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Junior Researcher / Assistant Professor position

Employer: Umeå University
Posted: June 18, 2014
Expires: August 17, 2014
Requisition number: AN

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Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses and programmes, world leading research, and excellent innovation and collaboration opportunities. More than 4 300 employees and more than 32 400 students have already chosen Umeå University. We welcome your application! h1. Junior Researcher/Assistant Professor position ("biträdande universitetslektorat") at the Faculty of Medicine in combination with clinical duties as occupational therapist, physiotherapist or nurse. The Faculty of Medicine, which consists of 13 departments and two research centres, is responsible for education in health care fields at Umeå University and has an extensive research and graduate education in more than 80 subjects. The Faculty has approximately 5,700 students at basic and advanced undergraduate levels and about 650 students research education level. The faculty includes approximately 500 teachers/researchers and an equal number of personnel with technical and administrative tasks. The Faculty of Medicine aims to recruit a Junior Researcher/Assistant Professor in combination with clinical duties as occupational therapist, physiotherapist or nurse. The subject of the position, as well as the departmental association, will be decided after agreement between the applicant and the faculty. The position can be placed at a preclinical department. We also try to accommodate requests for place of work for the clinical duties. The target group for this position consists of registered occupational therapists, physiotherapists or nurses.

The Junior Researcher /Assistant Professor position ("biträdande universitetslektor") is a 4-year tenure track position. The position as Junior Researcher/Assistant Professor at the university can be combined with clinical duties of up to 13 hours a week as an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or nurse. For the remainder of the working hours, the Junior Researcher/Assistant Professor will primarily conduct research (at least 80 percent of the time), but the possibility of teaching within the employment should be provided so that the criteria for promotion to a tenure position as a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor ("universitetslektor") can be fulfilled within the 4 years. It is presupposed that the applicant will be performing successful, competitive, independent research within his/her academic field if granted the position as Junior Researcher/Assistant Professor. The recruited researcher will receive a startup grant of 500 000 SEK. Provided a motivated budget is included in the application, there is also a possibility to receive a further grant of up to 500 000 SEK per year for four years. Qualifications and assessment of skills To qualify for the position as Junior Researcher/Assistant Professor, the candidate must have a PhD degree (or equivalent scientific competence). The applicant also needs to be certified to perform clinical duties as occupational therapist, physiotherapist or nurse within Sweden. The PhD degree should have been obtained within the last seven years. A prolonged time period from obtaining a Ph.D. can be accepted for certain reasons (illness, parental leave, commission of trust or similar conditions). The assessment criteria used is the degree of expertise that is required to qualify for the position. The applicants will be evaluated using a weighted model of all the assessment criteria used. The academic scientific skills are the most important (3), the teaching qualifications and the clinical skills are weighted equally (1). The administrative skills and the ability to develop and supervise activities and personnel, ability to interact with the community are also considered. The evaluation of the scientific skills will pay particular attention to the level of independently performed research. The applicants should have experience of documented and successful research. The applicant is also expected to be able to add to his/her research budget by receiving national and/or international research grants. The assessment of teaching skills will take into account planning, implementation, and evaluation of teaching, supervision, and examination. Current clinical experience and proven good clinical skills are important for this position. Evidence of administrative skills includes leadership in planning and development of activities and personnel, planning of undergraduate courses, etc. as well as ability to interact and collaborate. A Junior Researcher/Assistant Professor has a right to request an evaluation to be promoted to a tenure position as Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor within the four years of employment. The requirements for such a promotion are stated in the Swedish announcement. The head of the department is responsible for presenting a plan of development (including both research and teaching) for the recruited researcher at the time of employment and is also responsible for making sure that mentors are appointed to support the recruited researcher in fulfilling that plan; at least one mentor concerning teaching and two academic mentors, among which one should be active at another department. Application instructions Applications should include a cover letter summarizing the applicant's career, past research accomplishments and future plans (1-2 pages), a CV with a list of all publications (with the 5 most significant publications indicated), and a research program (no more than 10 pages; preferably in the format required by the national Swedish Research Council, see, for applications in the call for Project Research Grant for Junior Researcher in Medicine and Health). The applicant should also propose a budget plan for his/her project, as well as names and contact details of three persons that can provide reference letters For further information please contact Associate Professor Patrik Danielson, M.D., Ph.D,, mobile phone: +46 (0)70 336 80 30. Union information is available from SACO, +46-(0)90-786 53 65,, SEKO, +46-(0)90-786 52 96, and ST, +46-(0)90-786 54 31,

Documents sent electronically should be in MS Word or PDF format. Your complete application, marked with reference number AN, should be sent to (state the reference number as subject) or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive August 18, 2014 at the latest.

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