School of Health and Welfare, Department of Rehabilitation

The School of Health and Welfare is one of four schools within Jönköping University and one of the leading institutions in the country for academic studies in health, nursing and social work. We work across disciplines with a focus on practical use. You will work in an organization that gives you skills development and opportunities to be involved and exercise influence.

The Department of Rehabilitation (AFR) at the School of Health and Welfare is responsible for education within Prosthetics & Orthotics (P&O) and Occupational Therapy (OT) at the Bachelor Level, Occupational Therapy at the Masters Level, Prosthetic & Orthotic Technician and Pedorthist educations at the technical diploma level (YH) and commissioned educations for various external partners in industry and the public sector.  Our Bachelor level P&O education is an international program conducted entirely in English and is the only clinical education in Prosthetics & Orthotics in Sweden. 

We are currently in a period of expansion and a Master’s program in Product Development with a Specialty in Assistive Technology will start this autumn.  This new educational initiative places additional resource demands on the individuals who have a PhD and educate within the P&O program. As these individuals become involved in the MASTech program, there will be an increased need for individuals with doctoral educations to contribute within the P&O program. As such, the recruitment of an additional Assistant Professor of Prosthetics & Orthotics will ensure we have the required individuals to teach, supervise and examine all courses within the P&O education.


As an Assistant Professor you will contribute to theoretical and practical teaching within the P&O undergraduate program. You will be expected to show a high level of competence and be able to serve as examiner in relevant courses, including the supervision and examination of bachelor theses. You will be able to contribute to the development and eventual implementation of the MASTech program. 

Furthermore, you will be expected to contribute to the overall operation at the School of Health and Welfare by filling various academic and/or administrative assignments. In addition to teaching, supervision and examiner roles, you will also participate and contribute to research within the subject area at HHJ. 


To be eligible for the position, you have a doctoral degree in Prosthetics & Orthotics or subject area relevant to the position (ie physiotherapy, biomechanics, biomedical engineering). As an assistant professor you must have a demonstrated research profile showing clear progression following your dissertation work in terms of breadth and depth within the subject area and also work that is of a good international standard.

It is also important that you are academically skillful with respect to independent research initiatives, have been the leader of a research team, have the ability to plan and lead research and the ability to communicate research to the surrounding society.

You have documented teaching expertise and have completed courses related to pedagogy in higher education or have a willingness to complete such courses. We expect you to have high level of competence in spoken and written English. Swedish language competency is meritorious.

You have demonstrated sound leadership skills and a sound ability to plan, organize and prioritize the work in an effective way adapted to the purpose. You have a flexible work approach, are resilient to external stresses and can manage multiple work tasks simultaneously. Furthermore, you have the ability to work independently as well as a member in teams. International experience or interest as well as an international network in relation to P&O research are meritorious.

For full eligibility requirements for a position as Assistant Professor see "Appointment Procedure at Jönköping University"


The employment is permanent/full-time. Starting date is according to agreement. The work is physically placed in Jönköping.


Your application should include

  • accompanying letter with information about the applicant letter of intent (max 2 pages) (appendix 1)
  • a complete CV including references (appendix 2)
  • publication list (appendix 3)
  • validated doctoral degree certificate (appendix 4)
  • validated certificates of completed university education courses (appendix 5)
  • a more comprehensive account of the merits that will be assessed by experts (appendix 6a, 6b etc) a maximum of ten (10)
  • most relevant peer-reviewed publications (appendix 7a, 7b etc.)

Deadline for application is 2020-03-11

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 Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2020/356 221
  • Eva-Marie Sundkvist, +46 36-10 1294
  • David Rusaw, +46 36-10 1275
Union representative
  • Emma Kramer, Lärarförbundet, +46 36-10 1328
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +46 36-10 1076
  • Nina Gunnarsson, Saco-S, +46 36-10 1707
Published 11.Feb.2020
Last application date 11.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET