Karlstad University / Faculty of Health, Science and Technology / Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University https://www.kau.se/en/work-us

The Department of Health Sciences in the Faculty of Health, Science and Technology comprises the subjects Oral Health, Nursing, Public Health Science, and Medical Science. The department plays an important role in the nursing and specialist nursing programmes, a public health science master programme and also offers courses in Nursing, Public Health Science and Medical Science. Departmental research centres on the area of health from different perspectives such as public health and nursing. Doctoral students are enrolled in the graduate school Health.

The department collaborates closely with Region Värmland. The Oral Health section has an urgent, ongoing development project in conjunction with the National Dental Service to establish dental health programmes and an academic public dental clinic.

Licensed dental hygienists are in demand and in 2018, Karlstad University started working on a new three-year Dental Hygienist Programme with a view to offer one of the best study programmes in Sweden and thus contribute to ensuring supply of skills.

A new senior lecturer in Oral Health has the opportunity to participate in developing and creating the future dental hygienist programme. Duties involve programme development, teaching and research. Teaching includes planning, course development, instruction and examination in the dental hygienist programme and any courses, contract courses and doctoral courses offered. Theoretical courses, mainly taught in Swedish, are usually distance-based with clinical supervision on campus. Duties also include following the development in the subject and in society at large in areas of relevance to the subject and teaching staff.

A senior lecturer is expected to initiate and pursue research in support of developing and strengthening the departmental and disciplinary research profile in cooperation with other researchers and external partners, nationally and internationally. The position also requires active participation in developing teaching and research and in attracting research funding in conjunction with others. The position includes resources and time allocation for professional development/research at 40% of full-time in the first year and 30% in the following two years. Supervising doctoral students may be required.

Qualification requirements
A doctor's degree in Oral Health or related areas and a professional degree in Dental Hygiene are required as well as demonstrated teaching expertise and completed course in higher education pedagogy, or equivalent. Under certain conditions, this course may be completed within two years of employment. Duties require good knowledge of Swedish and English. An applicant who does not meet the language skills requirements can still be employed under condition that active efforts are made to acquire such skills.

For further information on qualification requirements, see Högskoleförordning and  Procedures for the Recruitment and Promotion of Teaching Staff.

Assessment criteria
Equal weight is given to research and teaching expertise. Special weight is given to teaching and supervising expertise at undergraduate and master levels, as well as to research activities in Oral Health or related areas. Weight is given to personal qualities such as responsiveness, cooperation skills, and active participation in daily activities. Participation in external networks and the research community is also given weight, as is the ability to attract external research funding in competition with others.

Karlstad University aims to be an open and international university and therefore International experience is highly valued.

For further information on assessment criteria, see Högskoleförordning

Terms of employment
The position is full-time non-fixed term employment with starting date at the earliest convenience.

Applicants are responsible for documenting qualifications in a way that allows for an objective and qualitative  assessment of candidates, and that the application is complete and well documented in accordance with the advertisement. We expect a complete application before the last day of application.

Application should include:

- letter of application
- CV including contact information to at least two references
- account of teaching and research activities
- Certificate of course in higher education pedagogy or equivalent qualifications
- brief account of other activities and co-operations
- brief account of experience of leadership, collaboration and administration
- plans for future teaching and research
- brief account of language skills in Swedish and English
- list of publications (specify your contribution in co-authored works)
- copies of transcripts, diplomas, certificates, and employment certificates for previous employments of relevance
- a maximum of ten academic publications and a maximum of five works designed to convey knowledge such as textbooks, educational software, or popular science articles

More details of the application is available in "Application Guidelines for the appointment/promotion of professor or senior lecturer and appointment of associate senior lecturer" at

www.kau.se under vacancies. Karlstad University's regulations on the appointment and promotion of teaching staff is also available there.

Three copies of books and publications that cannot be sent electronically should be sent to:

Karlstads universitet
651 88 Karlstad 

State the ref. no REK2019/3

Last day of application: April 1, 2019


We look forward to your application!

Karlstad University has chosen advertising channels for this recruitment and firmly declines any contact with advertising or recruitment agencies.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2019/3
  • Helene Hjalmarson, Prefekt Hälsovetenskaper, 070-385 1793
Union representative
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434
  • Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , 054-700 1404
Published 21.Jan.2019
Last application date 01.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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