Professor of Public Health Science with a specialisation in Community Medicine

Jan 31, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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Karlstad University / Faculty of Health, Science and Technology / Department of Health Sciences

Sapere Aude—dare to be wise—is our motto. Our students and employees develop knowledge and expertise that enrich both people and the world around them. Our academic environment is characterised by curiosity, courage and perseverance. Gender equality, diversity and a democratic approach form the foundation of our organisation. We are located in an active and scenic region and we promote sustainable development in close collaboration with the wider society. Karlstad University has a total of approximately 1,400 employees and 19,000 students spread across two inspiring campus environments in Karlstad and Arvika. More information at: kau.se/en/work-with-us

Would you like the opportunity to build on our successful research and teaching in Public Health Science at Karlstad University?

Description

Public Health Science belongs to the Department of Health Sciences within the Faculty of Health, Science and Technology. The subject’s research and teaching are primarily focused on the lives and health of children. There are three medical tracks: Environmental Health, specialised in environmental factors early on in life and how they affect children’s health and development; Community Medicine, focused on vulnerable children, domestic violence, and health-promoting environments; and Medical Science, concerning areas such as human anatomy, physiology and pathology.

The subject’s renowned and experienced researchers generate a high academic output together with the subject’s doctoral students, currently comprising seven students. Our research is conducted in close cooperation with top-tier national and international institutions. The research is funded by research councils both nationally and within the EU and US.

Our courses and study programmes share a natural interface with our research, a crucial factor in ensuring a disciplinary foundation for our teaching. Public Health Science constitutes a main field of study in degrees on a bachelor, master (60 and 120 ECTS credits), and doctoral level. More information about our courses and programmes: https://www.kau.se/en/public-health-science

Duties

We are now looking for a professor of public health science with a clear specialisation in community medicine and/or medical science in order to develop the subject’s research and teaching overall. You will be expected to apply for research funding and conduct your own research within a field of relevance to the subject. The professorship offers excellent opportunities to develop and conduct original research within already established studies such as the interdisciplinary SELMA study that forms the basis for large and important national and international collaborations. The position also includes further development of the subject’s courses and programmes at bachelor, master and doctoral level. We also welcome that you contribute with new national and international networks to further strengthen our strong position within public health science. Work is conducted in an ever-changing and creative environment where you will play an active role in research and education and the integration of the two. To contribute to a positive work environment and the department’s activities, you will be a present and active part of the day-to-day operations and workplace community.

Qualification requirements

To be eligible for the position of professor of public health science, applicants are required to hold a PhD or equivalent in public health science or closely related field as well as having documented research and teaching expertise. The position requires a good command of Swedish and English.

Pursuant to Karlstad University’s Appointments Procedure, teachers must have the personal qualities required to perform the duties involved. A professor must also have completed a course in higher education pedagogy. An applicant without these qualifications may be appointed on the condition that he or she commits to completing the course within two years of employment. For other qualification requirements, please refer to Karlstad University’s Appointments Procedure:

Click here to read Karlstad University’s Appointments Procedure.

Assessment criteria

Equal weight will be given to research and teaching expertise. Special weight will be given to documented expertise and research experience within the area of community medicine with focus on the lives and health of children. Special weight will also be given to the scope of the research, current experience of collaborating with other research groups and the wider community, as well as disseminating research findings and development efforts. In addition, special weight will be given to a strong and recently documented ability to secure national and international research funding, as well as to experience of working in national and international networks.

Considerable weight will be given to documented experience and ability in leading and disseminating development efforts and research. It is also of weight to demonstrate good collaborative qualities in relation to colleagues and students regarding both research and teaching. We expect the applicant to show a reflective approach to student learning and their role as a teacher within their subject area.

Considerable weight will be given to the ability to cooperate, show sound judgement, responsibility, dedication, a development-focused approach, and a positive attitude towards colleagues and students. Experience of supervising doctoral students, preferably as principal supervisor, will also be given considerable weight.

Terms

This is a permanent full-time position as professor of public health science. Start date as agreed upon by both parties.

Further information

Karlstad University places great value on the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and gender balance in the organisation. We welcome applicants with different cultural backgrounds, gender identities, functional abilities, and life experiences.

Application

Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. For advice on how to draft your application, refer to “Application Guidelines for the appointment/promotion of professor or senior lecturer”.

Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted by the application deadline. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. Include two references, at least one of which should be a current or previous supervisor.

The application should include:

  • CV
  • cover letter
  • an in-depth account of research experience
  • an in-depth account of teaching experience
  • documented and successful experience as a doctoral supervisor
  • certificate to verify a completed course in higher education pedagogy or an account of equivalent skills
  • an account of other experiences
  • managerial, collaborative, and administrative experience
  • plans for future work
  • list of publications (in multi-authored publications, the role of the applicant must be specified)
  • information about language skills
  • copies of course transcripts, degree certificates, and other certificates
  • no more than 10 scientific publications and no more than 5 materials intended to convey knowledge, such as textbooks, computer programs for teaching, or popular science articles.

Attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not just provide links). Name each uploaded document to clearly indicate its content.

Documents that cannot be submitted electronically, such as books or publications, should be sent in triplicate to the following address:

Karlstads universitetJosefin Rönnqvist651 88 KARLSTAD

State the reference no: REK2022/258

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Union representative

  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-7001714
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-7001434
  • Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, 0547001404