Senior Lecturer in Medicine

Lund University

Senior Lecturer in Medicine

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.


The position is located within the Faculty of Medicine. Departmental placement will be determined at the time of appointment. Premises, other infrastructure and resources for the position are financed in accordance with the standard model used by the Faculty.

The position is combined with a position as specialist or senior physician.

Work duties
The duties mainly include independent research and development work, supervision of M.Sc. and PhD students, but also teaching in first- and second cycle education, leadership and administration. Additional work duties may also be included.

Chapter 4, section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance states that a person shall be qualified for
appointment as Senior Lecturer if he or she has demonstrated teaching expertise and been awarded a PhD or has corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve.

The successful applicant is to have completed at least five weeks of training in teaching and learning in higher education or have acquired corresponding skills, unless there are valid reasons.
In such cases, the appointee is to complete the required training in teaching and learning in higher education within the first two years of employment.

The position is combined with employment as a specialist or senior physician. The applicant is to have certificate of specialist competence and required to have the necessary proficiency in the Swedish language as defined by the National Board of Health and Welfare (the National Board of Health and Welfare can also certify equivalent proficiency in Norwegian or Danish) upon admission.

Basis for assessment
The applicant is to have demonstrated research and teaching expertise of significance for the subject. In ranking qualified applicants, particular weight will be attached to scientific skills.
The applicant shall have demonstrated scientific skill through maintaining a high national and
international standard as a researcher and should possess well substantiated scientific competence. The applicant is to hold a PhD in a subject area of relevance to the position.

The applicant's scientific skills are proven by independently performed research, for example by having ongoing research funding as the principal applicant in national or international competition, experience of post-doc position in an environment other than where the applicant received her/his PhD, and publications in journals with a peer review system. Special considiration will be given to publications with the applicant as senior author.

Importance shall also be attached to teaching skills and the ability to supervise M.Sc. and PhD students. The applicant is to have demonstrated expertise in teaching and supervision in first, second- and thirdcycle education. Skills in leadership, ability to co-operate and ability to integrate with the surrounding community will also be taken into consideration. Since the position is to be combined with clinical position, experience of independent work within healthcare where the applicant has current clinical activities is required.

Scientific development potential will be especially emphasized.

For teaching staff at Lund University, there is a general qualification requirement to be suitable for the position and in other respects possess the ability to perform the duties well.

In addition to the Higher Education Ordinance, the following apply to the appointment: Lund University Appointment Rules and the Faculty of Medicine’s general requirements profile and assessment criteria for the appointment of a Senior Lecturer (dated 2022-03-30).
See: Guidelines for academic appointments | Faculty of Medicine, Lund University


Further information is available from: Dean, Maria Björkqvist tel: +46 72 700 71 63
email: or
Vice Dean, Jonas Larsson tel: +46 46 222 05 80, email:

Information about the application formalities may be obtained from
Head of the recruitment, salary and HR support offices Kajsa Johnsson tel: +46 46 222 08 22,

The appointment is made after preparation in the Faculty of Medicine’s Academic Appointments Board.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications are to be made electronically via Lund University’s applications portal no later than the 5 of September 2024.

Applications are to be submitted in accordance with the Faculty of Medicine’s guidelines for academic appointments, see:
Guidelines for academic appointments | Faculty of Medicine, Lund University
(List of qualifications for lecturers and vreat a CV for an application)


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.

Medicinska fakultetens kansli är en spännande och allsidig arbetsplats. Kansliet står för en samlad expertis i frågor som rör utbildning, ekonomi, internationalisering, kommunikation, ledningsstöd och HR-frågor. Kansliet strävar efter att vara en professionell och attraktiv arbetsplats, med en god arbetsmiljö i fokus.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent Heltid
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/1806
Published 28.Jun.2024
Last application date 05.Sep.2024 11:59 PM CEST