills is demonstrated through the ability to plan, develop and conduct teaching

3) Leadership
Leadership is demonstrated through documented administrative and organization skills including leadership

4) External engagement
External engagement is demonstrated through the ability to cooperate with the wider society.

Promotion to Senior Lecturer
An Associate Senior Lecturer is to be appointed on application to a permanent position as Senior Lecturer if he or she has required qualifications and is deemed to be suitable with reference to the qualifications and assessment criteria for promotion and appointment as Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine.

The requirements and criteria are specified in the Senior General requirements profile and assessments criteria for employment as senior lecturer,

In addition to what is prescribed by the Higher Education Ordinance, Rules and regulations for academic appointments at Lund University also apply.

For further information about the position please contact:
Dean Erik Renström, tel: +46 46-222 80 84, e-mail:

Information on application formalities may be obtained from:
Mrs Kajsa Johnsson, Tel: + 46 46-222 08 22, e-mail:

The appointment will be made after preparation in the Academic Appointments Board.

The position is applied for through the link presented in the vacancy notice no later than the 9th of April 2018. 

The application should be formulated according to the Faculty of Medicines instruction for applicants, see: (list of qualifications for lecturers and create a CV)

Absences after the PHD due to illness, parental leave or trade/student union positions will be taken into account. This means that the applicant who obtained their PHD more than seven years ago may take precedence. The assessment is individual. Applicants who want to report reasons for absence are to attach a PDF to the electronic application titled: SurenameFirstnamne_Absence_PA2018/433. The document is to include the date of the PHD degree and dates, proportions and reasons of absences.

The applicant’s name may be listed on the Faculty’s homepage unless the applicant has disagreed to this. The application should be written in English as international evaluators may be consulted.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 3
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/433
Published 01.Mar.2018
Last application date 09.Apr.2018 11:59 PM CET

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