Göteborg University

Göteborg University

Senior Lecturer In Physiotherapy In Orthopedic Rehabilitation


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The Department of Health and Rehabilitation is responsible for education and research in the su:bjects of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and languugc puthology and uudiology. The Dcpartmcnt aims to conduct education and research with excellent quality.

The Unit of Physiotherapy has an active education and research environment with a vision to continue to take part in the development of physiotherapy of the future. The Unit of Physiotherapy conducts education at bachelor, master and doctoral levels.

The Unit of Physiotherapy conducts translational research with national and international collaborations. Both education and research are in close collaboration with the health care system.

Subject area

Physiotherapy in orthopedic rehabilitation

Subject area description

Physiotherapy comprises the knowledge and study of a human being in motion and in what way movement, the awareness of body and movement, habits and life pattern affect human health. Physiotherapy within neurological rehabilitation is a big and growing field given the demographic development with increasing age of the population.


When employed as a Senior Lecturer at the Unit of Physiotherapy, the tasks include teaching and supervision within education at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels with a focus on orthopedic rehabilitation. Teaching includes course responsibility, course administration and supervision of students. The tasks also include conducting research, contributing to the development within the research field, supervising doctoral students and actively seeking external funding. The tasks also include participation in the department's activities through e.g. administrative assignments to committees, to follow the development in the area of employment and the development in society in general within the field.


The eligibility criteria for employing teaching staff are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance and in the Appointment Procedure for Teaching Posts at the University of Gothenburg.

Completed doctoral degree in physiotherapy, or what the employer may consider equivalent, and demonstrated pedagogical skills are required. In addition to this, the applicant must be a registered physiotherapist with documented clinical experience as a physiotherapist.

Teaching is in Swedish, and the applicant must therefore be fluent in spoken and written Swedish, Norwegian, or Danish.

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria for employing teaching staff are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance and in the Appointment Procedure for Teaching Posts at the University of Gothenburg.

When assessing the applications, equal significance will be given to scientific and pedagogical skills of importance of the subject, thereafter clinical expertise. ln addition to these three areas, documented experience from positions of trust and management assignments as well as the ability to collaborate will also be considered.

In assessing pedagogical skills, emphasis is placed on skills and experience in course management, planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching as well as pedagogical development work. The ability must be documented in such a way that it is possible to assess the quality of the teaching. It is a merit to have undergone higher pedagogical education.

In assessing scientific proficiency, special emphasis will be placed on documented clinical research in the subject of physiotherapy. The assessment is based on the quality of the applicant's publications in peer-reviewed journals and received research grants. Doctoral student supervision is considered a merit.

In assessing clinical expertise, emphasis is placed on documented clinical experience, specialist skills, development of clinical work and implementation of research in clinical practice in the subject of physiotherapy. It is a merit if the applicant has clinical experience of orthopedic rehabilitation.

In the assessment, great importance will be given to good ability to cooperate and communicate with students.


Permanent employment, full-time 100 %. The position and is located at The Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. First day of employment as agreed.

Contact information

Deputy Head of Department, Annelie Gutke, tel +46 (0)31-786 5747, [email protected] Program Director, Eva Holmgren, +36 (0)31-786 57 63 [email protected]

Other information

All teachers employed for an indefinite period must have completed a course in teaching and learning in higher education or in some other way acquired equivalent knowledge within one year at the latest from when their employment contract is finalised. Such qualifications in teaching and learning in higher education shall be assessed under separate arrangements as established by the Vice-Chancellor.


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https: // www. gu.se/om-universitetet/jobba-hos-oss/hjalp-for-sokande


In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. Applications must follow the layout of the recommendations for the Sahlgrenska Academy for applications for teaching positions.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application. Please note in particular that the following documents must accompany the application:

  • Doctoral degree (in Swedish or English)
  • Certificate physiotherapist
  • Certificate proving clinical experience as a physiotherapist
  • A maximum of 10 selected scientific publications that the applicant want to refer to (in full text)
  • Other certificates /proof /rating proving applicant's qualifications
  • Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be sent in three copies to:

    University of Gothenburg The Sahlgrenska Academy Box 400 405 30 Göteborg SWEDEN

    The reference number of the application, PAR 2023/533, should be clearly stated when mailing complementary documents.

    The application is to be written in English.

    Applications must be received by: October 9, 2023

    In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish

    versions of any announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

    Information for International Applicants

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    The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

    Salaries are set individually at the University.

    In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden's regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

    In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

    Job details


    Senior Lecturer In Physiotherapy In Orthopedic Rehabilitation


    Göteborg University




    September 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 09, 2023

    Job type

    Lecturer,Associate Professor/Professor



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