Professor of Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat

Uppsala University Department of Surgical Sciences


Professor of diseases of the ear, nose and throat combined with employment as a specialist physician at Uppsala University Hospital

Published: 2021-04-01

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.


The position entails overall responsibility for research and third-cycle education in diseases of the ear, nose and throat, audiology and phoniatrics, as well as teaching at the first, second and third-cycle levels. The position includes supervision of doctoral students and students. Duties include leading an active research group in the subject and contributing to positive development of research and education in the subject in collaboration with other researchers and teachers within the Faculty. Duties include monitoring developments in your subject area and social developments otherwise that are material to the work of the University. Administrative duties and internal and external representative assignments may be required. Clinical practice in diseases of the ear, nose and throat including audiology and phoniatrics is included and the position will be combined with employment as a specialist physician at Uppsala University Hospital.


A person who has demonstrated both research and teaching skill shall be qualified for employment as a professor (Chapter 4, Section 3 Higher Education Ordinance). According to the Appointment Regulations (AR) for Uppsala University, a general eligibility requirement for teachers is that they must have the personal characteristics required to perform the duties of the post well (Section 5 AR).

Research skill must have been demonstrated by independent research work and by the fact that the applicant’s activities maintain a high international and national standard. The applicant must have demonstrated skill in planning, initiating, leading, and developing research, have demonstrated the capacity to obtain research funding in competition, and demonstrate well-documented skill in supervising third-cycle students. The applicant’s contributions to the international and national academic community must be assessed on the basis of, among other things, the quality and scope of their academic publications in publishing channels most relevant to the subject. Requirements for international merits must be assessed on the basis of the character and specific circumstances of the subject. See AR Section 4 § 32.

Teaching skill must have been demonstrated by educational and teaching qualifications (see Section 23 AR). Furthermore, the applicant must demonstrate well-documented skill in supervision in the first, second and third cycles. A prerequisite for having demonstrated teaching skill is that applicants have completed teacher training for higher education of relevance to operations at the University, comprising at least ten weeks, or have acquired the equivalent knowledge. If special circumstances apply, this training for teachers in higher education may be completed during the first two years of employment. The teacher training must also include third cycle supervision. See AR Section 4 §§ 23 and 33.

The applicant must have a documented ability to teach in Swedish and English.

Applicants for this position must hold a degree of Master of Science in Medicine and specialist expertise in diseases of the ear, nose and throat. If the applicant is not entered onto the Swedish Specialist Register they must have submitted an application for entry onto the Swedish Specialist Register (diseases of the ear, nose and throat) to the National Board of Health and Welfare by the application deadline for the relevant position. The applicant must, however, have obtained Swedish registration as a specialist in diseases of the ear, nose and throat by the date the employment decision is made. If the person offered the position also meets Uppsala University Hospital’s requirements for employment as a consultant, the applicant will be offered employment combined with the position of consultant.

Assessment criteria

In the assessment of more than one qualified applicant, research expertise will be assigned greater weight than teaching expertise. The assessment criteria will however be weighted such that an applicant assessed as having much greater teaching expertise than an applicant who has slightly greater research expertise may be ranked ahead of the latter.

Clinical skill is also significant to the position and will be assigned weight.

In assessing research skill research quality is the prime consideration. The scope of research, primarily in regard to depth and breadth, must also be afforded consideration. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead and develop research and education in the third cycle, the ability to acquire funding for research in competition, as well as the demonstrated capacity to interact with others both within academia and in the wider community. See also Section 3 of Guidelines and Assessment Criteria for Recruiting and Promoting Teachers at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy (GA) and Section 21 AR.

In assessing teaching skill, teaching quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, must also be afforded consideration. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop teaching and instruction, as well as the ability to connect research to teaching in respect to research in the subject at hand, subject didactics, as well as teaching and learning in higher education. The ability to interact concerning issues of teaching and learning in higher education with actors inside and outside the University is also included in teaching skill. See also Section 4 GA and Section 23 AR.

Clinical skill is demonstrated through clinical work and clinical training as well as participation in clinical developmental work. Among other things, clinical developmental work involves efforts to improve or rationalise health care and medical care. See also Section 25 AR.

Assessment criteria, other expertise

Administrative and leadership skill are significant to the position and will be assigned weight. The ability to collaborate with the surrounding community and to inform the public about research and development will be considered.

Leadership skill is demonstrated through the ability to lead operations and employees, make decisions, assume responsibility and motivate and provide others with the conditions necessary to attain common goals. The ability to coordinate the group and contribute to generating commitment, participation and job satisfaction and the ability to manage conflicts are further examples of demonstrated skill. See Sections 30-31 AR and Section 5 GA.

According to the Appointment Regulations, administrative skill is demonstrated, for example, through the capacity to plan, organise and prioritise work in an efficient and task-related manner, as well as through the ability to assign and observe time frames. Skill includes overall operational planning and the capacity to manage resources in a way that reflects operational priorities, as well as the ability to work in a structured manner based on an awareness of goals and quality. See Sections 28-29 AR and Section 5 GA.

Collaborative skill is significant to the position and will be assigned weight. According to Section 6 GA, the following apply: When assessing collaborative skill, experience with and skill in education and outreach, editorships and other activities related to knowledge exchange between the University and the surrounding community, as well as experience with innovation and entrepreneurship, shall be of significance.

When the University appoints new teachers those applicants must be selected who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of their competence and skill, are judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help advance operations. See AR § 4.

All qualifications must be documented so that both quality and degree can be assessed.

The gender-equality aspect must be applied in an appointment if it is determined following a qualitative assessment that two applicants of different gender have equal or approximately equal qualifications and if either gender is under-represented (comprises less than 40% within the relevant category of posts and in the relevant workplace).

The applicant's parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, or the like, will be regarded as qualifying work experience.

Your application should be written in English. In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

For further information about the position please contact: Dean professor Karin Forsberg Nilsson,, 018-471 4158, or the head of department Per Hellman,, 018-611 4617.

Appointment regulations for Uppsala university

Guidelines and assessment criteria for recruiting and promoting teachers at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy

Career Portfolios: Instructions for compiling qualifications and guidelines for qualifications assessment in connection with recruitment of teachers

Please submit your application in English no later than 30th April 2021, UFV-PA 2020/398.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Surgical Sciences

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/398

Last application date: 2021-04-30

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