Karolinska Institutet

1-2 Senior Lecturers in Occupational Therapy

2024-09-15 (Europe/Stockholm)
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- with focus on education and research

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS) conducts world leading research in aging, dementia, epidemiology and care sciences. The research extends from basic molecular and cell levels to clinical research and societal studies. NVS educates almost a third of KI students at undergraduate and advanced levels. The Department has seven divisions, located at Campus Flemingsberg and Campus Solna.

At the Division of Occupational Therapy, our vision is to make a decisive contribution to improving people's health through research, education and interprofessional cooperation with a scientific basis in occupational therapy and occupational science. There are good opportunities to apply for grants at KI, for example through the graduate school in health sciences. Education is conducted at undergraduate level (the occupational therapy program), advanced level (master in occupational therapy) and at doctoral level. We can offer an inspiring and engaging work environment in which we develop our subject theoretically. The Division of Occupational Therapy has about 30 employees and 10 registered PhD students.

Description of the subject area

The division's main area, occupational therapy, is based on humanistic values and with occupation and participation at the core and theoretically grounded in occupational science. Knowledge in the main area is applicable at individual, group, and societal level. The Division of occupational therapy strives to be a leader on societal relevant research in occupational therapy, and occupational science, and to contribute to evidence-based guidelines and health care practice and to support the development of occupational therapy to shape the future of the healthcare context. Our research aims to find solutions that lead to improved health, increased participation in everyday activities, in sustainability as well as more person-centered care. Our education is research-driven and offers international exchanges and experiences for our students and teachers. In teaching we offer a diversity of pedagogical methods and experience-based learning activities.

Your mission

We are looking for you who feel strongly committed to being part of our development of education and research in occupational therapy/occupational science. An important part of the teaching assignment is to continue the research-related education in occupational therapy. The employment includes teaching assignments and pedagogical development in our occupational therapy programs on both undergraduate and advanced level. Within the employment, postgraduate training, research and academic leadership are also included. We are therefore interested in recruiting employees with experience in different forms of teaching, independence in planning, carrying out and evaluate teaching and of pedagogical management assignments. The duties will be worked out and adjusted from the applicant’s competence and interest but also from the needs of the division and can be adjusted over time.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for an employment as Senior Lecturer with focus on education and research, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the applicant must demonstrated excellent pedagogical expertise and good scientific expertise (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).

To be qualified for the position, the applicant must have documented experience in education and research in occupational therapy or occupational science and an ongoing, high-quality scientific production in the field. The occupational therapy program and master programs at KI are conducted and examined in Swedish. Therefore, the applicant must have good knowledge and skills in the Swedish language (C1 level according to the common European reference scale GERS).

It is a requirement that you have completed 10 weeks of courses on teaching in higher education, or have gained equivalent competence, as indicated in the recommendations of the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institution.

Assessment criteria

The Senior Lectureship has a focus on education and research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: scientific expertise (2), pedagogical expertise (3) and leadership, development and collaboration expertise (2).

For employment as Senior Lecturer at Karolinska Institutet, the eligibility requirements and assessment criteria stated in the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure are applied in relation to established profile of employment.

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the applicants in relation to the subject area, Karolinska Institutet will determine which of them has the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Here, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement. 

Location: Flemingsberg


Your application must contain the following documents in English: a cover letter as well as a resumé and a qualifications portfolio including a description of your research plan, both presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s template (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio). You may change or add to your application at any time up to and including the application deadline date. After the deadline, the process closes, and no amendment or addition can be made to your application.

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers, most often both national and international. For that reason, all the submitted documents should be written in English.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all.

Type of employment: Permanent position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: Enligt överenskommelse
Salary: Måndaslön enligt överenskommelse
Number of positions: 2
Full-time equivalent: 100%
City: Flemingsberg
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: STÖD 2-1613/2024
  1. Maria Ankarcrona, Head of Department, prefekt@nvs.ki.se
  2. Lena Von Koch, Vice Head of Department, lena.von.koch@ki.se
  3. Carin Ullman, Head of Administration, carin.ullman@ki.se
  4. Ann-Helen Patomella, Head of Division, ann-helen@patomella@ki.se
Union representative:
  1. Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  2. Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, taher.darreh-shori@ki.se
  3. Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
Published: 2024-06-25
Last application date: 2024-09-15

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1-2 Senior Lecturers in Occupational Therapy
Nobels väg 6 Stockholm, Sweden
Application deadline
2024-09-15 23:59 (Europe/Stockholm)
2024-09-15 23:59 (CET)
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