Lecturers in Neuropsychology
University of Gothenburg Department of Psychology

Lecturers in Psychology with a Focus Towards Neuropsychology

Ref PAR 2021/900


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 53 500 students and 6 500 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 38 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Department of Psychology has around 160 employees, and conducts extensive research and education in interaction with society. The research conducted has been rated as excellent by international reviewers, and the number of students applying for programs and elective courses is very high. See www.psy.gu.se for more information. 

The Department of Psychology is recruiting one, or possibly several, senior lecturers in psychology with a focus on neuropsychology

Subject area


Duties and responsibilities

Duties will include teaching, research and interaction with society in the subject area of neuropsychology. Duties consist mainly of teaching and tutoring at first and second cycle free-standing courses and in the psychology programme, as well as commissioned and specialist courses. Teaching in other areas of psychology may be included, as well as course coordination and development. Teaching in English may be required. The position includes professional development and administration in accordance with the current working time agreement and local guidelines. As externally funded research is an important prerequisite for the department as well as for individual teachers' research, actively participating in the department's efforts to find external funding is required. Moreover collaborating with colleagues in order to develop the area of neuropsychology within the department is also required.

The proportion of research and teaching is regulated individually based on local employment policy. Duties and responsibilities also include active participation in the further development of the department. Administrative and managerial tasks might also be included.


Qualified for employment are those who have completed a doctoral degree or have equivalent scientific competence and have demonstrated good teaching skills. Applicants must also have completed pedagogical training for higher education, 15 credits or the equivalent, or complete this within one year from the time of employment. Applicants who do not master the Swedish language are expected to acquire language skills sufficient for carrying out the basic duties within two years.

Applicants should take note of the Faculty Board of Social Sciences' application of the Rules for the Employment of Teachers at the University of Gothenburg.


In selecting eligible applicants, the best candidate will be chosen on the basis of an overall assessment of his/her ability to carry out and develop the duties described above. In the assessment, scientific and pedagogical skills will be given equal weight. A broad expertise, encompassing several of the subfields of neuropsychology such as skills within the area of functional neuroanatomy and neuropsychological methodology is an asset. Knowledge within applied/clinical neuropsychology are particularly desirable. 

In the assessment of scientific competence, particular emphasis will be given to research in neuropsychology. and that scientific qualifications are up to date. Publication in international journals is an advantace, as well as having received and currently holding external research funding.

Experience and skill in academic teaching and supervision should be well documented and verified. Demonstrated ability to teach in English, writing of teaching materials of high quality and documented development of courses or training modules as well as experience of course coordination is also desirable.

A Swedish psychologist’s license is an advantage.

Good ability to communicate clearly, structured and pedagogically, spoken as well as written is required. In addition, personal qualities such as accuracy and flexibility, and proven ability to take responsibility as well as to cooperate with others will also be taken into account.

The selection process may include interviews, sample lectures and reference checks. In interviews, the applicants will be given the opportunity to describe and develop their own approach to teaching and research in the field of neuropsychology, as well as their future role at the department. These factors will also be included as a basis for the assessment when appropriate.

Other assessment criteria for employment as a teacher are set out in the Faculty Board of Social Sciences' application of the Employment Regulations for the Employment of Teachers at the University of Gothenburg.


The position is open-ended, and may include 50-100% duty. The exact scope will be decided at the time of recruitment. Starting date by agreement.

For further information:

For further information about the position please contact Stefan Winblad stefan.winblad@psy.gu.se +46 31-7861692, Martin Lövdén martin.lovden@psy.gu.se +46 31-7861000 or Mattias Gunnarsson, mattias.gunnarsson@psy.gu.se +46 31-786 1000.

For further information about the recruitment procedure please contact Therese Björkäng, Human Resources Officer, therese.bjorkang@psy.gu.se +46 31-786 1000.


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

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Application procedure

Register your application electronically "Apply online". The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete and in accordance with the announcement, and that it is submitted on-line no later than the application deadline. Scientific publications, papers and other documents not available in electronic form should be sent in duplicates to: Gothenburg University, Department of Psychology, Box 500, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden. Specify reference number.

Applications are written in English or Swedish. The description of scientific and pedagogical activities to be attached to the application should be based on the University's appointments procedure and the Faculty of Social Sciences’ application of Employment arrangements for employing teaching staff at the University of Gothenburg (see link above). Here you can also invoke circumstances of a personal nature (e.g. parental leave), which may be relevant for merit evaluations.

The application must include the following documents:

A personal letter that motivates your application and summarize your credentials.

  • A list of the scientific and educational works referred to in the application. The applicant shall among these specify a maximum of 10 publications or other works as the 10 most important. These shall, numbered according to the publication list, be uploaded in full text as attachments in PDF format.

  • A brief summary of scientific, educational and administrative activities is to be reported. Documentation of scientific merits may include information about obtained research funds, if these have been received as principal or co-applicant, and the amount. Documentation of teaching experience can include certificates, course evaluations and qualitative reviews and assessments from the director of studies or equivalent. Qualifications should be supported by certified copies of diplomas, certificates and other documents referred to in PDF format.

  • A concise statement of the applicant's experience of cooperation with the surrounding society.

Closing date: 1 September, 2021

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned. 

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.



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