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2 Senior Lecturers in Family Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Sweden, Feb 2022

Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden

Karolinska Institute invites applications for a Senior Lecturer positions main tasks consist of teaching related to family medicine and general practice, supervision of doctoral students and research at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Sweden – Feb 2022

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General Info

Position: Senior Lecturer
No. of Positions: 2
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Division for Family Medicine and Primary Care
Department of Neurobiology
Karolinska Institute (KI)
Stockholm, Sweden

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Qualification Details

To be eligible for employment as a Senior Lecturer, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the person must have demonstrated research and teaching expertise, as well as management, development and collaborative skills.

The applicant must have very good skills in pedagogy and extensive teaching experience and be an established researcher in the research area. Since the teaching is primarily conducted in Swedish, the applicant must, besides English, demonstrate proficiency in Swedish (C1 level according to the common European reference scale (CERS).

The applicant must also be a registered physician and specialist in family medicine/general practice (or equivalent for applicants outside Sweden).

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 positions have a focus on education and research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: research expertise (2), educational expertise (3) and leadership, and development and collaboration expertise (2).

Research expertise refers to independence in planning, conducting and leading research as well as communicating research with the surrounding community. Educational expertise refers to independence in planning, implementing and leading teaching with both breadth and depth, as well as a reflective approach to teaching and learning and experience in pedagogical and educational developmental work. Furthermore, experience in management and development assignments, as well as formal leadership training, is a merit.

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.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Your mission

This position is part of a central strategic initiative to improve the conditions for a strong, close and mutually enriching integration of education and research at different levels. The appointee is expected to take responsibility for leading the development of educational activities in Family Medicine and Primary Care to ensure a research integrated education of high quality.

We are looking for two physicians who are a specialists in family medicine with experience in teaching and development of education at university level, who conduct high-quality research and are internationally recognized in the research area.

The positions are focused on education and research. The main tasks consist of teaching related to family medicine and general practice, supervision of doctoral students and research. The education primarily concerns the study programme in medicine. Research supervision is mainly in the area of ​​clinical research, and the research should be conducted in areas that are relevant and relates to research areas performed at the division of family medicine and primary care. The duties will be designed and adapted based on the applicants’ competences and interests and in accordance with the needs of the division and may change over time.

The position may be combined with clinical duty as specialist in family medicine in Region Stockholm area where the holder is expected to participate in the development of the university health care with commitment in clinical teaching, research, development and innovation.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: STÖD 2-4452/2021
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

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 ( 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.

About the Department

At the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), world-leading research is conducted in aging, dementia, epidemiology and health care, where the division for Family Medicine and Primary Care is one of seven divisions. At the division, teaching is conducted at undergraduate and graduate levels, mainly within the study programme in medicine and we are responsible for a number of course elements that in total correspond to about 15 of the programme’s 220 weeks. Our role in the new 6-year programme is expected to expand.

We continuously run a clinical research school, as well as independent courses and contract education. The doctoral education currently comprises about 30 doctoral students.

About the Employer: Karolinska Institute (KI)


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: Campus Flemingsberg, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society

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Contact details

  • Helena Salminen, Head of Division,
  • Maria Ankarcrona, Head of Department,

Union representative

  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65

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