Senior Lecturer in Anatomy
University of Gothenburg Institute of Biomedicine

Senior Lecturer in Anatomy

Diary id:PAR 2020/722

Employment level:Open ended

Location:Institute of Biomedicine

Apply by:2020-09-14

Subject area


Subject area description

Anatomy is the study of the structure of the human body. In Swedish tradition, anatomy comprises only the macromorphology whereas micromorphology is assigned to the subject of histology. Anatomy is of fundamental importance to the healthcare sciences, especially to medicine where this subject plays a crucial role in the basic training of physicians. In addition to general anatomy, there is a growing number of applications e.g. in surgery and radiology. 

Job assignments

The assignment include teaching and pedagogical development work within the anatomy curriculum of the medical training program including general anatomy, anatomical dissection, radiological anatomy and functional anatomy. Course leadership in the subject and other teaching administrative tasks may also be assigned tasks.

The position may include a part time assignment as director of KAT (the Surgical Anatomical Training Center), a unit that develops and conducts wet lab courses for surgeons under combined superintendence of the university and the Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

Administrative and leadership tasks within the university organisation and cooperation with external organisations may also be included.

Research and PhD training, preferably in one of the research fields of the institute, such as biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, or pathology or in medical pedagogics are included assignments.


The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Sectioni 2-4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

For a position as senior lecturer the applicant must have av PhD degree and demonstrated pedagogical skills. Eligibility for this specific position in addition requires basic medical training, a PhD degree in a medical subject and demonstrated teaching experience in anatomy at the university level.


Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter4, Section 3-4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Pedagogical skills are considered more important than scientific skills. For assessment of pedagogical skills, teaching experience in theoretical, dissection and wet-lab teaching as well as experience from course leadership in anatomy, is of special importance. The assessment of scientific skills is based on the quality and originality of the scientific production, the ability to plan and lead independent research and PhD training, and the ability to communicate  science with society at large. Documented ability to obtain external funding is also creditable. A merit is also administrative skills, preferably from experience in a leading position. Documented ability to cooperate with other disciplines and organisations outside the university, for example with health service providers is valuable.

The successful applicant who has not undergone the University teaching staff training courses at the University of Gothenburg is expected to complete such educational training courses or to have equivalent qualifications from another University validated within the first year of employment.


The employment is a full time permanent postion and is located at The Institute of Biomedicine. First day of employment is by agreement.

For further information:

Professor Bengt Hallberg, Head of department at Department of Medical Biochemistry an Cell biology.
Phone: + 46 705 665742,e-mail:


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

How to apply

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:

- PhD degree (in Swedish or English)
- A maximum of 10 selected scientific publications that the applicant want to refer to (in full text)
- Other certificates / degrees / diplomas proving the qualifications

Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed in three copies to:

University of Gothenburg
The Sahlgrenska Academy
Box 400
405 30 Göteborg

The reference number of the application, PAR 2020/722, should be clearly stated when mailing complementary documents.

Closing date: 2020-09-14

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


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