Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences

The Department of Medical Sciences is the largest department at the Faculty of Medicine, with about 250 employees and more than 900 people connected through Uppsala University Hospital. The department conducts education and advanced research in several clinical specialties.

The research will take place in close connection with the clinical activities at Uppsala University Hospital and will consist of both fundamental studies regarding the causes of the condition as well as development and evaluation of new methods for diagnosis and treatment. Currently, within the field of rheumatology both successful clinical and translational research are conducted, mainly within the system diseases Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Primary Sjögren syndrome and ANCA-associated vasculitis. There is a well-equipped laboratory for rheumatologic research. The hospital's section for rheumatology comprises of an extensive ambulatory care with ca 10 000 outpatient visits per year, day care facilities for infusion treatment and outpatient examinations as well as inpatient care with 7 beds available. There is a well established collaboration, including regular rounds with other specialist areas such as pulmonary medicine. Tertiary care accounts for about 30% of the inpatient care.

Description of the subject area
The subject includes pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment within the field of rheumatology.

Research, teaching, clinical duties and administration. Teaching includes responsibility for courses, course administration and supervision of doctoral students. The holder of this position also has a responsibility to follow developments within their own field. A third of the position consists of clinical duties as a Specialist Physician/Consultant at the Section for Rheumatology.

To be eligible for employment as a professor, the applicant must have shown both research and teaching expertise (Chapter 4, § 3 of the Higher Education Ordinance). Under § 5 of the Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University (AR), having the personal characteristics required to perform the duties of the position well is a general eligibility requirement for teachers. Research expertise must have been demonstrated through independent research contributions and by the applicant’s achievements being of very high quality by international standards. The applicant must have demonstrated expertise in planning, initiating, leading, and developing research, have demonstrated the capacity to obtain research funding in competition, and demonstrate well-documented expertise in supervising third cycle (doctoral) students. The applicant’s contributions to the international and national scientific community must be assessed on the basis of such criteria as the quality and scope of scholarly publications (see § 31, AR).

Teaching expertise must have been demonstrated by an extensive educational portfolio (see § 22, AR). Furthermore, the applicant must demonstrate well-documented expertise in supervision at first cycle (undergraduate) level, second cycle (Master’s) level and third cycle (doctoral) level. A prerequisite for finding that the applicant has teaching expertise is that the applicant has completed at least ten weeks of teacher training for higher education that is relevant to the organization and its activities, or has equivalent knowledge. If special reasons exist, the teacher training for higher education may be undertaken during the first two years of employment. The teacher training must also include third cycle (doctoral student) supervision.

The applicant shall have a documented ability to teach in Swedish and English. If special circumstances apply, applicants who are unable to teach in Swedish are expected to acquire this ability within two years.

Eligibility for this position requires a Swedish license to practice as well as a specialist qualification within rheumatology. The applicant shall, if they do not hold a Swedish recognition of a specialist qualification in rheumatology, have submitted an application for a Swedish recognition of a specialist qualification in rheumatology to the National Board of Health and Welfare at the latest by the final date for application for the position in question. The applicant must have received their Swedish recognition of a specialist qualification in rheumatology by the time a decision regarding the position is taken.

Basis of assessment
When selecting a candidate from the qualified applicants, weight will be placed principally upon scientific competency followed by pedagogical proficiency. Clinical competency along with leadership and co-operative capacity are also of significance for the position and will be assigned weight in the decision.

The scientific competency refers to research merits. Evaluation of scientific competency will, in the first instance, be based upon scientific quality. Even the scope of the research will be taken into consideration, primarily with regards to depth and breadth. Further, the ability to plan, initiate, lead and develop research and education at the research level, the ability to successfully compete for research funding, as well as the ability to interact with the wider society through research are of significance for the position. (20 § AR). 3 §, Guidelines and assessment criteria for recruiting and promoting teachers at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy (GA).

Teaching expertise refers to educational qualifications. In assessing teaching expertise, teaching quality must be the primary consideration. Consideration must also be given to the scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead and develop education, and to the ability to base teaching on research. The ability to interact concerning issues of teaching and learning in higher education with actors inside and outside the University is also included in teaching expertise. See also § 4, GA.

Clinical competency is demonstrated through clinical work and clinical education as well as participation in clinical development work. Clinical development work implies, for example, measures undertaken that have improved health services or made them more efficient. See 24 § AR.

Administrative and management expertise are also significant to the position and will be assigned weight. The ability to collaborate with the wider community and to communicate information about research and development work will be taken into account.

According to § 29 of the AR, administrative expertise is demonstrated, for example, by the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in an efficient and appropriate manner, and the ability to specify and keep to time frames. Such expertise includes overall operational planning, the ability to manage resources in a way that reflects operational priorities, and the ability to work in a structured manner based on awareness of goals and quality. See also § 5, GA.

Management expertise is demonstrated by the ability to lead operations and staff, make decisions, take responsibility and motivate others, providing them with the conditions needed for efficient achievement of shared goals. Expertise may also be demonstrated by an ability to coordinate the group, to help create a sense of involvement, participation and job satisfaction, and to deal with conflicts. See also § 5, GA.

When the University employs a new teacher, then the applicant selected will be the one, based upon a qualitative, holistic assessment of competency and expertise, that is judged to have the best prerequisites to carry out and develop the work duties in question as well as contribute to a positive development of the organisation. (4 § AR).

Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University

Guidelines and Assessment Criteria

Refer to the following instructions for applications for teaching positions: Career Portfolios. Instructions and guidelines
Your application should be written in English.

About the employment
The employment is a permanent position, probationary period may be applied. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Head of department Eva Lindberg, Eva.Lindberg@medsci.uu.se, phone: 018-611 4061, 018-6173814. 

Please submit your application by 4 April, UFV-PA 2022/4265.

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
First day of employment As agreed
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2022/4265
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 23.Feb.2023
Last application date 04.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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