Högskolan i Halmstad, Akademin för hälsa och välfärd

Halmstad University adds value, drives innovation and prepares people and society for the future. Since the beginning in 1983, the University has been characterised as forward-thinking and cross-border. Today, the University has around 600 employees and 12,000 students. The range of education is wide and the research is internationally renowned. Halmstad University actively participates in social development through collaboration with both industry and the public sector.

Halmstad University is now announcing a position as a postdoctor for two years, at the School of Health and Welfare.

School of Health and Welfare

The University consists of four interdisciplinary academies and the current position is located at the School of Health and Welfare (HOV). Your future colleagues are innovative social actors for health and welfare. The School has approximately 120 employees and consists of three departments, the department of Health and Sport, the department of Health and Care and the department of Society and Welfare. HOV offers education at the undergraduate and advanced level, as well as postgraduate education in the field of health and lifestyle. Research at the school is organised within the school (CVHI), which is a multidisciplinary research environment.
Read more about School of Health and Welfare here.
Read more about the Center for Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI) here.


The research within the employment is conducted in connection with CAISR Health, a research profile focused on information-driven care. Research on the development of AI tools takes place within the profile in collaboration with research on how these tools can be applied and create value in healthcare. There is a growing awareness in healthcare about the importance of having implementation strategies to promote the inclusion of research and development in clinical, organizational and political contexts. Although advanced analytics of healthcare data has the potential to change healthcare, the application of AI in healthcare is limited by the lack of implementation strategies that are tailored to the specific context of those applications. There is therefore a need to provide more rigorous and empirical implementation studies of AI in healthcare, which form the basis for both theory development and application in practice. This applies to both the development of patient journeys based on analysis of care data and the involvement of relevant stakeholders in the development of new care solutions. An overall goal of CAISR Health is to build an internationally recognized and sustainable learning environment for AI implementation in healthcare.

The duties of the advertised position consist of:

  • Research and collaboration with international relevance on the implementation of information-driven care.
  • Teaching with a focus on implementation and improvement work in the area of Health Innovation at bachelor's, master's and doctoral level.

Read more about the research profile CAISR Health here.


The applicant must hold a doctoral degree PhD relevant to research in change management in health care, such as intervention development, implementation, improvement. The applicant needs to demonstrate a strong research profile in the fields of interest for the CAISR Health research environment. The scientific production is expected to be published in high-quality, peer-reviewed research journals and conferences. Documented experience from innovation, research and development in health and healthcare contexts is also a strong merit. The applicant should share the value that diversity and equality among researchers and teachers brings higher quality to research and education. A postdoctoral position requires that the doctoral degree was awarded within three years of the application deadline.

For appointment as a postdoctoral researcher, the following assessment criteria will be applied:

  • Ability to conduct research of high international quality relevant to research in change management in health care, such as intervention development, implementation, improvement.
  • Documented experience from research in collaboration across academic subject areas and with non-academic partners.
  • Ability to conduct high-quality teaching and to develop courses at different levels.
  • Experience in supervision of master / PhD students.
  • Ability to attract external funding. Dynamism, curiosity, independence, creativity and good teamwork.


The application package shall consist of:
1) a cover letter stating the purpose of the application and a brief statement of why you believe that your goals are well-matched with the goals of this position, together with a description of future research plans

2) a CV that includes at least
- a list of previous degrees, with dates and institutions
- a complete list of publications with 2-3 most relevant ones for this position marked
- a description of previous research and other work experience and links to online copies of the most important publications


Salary is to be settled by negotiation. The application should include a statement of the salary level required by the candidate.

Questions regarding the position are answered by Jens Nygren during the period 210624-210815, and from 210816 also by Ing-Marie Carlsson.
We value the qualities that gender balance and diversity bring to our organization. We therefore welcome applicants with different backgrounds, gender, functionality and, not least, life experience.
Read more about Halmstad University here
Read more about working at Halmstad University here

Welcome with your application!

Anställningsform Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde 2021-10-01 eller efter överenskommelse
Löneform Månadslön
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100%
Ort Halmstad
Län Hallands län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2021/67
  • Jens Nygren, Projektansvarig, 070- 22 973 70
  • Ing-Marie Carlsson, avdelningschef, 070- 85 517 61
Facklig företrädare
  • Kristina Hildebrand, Saco-S, 070-7721015
  • Anniqa Lagergren, OFR, 072- 977 37 45
  • Camilla Soto, ST, 035-167242
Publicerat 2021-06-28
Sista ansökningsdag 2021-09-16

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