School of Health and Welfare, Department of Rehabilitation

The School of Health and Welfare, part of Jönköping University, is looking for a Full Professor in Occupational Therapy to support and further develop education and research within Occupational Therapy and our transdisciplinary research environments. The position offered is full time and with 50 percent research time.

We would like to welcome you as a colleague into our dedicated team of teachers and researchers in Occupational Therapy and Prosthetics & Orthotics. Here you will work in an organization that gives you opportunities to develop your skills, be involved and exercise influence on education as well as research. We are looking for someone who shares our professional commitment and enthusiasm within this field of research.

Who are we?

The School of Health and Welfare (HHJ) is one of four schools within Jönköping University and one of the leading institutions in Sweden for academic studies in health, nursing and social work. We work transdisciplinary with a focus on practical application of knowledge. The Department of Rehabilitation (AFR) is responsible for education within Occupational Therapy and Prosthetics & Orthotics at the Bachelor Level, Occupational Therapy at the Masters Level and Master of science in Product Development with a specialization in assistive technology (MASTech).

AFR also delivers vocational training programs (YH); Prosthetic & Orthotic Technician and Pedorthist.

International exchange, both abroad and at home and involving both educators and students, is an important and always expanding aspect of our department.

What would you do?

With us, you will lead the development of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science research at AFR. This includes providing mentorship, strengthening, and supporting junior researchers within both AFR and HHJ´s research environments. You will conduct your own research within relevant transdisciplinary research environments at HHJ and initiate applications for external funding of research.

As full professor you are also the Head of Subject in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science. You are expected to keep up to date with national and international developments within the discipline. You are responsible for the content and development of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science as a discipline, in accordance with Jönköping University´s rules and regulations for education. As a Full Professor you will be expected to participate in, and support, the development of teaching at all academic levels, as well as supervising doctoral students.

Quality assurance and development is a part of your role and responsibility.

Who are you?

We are looking for candidates with a research profile of good international standard with a clear progression following your dissertation, in terms of both width and depth in the subject area.

To fit the position, you embrace diversity and collaboration and is willing to join current activities as well as develop and lead new initiatives. You are ambitious and motivated and demonstrate excellence in research and teaching with a track record in attracting external funding and engaging with different stakeholders.

To thrive in the position as Full Professor it is important that you have a great ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in an efficient and relevant way.

Further, to be eligible for the position the candidate should:

  • have a Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy or a related subject. This is required in order to maintain our degree awarding rights in Occupational Therapy.
  • be a registered Occupational Therapist.
  • have a relevant and up-to-date scientific portfolio of high-quality publications in Occupational Therapy or related subjects.

In addition, extra meritorious are the following experiences:

  • examination committee assignments.
  • program evaluation and quality work.
  • experience of having acted as a principal supervisor at third-cycle level.

Knowledge in both spoken and written English is required, while knowledge in Swedish is highly desirable. Note: Individuals who do not have Swedish language skills will be expected to obtain this knowledge in close connection to starting the position.

We also welcome applicants who are qualified as Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor for an appointment as a Senior Associate Professor, which may become relevant if no person qualified as Full Professor applies for the position. An appointment as Senior Associate Professor gives the candidate the opportunity to develop as a researcher and become qualified both in terms of research and teaching in order to achieve the requirements needed to qualify for employment as a Full Professor.

Eligibility requirements for holding a position as a Full Professor or Senior Associate Professor at Jönköping University can be found in the relevant sections of the following document: The Regulations for Employment of Teachers at Jönköping University.


This is a permanent/full-time position with 50% research time. The starting date in 2021 is negotiable.

Application details

Application deadline 2021-04-18

Your application should include:

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

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Anställningsform Tillsvidareanställning
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde The starting date in 2021 is negotiable.
Löneform Monthly salary
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100%
Ort Jönköping
Län Jönköpings län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2021/1020-211
  • Eva-Marie Sundkvist, +46 36-10 1294
  • Anita Björklund Carlstedt, +46 36-10 1266
Facklig företrädare
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +46 36-10 1076
  • Kristina Wennefors, Lärarförbundet, 036-550 24 21
  • Fanny Kårelind, +46 36-10 1209
Publicerat 2021-03-03
Sista ansökningsdag 2021-04-18

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