Karolinska Institutet (KI)

Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Karolinska Institutet (KI)

Stockholm, Sweden

- with focus on education and research

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The Department of Dental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet provides undergraduate education for dental – , dental hygienist – and postgraduate students as well as master and doctoral studies. The Oral Diagnostics and Surgery Unit provides undergraduate training in oral biomedicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral radiology, and orofacial medicine.

Since this is a diversified unit, we conduct meaningful research in a number of areas, for example various tumor diseases in the oral cavity and oral side-effects of bone marrow transplantation, oral health of the elderly, and diagnostic imaging.

We collaborate closely with the Oral Diagnostics Clinic at the University Dental Clinic where clinical training takes place. About twenty teachers and researchers work at the unit.

Our goal is to increase knowledge about the underlying mechanisms of oral and maxillofacial diseases amongst different patient groups in order to improve diagnostics and rehabilitation, and thereby contribute to better oral health and quality of life. We achieve this by promoting high quality research and teaching with active doctoral student supervision in strong research teams, and with modern, student-oriented teaching methods in undergraduate education. We also strive to provide a good work environment for the division’s employees.

Your mission

The employment has a focus on education and research.

We are looking for a person who is passionate about developing education and research within the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. An important task is to strengthen the links between research and education. The position involves both theoretical and clinical teaching and overall planning of teaching as well as development of courses and study programmes offered at undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels of education.

You should conduct research at a high international standard. Currently oral and maxillofacial surgery is focused on oral infections through integration between clinical research, biobanks and basic research, but other areas of research are also of interest.

The position as Professor also includes supervision of doctoral students and postdocs, and the advancement of the oral and maxillofacial surgery discipline. You are expected to actively work on seeking external research funding.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for employment as Professor the applicant must have demonstrated both research and teaching expertise, as well as management, development and collaborative skills and, clinical expertise. (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).

The applicant shall also have completed courses of 10 weeks (or equivalent competence) of higher education training in teaching in accordance with Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions recommendations for qualification as a higher education teacher or have otherwise obtained equivalent knowledge.

The position will be combined with clinical duties at the University Dental Clinic and therefore the candidate must have a DDS with specialist competence in oral and maxillofacial surgery, or corresponding competence, as well as fulfill the National Board of Health and Welfare’s requirements for practicing dentistry in Sweden.

Knowledge of Swedish and English are language requirements.

You should further have:

  • documented pedagogic skills and experience of teaching at undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels
  • experience of developing and leading a research group that includes both clinical and translational research
  • beeing active in research
  • acquired research funding in competition during the last 5 years
Bases of assessment

The Professorship has a focus on education and research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: research expertise (2), educational expertise (3), leadership, development and collaboration expertise (2), and clinical expertise (2).

It is a merit that the applicant has shown skill and ability to integrate with the surrounding society and translate research results into clinical praxis.

Research experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a focus on infection is also a merit.

During the assessment of the applicants we weigh the personal capacities high, such as good planning ability and co-operation ability.

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the candidates, KI will judge which of the candidates that have the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Flemingsberg


Department of Dental Medicine 


An application must contain the following documents in English: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio).

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers in English. All the submitted documents shall therefor be written in English.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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