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 Occupational Therapy (OT) and Prosthetics & Orthotics (P&O) at the Bachelor Level and Master’s Level. The department also delivers a Prosthetic & Orthotic Technician education at the technical diploma level (YH).

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


The main tasks are theoretical and practical teaching of students in occupational therapy at basic, advanced, and postgraduate level. Teaching involves course responsibility, course planning and examination as well as participating in the development of the program. You will be expected to participate in research activities and apply research in education. Other tasks may also be relevant depending on your background. In addition to teaching, tasks may also include:

  • conducting and disseminating research relevant to occupational therapy, normally as a member of a research group
  • being an assistant supervisor for research students
  • participating in development work and internal and external committee work
  • participating in knowledge exchange with the outside world
  • participating in university of applied sciences and university-wide commitments
  • applying for external research funds.

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


To be eligible for the position, you must be an occupational therapist with a doctoral degree (PhD) in occupational therapy or another relevant subject. You have documented pedagogical training and experience in higher education. To succeed in the role, it is important that you can adapt to changing tasks and work tempo. You have the ability in working in teams as well as working independently. It is important that you have a good ability to organize, plan and work with administrative tasks and set and keep time frames. You have the ability and willingness to support junior team members.

The School of Health and Welfare conducts an active internationalization work. 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. You should also have ability in and be open to use digital tools for communication and education.

As a person, you have a positive attitude and enjoy sharing knowledge and experiences with students and colleagues. Furthermore, you have good social skills and strive for personal development.

It is meritorious if you have received external research funding.

In the selection process we will place great value on applicants’ suitability for the position and the team at the AFR.


You get from us opportunities to influence and freedom to develop in the role with the support of colleagues and manager. At AFR you will find community in a development-oriented group that is highly committed to their work and has fun together.

Those of us who work at Jönköping University come from all corners of the world, we work in several different fields and have a great collective competence. New students, knowledgeable teachers and researchers, knowledge-hungry doctoral students and competent administrative staff meet here. Together we work towards the same goal and vision. We develop new knowledge and share competence through sustainable collaborations with business, the public sector and other academic institutions. This creates a creative and stimulating environment to work in and gives a great feeling when you go to work!

Read more about our conditions and benefits, for example favorable government agreements regarding salary, pension and employment conditions. Read more

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 2023-04-02.

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.


Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterized by internationalization and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive, and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace, and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2023/798-211
  • Anita Björklund Carlstedt, +4636-101266
  • Eva-Marie Sundkvist, +4636-101294
Union representative
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +4636-101076
  • Roger Sandberg, Lärarförbundet, +4636-101214
  • Frida Liabäck, Saco-S, +4676-1720750
Published 22.Feb.2023
Last application date 02.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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