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Assistant Professor in Special Education, Psychology, Disability science – Jönköping University

Jönköping University (JU), Sweden

The School of Education and Communication invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Special Education: child participation, learning and health, at Jönköping University, Sweden – Dec 2021

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General Info

Position: Assistant Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: Aug 01, 2022
Contract Period: Permanent position
Salary: According to Standard Norms

School of Education and Communication
Jönköping University
Jönköping University (JU)

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Qualification Details

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in special education, psychology, disability science or other equivalent field relevant for this position and documented research and teaching expertise.

We also expect candidates to have:

  • evidence of research experience relating to young children’s engagement and learning
  • extensive knowledge of scientific methods and advanced statistical data analysis
  • teaching experience in higher education institutions

Prior experience in international research collaboration, and applying for, and obtaining research grants is considered as merits for the position. The publication of scientific articles, scientific reports, books and popular science publications are also considered as merits for the position.

Excellent skills in speaking and writing in the English language is a prerequisite and skills in the Swedish language, both oral and written, are considered a merit. Candidates are expected to enjoy teamwork, demonstrate a strong willingness to develop joint research initiatives and have a genuine commitment to national and international research collaboration.

For full eligibility requirements for a position as Assistant Professor see "Appointment Procedure at Jönköping University"

Responsibilities/Job Description

Major responsibilities of the Assistant Professor will be to teach within the interdisciplinary international master’s program in Childhood Intervention, teach in the pre-school teacher education and special needs education. You will also take an active role in the development of research in the CHILD research environment focusing on learning, participation and health and collaborate with colleagues in the research community.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: 2021/4464-211
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

Your application should be made via our online recruitment system no later than 31 December 2021. It must include all of the following - files in PDF-format are preferred:

  • A full Curriculum Vitae
  • A cover letter motivating your interest and suitability for the position
  • A formal and complete list of your merits
  • Attested certificates and diploma
  • A certified diploma of your doctoral degree
  • A pedagogic portfolio including detailed information on teaching experience and responsibilities
  • A complete list of publications
  • Academic articles, maximum 5.
  • Description of received research funding and internationalization
  • Reference persons

About the Project/Department

The School of Education and Communication is part of Jönköping University and offers first, second and third cycle education in several areas within social and educational sciences and the humanities. Here, students across nationalities meet. We are now seeking an Assistant Professor in special education, with the specialization in child participation, learning and health.

About the Employer: Jönköping University (JU)

Note or Other details

Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterised by internationalisation and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit

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Contact details

  • Eva Björck, +46 36-10 1147
  • Ernesto Abalo, +46 36-10 1437

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