Up to two Senior Lecturers in Nursing

WorkplaceStockholm, Södermanland, Sweden
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Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society

- with focus on education and research

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS) conducts world leading research in aging, dementia, epidemiology and care sciences. At the Division of Nursing our vision is to contribute to people’s health through research, education and interprofessional collaborations with scientific evidence. The subject nursing at KI is highly ranked world-wide and there are great possibilities to apply for internal grants at KI such as The Research School in Health Science. Our education is conducted on first level (registered nurse program on bachelor level), second level (specialist nurse program on master level) as well as on a PhD level. Approximately 100 teachers and administrators are employed, and 20 doctoral students registered.

Description of the subject area

The discipline of nursing is based on humanistic values and an ethics of caring, and is founded on the experiences, reactions and needs of human beings throughout their lives. Nursing knowledge is applicable at the individual, group, and society level. The research program at the Division strives to be a global leader in nursing research, contribute to evidence-based guidelines and health care practice, and support the development of nursing to shape the future of the healthcare context and is today top ranked in the world. The development of nursing aims to find solutions that lead to improved health, increased patient safety and sustainability, as well as a higher degree of person-centred care. The focus of the research at the division is patient’s participation and transition in areas such as mHealth, ambulatory care, fundamentals of care and support to caregiver as well as method development.

Your mission

The focus for the employment is on education and research. We are looking for a person who with great commitment wants to lead and develop our education and research in the subject area of nursing. Important for our assignments for teachers is to ensure research-based education in nursing. The employment includes teaching assignments and pedagogical development in our nursing programs on both first and second level, the position also offers good opportunities for leadership assignments at the division. This employment also includes participation in research education, own research and academic leadership. The duties will be worked out and adjusted from the applicant’s competence and interest but also from the needs of the department and can be adjusted over time. For applicants with a Swedish nursing registration the employment may be combined with a clinical employment.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for an employment as Senior Lecturer with focus on education and research, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the applicant must have demonstrated excellent pedagogical expertise and good scientific expertise (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).

To be eligible for this position the applicant must have documented experience of research in nursing. Since the teaching is mainly conducted in Swedish, good knowledge in spoken and written Swedish is required.

The applicant shall also have completed 10 weeks of courses on teaching in higher education (or have equivalent competence), as indicated in the recommendations of the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institution.

Assessment criteria

The Senior Lectureship has a focus on education and research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: scientific expertise (2), pedagogical expertise (3) and leadership, development and collaboration expertise (3).

For employment as Senior Lecturer at Karolinska Institutet, the eligibility requirements and assessment criteria stated in the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure 3.2.2 are applied in relation to established profile of employment.

When assessing the pedagogical expertise, particular emphasis will be placed on planning, implementation, and evaluation of teaching. When assessing the scientific expertise, emphasis will be placed on research in the main area of nursing.

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Nursing and specialist nursing degree.
  • Experience of leadership and development work such as head of unit, program director or faculty assignments.
  • Experience of collaboration between academia and clinical practice.

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the applicants in relation to the subject area, Karolinska Institutet will determine which of them has the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Flemingsberg


Your application must contain the following documents in English: a cover letter as well as a résumé and a qualifications portfolio including a description of your research plan, both presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s template ( ?url=http%3A%2F%2Fki.se%2Fqualificationsportfolio&module=jobs&id=2321997" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=http%3A%2F%2Fki.se%2Fqualificationsportfolio&module=jobs&id=2321997" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio ). You may change or add to your application at any time up to and including the application deadline date. After the deadline, the process closes, and no amendment or addition can be made to your application.

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers, most often both national and international. For that reason, all the submitted documents should be written in English.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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Type of employment
Permanent position

Contract type
Full time

First day of employment
Upon agreement

Montly salary

Number of positions

Working hours
100 %


Stockholms län


Reference number
STÖD 2-2153/2022

  • Maria Ankarcrona, Head of Department, prefektnvs.ki.se
  • Lena von Koch, Vice Head of Department, lena.von.kochki.se
  • Carin Ullman, Head of Administration, carin.ullmanki.se

Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wollingki.se
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, taher.darreh-shoriki.se
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, carina.eklundki.se


Last application date
31.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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In your application, please refer to myScience.org and reference JobID 2321997.