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We offer different positions for advancing your science career – from postdoc positions and research fellowships to senior lectureships and full professorships.

The Faculty of Science includes all major subject areas in the fields of mathematics and natural sciences. Should you join one of the departments at the Faculty of Science, you will find an internationally-oriented environment that fully endorses equality and diversity throughout the organisation. We are confident that we can offer you an excellent all-round experience – both professionally and personally.
Nevertheless, we realize that choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step and raises many questions about what to expect but we hope that you will find you some of the answers here.

Available positions

Vacant positions at the Faculty of Science are published at the University of Gothenburg´s job application portal 

Move to

People perceive living and working in a new country differently depending on where they are from. Some things may be similar and some very different.
On the following pages, we give some practical advice that may be important if you decide to move abroad.


The official Swedish website is:

Sweden's official website for tourism and travel information is:

Learn more about Sweden and the swedish culture:

The city of Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city, is located on the west coast. The fantastic archipelago is easily reached by a 30-minute tram ride from the city centre.
Gothenburg was founded in 1621 by Gustav Adolf II and has since then undergone an exciting journey from being a shipping and industrial city to also becoming a creative hub for innovation.

Move to Gothenburg is your official guide to moving to, living and working in the Gothenburg region and West of Sweden.
Learn more about Gothenburg.

Prepare you documentations

A web page from the County Administrative Boards of Sweden. The site is intended to give you answers about Swedish society and which authorities you will come into contact with during your first time in Sweden. www.informationsverige.se/Engelska


EURAXESS is an unique pan-European initiative backed by the European Union and its Members States, offering a complete range of information and personalised support services, to researchers, innovators, research organisations/universities and businesses.

Find a home

Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden with a population of about 500 000 and 260 000 residential flats and houses.


Learn more about the Swedish school system, parental and children benefits, spouse/partner support and Swedish language courses. Read about moving abroad with family.

Accompanying spouse/partner

There are great opportunities for accompanying spouses/partners in Gothenburg.
The language is usually not a problem, since most Swedes speak English. English is also the corporate language of many of the large companies operating in the Gothenburg area.
The University can assist with useful contacts for accompanying spouses/partners but can usually not offer any job opportunities.
More information about job opportunities for accompaning spouses/partners


The Swedish employment agency:

Information for academics (from SACO, the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations)


Gothenburg has one international airport. London and Frankfurt are just an hour away, and Amsterdam and Paris two hours. If you prefer to go by train, you can be in Stockholm, Oslo or Copenhagen in just a few hours.

Setting up

Learn  Swedish

If you are employed by the university as international faculty or staff, guest researcher or doctoral student, there are courses in the Swedish language and culture for free. Register your interest in:

Insurance and Healthcare

If you live or work in Sweden, you are covered by Swedish social insurance. This means that you, for example, only have to pay a set fee when you visit the doctor or are in hospital.
It also means that you may be entitled to various benefits from the state. This is especially the case when you are old, when you have children and if you cannot work as usual because you are ill or have a disability.
Social insurance aims to provide financial security at every stage of life.

Work in Sweden


Page Manager: Erika Hoff|Last update: 4/16/2018

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