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 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 Occupational and Environmental Dermatology Division of Skåne University Hospital in Malmö (YMDA) has been conducting traditional public healthcare activities and extensive research and development since 1995. Skin diseases caused by the work and leisure environment are very common in surroundings that are constantly changing in terms of the work environment, processes and introduction of new chemicals and products. The research activities at YMDA are very intense and often based on the need for improved diagnostics and prevention of skin disorders related to the described changes in work and leisure environments.

The position will be located at the Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö and combined with employment as a specialist physician/consultant at Skåne University Hospital.

Work duties
The work duties associated with the position include research, third cycle education and teaching on the faculty’s medical degree programme within the field of occupational and environmental dermatology. Other work duties normally associated with employment as a professor include some administration, as well as internal and external duties in elected office both nationally and internationally.

Within the framework of the position as specialist/consultant physician, independent clinical duties in occupational dermatology are included. Further duties may arise as part of the position.

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

The applicant is to have specialist qualifications in dermatology and venereology.

As the position as professor is combined with that of a specialist physician, applicants must, at the start of their employment, possess the knowledge of Swedish required to practise the medical profession (in accordance with the National Board of Health and Welfare’s definition which also accepts equivalent knowledge of Norwegian or Danish).

Grounds for assessment
The applicant is to have demonstrated very high expertise of significance for the subject in both research and teaching. The assessment will place particular emphasis on research expertise.

The applicant is to have demonstrated research expertise by maintaining a high national and international level as a researcher. Furthermore, it is an additional qualification if the applicant is a principal applicant for research grants awarded in national or international competition. Experience of translational research and research that can be implemented in public healthcare is an additional qualification.

Documented clinical independence and experience of leading clinical work in occupational dermatology is a particularly relevant qualification.

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

Documented leadership abilities and the capacity to interact with wider society will also be taken into account.

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 further information about the position please contact Dean Erik Renström,
tel: +46 46 222 80 84, email:, or

Head of Department Patrik Midlöv, tel +46 40 39 13 63 or

Information on application formalities can be obtained from Head of Recruitment, Salaries and HR-support offices Kajsa Johnsson, tel: + 46 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 e-recruitment system no later than 1 of April 2019. Application period prolonged to May 2 2019.

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

Please note that the application must be written in English; however, grade transcripts and certificates of employment, etc., do not require translation.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We are looking forward to your application. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts on account of government procurement regulations

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 PA2018/1324
Published 05.Feb.2019
Last application date 02.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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