Karlstads University Logo - Sweden

Professor Job in Psychology at Karlstads Uni, Sweden 2022


Professor Job is available for doctoral degree candidates in Psychology at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Social and Psychological Studies, Karlstads University, Sweden 2022

Save 0

Scroll Down for Content

General Info

Position: Professor
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences / Department of Social and Psychological Studies

Karlstad University (KAU), Sweden


Scroll Down for Content

Qualification Details

To be eligible for the position of professor of Psychology, applicants are required to hold a PhD or equivalent in Psychology and have documented scientific and pedagogical proficiency. The position requires a good command of Swedish and English. An applicant without the necessary proficiency in Swedish is expected to actively work to acquire the required language skills. Pursuant to the Karlstad University 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 eligibility requirements, refer to the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4 Section 3, and Karlstad University’s Appointments Procedure.

Assessment criteria

Special weight is given to leadership and research expertise in the field of clinical psychology.

Special weight will also be given to recognised collaboration skills, outstanding academic leadership qualities and the ability to contribute significantly to a good research environment.

Considerable weight is given to teaching expertise, as well as the ability to communicate research and development efforts.

Being a licensed psychotherapist and having a network of contacts within the field is a valuable qualification.

In the assessment of research expertise, recent and documented ability to secure research funding is a valuable qualification, as is experience from international assignments or national and international networks. Another valuable qualification is prior administrative experience of being head of research.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are looking for a professor of Clinical Psychology, specialising in neurocognition, health psychology or developmental psychology, to be a part of the discipline of Psychology at Karlstad University.

Clinical psychology refers to both the professional practice of preventing curing and relieve human suffering and psychological aspects of illness, and to the systematic study of origin, development, diagnostic, assessment, treatment and prevention of clinical psychological conditions.

The subject of Psychology has more than 30 employees and is part of the Department of Social and Psychological Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The department also houses Gender Studies, Social Work, and Sociology. The subject offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programmes in psychology. In October 2014, the subject was granted the rights to issue the Degree of Master of Science in Psychology, and the Master of Science in Psychology Programme was launched in autumn 2015. In addition to the programme, the university offers several freestanding bachelor’s and master’s courses in psychology. Karlstad University has provided a doctoral programme in psychology since 2006.

The subject is also connected to two multidisciplinary research environments:

  • Centre for Research on the Mental Health and Life Circumstances of Children and Youth (CBU), https://www.kau.se/en/cbu
  • Service Research Center (CTF), https://www.kau.se/en/ctf


Duties comprises research, teaching and supervision, as well as contributing to the development of the department’s research in the field of clinical psychology. A professor is expected to participate in the efforts aimed at acquiring solid funding and resources for the clinical research conducted at the department. Duties also comprises development of courses and degree programmes, as well as teaching and supervision at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: REK 2022/102

Application Procedure

Submit the application via the university’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. For advice on how to draft your application, refer to “What should be included with my application?”

Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement, for providing translations of any documents written in a language other than Swedish or English, 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.

The application should include:

  • CV
  • cover letter
  • an in-depth account of teaching experience
  • certificate of completed courses in supervision and higher education pedagogy or an account of equivalent skills
  • an in-depth account of research experience
  • documented and successful experience as a doctoral supervisor
  • an account of other experiences of importance, such as clinical practice
  • an account of managerial, collaborative, and administrative experience
  • plans for future work
  • an account of collaborations, experience of international networks, employment, etc.
  • a list of publications (in multi-authored publications, the role of the applicant must be specified)
  • an account of language skills
  • copies of relevant 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
  • two references, at least one of which is a current or former supervisor.

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:

Karlstad University, HR Office Josefin Rönnqvist651 88 KARLSTADSWEDEN

About the Department/Section/Group

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

This is a permanent full-time position (100%) starting at the earliest agreed upon convenience. The position is placed at the Department of Social and Psychological Studies.

Additional 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.

Scroll Down for Content

Contact details

Advertisement Details:

Other Vacancies from this field

Scroll Down for Content