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Senior lecturer in diabetes with focus on translational diabetes and/or nutrition research

 Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.


A permanent position as senior lecturer in diabetes, with a focus on translational diabetes research and/or nutrition research. The position is currently based at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö.


The Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö is looking for a senior lecturer who can help advance and promote translational diabetes research, including diabetes complications, and/or nutrition research. We are looking for a candidate with an independent research profile and someone who is internationally recognized in their field.

Duties include research and teaching, as well as participating in management activities at the Faculty of Medicine. The successful applicant will also be expected to perform the departmental duties usually associated with a senior lecturer appointment, that is administrative duties, internal and external commissions of trust and duties related to representing Lund University and the specific research area on the national and international arena.

If the successful candidate lacks five weeks training in teaching and learning in higher education at the time of appointment, their work duties will include completing this training within the first two years of employment.

Other duties may also arise as part of the position.


According to Section 4, Chapter 4 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100), a person qualified for appointment as a senior lecturer has demonstrated teaching expertise and been awarded a PhD or has the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve. 

The applicant must have completed at least five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning or have acquired equivalent knowledge in another way, unless there are special reasons for exemption from this requirement. (see Lund University appointment rules).

Assessment criteria

The applicant should have demonstrated research and teaching expertise related to the subject in question. When assessing applicants, particular importance will be placed on scientific capability. The applicant should have demonstrated his/her scientific capabilities by maintaining a high national and international standard as a researcher. Further, the ability to secure national and/or international funding is also meritorious. Ongoing national and international research collaborations will also be considered very important.

The applicant should have demonstrated pedagogical expertise both when teaching and when supervising  at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level. Furthermore, the ability to supervise doctoral students and administrative skills will be considered important. Demonstrated leadership skills, collaborative skills and the ability to interact with the surrounding community will also be assessed.

A general requirement for the appointment as a teacher at Lund University is a suitability for the position and other necessary abilities to perform work-related duties to a high standard. In addition to the provisions of the Higher Education Ordinance, Lund University’s Appointment Rules and the Faculty of Medicine’s general requirements profile and assessment criteria also apply to the appointment of a senior lecturer: The Faculty of Medicine’s general requirements profile and assessment criteria details the type of documentation that is accepted as verification of an applicant’s research and teaching expertise, academic leadership, and ability to collaborate and apply research.

Further information

For further information about the position, please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Kristina Åkesson by telephone on +46 46 222 80 84 or by email at, or the Head of Department Patrik Midlöv, on +46 40 39 13 63 or at

For information about the application process, please contact recruitment officer Robert Norrman on +46 46 222 44 10 or at

Appointments are made based on proposals presented by the Faculty of Medicine’s Academic Appointments Board.

Application process

Applications should be submitted via Lund University’s application portal no later than the 23rd October 2022.

Applications should be completed according to the Faculty of Medicine’s instructions for applicants for teaching positions (see under the headings List of qualifications for lecturers and Create a CV).

Please note that applications should be submitted in English. However, there is no need to translate official academic transcripts and employment certificates.

Lund University applies individual salary setting. You can state your salary requirements in your application.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Type of employmentPermanent position
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAs soon as possible
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CountySkåne län
Reference numberPA2022/926
  • Robert Norrman, +46462224410
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date23.Oct.2022 11:59 PM CEST


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