Join us in developing education of the highest quality.

We are currently seeking a skilled educator with an interest in educational development and faculty development for a permanent full-time position as an assistant senior lecturer (assisterande lektor). 

The position is located in the division of higher education pedagogy, where we work with a broad spectrum of pedagogical themes, ranging from student learning to course and program design, examination, assessment, guidance, and evaluation of educational quality.

Your mission

We are seeking a professional interested in student-centered learning who can support our teachers in creating engaging, well-functioning, and meaningful teaching sessions, courses, and educational programs. With your expertise in pedagogy and your ability to facilitate development work, you contribute to an exciting interdisciplinary collaboration characterized by diverse experiences and competencies, as well as high academic and pedagogical ambition. We consider your role crucial for the unit. You strive for development, stay updated with the latest educational research findings, and actively contribute to the unit’s and division’s work. Your responsibilities include leading and implementing professional development initiatives, collaborating with colleagues, and enhancing the overall educational experience. Teaching tasks include course responsibility, teaching, assessment, evaluation, and course development. Producing educational materials and initiating educational activities are natural parts of the work.

Description of the subject area 

The subject area encompasses higher education pedagogy, medical education, and faculty development. As an assistant senior lecturer it is essential to stay abreast of developments in higher education research, apply research findings and proven experience, and contribute to the unit’s research-based way of working. Expectations include the ability to seek and utilize knowledge within the broad subject area of higher education pedagogy, with an opportunity to cultivate one’s own areas of interest within the field.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for an employment as Assistant Senior Lecturer the applicant must have demonstrated scientific expertise and completed a doctoral degree in a subject area relevant for the duties. In addition to the doctoral thesis the applicant must have published at least three scientific peer reviewed publications. The applicant must partially meet the requirements for excellent teaching experience and expertise and have shown good pedagogical independence. 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.

Assessment criteria

 It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Deep and broad competences in pedagogy.
  • Extensive pedagogical experience of various forms of teaching
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English.

It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

 Experience and education in higher education pedagogy or in medical and health care education.

  • Independent responsibility for planning, implementation and evaluation of teaching and examination at first, second, or third cycle level or in continuous education – to a significant extent and with documented high quality.
  • Pedagogical management assignments, for example as course director
  • Completed, nationally and internationally presented pedagogical development work resulting in improved study programs and/or courses.
  • Documented activity in higher education pedagogical research.
  • Experience in working with various digital teaching tools.
  • Good ability to express themselves both orally and in writing in Swedish

In this recruitment process, we place great emphasis on personal qualities. You thrive in a knowledge organization characterized by complexity and project work. You take overall responsibility and collaborate closely with colleagues and stakeholders. In your role, you contribute to creating a trusting work environment through good judgment, curiosity, openness, and respectful engagement with others’ perspectives, knowledge, and experiences. Furthermore, we expect that applicants exhibit a pleasant and professional demeanor, showing interest in understanding others’ viewpoints to build good relationships within UoL and Karolinska Institutet, as well as in national and international networks. Broad competencies in the field of education as well as the ability to teach and facilitate group work are fundamental for this role. 

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, international 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. 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 good benefits through our collective agreement. 

The Unit for Teaching and Learning s a dynamic workplace where we work together to enhance the quality of education at Karolinska Institutet. We learn from each other in an interprofessional and international team with diverse backgrounds and experiences. 

Location:  Flemingsberg

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We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply in Swedish. An application must contain the following documents: Resumé and qualifications presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio.

Welcome to apply at the latest April 22, 2024

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


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 Enligt övernskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1293/2024
  • Juha Nieminen /, 08-52486254
Union representative
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Bodil Moberg ST,
Published 25.Mar.2024
Last application date 22.Apr.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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