Karlstad University / Department of Health Sciences

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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.

Courses in medical science are included at Bachelor level in the  degree programmes for nursing, PE teacher education, sport science and sport coaching and also offered as subject courses.

The Department of Health Sciences is recruiting a senior lecturer in medical science with great interest in teaching. Duties mainly involve teaching anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, including course coordination and course development.  Instruction in nursing programmes may take place at the university’s clinical training centre. Medical science at Karlstad University is currently in a phase of development which requires course development efforts. The position includes some time for research. The senior lecturer is expected to participate in departmental activities on a daily basis.

Qualification requirements
Applicants for the position of senior lecturer in medical science are required to have a doctorate in biomedical science, or equivalent, and demonstrated teaching expertise, as well as completed course in higher education pedagogy, or equivalent. In special circumstances, this course may be completed within two years of employment as part of the professional development commitment.

For further information on qualification requirements, see Högskoleförordning and Karlstad University  Regulations for the appointment and promotion of teaching staff

Assessment criteria
Equal weight is given to research and teaching expertise. Special weight is given to documented experience of teaching anatomy, physiology and related subjects in terms of applicants’ ability to plan, implement and evaluate teaching at all university levels and to supervise and examine.  Special weight is also given to clinical experience in health care services. Considerable weight is given to ability to teach both on campus and in distance education. Weight is given to ability to handle learning management systems, and to experience of standard healthcare digital journals and quality assurance systems. Considerable weight is also given to external networking and interest in establishing international contacts.  

Licence to practise in healthcare professions is a valuable qualification, as is experience of development work and methodological development in healthcare. Considerable weight is given to personal qualities such as collaborative skills, ability to create good relationships with colleagues and students and to take initiatives. Considerable weight is also given to commitment to participate in departmental activities on a daily basis.

For further information on assessment criteria, see Högskoleförordning

Terms of employment
The position is full-time non-fixed term employment with starting date 2019-05-01 or by agreement.  

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  Karlstad University's regulations on the appointment and promotion of teaching staff is also available on our website www.kau.se/jobb

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

Karlstads universitet
651 88  Karlstad

State the ref.no. REK2019/5
Last day of application: February 25, 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 2018-05-01 or by agreement
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2019/5
  • Helene Hjalmarson, Head of Division, 0046 (0)70-385 1793
  • Patrik Holm, Senior Lecturer in Medical Sciences, 0046 (0) 54 700 2065
Union representative
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434
  • Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , 054-700 1404
Published 04.Feb.2019
Last application date 25.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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