Professor in Global Disaster Medicine with Focus on Education and Research

Stockholm, Sweden
15 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Public Health Sciences


At the Department of Public Health Sciences, we conduct research, teaching and applied work, based on public health science and epidemiology. The research is aimed at analysing health determinants on the population level, and developing and evaluating preventative structural and individualised measures, including legislation and guidelines. The field also includes health economics, health systems research and implementation research. Our activities have a strongly international flavour, and the Department's researchers are scientific advisers to authorities and other decision-makers on the regional, national and international level. The Department is divided into research groups operating within the fields of global health, public health epidemiology and social medicine with a total of 150 employees. In addition, we have around 80 research students.

Since 2002, the department has a centre for research on health care in disasters. The centre is involved in research, training and policy work in the field of global disaster medicine. The centre has expanded significantly in the past years. To ensure competence in research and teaching and to further develop and strengthen the centre, the department is now looking for a professor in global disaster medicine with a focus on education and research.


The employment is directed towards education and research. We are looking for a researcher with extensive experience in global disaster medicine. The new professor will have overall responsibility for the Centre’s activities and is expected to contribute significantly to its development. With the aim of improving public health and health care response following disasters, the new professor will pursue high-quality research, take responsibility for and develop independent courses and programs in disaster medicine and actively engage with WHO and other partners to develop background for disaster medicine policies and assist in their implementation.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for employment as Professor the applicant must have demonstrated both research and teaching expertise, as well as management, development and collaborative skills. (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet). The applicant shall also have completed courses of 10 weeks (or equivalent competence) of higher education training in teaching in accordance with Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions recommendations for qualification as a higher education teacher or have otherwise obtained equivalent knowledge.

Bases of assessment 

The position is directed towards research and education. In our assessment of applicants, we will place considerable emphasis on scientific and pedagogical excellence. The qualifications will be weighted as follows: scientific skills (factor 3), pedagogical skills (factor 3), leadership, development and collaboration skills (factor 2).

 Applicant must:

  • Be an independent researcher with publications of high scientific quality in the field of global disaster medicine.
  • Have documented experience of leading research projects within the field.
  • Have established international research and education collaboration in the field.
  • Have developed and been responsible for education of good quality at different levels within the field.
  • During the last five years have received significant research grants in competition
  • Have clinical emergency medical care experience from disaster areas.
  • Have experience from producing backgrounds for policy documents in the field.

Meritorious is: experience from both qualitative and quantitative research methods, research and teaching experience within the field of global health as well as experience of expertise in relation to support of policy implementation

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the candidates, Karolinska Institutet will judge which of the candidates that have the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

Karolinska Institutet wishes to promote gender equality by achieving a more even gender distribution in its workforce. We also value the qualities that ethnic and cultural diversity can bring to the workplace.

Application process

An application must contain the following documents in English curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers in English. All the submitted documents shall therefor be written in English.

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

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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Type of employment    Permanent position
Contract type    Full time
First day of employment    According to agreement
Salary    Monthly salary
Number of positions    1
Working hours    100
City    Solna
County    Stockholms län
Country    Sweden
Reference number    2-2933/2017

  • Marie Hasselberg, head of department, +46(0)852483374

Union representative    

  • Magnus Anå, OFR, +46(0)8524 864 37,
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75 ,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,

Published    14.Nov.2018
Last application date    12.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET