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12 February 2018

Professor in Global Health - University of Gothenburg

Diary id: PAR 2017/846
Employment level: Permanent employment
Location: Institute of Medicine
Apply by: 2018-03-15
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The Institute of Medicine, which employs about 400, is the largest department at the University of Gothenburg. Our activities and operations extend over large fields of knowledge, with a broad research and teaching profile ranging from molecules to the community. The Institute of Medicine is organized into four departments with large teaching assignments, and it is responsible for an interfaculty master’s program in global health; for the Dietitian Program; for courses in internal medicine, community medicine and general medicine in the Medical Program; for continuing education of physicians trained outside the European Union; and for medical students’ project works at the master’s level. Education and research is conducted in close and well-functioning collaboration with Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Region Västra Götaland. The university has a strategic focus on sustainable development and globalization, among other things, within the framework of a special Center on Global Migration.

Subject area
Global health

Subject area description
Global health is an area for academic study, research and placement that focuses on creating good and equitable health globally. The subject emphasizes transnational health issues and health determinants and solutions, and it affects many disciplines within and beyond the health sciences, encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and seeks to create a synthesis between the public health perspective and individual-based health care.

Job assignments
The assignments involve research, teaching and supervision within the subject area. The job holder is expected to personally conduct active research and to create an internationally competitive research team with significant external funding components. Regarding education, the job holder will have the overall responsibility for the university’s interfaculty master’s program in Global Health, is expected to serve as coordinator and supervisor of the medical students’ international project work at the master’s level and is expected to monitor and develop the global health perspective of Sahlgrenska Academy’s various educational programs.

The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.
Proven scientific and pedagogical skills.

First assessment criterion is documented scientific and pedagogical skills. Second assessment criterion is administrative skills and ability to collaborate.
The successful applicant may also be asked to complete an educational training program within the first year of employment.

The employment is a full time permanent post and is located at The Institute of Medicine. First day of employment is by agreement.

Additional information regarding employment
Employment may be combined with an associated position in a relevant health care profession. Qualifications for an associated position then becomes, registered physician with specialist competence in a relevant clinical specialty, and for other categories relevant competence and qualifications that enable associated employment. A desire to be considered for an associated position should be presented in the application.

For further information:
Regarding the position please contact Henrik Sjöwall, professor and deputy head of the department, phone +46 70 744 46 91, email:

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

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:

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 in particular that the following documents must accompany the application:

  • PhD certificate
  • A maximum of 10 selected scientific publications that the applicant wants to refer to (in full text)
  • Other certificates /proof /rating proving the applicant's qualifications

The application is to be written in English.

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 2017/846, should be clearly stated when mailing complementary documents.

Closing date: Mars 15, 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.