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Applying for an associate professorship (docent)

In order to receive the title Associate Professor (in Swedish: docent), you must:

  • have the requisite qualifications,
  • have completed the preparatory course for prospective associate professors. Note that the course consists of two sub-courses.

You may submit your application before you have finished the course in order to get the process started (it will usually take between six and twelve months to manage your application).

Applications for associate professorship are processed by the Associate Professorship Appointments Board. The decision on appointment is taken by the Dean of the Faculty.

Note that Associate Professor is solely a title and does not imply any tenured employment.

Guidelines on applying for an associate professorship (PDF, 459 kB, opens in a new tab)

Associate Professorship Appointments Board

Preparatory course for prospective associate professors


Karin Häggblad
Secretary of the associate professorship appointments board
Contact information for Karin Häggblad –