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 universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.


Endocrinology, with an emphasis on diabetes, is a strong research area at Lund University. Lund University Diabetes Centre (LUDC) was established more than 15 years ago with strong national funding and is now ranked as one of the top three research environments in Sweden ( Ten years ago, diabetes research at Lund University became a national strategic research area (SRA; Excellence in Diabetes Research in Sweden, SFO-EXODIAB). Recently, diabetes research was further strengthened by an 8-year grant from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), hereby establishing LUDC-Industrial Research Center (IRC). Basic diabetes research is represented both at the Lund and Malmö campus of the Medical Faculty, with some concentration to the Clinical Research Center (CRC) in Malmö. Malmö is also home to most of the large patient cohorts forming the basis of the successful research on the genetics and epidemiology of metabolic diseases, including diabetes, at Lund University.


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

Work duties

The Position is combined, i.e., research, teaching and clinical duties in Endocrinology are included.  Skåne University Hospital conducts activities in Endocrinology at the Hospitals in Lund and Malmö. Clinical Research and teaching, including post graduate studies, take place in both Lund and Malmö.

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. To qualify for the position, applicants must have undergone at least five weeks training in teaching and learning in higher education, or acquired equivalent knowledge in some other way, unless exceptional circumstances apply. For teaching staff at Lund University, the general assessment criterion applies: to be suitable, and otherwise have the abilities that are needed to carry out the duties in a satisfactory way

The applicant is to have specialist qualifications in Endocrinology and Diabetology.

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 the Swedish language required to practice 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 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 the principal investigator of research grants awarded in national or international competition. Experience of translational research and research that can be implemented in public healthcare and/or industry is an additional qualification. Ongoing national and international research collaborations within clinical treatment and translational research are particularly relevant qualifications.

In view of the strong genetics, epidemiology and basic research in the area of metabolic diseases, it is of the utmost importance that the applicant can interact effectively with the scientists at the LUDC, and hereby strengthen the links between healthcare and academia. Therefore, well-documented collaborations with clinical, as well as basic, genetics and epidemiology researchers, is a prerequisite for the position and hence of great merit in the assessment.  

Furthermore, assuming responsibility for and developing existing patient cohorts, as well as creating new ones for future clinical research questions is essential for LUDC and the Medical Faculty. Specifically, this implies the development of research that can form the basis of precision medicine, an overarching goal of LUDC-IRC. For these reasons, the applicant must be experienced in establishing and leading clinical studies.     

The research environment at LUDC and EXODIAB has a clear focus on innovation. It is therefore of great merit if the applicant has verified experience of developing research that seeds innovation and leads to implementation in industry and/or health care.   

Leadership in academia and/or industry will be of further merit in the assessment for the position, as well as experience of reviewing for national and international research boards and foundations.

The applicant is to have demonstrated teaching expertise in both tutoring and supervision, in the first, second and third cycles of study. Emphasis will be placed on the ability to supervise doctoral students, as well as administrative expertise.

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

As the Position will be combined with employment as a specialist physician/consultant is it a prerequisite to master the Swedish language at the start of the employment.

In addition to the Requirements stated in the Higher Education Ordinance and the Rules and Regulations for Academic Appointments at Lund University, the General requirements profile and assessment criteria for employment as Professor to the Faculty of Medicine also apply to the appointment of teaching staff at Lund University, see:


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 Recruitment officer Robert Norrman, tel: + 46 46 222 44 10, email: Application

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 15th of September 2020.

The application must include the information required in accordance with the Faculty of Medicine’s instructions for applications (see the documents ‘Create a CV for an application’ and ´List of qualifications for Lecturers´ under the heading ‘Instructions for applicants’ and at  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.

Please note that 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
First day of employment Snarast
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/3342
  • Robert Norrman, +46462224410
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 01.Jul.2020
Last application date 15.Sep.2020 11:59 PM CEST

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