Senior Lecturer in Nursing

Karolinska Institute


Senior Lecturer in Nursing


- with focus on education and research

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset (KI SÖS) conducts education at undergraduate and advanced level as well as PhD level and internationally recognized research with a focus on common diseases and injuries. The aim of all activities is to improve people's health.

Description of the subject area

We are looking for a dedicated and motivated teacher and researcher in the field of nursing and medical care with a focus on perioperative nursing. The subject area deals with issues of health and social care in connection with human health and illness in connection with a surgical procedure or intervention. The Specialist Nursing Program in Theatre Care is one of four specialist nursing programs at KI SÖS and the development of collaboration is ongoing.

Your mission

You will be responsible for parts of the education in specialist nursing programs, primarily in operating theatre care but also other areas (e.g. scientific aspects) in nursing at the advanced level. You are also expected to conduct clinical/educational research in perioperative care and nursing. An important part of your work will be to develop collaboration within and between the courses and programs at the advanced level at KI SÖS and with other higher education institutions in relevant specialist areas, both nationally and internationally. 

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for employment as a senior lecturer with a focus on education and research, in addition to holding a PhD or having equivalent scientific expertise, the applicant must have demonstrated excellent pedagogical expertise and good scientific expertise (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).

You must have experience of teaching nursing education at undergraduate and/or advanced level. You must also have solid experience of clinical work as an operating theatre nurse.

It is a requirement that you have completed 10 weeks of courses on teaching in higher education, or have gained equivalent competence, as indicated in the recommendations of the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institution.

The position requires good oral and written proficiency in Swedish and English (at least equivalent to level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, GERS) as the teaching and examination are conducted in both Swedish and English.

Assessment criteria

The Senior Lectureship has a focus on education and research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: scientific expertise (2), pedagogical expertise (3), leadership, development and collaboration expertise (2) and clinical expertise (2).

For employment as Senior Lecturer at Karolinska Institutet, the eligibility requirements and assessment criteria stated in the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure are applied in relation to established profile of employment.

It is particularly meritorious that you have demonstrated

  • Documented good leadership and organizational skills
  • obtained docentship or equivalent docentship competence
  • specialist nursing education in surgical care, at Karolinska Institutet or another higher education institution or related education

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the applicants in relation to the subject area, Karolinska Institutet will determine which of them has the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Here, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement. 

Location: Södersjukhuset

 Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset | Karolinska Institutet (

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Your application must contain the following documents in English: a cover letter as well as a resumé and a qualifications portfolio including a description of your research plan, both presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s template ( You may change or add to your application at any time up to and including the application deadline date. After the deadline, the process closes, and no amendment or addition can be made to your application.

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers, most often both national and international. For that reason, all the submitted documents should be written in English.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all.



Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1183/2024
  • Erik Melén, prefekt,,08-52487508
  • Anders Sondén, GUA,,076-0499775
  • Pia Vångö, administrativ chef,,08-52487570
Union representative
  • Claes Frostell, SACO, 08-12358116
Published 20.Jun.2024
Last application date 12.Aug.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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