Recruitment processes

Here you find information about recruitment processes for appointing certain offices at the university.

  • In 2024, the process of appointing deans will be carried out.
  • In 2023, the process to appoint pro vice-chancellor was held.
  • In 2022, the process to appoint vice-chancellor was held.

Process of appointing deans

Now the process for dean recruitment has been established

On 13 February, the nomination groups for each faculty submitted their proposals for dean recruitment process to the vice-chancellor. Based on these proposals, the vice-chancellor has now decided on the following processes for recruiting deans at Linnaeus University:

  • School of Business and Economics: Reappointment
  • Faculty of Health and Life Sciences: Internal announcement
  • Faculty of Social Sciences: Internal announcement
  • Faculty of Technology: Reappointment

Internal announcement   

For the faculties with internal announcement, the process continues by reviewing the university-wide requirement profile. Faculty-specific revisions may be made to it. The internal announcement is planned to be open from the end of March to the middle or end of April.

At the same time, the nomination groups work actively to identify and contact both internal and external candidates. The group contacts candidates and asks them to submit notifications of interest. After that, a selection of candidates who are called for interview is made.

The task of the nomination group is then to interview candidates and propose candidates for the continued recruitment process to the vice-chancellor. In June–August, the recruitment group and staff organisations conduct interviews and take references.

Decision on new dean is expected to be made after the summer.


For the faculties with reappointment, staff organisations are offered the opportunity to have a dialogue with the current dean during April–May.

Decision on dean is expected to be made after the summer.


Are you interested in the position of Dean?

Applications are now open for the positions of Dean of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and the Faculty of Social Sciences. The assignments are valid from 1 January 2025 to 31 December 2028. Are you or a colleague interested? The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is 18 April. 

Below is an extract from the text of the advert. The full advert for each assignment is attached (in Swedish).  

Requirements for the assignment

To be authorised to be appointed as dean and vice-dean, you must be authorised for employment as a senior lecturer, but normally professor competence in the relevant subject is required.

- Experience of management assignments, e.g. as head of department and experience of research management and management of education at third-cycle, second-cycle and first-cycle level.

- Good knowledge of relevant laws and regulations in higher education and labour law.

- Experience of collaboration and active networks in the academic world and preferably also in other sectors of society relevant to the faculty's activities.

- Ability to communicate in Swedish and English, both orally and in writing.

Desirable personal skills

To be successful in the role of dean, you need the ability to see and contribute to the entirety of the university's mission. You need to provide your surroundings with conditions and frameworks, give and encourage responsibility and trust. And provide the conditions for meeting places for exchange and development.

- You need to be structured, be able to prioritise and handle several tasks simultaneously.

- You have the ability to trust employees and give them authority and responsibility appropriate to their skills and experience.

- You need to be able to communicate clearly, listen actively and be open to dialogue and cooperation.

- The ability to cooperate and build good relations with both internal and external stakeholders is essential to develop the organisation.

The assignment is held within the framework of employment at Linnaeus University and is valid until further notice, but for a maximum of four years. There is a possibility of extension.


Please send your expression of interest, a personal letter and a CV to the respective faculty's HR partner no later than 18 April.

If your expression of interest concerns the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, please send it to

For the Faculty of Social Sciences, please send it to


Nomination groups

Before 1 January 2025, the commissions of the deans for the School of Business and Economics, the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, the Faculty of Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Technology should either be extended or new deans should be appointed.

The first decision to be made concerns the choice of process according to which each faculty should work; reappointment, internal announcement, or external announcement.


If you have any questions about the process of appointing deans, please feel free to contact Jenny Jeppsson at the Office of the University Management.