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 School of Health and Welfare has an extensive collaboration with the surrounding society, both regionally, nationally, and internationally. This builds a strong and attractive academic environment at the same time as the School of Health and Welfare participates in society's renewal and development. For more information:

The Department of Rehabilitation (AFR) is part of the School of Health and Welfare, which is one of our Schools at Jönköping University.

AFR is responsible for education within Prosthetics & Orthotics (P&O) and Occupational Therapy (OT) at the Bachelor Level, Master of science in Product Development with a specialization in assistive technology (MASTech) and Occupational Therapy at the Master’s Level. The department also delivers Prosthetic & Orthotic Technician and Pedorthist educations at the technical diploma level (YH). AFR also trains orthopedic technicians and foot orthotists (YH educations). 


Work tasks

The main task is theoretical and practical teaching of students in occupational therapy. Other tasks may also be relevant depending on the applicant's background. Teaching involves course responsibility, course planning and examination as well as participating in the development of the program. Research of relevance to occupational therapy is also included.

The undergraduate and one-year bachelor programs in occupational therapy are given mainly in
Swedish. The two-year master's program is given in English and is completely web-based.

The employment gives good opportunities to influence the education and become part of an enthusiastic and creative team.



To be eligible for the position, you must be an occupational therapist with a doctoral degree (Phd) in occupational therapy and have documented pedagogical skills. To succeed in the role, it is important that you have the ability to adapt to changing tasks. You enjoy working in teams as well as working independently.

It is important that you like and have a good ability to organize, plan and work with administrative tasks. You have the ability and willingness to support junior team members.

We expect you to have high level of competence in spoken and written English. Swedish language competency is an advantage. If you do not speak and understand Swedish, we prefer to see a willingness to learn the Swedish language in the first few years of your employment.

You have a good communication ability, i.e., you are good at listening and being receptive to other people's communication. Furthermore, you have good social skills and strive for personal development.

It is meritorious if you have received external research funding.

For full eligibility requirements for a position as Lecturer see "Appointment Procedure at Jönköping University": 



The employment is permanent and full time, starting in the autumn of 2022, or as agreed upon.

Prior to the recruitment work, we have taken a position on recruitment channels and marketing. We therefore kindly but firmly decline all offers of advertising and recruitment assistance. 



Welcome with your application, no later than 2022-08-05.

Appendices are preferred in pdf format and must contain:

  • a personal cover letter
  • a CV including attested credentials
  • attested certificates and diplomas of education
  • name and contact details of three references
  • a list of publications and your dissertation
  • a professional portfolio including pedagogic and scientific merits, as well as merits in clinical activities, leadership, and collaborations.
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 2022/1805-211
  • Eva-Marie Sundkvist, +4636-101294
  • Anita Björklund Carlstedt, +4636-101266
Union representative
  • Roger Sandberg, Lärarförbundet, +4636-101214
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +4636-101076
  • Frida Liabäck, Saco-S, +4636-101480
Published 03.May.2022
Last application date 05.Aug.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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