Lund University, Faculty of Medicine,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 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 position is based at the Department of Clinical Sciences in Lund, and combined with a position as a specialist/senior physician at the Skåne University Hospital.

Work duties 
Work duties include research, research studies and teaching on the first and second cycle courses at the faculty, which presumes good knowledge in the subject of clinical oncology. Other work duties normally associated with a position as professor include some administration, as well as internal and external elected office nationally and internationally. The position entails responsibility for coordinating the subject of clinical oncology at the faculty.

Independent clinical work is included within the framework of the specialist physician/consultant position. Other work duties may also occur. 

A person who has demonstrated both research and teaching expertise shall be qualified for employment as a professor pursuant to Chapter 4 Section 3 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

The applicant is also to have specialist expertise in oncology and documented clinical independence with a broad experience of oncological treatment.

As the appointment as professor is combined with employment as a trained specialist physician, the applicant is required to possess a knowledge of Swedish at the level required for a practising physician (according to the definition of the National Board of Health and Welfare which also accepts equivalent knowledge in Norwegian or Danish). 

Grounds for assessment
The applicant is to have demonstrated very considerable research expertise and teaching expertise of significance to the subject. In the assessment, particular emphasis will be placed on research expertise. The applicant is to have demonstrated research expertise by maintaining a high national and international level as a researcher. It is an additional qualification if the future holder of the position has been the principal investigator in successful research grant applications in national or international competition. Experience of translational research and research which is applicable in public healthcare are additional qualifications. 

The applicant is to have demonstrated teaching expertise both within teaching and supervision, in the first, second and third cycles of study. 

A documented ability for leadership and for interaction with wider society will also be taken into account.

Documented clinical independence and experience to lead clinical duties is also included in the grounds for assessment. 

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 qualification requirements and assessment criteria for appointments to professor:

The Faculty of Medicine’s general requirements and assessment criteria for appointment to professor provide more details about the type of documentation that can be used to support the applicant’s qualifications with regard to research expertise, teaching expertise, academic leadership, ability to interact with wider society, and implementation.

For more information, please contact Dean Erik Renström, tel +46 (0)46 222 80 84, email: or

Head of Department Bo Baldetorp, tel +46 (0)70 688 30 02,

Information about the application procedure will be provided by the Head of Human Resources at the Faculty of Medicine Kajsa Johnsson, tel +46 (0)46 222 08 22,

The position will be filled following a proposal from the Academic Appointments Board at the Faculty of Medicine.

Applications are to be submitted electronically via the Lund University application portal no later than June 11 2018.

The application must include the information required in accordance with the Faculty of Medicine’s instructions for applications (see the document ‘List of qualifications for lecturers’  and create a CV under the heading ’Instructions for applicants’ at

NB! The application must be written in English; however, grade transcripts and certificates of employment, etc., do not require translation.  

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/2888
Published 18.Apr.2018
Last application date 11.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

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