Uppsala universitet, instiutionen för immunologi, genetik och patologi

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

Description of subject area: Increased knowledge of the developmental origin, composition and function of lymphatic vessels, and of the consequences of their impaired functionality in various conditions with a genetic or other background, makes lymphatic vessel biology a topical and important area of medical research. The lymphatic vessels cross-communicate with blood vessels and the immune system – areas in which Uppsala University already has prominent research. The planned professorship in lymphatic vessel biology is expected to lead the establishment of an internationally leading research programme.

Work duties: Duties comprise teaching, research and administration. Teaching includes course management, course administration and supervision of doctoral students. Also included in the position is the duty to follow development in the holder’s own subject, and in the development of society in general.

Qualifications/eligibility requirements: To be eligible for employment as a professor, the applicant must have shown both research and teaching expertise (Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, Section 3). Under the Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University, a general eligibility requirement for teachers is for them to have the personal characteristics required to perform the duties of the post well.

Furthermore, under § 32 of the Appointment Regulations, research expertise must have been demonstrated by means of independent research contributions and by the consistently high international and national quality of the applicant’s work. The applicant must have shown expertise in planning, initiating, leading and developing research; a capacity to acquire funding for research in competition; and well-documented skill in supervising students at research (third-cycle) level. The applicant’s contributions to the international and national scientific community will be assessed according to criteria including quality and the scope of academic publications in the publishing channels most relevant to the subject concerned. International qualification requirements must be assessed with reference to the nature and specific conditions of the subject.

Under § 33 of the Appointment Regulations, teaching expertise must have been demonstrated by educational and teaching qualifications as prescribed in § 23 of the Regulations. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate well-documented expertise in supervision in the first, second and third cycles. A precondition for the applicant being deemed to have teaching expertise is completion of teacher training for higher education, relevant to the work concerned, comprising at least ten weeks, or corresponding knowledge. If special reasons apply, this academic teacher training may be implemented during the appointee’s first two years of employment. The education must include training in third-cycle supervision.

The applicant must have a documented ability to teach in Swedish and English. If special reasons apply, a person who does not have an ability to teach in Swedish may be required to acquire this ability within two years.

Assessment criteria: In assessment among eligible applicants, weight will be assigned to research and teaching expertise, with a particular emphasis on research expertise.

In assessment of research expertise, scholarly quality will be the primary consideration. The scope of the applicant’s research, especially in terms of breadth and depth, will also be regarded as important. Furthermore, consideration will be given to the applicant’s ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop research and education in the third cycle; capacity to acquire funding for research in competition; and demonstrated ability to interact with others both within academia and in the wider community. A particularly strong qualification is experience of research in lymphatic vessel biology. See also Guidelines and assessment criteria for recruiting and promoting teachers at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy (RB) § 3.

In assessment of teaching expertise, teaching quality will be the primary consideration. The scope of the applicant’s teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, will also be given consideration. Furthermore, weight will be assigned to the applicant’s capacity to plan, initiate, lead and develop teaching and instruction, and ability to connect research with teaching on the basis of research in the subject concerned, subject didactics and teaching and learning in higher education. Ability to interact with stakeholders inside and outside the University concerning issues of teaching and learning in higher education is also included in teaching expertise. See also RB § 4.

When the University appoints new teachers, the applicants selected are those who, after qualitative all-round assessment of their proficiency and expertise, are deemed to have the best prospects of implementing and developing the work duties in question and of contributing to positive development of activities.

Assessment criteria: other expertise: Administrative expertise is important for the appointment and weight will be assigned to it Administrative expertise is demonstrated, for example, through the capacity to plan, organise and prioritise work in a manner that is efficient and adjusted to circumstances, and also through the ability to specify and observe time frames. This form of expertise includes overall work planning; ability to manage resources in a way that reflects operational priorities; and ability to work in a structured manner and on the basis of an awareness of goals and quality. See also §§ 28–29 of the Appointment Regulations and RB § 5.

Management expertise is highly important for the appointment. According to the Appointment Regulations, management expertise is demonstrated through ability to lead activities and staff, take decisions, assume responsibility, motivate others and provide them with what they require for efficient achievement of common goals. Ability to coordinate a group and to help generate a sense of commitment, enhance participation and enjoyment of work, and ability to deal with conflicts, are further examples of how expertise is demonstrated. See also §§ 30–31 of the Appointment Regulations and RB  § 6.

Ability to coordinate a group and to help generate a sense of commitment, enhance participation and enjoyment of work, and ability to deal with conflicts, are further examples of how expertise is demonstrated. See also RB § 6.

Personal circumstances (such as parental leave) that can count as qualifying work experience in the evaluation of qualifications should be specified in the applicant’s list of qualifications and experience. 

Uppsala University values the qualities that equal gender distribution and diversity bring to its activities. We would therefore like to see applicants of all genders and with varied birth backgrounds, functional capacity and life experience.

The application should be written in English.

Guidelines and assessment criteria

For instructions regarding applications for teaching positions, see: Career-portfolio Rules and guidelines

Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: As agreed.

Type of position: Permanent full-time position.

For further information about the position please contact

Professor Karin Forsberg Nilsson, 018-471 41 58, karin.nilsson@igp.uu.se 

Dekanus Eva Tiensuu Janson, 018-6114289, eva.tiensuu_janson@medsci.uu.se

Fakultetshandläggare August Aronsson, 018-4715793

Please submit your application by 14th january 2019, UFV-PA 2018/3512

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2018/3512
Union representative
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
  • Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST, 018-471 6251
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, 018-471 3315
Published 06.Dec.2018
Last application date 14.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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