Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry
Lund University Department of Clinical Sciences

Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry combined with a position as specialist/consultant

Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

The Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö is one of the six departments at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. We have a strong focus on clinical and epidemiological research and also conduct an extensive preclinical laboratory research.

The post

Appointment for an indefinite term as Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry combined with a position as specialist/consultant, based until further notice at the Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö.

Work duties

The duties include teaching, research and clinical activities as well as participation in the management groups at the Faculty of Medicine. Teaching in the medical degree programme is an important element in the position. The successful candidate is also expected to be prepared to take management responsibility in the medical degree programme, above all concerning psychiatry but other general tasks may also be involved. The medical degree programme is currently conducted in Helsingborg, Lund and Malmö with clinical training carried out at a number of other hospitals. The successful candidate should therefore be prepared that work duties may be conducted at more than one location. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to participate in first, second and third-cycle education in the faculty’s various study programmes. It is a precondition that the successful candidate carries out their own advanced research. The position may also include internal and/or external elected office duties. Other duties may also be involved. If the employee lacks five weeks of training in teaching and learning in higher education at the start of employment, it is part of the employee’s duties to complete the training in the first two years of employment.


According to chapter 4, section 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance a person qualified for appointment as a senior lecturer is to have demonstrated teaching expertise and been awarded a PhD or acquired the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve.

According to Lund University’s Appointment Rules, the applicant must have completed at least five weeks of training in teaching and learning in higher education or acquired the corresponding knowledge in some other way in order to be qualified. Language skills in Swedish of a minimum level C1 according to the Council of Europe’s scale is a requirement. The applicant must be a registered physician with specialist expertise in psychiatry.

Assessment criteria

The applicant is to have demonstrated research and teaching expertise relevant to the subject. In the assessment, teaching skills will be given particular emphasis. The applicant is to have demonstrated teaching expertise both in teaching and in supervising in first, second and third-cycle education. Experience of teaching psychiatry is an additional qualification. The applicant is to demonstrate an ability for leadership, an ability to interact with wider society and the ability to work well as part of a team. The applicant is to have demonstrated research expertise through having a good national and international standing as a researcher and to have well-attested research expertise in psychiatry. Work in international networks and awarded major research grants are additional qualifications. A general qualification requirement applies for teaching staff at Lund University, namely being suitable for and otherwise having the abilities required to fulfil the duties in a satisfactory way.

In addition to the requirements stated in the Higher Education Ordinance, the regulations that apply to the appointment of teaching staff are the Lund University Appointment Rules and the Faculty of Medicine’s general requirements profile and assessment criteria for appointments as senior lecturer:

More information

For more information, please contact dean Kristina Åkesson, tel: +46 46 222 80 84, email: kristina. or head of department Patrik Midlöv tel. + 46 40 391 363, Information on the application procedure will be provided by the recruitment administrator Helene Berggren, tel. +46 46 222 71 11, The position will be filled following a proposal from the Faculty of Medicine’s Academic Appointments Board.  

Application procedure

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal no later than 16 August 2021. The application is to be made according to the Faculty of Medicine’s instructions for applicants for teaching staff appointments (see https://www. under the heading List of qualifications for lecturers and CV). Instructions for Applicants

The University applies individual salary setting.

You are welcome to submit a salary proposal in your application.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/568
Union representative
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 26.Apr.2021
Last application date 16.Aug.2021 11:59 PM CET

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