Karolinska Institutet, Department for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology

 - with focus on education and research


Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

At the department for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, CLINTEC, patient- oriented education, research and postgraduate training is carried out. Through continuous improvement, collaboration and education with the patient in focus, research results must be translated into healthcare to improve people's health. We are looking for a person who wants to conduct research and to conduct research-related speech language pathology education. The unit for speech language pathology has the main responsibility for the speech language pathology program at Karolinska Institutet. At the unit for speech and language therapy, further education is also conducted at advanced level and postgraduate level, as well as research in various areas of communication difficulties and swallowing disorders.


Description of the subject area

Speech language pathology is a main area at Karolinska Institutet (KI). The area describes and explains various difficulties with communication and swallowing, as well as the consequences this can have for people's health and quality of life. Language disorders are characterized by difficulties in formulating and understanding words, sentences, and texts. Speech disorders mean that the pronunciation or speech flow does not work in a typical way. Voice disorders mean that the voice sounds hoarse, and the person may have difficulty making themselves heard. Swallowing disorders mean that you cannot chew, and swallow as expected. Speech, voice, language, and swallowing problems can occur throughout life. The problems can therefore be congenital, developmental or acquired. They can occur in isolation or form part of syndromes and diseases. Speech language pathologists are clinically active in health care, schools, and in private sectors.

At the unit for speech language pathology, internationally successful research of very high relevance is conducted to increase knowledge about and understanding of difficulties with communication and swallowing and how these functions and quality of life for affected persons can be improved. The subject of speech language pathology is interdisciplinary in nature and closely related to cognitive science, linguistics and psychology, which is why a lecturer at the unit for speech language pathology may also have their basic education in one of these or other relevant areas.


Your mission

Your role as lecturer means that you work with research and education in the field of speech language pathology. The position also includes administration, course responsibility and participation in university-wide committees. Your role as lecturer also includes running your own research line in collaboration with others as well as applying for external research funding.

The position is intended to be divided as 80 % employment as a Senior lecturer at Karolinska Institutet and 20 % as a speech language pathologist at Karolinska University Hospital.


Eligibility requirements

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

The applicant shall also have completed 10 weeks of courses on teaching in higher education (or have equivalent competence), as indicated in the recommendations of the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institution.

The position will be combined with a position as a speech language pathologist at ME Speech Language Pathology, Karolinska University Hospital.

Since the position includes clinical work, the successful applicant must, besides English, demonstrate proficiency in Swedish, Norwegian or Danish (C1 level according to the common European reference scale (CERS).

For employment as a lecturer combined with clinical duty, good knowledge of Swedish is required because all educational assignments are carried out in Swedish.


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 3.2.2 are applied in relation to established profile of employment.


It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Documented ability to develop and run research projects in speech language pathology relevant areas
  • Documented good ability to carry out educational development through, for example, educational projects


It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Experience of national and international collaborations regarding both research and 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 filled with competence and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Here we continue to conduct medical research and have the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers with different research specializations who work together. It is the cross- sectional collaboration that contributes to KI's world-leading position in research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are trained at KI. A close relationship with healthcare is important to create education and research of the highest quality. As a university, Karolinska Institutet is also a state authority. This means that you as an employee receive good benefits through our collective agreement.


Location: Flemingsberg




Your application must contain the following documents in English: a cover letter as well as a résumé and a qualifications portfolio including a description of your research plan, both presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s template (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio). 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.

For clinical employment at Karolinska University Hospital, proof of speech language pathology certification is required, which is attached to the application.

Position level for clinical service before a decision on employment is made. 


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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary According to agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Flemingsberg
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1583/2023
  • Christina Samuelsson, Head of Division, 070-2696361,christina.samuelsson@ki.se
  • Elisabet Lundström, verksamhetschef ME logopedi, 070-4848516,elisabet.lundstrom@regionstockholm.se
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, taher.darreh-shori@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 14.Sep.2023
Last application date 21.Nov.2023 11:59 PM CET

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