Assistant professor (Biträdande lektor)

Assistant professor (in Swedish Biträdande lektor) is the title of a fixed-term career development position that was introduced in 2018 instead of the previous title Forskarassistent.

The purpose of the employment is to give young scientists an opportunity during the employment period to develop their competence in research and teaching before they apply for a promotion to Senior Lecturer. The duration of employment as Assistant Professor can vary from a minimum of four years to a maximum of six, which should be decided by the university prior to the employment. The employment period can be prolonged up to two years due to parental leave or illness.

Eligibility requirement

Eligible to be employed as an Assistant Professor is a person who has completed a doctoral degree or has equivalent scientific competence. Those who have completed a doctoral degree or have reached the corresponding competence no more than five years before the time for applying for the position as Assistant Professor has expired should mainly be considered. Even those who have completed a doctoral degree or have achieved equivalent competence before may, however, be considered if there are special reasons. Special reasons refer to leave due to illness, parental leave or other similar circumstances. For individual announcements, further requirements and assessment criteria may apply.