School of Health and Welfare, Jönköping Academy

The School of Health and Welfare is one of four schools within Jönköping University and one of the leading institutions in the country for academic studies in health, nursing and social work. We work across disciplines with a focus on practical use. You will work in an organization that gives you skills development and opportunities to be involved and exercise influence.

Each of the four schools at Jönköping University (JU) has its own designated focus areas and research activities. In some fields research is conducted in collaboration between two or more of the schools. One of them is the Jönköping Academy (JA) for Improvement of Health and Welfare within the school of Health and Welfare (HHJ). JA was co-created by the Region Jönköping County, the municipalities in the County and JU in 2009. 

As a strategic priority, JA is currently establishing a new Centre for Co-production as a centre of research and development focusing on the co-production of health and welfare services. For more information, visit


As a postdoc you will be an integral member of a dynamic group researching co-production and IMPROVE- research. You will be leading and performing the planned research project in collaboration with IMPROVE researchers and in coproduction with stakeholders, including dissemination of learning from outcomes of the project in educations at JA as well as in partner organizations in practice. As a post-doc you will also participate in teaching co-production in educational activities at JA. The postdoc position consists of 80% research and 20% teaching.

You are expected to be actively engaged in strengthening the multidisciplinary work at JU and enhance interprofessional learning and development, strengthening co-creation with wider society with a special focus on citizens, users (for example, patients, clients and families) and organizations supporting them. Your work will also include active participation in other activities at JA and IMPROVE, such as research seminars. Opportunities for international collaboration will be possible.


You are eligible for a position as postdoc if you have a degree in a relevant field in health and welfare at advanced level and obtained a PhD no more than three years prior to the last date of application for the position. You also have subject knowledge of co-production in the Health & Welfare sectors.

Excellent English communication skills in speaking and writing are required for the position, and skills in Swedish or Scandinavian language is meritorious. Independence, teamwork skills and taking initiatives are expected throughout the project. Knowledge of interactive research and both quantitative and qualitative data analysis is of advantage.

As a person you are system thinking and have a genuine interest in unique perspectives of different stakeholders. You have good leadership and co-operative skills and the ability to contribute to a good working environment, networking with the surrounding community locally, nationally and internationally. You are curious, creative and boundary spanning between theory and practice, and between different research paradigms and scientific methods. You also have the ability to collaborate and communicate professionally in international, interdisciplinary environments


Starting date is 1st January 2019 and the position is time limited for two years. The scope of employment is full-time.


Your application should include

  • cover letter
  • cv
  • attested credentials (exams/certificate/legitimation etc.)
  • references

To the application, a research plan for a postdoc project researching coproduction in health and welfare (maximum 2 pages) must be attached, that will be evaluated for:

  • relevance
  • beneficial for society and clients/patients/relatives
  • level of co-production in the research process
  • expected outcome
  • scientific rigor
  • a realistic time frame

Deadline for application is the 30th of October 2018.

Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterized by internationalization and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit

Anställningsform Tillsvidareanställning
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde 1 January 2019
Löneform Monthly salary
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100 %
Ort Jönköping
Län Jönköpings län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2018/3042-221
  • Kristina Areskoug Josefsson, +46 36-10 1204
Facklig företrädare
  • Brittmarie Jacobsson, Saco-S, +46 36-10 1342
  • Emma Kramer, Lärarförbundet, +46 36-10 1289
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +46 36-10 1076
Publicerat 2018-09-20
Sista ansökningsdag 2018-10-30

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