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Recruitment of new pro-vice-chancellor

The University Board decided, on Wendesday 7th of June, to appoint Mattias Goksör as new pro-vice-chancellor. 

Mattias Goksör, Head of Department of the Department of Physics, will start his tenure as pro-vice-chancellor on 1 July. 

When the vice-chancellor is away, the pro-vice-chancellor acts as her stand-in. The pro-vice-chancellor also replaces the vice-chancellor to any extent decided by this latter.

To be qualified to act as the vice-chancellor’s stand-in, the requirements for appointment as a professor or senior lecturer must be satisfied.

The procedure for appointing a pro-vice-chancellor

The pro-vice-chancellor’s mandate runs for the same period as that of the vice-chancellor.
To lead the pro-vice-chancellor recruitment process that it has decided on, the University Board has appointed a preparatory group. The preparatory group includes:
• Cecilia Schelin Seidegård (chair, general interest representative).
• Eva Halvarsson (general interest representative).
• Staffan I Lindberg (teacher representative).
• Agnes Wold (teacher representative).
• Malin Podlevskikh Carlström (student representative).
• Love Josefsson (student representatives).
• Catrine Folcker (HR representative).

Requirements profile

The requirements profile for the pro-vice-chancellor has to complement the new vice-chancellor’s strengths and be adopted by a decision of the chair. You can find the requirements profile here.

Post advertisement and nomination

Interest in the post of pro-vice-chancellor is signalled via the submission of applications or the nomination of candidates.

  • If you are interested in applying for the post of pro-vice-chancellor, the job advertisement is here.
  • If you would like to nominate anyone for the post, please complete the specially developed nomination form (in swedish). Anyone who is nominated for the post must have consented to the nomination.

Consultative assembly

Before the University Board takes a decision, the consultative assembly must have the opportunity to submit its opinions on the candidate(s) put forward by the preparatory group.
Read more about the consultative assembly and the dates on which it meets.

Consultation with the new vice-chancellor

Appointment of a new pro-vice-chancellor will be in consultation with the incoming vice-chancellor. A pro-vice-chancellor is a vice-chancellor’s nearest colleague. This is why a good climate of collaboration and consensus on the University’s development are important.

The University Board decides on the recruitment process.

The University Board decides on the recruitment process16 February
Requirements profileFebruary
Announcement of vacancy/advertisingFebruary – March
Final day for application/nomination20 March
InterviewsMarch - April
Consultation with incoming vice-chancellorApril
University Board decision on candidate(s) for the consultative assembly25 April
Consultative assembly meetsMay
Consultative assembly’s opinion to the University Board31 May
University Board decision on a new pro-vice-chancellor7 June



Contact Information

Jörgen Tholin, University director

+ 46 31 7866838

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