Professor in Physiotherapy

Huddinge, Sweden
04 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

With focus on education and research

The Department of Neurobiology Care Sciences and Society

The Department of Neurobiology Care Sciences and Society (NVS) comprises 8 divisions with a total of approximately 500 employees. The Department of NVS is located at KI Campus Flemingsberg. The Department is responsible for education at basic and advanced levels, doctoral education as well as clinical and experimental research within the different areas represented by the divisions.


The Division of Physiotherapy at NVS conducts research, doctoral education and education at basic and advanced levels in physiotherapy. Approximately 40 teachers/researchers and administrators are employed, and some 20 doctoral students registered. The division is located primarily at KI Campus Flemingsberg. The division is in an expansive phase regarding both education and research.


The Department of Neurobiology Care Sciences and Society (NVS) is announcing a position as professor in physiotherapy with focus on education and research, in particular physical activity as disease prevention and treatment with a deep commitment to lead, develop and coordinate education, research, and doctoral education. The candidate will be expected to develop the subject of physiotherapy as well as to supervise students, PhD candidates and post-docs in physiotherapy. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for the important task to increase the level of research-based education. Responsibilities include teaching at basic, advanced and doctoral levels. The tasks will be designed and adapted based on the candidate's skills and interests and may change over time.

The appointment as a professor may, by special agreement, be combined with a position with clinical part-time employment at SLL, Stockholm County Council.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for employment as Professor the applicant must have demonstrated both research and educational 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. For this position, documented ability to coordinate and lead is a requirement.

The Division of Physiotherapy is looking for a person with documented proficiency in teaching and development of teaching at university level, as well as proven academic leadership. Extensive experience in teaching at basic- advanced and research education levels is required and research in pedagogics is a merit.

The candidate should also possess a solid research position in the field of physiotherapy within physical activity in disease prevention and treatment. A strong publication record in international scientific journals as well as documented experience in physical activity in health promotion and treatment is a requirement. The candidate should have documented experience in national and international collaboration and in academic leadership. Formal professional education as a physiotherapist or registered physiotherapist is required.

Bases of assessment

The Professorship has a focus on education and research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: educational expertise (3), research expertise (2), leadership, development and collaboration expertise (2), clinical experience (1).

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

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 Varbi 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 Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5266/2018


Maria Eriksdotter, Head of Department, +46 8 524 864 79,
Ulla Cronfalk-Hernlund, Head of Administration, +46 8 524 868 18,
Lena von Koch, Senior Professor, +46 8 524 835 55,

Union representative

Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Agneta Öhlen, SACO, 08-524 837 53,
Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65,

Published 04.Dec.2018
Last application date 31.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET