Job DescriptionProfessor of surgery specialising in gastrointestinal surgery, combined with the position of specialist physician at Uppsala University hospital
Part of the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, the Department of Surgical Sciences has approximately 160 members of staff plus some 200 registered doctoral students, many of whom are clinically active doctors or nurses. The department conducts research and offers first-, second- and third-cycle courses and programmes. Research is conducted in research groups organised around various surgical specialisations and adjacent subjects, such as Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine and Radiology. The department’s educational activities include the Medicine Programme, Radiography Programme and Specialist Nursing Programme. Many of the department’s staff combine their duties at the University with clinical positions.
Description of subject area
Gastrointestinal surgery involves the surgical treatment and care of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, abdominal parenchymal organs, abdominal cavity and abdominal wall. Gastrointestinal surgical activities at Uppala University and Uppsala University Hospital are divided into the following research groups and sections: Oesophageal-Ventricular; Liver, Gallbladder and Pancreas; and Colorectal. The research and clinical profile area covers oesophageal and ventricular cancer, bariatric surgery, cancers of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), colorectal cancer, colorectal disorders and proctology. Uppsala University Hospital provides highly specialised care to Healthcare Region Mid-Sweden. Gastrointestinal surgery is staffed by 40 surgeons who perform approximately 1,500 operations each year.
The position involves overall responsibility for research and education in the subject area gastrointestinal surgery. Duties include supporting the various research groups working in the field and creating positive development in research and education in the subject in collaboration with the faculty’s researchers and teachers. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct their own research within the subject area and participate in the supervision and teaching of first-, second- and third-cycle courses and programmes. Administrative and management duties may arise, as well as internal and external commissions of trust. Duties also include informing about research and development work. One third of working hours will be set aside for clinical duties at Uppsala University Hospital.
According to the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, Section 3, a person who has demonstrated both research and teaching expertise shall be qualified for employment as a professor. According to Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University (AR) Section 5, one general qualification required is that applicants must be able to work with other people and otherwise meet the demands of suitability required to perform their duties well.
Research expertise must have been demonstrated by the applicant’s independent research contributions and by achievements that are of very high quality by international standards. The applicant must have demonstrated expertise in planning, initiating, leading and developing research; an ability to obtain research funding in competition; and well-documented expertise in supervising third cycle (doctoral) students. The applicant’s contributions to the international and national scientific community must be assessed on the basis of such criteria as the quality and scope of scholarly publications. The international track record required must be assessed in light of the nature and specific circumstances of the subject. (AR Section 31).
Teaching expertise must have been demonstrated by an extensive educational portfolio in accordance with Section 22. Furthermore, the applicant must demonstrate well-documented expertise in supervision at first cycle (undergraduate) level, second cycle (Master’s) level and third cycle (doctoral) level. A prerequisite for considering that the applicant has teaching expertise is that the applicant has completed at least ten weeks of teacher training for higher education that is relevant to the organisation and its activities, or has equivalent knowledge. If there are special reasons, the teacher training for higher education may be undertaken during the first two years of employment. The teacher training must also include third cycle (doctoral student) supervision. (AR Section 32)
The applicant must have documented ability to teach in Swedish and English. If special reasons exist, an applicant who is not currently able to teach in Swedish may be considered on condition that they undertake to acquire the necessary ability within the first two years of employment (AR Section 6).
A Swedish licence to practice medicine and specialist expertise in surgery are required to apply for this position. If the applicant is not entered onto the Swedish Specialist Register for surgery, they must have submitted an application for entry onto the Swedish Specialist Register (surgery) to the National Board of Health and Welfare by the application deadline for this position. However, the applicant must have obtained Swedish registration as a specialist in surgery by the date the employment decision is made.
If the person offered the position also meets Uppsala University Hospital’s requirements for employment as a consultant, the applicant will be offered employment combined with the position of consultant.
In the assessment of more than one qualified applicant, research expertise will be assigned greater weight than teaching expertise. Clinical expertise is also important in the position and will be considered in making the appointment.
Research expertise refers to research qualifications. In assessing research expertise, research quality must be the primary consideration. Consideration must also be given to the scope of the research, in terms primarily of its depth and breadth. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead and develop research and third cycle (doctoral) education, the ability to obtain research funding in competition, and the ability to collaborate and engage with the wider community through research. (AR Section 20). See also Guidelines and Assessment Criteria for Recruiting and Promoting Teachers at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy (GA) Section 3.
Teaching expertise refers to educational qualifications. In assessing teaching expertise, teaching quality must be the primary consideration. Consideration must also be given to the scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead and develop education, and to the ability to base teaching on research. Teaching expertise should also include the ability to collaborate and engage with the wider community through education. (AR Section 22) See also GA Section 4.
Assessment criteria, other expertise
Administrative and management expertise are significant to the position and will be assigned weight. The ability to collaborate with the surrounding community and to inform the public about research and development will be considered.
Administrative expertise is demonstrated, for example, by the ability to plan, organise and prioritise work in an efficient and appropriate manner, and the ability to specify and keep to time frames. Such expertise includes overall operational planning, the ability to manage resources in a way that reflects operational priorities, and the ability to work in a structured manner based on awareness of goals and quality. (AR Section 28) See also GA Section 5.
Management expertise is demonstrated by the ability to lead operations and staff, make decisions, take responsibility and motivate others, providing them with the conditions needed for efficient achievement of shared goals. Expertise may also be demonstrated by an ability to coordinate the group, to help create a sense of involvement, participation and job satisfaction, and to deal with conflicts. (AR Section 30) See also GA Section 5.
When assessing collaboration expertise, experience of and expertise in education and outreach work, editorships and other activities related to knowledge exchange between academia and the wider community, as well as experience of innovation and entrepreneurship, will be given weight. (GA Section 6)
In an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications, parental leave, part-time work due to childcare, trade union responsibilities, military service or similar activities are to be treated as work experience. (AR Section 94)
When the University appoints new teachers, it must select the applicants who, following a qualitative overall assessment of their competence and expertise, are judged to have the best potential to perform and develop the relevant duties and to contribute to the positive development of the department. (AR Section 4).
The gender equality aspect must be applied in an appointment process if it is evident following a qualitative assessment that two applicants of different gender have equal or approximately equal qualifications and if one gender is underrepresented (constitutes less than 40% of those in the occupational category in question and at the workplace concerned). (AR Section 95)
All qualifications must be documented so that both quality and degree can be assessed.
During the evaluation of submitted applications, international referees may be used. In this event, the University may need to send applications that are written in Swedish to a qualified translator.
In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
Links to relevant regulations and guidelines
Appointment Regulations for Uppsala University
Guidelines and assessment criteria for recruiting and promoting teachers at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy
Career Portfolios. Instructions for compiling qualifications and guidelines for qualifications assessment in connection with recruitment of teachers, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy
About the employment
The employment is a permanent position. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala
For more information, please contact: the Dean of the Faculty Karin Forsberg Nilsson, 018-471 4158, [email protected] or the Head of Department Liisa Byberg, 070-1679400, [email protected].
Welcome to submit your application, no later than 11 March 2024, UFV-PA 2023/4124
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Placement: Department of Surgical Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben [email protected]
ST/TCO [email protected]
Saco-S-föreningen [email protected]
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2023/4124
Last application date: 2024-03-11