Information for applicants and external experts

If you are applying for a job at Örebro University, you will on this page find information to help you in the application process. If you have accepted an assignment as external expert, you will here find the necessary forms and important information to help you complete your assignment.

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The right person, with the right competence, in the right place at the right time is the goal of every recruitment. The goals and missions of Örebro University are in focus when recruiting for keeping the organisation competent.


At Örebro University, we use the web-based recruitment tool ReachMee, which means that applications will be processed electronically. When you apply for a job at Örebro University, you upload you application documents to this system.

Each job advert will specify which qualifications and criteria that apply for the post in question and which documents should be attached to the application. The specific regulations, eligibility and assessment criteria that apply for teaching and other academic appointments are evident from our Appointment Procedures and the guidelines provided by faculty boards.

Log in to Reachmee.

Here you will find information on which documents to attach to your application. You will also find documents with information that will help you in the application process.

Listing qualifications in applications for a teaching post – a guide

Job adverts from Örebro University contain information on necessary qualifications, which criteria are to be met, and which documents are to be attached to the application for the post in question. The specific rules, eligibility requirements, and assessment criteria that apply for each category of teaching staff have been laid down in Örebro University’s Appointment Procedures, complemented by specific guidelines from the respective faculty board. To aid the writing of applications for teaching posts, here is a description of what applicants should include when accounting for their qualifications.

  • Covering letter
  • CV
  • Teaching portfolio
  • Research/artistic portfolio
  • List of publications
  • Scientific publications
  • Course and degree certificates/transcripts of records/references

Covering letter
A brief introduction to your application and a summary of your competence and skills, linked to the post in question and its requirements as set out in the profile/advert (maximum of one A4).

An account of personal data, degrees/qualifications, employment and other relevant formalities.

  • Name, date of birth, home address, telephone and email address
  • Degrees/qualifications, year and higher education institution in chronological order
  • Academic undergraduate/first degree, licentiate degree, doctoral degree, other qualifications, appointment as non-salaried docent (relevant certificates to be attached separately)
  • Current employment:
    Title, place of work, length and type of employment (ratio of teaching/research/clinical duties and responsibilities, if applicable)
  • Previous employment in chronological order
  • Language skills
  • References
    With their permission, state the name, title and contact details of three references able to provide an assessment of research/artistic and teaching expertise as well as of your interpersonal skills.

Teaching portfolio (in accordance with approved template for Örebro University)
See document below.

Research portfolio
Describe your own research contributions and your research results. Previous, current and planned research activities and your role in various research collaborations. Account for research funding granted, including the name of the funding body, amount, date, and your role in the application. Account for active participation in and contributions to national and international conferences. Include details of scientific review assignments and other research qualifications, as well as supervision responsibilities. Describe the way in which you fulfil the university’s collaboration and public engagement mission in terms of disseminating information; collaborating with the wider community; and promoting utilisation of the university’s research. For example, through networks, popular-science contributions, and collaboration with external partners.

Artistic portfolio
Describe your own artistic work and your previous, current and planned productions. Describe the importance of your work for the subject field in question, from both a national and international perspective. Account for the ways in which you have contributed to the artistic process and the end result reaching a wider audience.

List of publications
A complete list of publications. State which of the publications should be particularly considered in the application in question and give your reasons for this.

Scientific publications
The selected publications (maximum of 10) to be considered as support for this application, to be attached as separate electronic files.

Course and degree certificates, transcripts of records and references
Separate electronic copies of relevant certificates that give evidence for eligibility and criteria met for employment.

Clinical portfolio (upon request)

  • Medical specialty
  • Clinical development work
  • Clinical training/supervision
  • Regional/national quality efforts
  • National/international assignments

Please note! For the application to be complete, the documents must be submitted before the application deadline. After the application deadline, no supplements can be made electronically. If applicable, applicants will at a later stage receive instructions on supplementing their application for the external experts’ review. Such a supplement is however limited to any scientific publications that cannot be attached to the application electronically.

When applying for admission to research studies, always attach the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Proof of completed higher education, if applicable degree certificates.
  • Independent project (degree project).

For guidance, see the excerpts from Örebro University's Admission Regulations

External expert's report

The external expert’s report is an integral part of the selection process and is intended to help Örebro University appoint the right candidate. 

The purpose of the external experts' report is to prepare an appointment for the appointment committee, providing the faculty board with an adequate basis for a decision on the appointment matter. Guidelines on eligibility requirements and assessment criteria as well as instructions for the report can be found under the respective faculty board further down on this page.

You will find the candidates’ complete application documents in the recruitment tool ReachMee. There you will also find the appointment profile/job advert on which the assessment of the candidates should be based.

Only scientific publications that the candidates could not attach electronically will be sent to you by post. Upon request, these should be returned to the candidates once you have submitted your report.

Note that Örebro University’s Appointment Procedures have been revised and clarify the requirements relating to applicants’ research expertise for the appointment as a senior lecturer. Under the Appointment Procedures, research expertise shall be demonstrated through independent research contributions and continued scientific publishing following the award of the doctoral degree. Importance shall also be attached to candidates’ establishment in the research community as well as to candidates’ experience of planning, administrating and leading their own research.

The Faculty of Science, Business and Engineering encompasses the following schools:

School of Science and Technology
School of Business
School of Hospitality, Culinary arts and Meal Science

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences encompasses the following schools:

School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
School of Law, Psychology and Social Work
School of Music, Theatre and Art

The Faculty of Medicine and Health encompasses the following schools:

School of Health Sciences
School of Medical Sciences